Federal Shutdown Forces Cancellations at Service Academies

The federal-government shutdown that began on Tuesday is having severe effects on the nation's service academies, forcing sweeping furloughs and class cancellations.

At most of the nation's colleges and universities, the lapse in federal funds is more cause for curiosity than concern, yet another sign of the dysfunction gripping Washington. In the short term, at least, the shutdown's impact on student aid and federal research is