Marginal Forward Progress

House actions favor colleges on some appropriations matters, but gains are small and are far from final.

Indian Training Centers at Risk

Slashing of popular federal program expected to affect Native American progress in the health professions.

Some Help for Gulf Colleges

Emergency spending bill would create $50 million grant fund, but not proposed $200 million loan fund, for Katrina-damaged institutions.

Yes, the Sky Is Falling

Political and financial support for American higher education is waning compared to global competitors, researcher argues.

Competitiveness Initiative Advances

House panel backs full spending on Bush effort to double federal support for basic research in physical sciences.

One House Down ...

The House passed funding for the American Competitiveness Initiative; now on to the Senate.

End of a Golden Era

After dream of doubled NIH budget, institutions awaken to lean budgets; grant renewal rejections stun many researchers.

Status Quo on Education Spending

Senate bill for student aid and health programs calls for flat funding for Pell Grants, TRIO and Gear Up, small increase for NIH.

Scrutiny for Colleges on Earmarks

A senator wants to know how colleges lobby for government money.

K Street and Colleges

Academic researchers might not like earmarks in theory, but many universities spend to get them anyway.


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