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January 9, 2006

Members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I voted at the group’s annual convention in Indianapolis Saturday to overturn increases in the maximum number of scholarships available for female athletes. Critics characterized the move as a setback for women's sports, but supporters of the reversal said the proposed increases were not the best way to help female athletes and would favor the division's wealthier programs.

January 9, 2006

Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, on Sunday announced that he is running for House Majority Leader. Boehner, chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, plays a key role in legislation affecting colleges. He has criticized colleges for not being accountable enough for their costs or for difficulty that students from nationally accredited institutions have in transferring their credits to regionally accredited ones.

January 9, 2006

Appropriations are up 5.3%, allowing for increases many public colleges haven't experienced in years.

January 9, 2006

At presidents' summit, Bush administration officials propose Fulbright expansion and ask colleges for help.

January 9, 2006

Members of the American Historical Association voted Saturday to condemn the Academic Bill of Rights as an attack on academic freedom. The unanimous vote reflected widespread anger in the association, and among academics generally, about the Academic Bill of Rights, which has become a conservative cause in many state legislatures and on many campuses.But the vote followed another one in which the association rejected a proposal to replace the resolution condemning the Academic Bill of Rights with one that also criticized campus speech codes.

January 9, 2006

When most scholars have their grant applications rejected by the National Endowment for the Humanities, they shrug. Only a small minority of grants are approved, so there's no way any application can be a sure thing.

January 6, 2006

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued rules to close a loophole under which some college athletes were qualifying to live in federally subsidized housing. Congress ordered the rule change after Sen.


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