Federal policy

A 'Systemic' Scandal

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As the student loan scandal has unfolded in recent months, college financial aid officers and their advocates have repeatedly dismissed the hysteria as a case of a few bad apples in an ethical orchard. But a report released Thursday by Senator Edward M.

The Working Poor and College Access

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New report chronicles the barriers experienced by an oft-ignored group and offers some solutions.

A New Tack for the DREAM Act

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Advocates hope that measure to help undocumented students, cast aside when immigration bill died, may have another path to passage.

Who's In, Who's Out

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Among the main themes to emerge from meetings of the Education Secretary's Commission on the Future of Higher Education: whether students -- and not just the so-called "traditional" ones -- are making sufficient progress toward a degree.

Accountability and the Applicant

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On anniversary of Spellings Commission report, efforts to provide more information to prospective students proliferate.

A Soldier's College

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A new Army program under development would essentially offer college credit for on-the-job training soldiers receive.

“If a guy did [information technology] in the army, wouldn’t it be nice if he could go to work with most of his degree done?” said Maj. Mark Van Hout, spokesman for the U.S. Army Accessions Command. “Or a medic? Wouldn’t it be nice if they could use their medic training toward a nurse’s degree, or a physician’s assistant degree?”

“I’m not saying when that soldier gets out, they’d be a physician’s assistant, but that they’d get credit for that.”

Update on FBI-College Relations

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Security Higher Education Advisory Board shines (a little) light on its efforts.

Female Faculty and the Sciences

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Congressional panel considers recruitment and retention issue, while Stanford study examines impact of low female participation on undergraduate math, science and engineering majors.

DREAM Act Vote on Tap

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Senate leaders attempt to fast track measure to support undocumented students, as new research is released about state policies on in-state tuition eligibility.

Secrecy and Anthropology

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Anthropologists vote to restore strict anti-secrecy rule -- which would severely limit work for the U.S. military and private corporations.

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