Federal policy

IRB 'Shopping' Not a Problem, FDA Concludes

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It's not often that the federal government (or company or university or other large organization, for that matter) says openly: Never mind. We were wrong.

The Gift Colleges Don't Want

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It is supposed to be a boon for colleges and students, the one major provision in federal legislation to reduce the budget deficit that makes it easier for higher education to swallow the unpalatable parts of the bill that cut benefits to students. After all, the proposed program would provide $3.75 billion in grant aid for students, a rare injection of new federal funds into higher education at a time of fiscal austerity and budget slashing.

Budget Outlook for 2007? Bleak

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As federal budget process gears up, Congressional aides anticipate more cuts to college-related programs.

On the Chopping Block Again

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Administration again goes after programs preparing low-income students for college -- leaving educators puzzled and angry.

A Tale of 2 Speakers

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

Drug Warnings Could Protect Students, Too

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U.S. panel urges stricter warnings on ADHD medications, but kids and older adults aren’t the only concern.

Crisis of Confidence

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In unusually blunt session, academic leaders are warned that they need to change their language, political strategy and ideas.

Advice for Senate on Nonprofit Boards

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Federal scrutiny of governance is good, but law or regulation would be a mistake, guests tell Congressional aides.

A New Lobbying Year Begins

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Facing uphill climb, student group rallies on Capitol Hill for increased spending on grants and student aid.

Serious Message, Humorous Delivery

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College group's media campaign -- filled with comical moments -- aims to make the case for significance of higher education.

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