12 avril 2017

New ban halted, but foreign student applications fall

By Brendan O'Malley and Michael Gardner. Two federal judges last week blocked President Donald Trump’s new executive order temporarily banning entry into the United States from six Muslim countries – Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria – which was due to begin after midnight on Thursday. More...

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Trump plans deep cuts to higher education spending

By The Chronicle of Higher Education reporters. President Donald Trump laid out the spending priorities for his administration on Thursday, releasing a budget 'blueprint' that includes a US$9 billion cut for the United States Department of Education, more than 13%, as well as decreases at several agencies that provide money for academic research, such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. More...

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Threat to University Research

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Trump administration says it can cut billions by scaling back reimbursement for overhead costs. University groups say that funding is essential to conducting research. More...

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Pell Eligibility Restored for Some Whose Colleges Shut

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Department of Education has begun to notify students who attended closed institutions -- including Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute -- that their lifetime Pell Grant eligibility will be restored. More...

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DeVos to Meet With Higher Ed Groups Wednesday

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will meet Wednesday with the presidents of four higher ed associations, according to her public schedule. More...

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11 avril 2017

Cutting College Prep

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. White House promises proposed cuts to college-prep programs will be guided by evidence. But past attempts to evaluate the programs have been beset by controversy. More...

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Education Dept. Defends Gainful Employment

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Trump administration defended the gainful-employment rule in federal court Wednesday, suggesting that it may not quickly roll back the regulation designed to crack down on programs graduating students unable to pay down high student loan debt loads. More...

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What Did Black Colleges Win From Meetings With Trump?

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Trump budget proposal released last week promised to maintain institutional support for historically black colleges. But it does so while dealing a blow to grant-based and work-study programs on which black colleges and their students depend. More...

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Seeking Help for Those Hurt by IRS Blunder

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Department of Education should give a break to financial aid applicants after an automated IRS data tool was shut down more than a week ago, say the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and several other college access groups. Read more...

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One Judge Rules in Trump's Favor on Travel Ban

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A federal judge in Virginia ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban in finding that the president’s past statements about banning the entry of Muslims do not disqualify him from exercising his broad powers on national security and immigration, The Washington Post reported. Read more...

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