Federal policy

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.

Campus Fires Draw Congressional Scrutiny

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6 deaths in April prompt gathering of lawmakers and flurry of legislation aimed at encouraging (and challenging) colleges.

Detente, Sort of, on Student Loans

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Lawmakers at House hearing agree that industry and government programs should compete, but clash on most everything else.

Pushing for Wireless

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Higher education backs efforts by municipalities to provide Internet access to all.

Congress Acts on Budgets for Humanities and Science Programs

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House committee backs increases for NSF and NASA; Senate panel sets level funds for NEH and NEA.

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