• 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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  • President Trump confused and angered advocates for historically black colleges and universities on Friday when he suggested that certain aid to HBCUs could be unconstitutional, reports The New York Times and Inside Higher Ed. The contro...

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  • As U.S. colleges and universities are seeing declining numbers of applications from overseas, they are working to reassure international students that they are welcome here, reports The Associated Press. Nearly half of the country's...

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  • Congress reached a deal Sunday night on a massive spending package funding the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year, Politico reported. The $1 trillion omnibus bill would increase funding for the National Institutes of...

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  • On Wednesday, the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to review operational and cybersecurity decisions made by the Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service regarding the security breach...

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  • As we close out this week, AACRAO is pleased that Congress has reached an agreement to fund the federal government through the end of the 2017 fiscal year with a 1665 page omnibus package. We are particularly thrilled that lawmakers...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education, under President Trump, recently defended the Obama administration's decision to terminate the recognition of the embattled Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education's ability to collect defaulted student loans has essentially been suspended in the wake of a complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the federal...

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  • The annual survey of college freshmen by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) found that political polarization on campuses is the most extreme it has been in 51 years, reports HERI and The Chronicle of Higher Education....

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  • Purdue University will acquire nearly all of Kaplan University higher education business (7 schools and colleges but not its School of Professional and Continuing Education), reports Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education...

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