The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ News :: Administration :: Government Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:32:18 EDT <![CDATA[3 Themes From a Senate Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232005/ http://chronicle.com/article/3-Themes-From-a-Senate-Hearing/232005/ Lawmakers focused on a bill's proposals regarding confidential advisers for victims, campus agreements with the police, and due-process rights for accused students.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:55:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Democrats Unveil Bill to Help Realize Obama's Free-College Proposal]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231451/ http://chronicle.com/article/Democrats-Unveil-Bill-to-Help/231451/ The idea still faces a steep climb in Congress, in part because the legislation would cost more than President Obama’s version would.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:46:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Players Could Be in Line to Receive Federal Student Aid]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231333/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Players-Could-Be-in-Line/231333/ The Education Department is weighing a pilot project that would let students use Pell Grants at coding boot camps and other nontraditional programs.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:56:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Spurred by Sex-Assault Concerns, Lawmakers Add Disciplinary Infractions to College Transcripts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231171/ http://chronicle.com/article/Spurred-by-Sex-Assault/231171/ New York is poised to become the second state to require institutions to note instances of misconduct on a student’s permanent record.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Federal Watchdog Criticizes Lenders for Treatment of Borrowers’ Co-Signers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230997/ http://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Watchdog-Criticizes/230997/ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says issuers of private student loans routinely reject requests to have co-signers released from the loans.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance-Based Funding Can Be Fickle, One University's Close Call Shows]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230943/ http://chronicle.com/article/Performance-Based-Funding-Can/230943/ If its recent graduates had made just a bit less money, Florida State University could have lost millions of dollars in state support.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Congress May Finally Offer the NIH More Money — at a Price]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230865/ http://chronicle.com/article/Congress-May-Finally-Offer-the/230865/ Lawmakers are taking steps to provide $10 billion more for biomedical research but aim to specify disease priorities and impose other conditions.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 04:55:35 EDT
<![CDATA['Debt-Free College' Is Democrats' New Rallying Cry]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230863/ http://chronicle.com/article/Debt-Free-College-Is/230863/ The concept seemed implausible just months ago, but it has obvious political appeal — and it appears to be picking up steam.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Plan to Forgive Corinthian Students’ Loans Offers Hope to Other Borrowers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230761/ http://chronicle.com/article/Plan-to-Forgive-Corinthian/230761/ Many details of the plan, however, are still unknown, including how many Corinthian students would qualify and what the implications are for others.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 04:44:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wisconsin Lawmakers Take Aim at Tenure and Shared Governance]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230545/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wisconsin-Lawmakers-Take-Aim/230545/ A key legislative panel has endorsed measures that would limit the faculty’s role in decision making.

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Sun, 31 May 2015 10:51:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Finds Little Evidence Servicers Are Failing Troops]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230403/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Finds-Little/230403/ The agency's findings stand in stark contrast to the results of a Department of Justice audit, which found widespread denial of benefits by one servicer.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Readies Debt-Forgiveness Plan for Ex-Corinthian Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230269/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Readies/230269/ Consumer groups push for blanket relief, but the agency, wary of setting a potentially costly precedent, leans toward an individualized process.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Scrutiny Intensifies, For-Profit Colleges Face Threats on Several Fronts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230215/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Scrutiny-Intensifies/230215/ The institutions now count President Obama, the Department of Education, congressmen, state attorneys general, and several government agencies among their critics.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Concern Over Student-Loan Servicers Grows, a Watchdog Steps Up Scrutiny]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230161/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Concern-Over-Student-Loan/230161/ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has been monitoring the companies since last March, will seek more information on how they are serving borrowers.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Revisions Make a Key Loan-Repayment Plan More Inclusive, Yet More Targeted]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229861/ http://chronicle.com/article/Revisions-Make-a-Key/229861/ Negotiators hope an updated version of "Pay as You Earn" will help borrowers and keep the program from disproportionately benefiting graduate students.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 04:55:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservative Think Tank Puts Pressure on North Carolina’s Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229837/ http://chronicle.com/article/Conservative-Think-Tank-Puts/229837/ The influence of the John William Pope Center for Higher Education appears to be growing in the Republican-led state.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Republicans Agree on Spending Plan That Could Cut Student-Aid Money]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229863/ http://chronicle.com/article/Republicans-Agree-on-Spending/229863/ The resolution would make all of the Pell Grant program’s budget discretionary, a step that some groups say could lead to cuts in the maximum grant. Some student-loan benefits could also be vulnerable.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 04:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[A Higher-Ed Guide to 4 Presidential Contenders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229411/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Higher-Ed-Guide-to-4/229411/ U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, and Hillary Clinton have announced their candidacies. Here’s where they stand on issues of concern to colleges.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:57:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Support for Overhauling Accreditation Raises Hard Questions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229237/ http://chronicle.com/article/Support-for-Overhauling/229237/ Bold ideas — like removing accreditors as gatekeepers of federal student aid — have been proposed before. This time may be different.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:55:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Where 3 Accountability Measures Meet, a Hazardous Intersection]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229195/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-3-Accountability/229195/ Twenty-six institutions show up on three warning systems the Education Department uses to identify troubled colleges. What does that tell us?

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Thousands Fall Out of Income-Based Repayment Plans]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229031/ http://chronicle.com/article/Thousands-Fall-Out-of/229031/ Nearly 60 percent of borrowers in the programs are being kicked out because they're not providing proof of their income on time.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[‘Risk Sharing’ Is All the Rage. Is It a Good Idea?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228987/ http://chronicle.com/article/Risk-Sharing-Is-All-the/228987/ Lawmakers want to make colleges bear some of the cost when students default on their federal loans. But not everyone is a fan of the concept.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:55:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: A Senator Pushes to Improve Data on Graduates’ Earnings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228977/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-A-Senator-Pushes-to/228977/ U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden describes a plan to build a system that can tell prospective students how much they are likely to earn with a degree from a particular program.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dept. Names More Than 550 Colleges It Has Put Under Extra Financial Scrutiny]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228957/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dept-Names-More-Than-550/228957/ "Heightened cash monitoring" requires institutions to pay federal loans and grants out to students before being reimbursed by the Education Department.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Many Teach Grants Turn Into Loans; Report Asks Department to Find Out Why]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228839/ http://chronicle.com/article/Many-Teach-Grants-Turn-Into/228839/ The program offers loan forgiveness to prospective teachers who meet certain criteria after graduation. For more than a third of grantees so far, says a new report, that hasn’t worked out.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:17 EDT
<![CDATA[In 3 Reports, Senate Republicans Hint at Higher-Ed Agenda]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228715/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-3-Reports-Senate/228715/ Reform-minded senators raised the prospect of significant changes in how accreditation works, how student outcomes are tracked, and how to keep student-loan borrowers from defaulting.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT