House actions favor colleges on some appropriations matters, but gains are small and are far from final.
Slashing of popular federal program expected to affect Native American progress in the health professions.
Emergency spending bill would create $50 million grant fund, but not proposed $200 million loan fund, for Katrina-damaged institutions.
Political and financial support for American higher education is waning compared to global competitors, researcher argues.
House panel backs full spending on Bush effort to double federal support for basic research in physical sciences.
The House passed funding for the American Competitiveness Initiative; now on to the Senate.
After dream of doubled NIH budget, institutions awaken to lean budgets; grant renewal rejections stun many researchers.
Senate bill for student aid and health programs calls for flat funding for Pell Grants, TRIO and Gear Up, small increase for NIH.
A senator wants to know how colleges lobby for government money.
Academic researchers might not like earmarks in theory, but many universities spend to get them anyway.
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