State policy

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Higher education leaders plan a three-year, national campaign to shift attitudes and build support.

Standing Up by Sitting Out

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Scientists are boycotting Kansas hearings to debate the pros and cons of evolution.

Will Professors Sign Up?

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A poll of non-union faculty members suggests potential to expand collective bargaining at colleges and challenges facing organizing drives.

Training Public Trustees

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The boards of state colleges and universities need to consider policy changes to become more effective, a new report says.

Major Quotas

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Florida board moves toward requiring specific percentages of undergraduates to specialize in certain areas that the state needs.

Pitfall of Public-College Privatization

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Drive for independence could hurt the creditworthiness of lower-tier state institutions, Standard & Poor's warns.

2 vs. 4

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After long legislative fight, Arizona lawmakers turn back bid by community colleges to offer four-year degrees.

Texas and the 10% Plan

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Legislators pass competing proposals to revamp the law that guarantees admission to students based on high school class rank.

A Real Land Grant for U. of Alaska

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Legislature passes bill to provide huge increase in holdings of university system.

State Spending on Student Aid Up 6%

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Increase for need-based aid outpaces increase for merit aid, which has become very popular in state legislatures.

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