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February 16, 2007

Dozens of presidents have now signed the "American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment" pledging their institutions to take various steps to reach "climate neutrality" while also agreeing to meet certain targets for environmental responsibility on their campuses. The University of New Hampshire became the latest to join, doing so on Thursday.

February 16, 2007

Fisk's settlement on sale of two valuable paintings reflects a trend in which institutions sell art to pay for other priorities.

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.

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