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February 10, 2006

As many as 1.5 million college students who probably would have qualified for Pell Grants in 2003-4 did not apply for federal financial aid, according to a study by the American Council on Education. A report on the study estimates that that number is up 76 percent over 1999-2000, and concludes that "more outreach is needed to inform low- and moderate-income students about the availability of financial aid and the application process."

February 9, 2006

Southern Illinois University announced on Wednesday that it would end rules that limit participation in three graduate fellowship programs on the Carbondale campus to either minority or female students. The announcement was part of an agreement -- to be filed in federal court today -- with the U.S. Justice Department, which has questioned the constitutionality of the programs. The three programs have between them only 28 of the 4,071 graduate students at the university.

February 9, 2006

Federal agency suspends funds for a controversial logging study, citing concerns over lobbying, then reverses itself.

February 9, 2006

South Dakota House passes bill some see as model for other states -- but that colleges and professors oppose.

February 9, 2006

Louisiana announces formula for giving out relief funds for colleges provided by Congress.

February 9, 2006

Conference on academic boycotts postponed following revelation that anti-Semitic article was accidentally distributed to participants.

February 9, 2006

For-profit and 2-year colleges join to oppose Pataki plan to fight abuses by limiting access to state financial aid.


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