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      Subject: 2/8/2005 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education

      ACADEME TODAY: The Chronicle of Higher Education's
      Daily Report for subscribers

      Good day!

      Here are news bulletins from The Chronicle of Higher Education
      for Tuesday, February 8.

      BUSH'S BUDGET FOR 2006

      President Bush on Monday proposed a federal budget of just under
      $2.6-trillion for the 2006 fiscal year. In it, he called for
      eliminating 150 nonmilitary government programs, including 48 in
      the Department of Education alone. Here is how the plan would
      affect higher education:

      * STUDENT AID: The plan calls on Congress to raise the maximum
      Pell Grant by $500 over the next five years and to increase
      the amount that students in their first two years of college
      can borrow from federal loan programs. Mr. Bush would pay for
      those changes, in part, by eliminating the Perkins loan
      program and several popular programs that help prepare
      low-income students for college.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/02/2005020801n.htm

      * SCIENCE PROGRAMS: The president's budget would provide
      minimal increases for the National Institutes of Health and
      the National Science Foundation and cuts for several other
      agencies that provide most of the federal funds for research
      in the physical sciences and engineering. Spending for basic
      research overall would fall by 1 percent.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/02/2005020802n.htm

      * NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: The agency would see an
      increase of just 0.7 percent, to $28.85-billion. As a result,
      the number of competitively awarded research grants would
      level off, and the agency would provide no inflationary
      increases for continuing research grants.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/02/2005020803n.htm

      * NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: The agency would receive
      $5.61-billion, a 2.4-percent increase over the current fiscal
      year, and the largest dollar increase -- $113-million --
      would go to research. But the agency's education programs
      face a sharp cut, of $104-million.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/02/2005020804n.htm

      * CULTURAL ENDOWMENTS: The proposal seeks $122-million for the
      National Endowment for the Arts and $138-million for the
      National Endowment for the Humanities, the same amounts as
      in the current fiscal year.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/02/2005020805n.htm

      * A TABLE shows details of the portions of President Bush's
      proposal that affect higher education.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/02/2005020811n.htm

      * NASA: The space agency would receive an increase of nearly
      2.5 percent, but the plan's lack of money for repairing the
      Hubble Space Telescope could spell trouble in Congress. Some
      academics also worry that the agency's focus on the moon and
      Mars comes at too great a cost.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/02/2005020806n.htm

      * DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY: Spending on science research would
      decrease by $137-million, or 3.8-percent, to $3.46-billion.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/02/2005020807n.htm

      * DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: Federal funds for universities'
      traditional agricultural research and extension programs
      would be cut by 12 percent, but spending by the National
      Research Initiative, the government's main competitive-
      grants program for agriculture research, would increase.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/02/2005020808n.htm

      * AMERICORPS: The national-service program would receive
      slightly less money next year -- $421-million, a decrease of
      2.3 percent.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/02/2005020809n.htm

      * DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: Spending on basic research would drop
      to $1.32-billion, a decline of $195-million, or 12.9 percent.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/02/2005020810n.htm



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      great and small, including what to wear in the classroom and how
      not to behave like an idiot in front of the students. Join us on
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      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v51/i23/23a01401.htm


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