• 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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  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan vetoed legislation that would have banned colleges from asking college applicants about their criminal history on applications, reports Inside Higher Ed. Hogan said he vetoed the legislation out of concern ...

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  • Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico signed a bill into law last week that provides state funds to public colleges and universities in the next fiscal year, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Two months ago, Martine...

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  • On Monday, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed a higher education budget bill, arguing that the legislation does not spend enough on the state's universities and student aid while criticizing several other provisions, Inside Higher...

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  • Jerry Brown, California's governor, released his revised budget last week, which includes $50 million in funding for the University of California system that will be sequestered until concerns raised by the state's auditor are re...

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  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a bill into law that gives local police officers unfettered authority to check an individual's immigration status during routine stops, NPR reported. The legislation also applies to campus ...

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  • New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has vetoed all higher education funding in protest of legislative tax increases and spending, reports The Washington Post and Inside Higher Ed. Martinez (who vetoed all funding for the legislature beg...

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