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Lamar Alexander
Universities press Congress for fewer rules
Universities press Congress for fewer rules

Some of the nation's top university officials, including the chancellor of the University System of Maryland, are calling on Congress to roll back what they see as a byzantine and ever-expanding system of federal regulations that is costing schools millions of dollars each year. From the complicated forms prospective students must submit to receive tuition aid to requirements that universities adopt policies governing the use of candles in dorm rooms, the officials said, they are swimming in thousands of pages of rules that take millions of hours annually to sort through. "Many regulations are well conceived," Maryland Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan told the...

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