Federal policy

Accountability and the Applicant

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On anniversary of Spellings Commission report, efforts to provide more information to prospective students proliferate.

A Soldier's College

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A new Army program under development would essentially offer college credit for on-the-job training soldiers receive.

“If a guy did [information technology] in the army, wouldn’t it be nice if he could go to work with most of his degree done?” said Maj. Mark Van Hout, spokesman for the U.S. Army Accessions Command. “Or a medic? Wouldn’t it be nice if they could use their medic training toward a nurse’s degree, or a physician’s assistant degree?”

“I’m not saying when that soldier gets out, they’d be a physician’s assistant, but that they’d get credit for that.”

Update on FBI-College Relations

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Security Higher Education Advisory Board shines (a little) light on its efforts.

Female Faculty and the Sciences

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Congressional panel considers recruitment and retention issue, while Stanford study examines impact of low female participation on undergraduate math, science and engineering majors.

DREAM Act Vote on Tap

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Senate leaders attempt to fast track measure to support undocumented students, as new research is released about state policies on in-state tuition eligibility.

Secrecy and Anthropology

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Anthropologists vote to restore strict anti-secrecy rule -- which would severely limit work for the U.S. military and private corporations.

Molding the TEACH Grant Program

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Federal program to draw students into "high need" teaching fields troubles college leaders because grants will turn to loans if students get off track.

Molly Broad Will Lead ACE

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Former U. of North Carolina president has also held major positions in Arizona and California university systems.

Standoff Near the Border

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Texas-Brownsville refuses to let federal government prepare to build a fence that would separate parts of its campus.

Downloading by Students Overstated

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Movie lobby blames human error for statistics that were used to call for more regulation of campus networks.

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