06 mai 2018

Tennessee Lawmakers Reject Full-Time Completion Plan

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Tennessee rejected Republican governor Bill Haslam's proposal to strongly encourage the state's scholarship students to graduate in four years, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. More...

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Accreditor Rejects Connecticut Merger Plan

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. The New England Association of Schools & Colleges, the accrediting agency for the Connecticut State College and University system, rejected a proposal Tuesday that would have merged the state's 12 community colleges. More...

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New Report Recommends Mergers in Pennsylvania

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Pennsylvania should consider mergers for its state-owned universities, says a new report released Wednesday that immediately received pushback from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the system’s faculty union. More...

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Endowment Tax Fight Not Over Yet

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The fight over the Republican tax bill passed last December is far in the rearview of most colleges and student groups. More...

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Private Lenders Eye Graduate Loan Market

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Private-sector companies say they're ready to expand footprint in student loan market (again) as they push for new caps on federal lending to graduate students. More...

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New U.S. Approach on Delinquent Borrowers

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Department of Education told a federal judge Thursday that it would terminate a January contract award to two debt collection firms as it reassesses its strategy for serving borrowers in default on their federal student loans. More...

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GAO: Colleges, Consultants Game Rules to Lower Default Rates

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Report says some institutions partnered with consulting firms that improperly pushed borrowers into forbearance, helping colleges avoid sanctions for high default rates but costing students and taxpayers. More...

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Pentagon on PROSPER

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. As Republicans seek support for their controversial legislation to update the Higher Education Act, a Pentagon document gives ammo to critics over the bill's plan to end Public Service Loan Forgiveness. More...

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Scientists Call on Trump to Stop Attacks on Science

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Concerned members of the National Academy of Sciences this month posted a letter calling for a return of science-based policy in the federal government. More...

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Facebook Says Au Revoir to Student Group

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Is making fun of French people hate speech? One student group, which did just that, finds Facebook says "oui."
A University of Chicago student group that published a Facebook post describing all French people as “assholes” has been banned from the social networking site. More...

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