Federal policy

Disappointing Budget Blueprint

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Compromise adopted by Congress contains little of what colleges want.

Bush vs. Bankers

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There is no such thing as an offhanded comment from a White House spokesman.

So when Trent Duffy, in explaining Friday that President Bush would seek to bolster the Pell Grant program in part by reducing the subsidies paid to lenders in the student-loan program, called the subsidies "excessive" and described the loan industry as "very profitable," the political winds surrounding the student-loan programs continued to shift.

Headed for the High Court

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Supreme Court will decide long-running dispute over campus access for military recruiters.

New Analyses on Aid Policy

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Studies are released on students who borrow and then drop out, and on the role of private scholarships.

Helping Students Move

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Colleges and states have made it easier to transfer academic credit from one college to another, House panel is told.

Columbia Says No, Still, to ROTC

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The university's Senate rejects a proposal urging an end to the three-decade boycott of military reserve program for students.

Animal Rights and 'Eco-Terrorism'

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Perhaps only in the superheated atmosphere of the current conflict over the U.S. Senate's confirmation of judges could a hearing about illegal bombings and arson by animal rights groups turn into a partisan affair.

A Bigger Role for Uncle Sam?

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At a Senate session on preparing workers, college and company leaders weigh a stronger federal role in higher education.

House Endorses Expanded U.S. Research on Stem Cells

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The vote defies Bush, but margin is insufficient to withstand a promised veto.

Few Rules for New Constitution Day Requirement

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The Education Department isn't requiring much from colleges to carry out a new law.

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