• NC Governor Fights to End Bathroom Dispute

    Posted on October 19 2017

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) on Wednesday submitted a consent decree with the plaintiffs to the U.S. District Court in Greensboro that seeks to end a legal dispute over bathroom access for transgender individuals, according to ...

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  • Virginia state delegates Joseph Yost (R-Giles) and Tony Wilt (R-Harrisburg) plan to introduce legislation to protect student privacy by prohibiting state colleges and universities from releasing student directory information to third par...

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  • Illinois State Senator Chapin Rose and State Representative Dan Brady will present comprehensive reform to the state's higher education system, according to an interview with WJBC. One of the key provisions would be for th...

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  • A federal district judge this week temporarily blocked enforcement of key parts of a controversial Texas immigration enforcement law two days before it was scheduled to take effect, The Texas Tribune reported. Texas Senate Bill 4, in an...

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  • The Illinois House of Representatives successfully overrode Gov. Bruce V. Rauner's veto of a spending bill for the 2018 fiscal year, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. The state had been without a budget...

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  • A new Maryland law limits the conditions under which public colleges may decrease financial aid, disallowing reductions when a student's aid exceeds the cost of college or with permission from a scholarship provider—a practice ...

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  • Connecticut Bill to Track Transfer

    Posted on June 15 2017

    A pending Connecticut law would require the state's public universities to release data on credit acceptance for transfer students as well as graduation rates for those students, Inside Higher Ed reported. Additionally, under the leg...

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  • The Michigan Court of Appeals, in a 2-to-1 decision, upheld the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor's campus gun ban, reported The Detroit Free Press. Tuesday's ruling permits the university to regulate the possession of firearm...

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  • The Louisiana House gave final approval this week on legislation that would ban public colleges and universities from asking applicants about their criminal backgrounds, reports The Advocate. House Bill 688 extends to higher education i...

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  • Before adjourning for the year, the Texas Legislature considered a measure to include disciplinary notations on student transcripts, The Shorthorn reported. House bill 3142 would require public institutions in the state to inc...

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