Budget blueprint offers more money for Education Department and NIH than President Bush proposed.
Senate to consider $7 billion increase for education and health programs after rejecting bid to add $6.3 billion for Pell and voc ed.
Senate backs $7 billion increase in funds available for education and health spending -- mainly to undo previous cuts.
Spending blueprint would stick closely to Bush plan, but amendment to add funds for NIH and education is planned.
Watchdog group releases its annual report detailing “pork barrel projects.”
Politicians offer ideas, but campus administrators focus on the tough realities they face.
House actions favor colleges on some appropriations matters, but gains are small and are far from final.
Slashing of popular federal program expected to affect Native American progress in the health professions.
Emergency spending bill would create $50 million grant fund, but not proposed $200 million loan fund, for Katrina-damaged institutions.
Political and financial support for American higher education is waning compared to global competitors, researcher argues.
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