GAO official and House subcommittee chairman cite dangers of adding more biodefense labs without increasing the capability to monitor them.
Just-passed law creates new federal categories (and provides new funds) for "predominantly black," Asian and Native American institutions, avoiding conflict inherent in previous proposals.
Senate leaders attempt to fast track measure to support undocumented students, as new research is released about state policies on in-state tuition eligibility.
Congressional compromise would lift maximum grant by $125 more than $490 rise approved in budget act; NIH would receive $30 billion. Bush veto likely.
Student loan industry experts consider implications for future in the wake of massive cuts to federal subsidies.
Federal program to draw students into "high need" teaching fields troubles college leaders because grants will turn to loans if students get off track.
Lamar Alexander is among higher education's most avid supporters in Congress. But he had tough words for them Wednesday.
Proposal to require elite colleges to spend a minimum proportion of their endowments gets cool reception at Washington forum -- including from a surprising source.
Bush's 2009 budget plan would lift maximum Pell Grant to $4,800, kill other aid programs -- and slash funds for minority-serving colleges that gained in last fall's budget measure.
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."
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