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February 19, 2007

Senate hearing on paying for college offers many ideas but little coherence.

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 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

Leading senator poised to introduce legislation requiring banks to compete on price for right to offer federal student loans.

February 16, 2007

Middlebury's ex-president wins backing for campaign to show unintended impact of -- and alternatives to -- drinking age of 21.

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 15, 2007

More universities open degree-granting branches in other countries, and U.S. is not the only player in the game, study finds.


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