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April 6, 2006

The U.S. Education Department has issued a letter that provides further information about the two new grant programs created as part of the Higher Education Reconciliation Act this winter: the Academic Competitiveness Grant and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Programs.

April 6, 2006

Environmental scientists haven't been the top targets of intelligent design advocates, who have generally focused on attacking evolutionary biologists. But an outspoken environmental scientist at the University of Texas at Austin -- whose research focuses on the damage modern society inflicts on the Earth -- has found his work suddenly under scrutiny from unexpected sources.

April 5, 2006

Scientists have grabbed the headlines, but some artists and art students may have visa woes of their own.

April 5, 2006

Congressional advisory panel launches study to explore programs to help low- and moderate-income students graduate.

April 5, 2006

John Carroll's president announces $2.7 million in budget cuts to deal with a drop in students.

April 5, 2006

The new cohort of scholars is not just younger and more diverse -- new research suggests a values gap colleges need to address.

April 5, 2006

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a supplemental 2006 spending bill Tuesday that would provide $30 million in aid for colleges in Louisiana and Mississippi that "sustained damage or incurred recovery or response costs from the hurricanes which ravaged the Gulf Coast." The money, which would be provided through the U.S. Education Department's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, was added to the bill by Sens. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.).

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