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A House Ways and Means subcommittee examines endowments, but lawmakers focus on college affordability.
Spending bill for 2016 would lift NIH funding by $2 billion, but divert Pell money and block Obama regulatory efforts in higher education.
House spending bill would block rating system, gainful employment and other regulations, provide funding increases for NIH and TRIO programs.
During Congressional hearing Chinese scholars, and human rights activists criticize the influence of the Chinese government in academic affairs.
Among the new provisions in the retiring Democrat's final proposal to rewrite the Higher Education Act are a student unit record system and incentives for colleges to graduate more Pell Grant recipients.
Congress gets praise for cutting a bipartisan deal to replace the primary federal job-training law, but proposed bill is not a major change.
As Senator Alexander pushes to deregulate higher education, college leaders meet to discuss which rules to cut.
After four decades, Becky Timmons to retire as key lobbyist for higher education.
Two senators and the nonprofit Opportunity Nation want federal job training programs to be more efficient and performance-based, while also seeing expanded role for community colleges.
With days to go until the interest rate doubles for federally subsidized Stafford loans, Senate is said to be near a deal that would lower rates for undergraduate borrowers in the short term.
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