Federal policy

Calling on Consulates, Just $2.50 a Minute

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While U.S. says it worries about attracting foreign students, it angers many by charging those who call seeking information and interviews.

Why Fulbrights Matter in Gaza

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Amid Israel's near-total ban on student travel, a former grantee, stuck in the Hamas-controlled territory, reflects on her own circumstances and those of this year's winners.

Gauging the New GI Bill

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As Congress and White House agree on big boost in educational benefits, officials wonder if veterans will alter their college choices.

Science Knows No Borders. But Funders Do.

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House panel tackles obstacles to scholarly collaboration in light of important role research can play in international relations -- and AAAS announces new center devoted to science diplomacy.

Fleeting Glimpse at Higher Ed Policy Come January

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Discussion of presidential candidates' education platforms skimps on specifics on college issues, but is critical of teacher preparation programs.

Do They Ever Learn?

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U. of Iowa accused of inadequate response to alleged sexual assault by 2 athletes. How can universities prevent such incidents?

Senate Strands Study Abroad Bill

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Widely supported legislation to enhance international education is entangled in symbolic debate on Capitol Hill.

The 2008 Republican Party Platform

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The document, adopted on Monday, details presumptive nominee John McCain's possible approach to community colleges, financial aid, distance education, Title IX and other issues.

The RNC: Politics vs. the Scholarly View

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As Margaret Spellings hinted at what to expect from a President McCain, scholars fanned out to record the views of two important players in the Republican political drama: delegates and protesters.

Watching Endowments, Not Legislating Over Them

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Lawmakers keep up their drive to get colleges to spend more of their funds, while higher education leaders continue to push back against any new law.

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