Federal policy

Molly Broad Will Lead ACE

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Former U. of North Carolina president has also held major positions in Arizona and California university systems.

Standoff Near the Border

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Texas-Brownsville refuses to let federal government prepare to build a fence that would separate parts of its campus.

Downloading by Students Overstated

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Movie lobby blames human error for statistics that were used to call for more regulation of campus networks.

No More Study Hall?

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New federal rule relaxes 2006 restrictions on student welfare recipients -- including stipulation on supervised homework -- but experts say barriers to access remain.

Call to Arms for Private Colleges

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In an address to fellow presidents about the future of higher education, MIT's leader says "our story isn’t well understood by Congress or the public."

Any Advice About Visas?

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U.S. House members seek ideas on how to better help foreign students and scholars get into the U.S.

Best You Can Be Without a Degree

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While senators weigh bill to hugely boost GI Bill, the Pentagon, concerned that better benefits could hurt reenlistment, backs Bush plan for another kind of enhancement.

Margaret Spellings' Last Stand

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She appeared for the final time before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to defend President Bush's final education budget. And as farewell receptions go, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings' wasn't particularly warm.

"I don't know what you guys are smoking over there," said Rep. Dennis Rehberg of Montana.

AWOL on Civil Rights?

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Black college leaders charge Education Department is ignoring the way duplicative programs, which hurt their institutions, are being set up.

Getting Them In, Getting Them Back

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As state lawmakers look for ways to increase college access for rural students, some want to safeguard against graduates jumping to the nearest big city.

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