As students at Portland, Oregon's Reed College ready for their annual end of the year bash, some faculty members worry that the liberal arts school may risk losing federal funding if drug problems among students at the institution persist.
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The concern stems from a meeting held last week where federal officials apparently warned Reed President linkurl:Colin Diver; and Vice President/Dean of Student Services linkurl:Mike Brody; that the college could lose its federal funding -- including research grants and student loans and aid -- if drugs continued to be a problem at the school. The day after the meeting, Diver sent an email to Reed faculty and students relaying the warning. "We were...reminded of federal legislation that allows all federal funding -- including student loans -- to be withdrawn from any college or university that fails to take adequate steps to combat illegal drug...

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