• DeVos on Higher Ed

    Posted on August 16 2017

    Last week, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sat down for an interview with The Associated Press to discuss a range of topics, including for-profit institutions, campus sexual assault on college campuses, and race-conscious admissions...

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  • Battle Lines Drawn Over DACA

    Posted on August 16 2017

    The deadline for Texas and nine other states to file suit against Trump administration over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is fast approaching. Neither the White House nor the U.S. Justice Department have taken...

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  • Momentum Grows to Protect Dreamers

    Posted on August 1 2017

    Momentum is growing for a legislative fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects about 750,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, The Hill reported. DACA recipients currently r...

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  • U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) ate last week introduced a new version of the Dream Act, The Washington Post reported. The legislation would create a pathway for undocumented immigrants who were brou...

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  • The U.S. Education Department announced a change to the language used to ask students about their gender when applying for federal financial aid, Politico Morning Education reported. The question "Are you male or female?" ...

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  • A new report by the American Council on Education found that minority-serving institutions are graduating students at a higher rate than federal data suggests, reports Inside Higher Ed. The ACE report was based on data from the National...

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  • Louisiana has become the first state to ban all public universities from asking applicants about their criminal history, reports National Public Radio (NPR). The move is intended to open opportunities for Americans by preventing discrim...

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  • At a June planning meeting in Nashville, the AACRAO Board discussed three broad strategic priorities for the coming year.

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  • The U.S. Education Department last week outlined changes to civil rights investigations that advocates fear will mean less consistent findings of systemic discrimination at colleges, according to Inside Higher Ed. The agency's Office...

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  • The Trump administration on Monday issued new guidance for how colleges and universities should implement an expansion of Pell Grant eligibility for low-income students, The Washington Post reported. Year-round Pell Grants will be availa...

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