• Five states are currently considering legislation to address guns on campus. The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill last week to ban guns and other deadly weapons on all public college campuses, reported The Diamon...

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  • President Trump on Friday vowed to sign a "brand-new order" to temporarily bar refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country as his original order remains blocked by the courts, The New York...

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  • Late last week, a trade association representing cosmetology schools sued the U.S. Department of Education over its gainful employment rule, Inside Higher Ed reported. The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) filed a lawsu...

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  • The Trump administration on Friday signaled a change in course on the Obama administration's efforts to expand transgender rights, The Washington Post reported. The U.S. Department of Justice formally withdrew its request to temporar...

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  • DACA Holder Detained, Arrested

    Posted on February 15 2017

    U.S. immigration authorities detained Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States as a child and granted a work permit in 2014 under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, rep...

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  • A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments on Tuesday regarding the Trump administration's targeted travel ban and the limits of executive authority in cases of national security, The ...

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  • DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary

    Posted on February 8 2017

    After a contentious, months-long confirmation process, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved Donald Trump's nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary, The New York Times reported. The historic 51-to-50 vote&...

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  • The U.S. House of Representative's Education and the Workforce Committee on Tuesday held its first hearing on higher education in the 115th Congress as lawmakers look toward reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The hearing f...

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  • AACRAO joined a broad coalition of higher education groups to urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure that the United States remains an ambition for the brightest students and scholars from around the world. The nearly 5...

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  • Rocky Path to Confirmation for DeVos

    Posted on February 2 2017

    U.S. Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos's path to confirmation hit a potential snag this week. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Tuesday advanced the nomination of Michigan billionaire to the f...

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