Federal policy

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.

No More Study Hall?

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New federal rule relaxes 2006 restrictions on student welfare recipients -- including stipulation on supervised homework -- but experts say barriers to access remain.

Call to Arms for Private Colleges

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In an address to fellow presidents about the future of higher education, MIT's leader says "our story isn’t well understood by Congress or the public."

Any Advice About Visas?

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U.S. House members seek ideas on how to better help foreign students and scholars get into the U.S.

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