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What You Need to Know About the GOP Bill to Bring Sweeping Changes to Higher Ed

December 1, 2017 - 8:36am
The bill, to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, would repeal the gainful-employment regulation, codify Title IX guidance, simplify the Fafsa, and eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
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Quarrel at a Flagship Ignites a Battle With GOP Legislators

November 30, 2017 - 8:11pm
Lawmakers say the University of Nebraska isn’t doing enough to protect free speech and conservative voices. The university says the charges are reckless and motivated by a political agenda that is eroding trust in higher education.
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UVa Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment Will Not Teach in the Spring

November 30, 2017 - 6:39pm
The professor, John Casey, an award-winning creative-writing instructor, is the subject of at least three Title IX complaints.
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As Higher Education Grows More Crucial, How Can It Be Improved?

November 30, 2017 - 4:15pm
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences lays out recommendations for educating the next generation of students.
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Higher Ed Hates the GOP Tax Proposals. Here Are 3 Reasons Why.

November 30, 2017 - 3:28pm
At the top of the list are plans to tax tuition waivers for graduate students and other college employees, to remove incentives for charitable giving, and to tax the investment earnings of some private-college endowments.
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Texas State U. President Condemns Anti-Whiteness Student Op-Ed as ‘Racist’

November 30, 2017 - 10:10am
A provocative opinion column about race at the university drew heavy criticism on the campus.
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Everyone Hates Course Evaluations

November 30, 2017 - 7:59am
Yes, they’re flawed. But they’re not the only way to gather students’ perspectives.
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How One College Has Set Out to Fix ‘a Culture of Blatant Sexual Harassment’

November 29, 2017 - 6:19pm
Students, faculty, and administrators hope to bring about sweeping cultural change at the Berklee College of Music, where 11 professors have been fired for sexual misconduct over the past 13 years.
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A Political-Science View of Trump’s Reported Census Pick

November 29, 2017 - 5:24pm
Thomas Brunell’s work challenges a widely held conviction in his field, that political competition is healthy for democracy. Fellow scholars say his study is useful to consider, even if few agree with him.
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These Minority-Serving Institutions Could Lose Money Under the House Republicans’ New Plan

November 29, 2017 - 4:04pm
Legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act would stiffen eligibility requirements for colleges, including historically black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, and other minority-serving institutions, to receive funds under Title III and Title V of the law.
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3 Startling Claims From California’s Lawsuit Against a For-Profit College

November 29, 2017 - 3:44pm
California’s attorney general sued Ashford University on Wednesday, saying it had misled prospective students, among other illegal practices.
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Far-Right Speaker Is Arrested at U. of Connecticut After Physical Confrontation

November 29, 2017 - 9:56am
Lucian Wintrich was at the university to deliver a speech titled “It’s OK to Be White.” He grabbed a woman after she appeared to take a piece of paper from the lectern where he was speaking.
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‘Apple-esque’: New Student-Aid Mobile App Earns Oohs and Ahhs

November 29, 2017 - 7:48am
The new app, which the Education Department says will be rolled out in the spring, would allow students to apply for federal financial aid and check their credit score, among other features.
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'Apple-esque': New Student-Aid Mobile App Earns Oohs and Ahhs

November 29, 2017 - 7:48am
The new app, which the Education Department says will be rolled out in the spring, would allow students to apply for federal financial aid, as well as check their credit score, among other features.
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House Republicans Eye Sweeping Changes in Higher Education Act

November 29, 2017 - 6:42am
The House education committee is expected to release a bill this week that would reauthorize the federal law governing higher education, and it reportedly includes several significant changes.
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Is It Finally Time to Simplify the Fafsa? Signs Point to Yes.

November 28, 2017 - 6:41pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on Tuesday that the department would roll out a new mobile app to make it easier for students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
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Why People Really Love/Hate Alumni Interviews

November 28, 2017 - 4:44pm
A recent fiasco involving a Harvard interviewer prompted a wave of contradictory responses. College officials and alumni found the practice meaningful, or a charade; important, or a major risk; something to continue, or to end at once.
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Why the U. of Maryland Is Hiring a ‘Hate-Bias Response Coordinator’

November 28, 2017 - 4:08pm
Colleges must adapt to a new normal of hate groups’ targeting their campuses, university officials say.
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Graduate Students Mobilize ‘to Stop Something That Can Ruin Us’

November 28, 2017 - 2:06pm
The students plan to protest the Republican tax proposal, which, as passed by the House of Representatives, would tax their tuition waivers. Higher-education leaders have said such a measure, if enacted, could be catastrophic.
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Fresh Off Failed ‘Washington Post’ Sting, James O'Keefe Will Speak at SMU

November 28, 2017 - 12:12pm
Project Veritas recently used an undercover employee to try and expose bias at The Washington Post, which sniffed out the effort. The organization's founder will speak on "stopping bias in American media."
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