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February 13, 2006
University will cover full tuition and fees for all students, including transfers, and freshmen who qualify for Pell Grants.

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
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 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 9, 2006
Federal agency suspends funds for a controversial logging study, citing concerns over lobbying, then reverses itself.

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
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.

February 8, 2006
Many more students are enrolling in AP courses, but enrollments don't always translate into good scores.

February 8, 2006
At open hearing, students plead for more aid and campus officials urge panel to think big.

February 8, 2006
Caroline Hoxby, an economist at Harvard, answers the call for higher standards in education research.

February 8, 2006
Tenured Northwestern professor enrages many by backing claims of Iran's president.

February 8, 2006
After Senate aide warns private college officials about scrutiny on compensation issues, Santorum butters them up.

February 7, 2006
Blackboard announced Monday that the Justice Department has cleared its plan to merge WebCT into its operations. The merger plans, announced in October, required Justice Department antitrust review because of the dominance the two companies have in the course-management industry. But Blackboard and WebCT officials had earlier predicted that approval would take place.

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