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May 16, 2001

Presidents threaten mass resignation
All Greece's university presidents have threatened to resign unless the government modifies legislation being voted on in parliament today to upgrade technical colleges to university status.

Clinton's Hope Program fails
The $6 billion per year (£4.2 billion) Hope Scholarship Program introduced by the Clinton administration to encourage more middle-income students into higher education has failed to achieve its objectives, according to a report from the Washington-based Institute for Higher Education Policy.

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