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The U.S. Department of Justice has begun an investigation into “a possible agreement” among colleges to reform their financial-aid policies, according to a letter sent last month to at least two college presidents.
The investigation, several sources said, was prompted by recent discussions among a handful of college officials about how—or whether—they could collaborate to limit their use of merit-based financial aid and reduce bidding wars for applicants.
In the May 21 letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Chronicle, a lawyer in the department wrote that an agreement “to restrict tuition discounting and prevent colleges from changing or improving financial-aid awards to individual students” may restrain competition in violation of antitrust laws.
» via The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription may be required for some content)
The Obama administration will invest $40 million in the next year and another $60 million over the next five years to free more of the nation’s airwaves for use by consumers in wireless broadband networks, the White House announced Friday.
The effort is meant to build on a 2010 initiative that aimed to make available some 500 megahertz of electromagnetic spectrum – the airwaves used by cellphone and wireless communications. Those airwaves were intended to come from a combination of federal and private-sector sources.
Citing “the skyrocketing demand of consumer and broadband business users,” President Obama directed federal agencies to make more capacity available by enhancing the efficiency of their spectrum use.
» via The New York Times (Subscription may be required for some content)
Our director Lee Rainie, who aids the AP’s Martha Irvine in shedding light on the recent misconception (in light of NSA findings) that young people don’t care about privacy.pewinternet)