Federal policy

Parking Garages and Other Pork

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Transportation bill passed by Congress last month contains nearly $500 million in earmarks for colleges.

Clearing the Way for Disability Claims

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Appeals court says state immunity does not protect universities in Texas and Louisiana from federal lawsuits.

Former Mich. State President to Lead Land Grant Group

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Peter McPherson wants to stress issues of student access and international education.

Advice for the Senate

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College groups offer suggestions on how to improve on the House's Higher Ed Act legislation.

Student Aid and College Tax Credits

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Many Americans qualify for federal education tax breaks but don't use them, U.S. study finds.

U.S. Help for Students Affected by Katrina

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Education Department will ease financial aid for transferring students and waive rules, officials say.

The Senate's Higher Ed Act

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The U.S. Senate's education committee will convene today to take up its version of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act -- a bill that most college lobbyists prefer to the version passed in July by the parallel panel in the House of Representatives.

Was Big Brother Watching?

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ACLU obtains documents showing that law enforcement groups monitored pro-affirmative action group at U. of Michigan.

Next Step for the Higher Ed Act

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With legislative picture muddied by Katrina, Senate panel makes fast work of its version of key bill.

Black Colleges Confront Challenges

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At long-planned conference, a new issue emerges, informally, on the agenda.

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