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Justice Dept. Says Harvard Is Not Complying With Probe on Race in Admissions

Posted on November 21 2017

The U.S. Justice Department has accused Harvard University of failing to cooperate with its investigation of the university’s admissions policies, according to The Wall Street Journal. ...

Congress barreling toward explosive immigration fight

Posted on November 21 2017

The fight over "Dreamers" is heating up as the legislative calendar winds down, setting the stage for a year-end clash that’s heightening the odds of a government shutdown.&nbs...

Senate Panel Would Fund NEH, NEA at 2017 Levels

Posted on November 21 2017

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee released a 2018 spending bill Mondaythat would keep the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts at their 2017 fun...

When Alumni Interviewers Screw Up, Things Get Weird

Posted on November 21 2017

At first, the message seemed harmless. On November 8, dozens of high-school seniors in the San Diego area received an email from an alumnus of Harvard University. "Thank you for applying,"...

DACA backers move to avert Supreme Court fight over records

Posted on November 20 2017

Advocates for so-called Dreamers made an unexpected move Sunday to head off a looming Supreme Court battle over their demands for more records on the basis for President Donald Trump's decision...

Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education

Posted on November 20 2017

Ending a tax deduction for interest paid on student loans. Raising taxes for more than 100,000 graduate students who receive tuition waivers. Imposing a levy on endowments at certain private colleg...

Education Dept. Restores Pell Eligibility to Nearly 300,000 Students

Posted on November 17 2017

Nearly 300,000 students who used Pell Grants to attend now-shuttered colleges have had their eligibility for the financial aid restored by the Education Department. Last fall, at the urging&n...

GOP Bill Would Force Students Who Don't Graduate to Repay Pell Grants

Posted on November 17 2017

A new bill, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, aims to “motivate students” to graduate by taking aim at Pell Grants. The proposal, sponsored b...

House Passes GOP Tax Plan

Posted on November 17 2017

House Republicans on Thursday pushed through tax reform legislation widely opposed by higher education leaders who say many of its provisions will make a college degree less attainable and hurt the...

Government analysis shows House tax bill would increase the cost of college by $71 billion over a decade

Posted on November 17 2017

The repeal and revision of higher-education tax benefits in the bill passed Thursday by the House would cost students and families more than $71 billion over the next decade, according to an offici...