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February 16, 2007

When Democrats won control of Congress in November, the change promised the return to power of some familiar names to many college leaders, including Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the once and current chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Rep. George Miller of California, who has been a visible and vocal presence as the top Democrat on the House of Representatives higher education subcommittee throughout this decade and now heads the full Education and Labor Committee.

February 15, 2007

As expected, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday gave its approval to the much-delayed budget plan for fiscal 2007, following the proposals put forth by Democratic leaders last month to increase the maximum Pell Grant by $260, to $4,310 -- the first increase in five years.

February 15, 2007

More universities open degree-granting branches in other countries, and U.S. is not the only player in the game, study finds.

February 15, 2007

Settlement forces 27 university programs for prospective journalism students to open admission to white applicants.

February 15, 2007

House hearing on president's 2008 plan renews concerns about shift of funds from National Science Foundation to Education Department.

February 15, 2007

U. of Virginia researchers aim to prevent teen smoking -- with $25 million gift from Philip Morris. Does the end justify the means?

February 15, 2007

Clemson's president agrees to examine admissions process for athletes -- as boosters complain the criteria make it hard to compete.


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