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March 21, 2007

The complexity of the federal financial aid process is among the more obvious, and ostensibly, fixable reasons  cited to explain why low-income students are far less likely to attend college than their peers. So far, despite efforts on multiple fronts, the system has proven to be somewhat intractable.

March 21, 2007

With Democratic leadership in place, House lawmakers suggest agency that funds humanities grants could see a boost in '08.

March 20, 2007

Key senator applauds Zerhouni's "courageous" statement criticizing White House's 2001 policy.

March 20, 2007

Some college leaders are nervous about bill that would help certain groups (but not T.A.'s) win collective bargaining rights.

March 20, 2007

For weeks, mystery has swirled around who will have a seat at the table(s) this week when Margaret Spellings convenes her higher education "summit," which is designed to help set the course for how the Education Department moves forward in carrying out the recommendations of the education secretary's Commission on the Future of Higher Education.

March 20, 2007

Noreen M. Carrocci, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Spring Hill College, in Alabama, has been named president of Newman University, in Kansas.Darryl W. Field, senior center dean at DeVry University's campuses in Austin and San Antonio, has been selected as president of the university's campus in Fort Washington, Pa.Robert G.

March 20, 2007

Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University, said in an interview Monday that use of U.S. News & World Report rankings as part of his incentive bonus plan would be limited and would not involve the overall rankings, but just three categories collected by the magazine. Crow said it had been "a mistake" for his revised contract to refer only to improving the university's standing.

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