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March 9, 2007

When the U.S. House of Representatives adopted new rules to restrict most lawmakers' lobbyist-financed travel, one group that lobbies was exempted: colleges and universities. USA Today reported that House leaders said that the exemption was needed so that members of Congress could deliver commencement addresses. But the newspaper also reported on some recent lawmaker travel not related to graduation ceremonies.

March 9, 2007

A House of Representatives subcommittee lambasted college leaders Thursday for their perceived failure in stemming the illegal downloading of music and movies by students. Committee members, responding to complaints by the entertainment industry that campuses have been slow to restrict copyright infringement, pressed for answers and made vague threats about possible changes in intellectual property law that could result if higher education as a whole does not adopt a more aggressive approach.

March 9, 2007

Both houses of Congress gear up activity this week, aiming to pass sweeping college bill in 2007.

March 9, 2007

Federal judge bars U. of Wisconsin at Madison from applying its anti-discrimination policies to religious organizations.

March 9, 2007

Education Department alters plan to expand data collection, saying student learning outcomes are not a federal concern.

March 8, 2007

Senators and scientists consider ways to shift more funds to peer review and away from formulas.

March 8, 2007

Watchdog group says this year's dip in Congressional earmarks, a controversial funding source for research initiatives, was a fluke.

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