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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 10, 2006

Duke University on Thursday announced tougher drug-testing rules for athletes. Under the new policy, any Duke athlete who tests positive for anabolic steroids, blood doping or masking agents will be suspended from athletic participation for one year. A second finding of use would result in loss of eligibility. Duke officials appointed a committee to study the issue after reports that former members of Duke's baseball team used steroids.

February 10, 2006

Publishers allege copyright violations against Florida copy shop owner for second time since 2002.

February 10, 2006

Rising student debts and inconsistent rules make time ripe for new repayment options, report says.

February 10, 2006

Bill in Wisconsin, backed by Madison scientists, would ban intelligent design and creationism from being taught as science in public schools.

February 10, 2006

Diploma mill operators often manage to stay one step ahead of the law, changing their location or how they operate whenever state or other authorities zero in for a crackdown. And the laws and other tools available to regulators, higher education officials, students and others to stop degree mill operators are few and flimsy. So occasionally they turn to alternative tactics to fight the degree mills and other companies that help them do business.

February 9, 2006

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

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