Federal policy

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.

Grave Concerns on the New GI Bill

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At Congressional hearing, lawmakers grill the Department of Veterans Affairs on its outsourcing plans, and question whether it will meet its tight timetable for implementing the program.

ROTC Debate Renewed

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Remarks by presidential candidates draw attention to issue at Columbia and elsewhere, but whether anything will change remains to be seen.

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