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Executive Director Update - December 14, 2017 - House HEA Markup and Reverse Transfer Legislation

Posted on December 14 2017by Michael Reilly

The U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee convened on Tuesday to debate and vote on amendments and other changes to the chamber's proposed legislative rewrite of the Higher...

Executive Director Update - December 7, 2017

Posted on December 7 2017by Michael Reilly

House Republicans on Friday released a sweeping bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). The law, first enacted in 1965 and last reauthorized in 2008, governs federal higher education pr...

Executive Director Update - November 9, 2017 - Displaced Students

Posted on November 9 2017by Michael Reilly

This year, we have witnessed a number of natural disasters that have devastated communities, from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana; Hurricane Irma in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and th...

Executive Director Update - September 21, 2017 - AACRAO Board Hill Day

Posted on September 21 2017by Michael Reilly

Last Thursday, members of the AACRAO Board of Directors met with Members of Congress and congressional staff from their home state who sit on the House and Senate Education Committees to discuss it...

Executive Director Update - September 14, 2017 - Hurricane Irma Relief

Posted on September 13 2017by Michael Reilly

This week, another major storm impacted the lives of our colleagues, member institutions, and students in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and the Caribbeans. We hope that everyone stays safe and ...

Executive Director Update - September 7, 2017 - DACA Rescinded

Posted on September 7 2017by Michael Reilly

AACRAO denounces President Trump's reprehensible actions to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Obama-era program serves as a refuge for over 800,000 young im...

Executive Director Update - August 31, 2017 - Hurricane Harvey Relief

Posted on August 31 2017by Michael Reilly

So many of us sat in awe and dismay this week watching in real time the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flooding in Texas and Louisiana. AACRAO, as a higher education leade...

AACRAO Joins Broad Coalition in Support of DACA

Posted on August 31 2017by Michael Reilly

This week, multiple sources reported that the Trump administration is poised to announced its plans regarding the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Although the W...

Executive Director Update - August 17, 2017 - Statement on Charlottesville

Posted on August 16 2017

The disturbing events in Charlottesville this past weekend have had a profound impact on many of us as we watched white supremist, anti-Semitic, and other racist groups march openly on the cam...