PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ 2016-05-01T23:46:50-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education What Lawmakers in One State Talk About When They Talk About Diversity http://chronicle.com/article/What-Lawmakers-in-One-State/236206 2016-04-22T04:55:00-04:00 After grilling university officials over diversity offices, diversity spending, and diversity goals, Republican legislators in Tennessee have now sent a bill to the governor’s desk with sharp restrictions. By Sarah Brown How One College’s Lobbyist Is Handling a Controversial Bathroom Bill http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-s-Lobbyist/236110 2016-04-14T04:55:00-04:00 Tennessee is one of several states where lawmakers have proposed legislation assailed as anti-transgender. The flagship’s chief lobbyist is charged with teasing out its effects on the campus — financial and otherwise. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Inside the Elaborate Web Presence of the Government's Fake University http://chronicle.com/article/Inside-the-Elaborate-Web/235982 2016-04-06T04:55:00-04:00 The Department of Homeland Security used a sham college to charge 21 people with visa fraud. Like most universities, it had an active life on social media. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Why the Budget Stalemate in Illinois Is Hitting One University Especially Hard http://chronicle.com/article/Why-the-Budget-Stalemate-in/235906 2016-03-31T04:55:00-04:00 Education experts worry that the uncertain fate of Chicago State University could drag down residents of the city’s South Side, where learning alternatives are few. By Beckie Supiano The Places on Campus Where Concealed-Carry Is Most Controversial http://chronicle.com/article/The-Places-on-Campus-Where/235885 2016-03-30T04:55:00-04:00 Day-care centers, disciplinary hearings, and faculty offices are among the settings where Texas and Georgia have wrestled over whether to allow guns. By Katherine Mangan In New Rule on Student-Loan Forgiveness, 2 Lawmakers Demand Fewer ‘Hoops’ http://chronicle.com/article/In-New-Rule-on-Student-Loan/235731 2016-03-17T04:55:00-04:00 The Education Department’s latest plan to allow students claiming they were defrauded to seek relief is a "vast improvement," the Democrats said, but still doesn’t go far enough. By Kelly Field ‘We Need Many More College Graduates,’ Says Obama’s Departing Higher-Ed Adviser http://chronicle.com/article/We-Need-Many-More-College/235712 2016-03-16T04:55:00-04:00 James Kvaal, who stepped down last week, was involved in nearly every college issue of the Obama years. The upshot? No "walk-off home run," but "a series of singles." By Kelly Field As FCC Auction Looms, Colleges Consider the Value of Their Airwaves http://chronicle.com/article/As-FCC-Auction-Looms-Colleges/235710 2016-03-16T04:55:00-04:00 Howard University, for instance, stands to gain millions if it sells. But supporters and alumni of the historically black institution are concerned about what it would lose. By Kelly Field A Grim Budget Picture Means Even More Pain for Louisiana’s Colleges http://chronicle.com/article/A-Grim-Budget-Picture-Means/235556 2016-03-02T04:49:00-05:00 The state’s fiscal problems are once again putting the squeeze on higher education, leaving colleges bracing for another round of sharp cuts. By Eric Kelderman Education Dept. Defends Its Approach to Title IX in Face of Senate Pressure http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Defends-Its/235370 2016-02-19T04:55:00-05:00 The agency denied a key senator’s accusation that it had strayed beyond the law in pressuring colleges to take tough stands against sexual harassment and assault. By Peter Schmidt Mizzou Tries to Heal a Fractured Relationship With Its Legislature http://chronicle.com/article/Mizzou-Tries-to-Heal-a/235354 2016-02-18T04:56:40-05:00 Many state lawmakers say they remain embarrassed by the turmoil that shook the Columbia campus last fall. Their anger has placed the university on the defensive. By Eric Kelderman Under Fire From Lawmakers, a Flagship Tries to Explain Why Diversity Matters http://chronicle.com/article/Under-Fire-From-Lawmakers-a/235332 2016-02-17T04:58:46-05:00 A state legislative committee will soon investigate what the University of Tennessee at Knoxville does with money earmarked for diversity. How can campus officials persuade lawmakers who appear to be unpersuadable? By Sarah Brown Education Dept. Seeks to Clear a Path to Loan Forgiveness and Recover Lost Loans http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Seeks-to-Clear/235331 2016-02-17T04:55:00-05:00 In a new round of rule making, negotiators will discuss a proposal to set a federal standard for judging borrowers’ claims that they were defrauded and how much relief they should receive. By Kelly Field U.S. House Backs New Bid to Require ‘National Interest’ Certification for NSF Grants http://chronicle.com/article/US-House-Backs-New-Bid-to/235275 2016-02-11T04:56:20-05:00 The bill's Republican sponsor says it's meant to ensure that the grant process is transparent and accountable. Opponents see it as "another anti-science piece of legislation." By Paul Basken What Obama's 2017 Budget Means for Higher Ed http://chronicle.com/article/What-Obamas-2017-Budget-Means/235250 2016-02-10T04:55:00-05:00 The president's final budget proposal includes a boost for community colleges and gives science researchers reason to worry. Here's a look at the key items.  By Kelly Field, Paul Basken, and Brock Read Education Dept. Creates ‘Enforcement Unit’ to Police College Wrongdoing http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Creates/235237 2016-02-09T04:55:00-05:00 In a budget request on Tuesday, the Obama administration will ask for $13.6 million to help it react "more quickly and efficiently" to allegations of student-aid and other misconduct. By Kelly Field How Many French-Literature Degrees Is Kentucky Really Paying For? http://chronicle.com/article/How-Many-French-Literature/235192 2016-02-05T04:55:00-05:00 Gov. Matthew G. Bevin questioned whether such students should be "subsidized by the taxpayers like engineers." But little of the state’s money supports students in any foreign-language study at all. By Eric Kelderman What the Education Dept.'s Information-Security Breakdowns Really Mean http://chronicle.com/article/What-the-Education-Depts/235173 2016-02-04T04:55:00-05:00 Congressional hearings on the agency’s vulnerability to hackers have featured plenty of anger and acronyms. Here’s a guide to what’s at stake for students, families, and colleges. By Kelly Field Lawmakers Roast the Education Dept.’s Top Technology Officer Over Ethics and Data Security http://chronicle.com/article/Lawmakers-Roast-the-Education/235149 2016-02-03T04:56:04-05:00 In a three-hour grilling by a U.S. House committee, Danny Harris answered accusations of financial improprieties and failure to secure "vulnerable" information systems. By Kelly Field Accreditors Feel the Heat, but Are Torn Over Calls for Change http://chronicle.com/article/Accreditors-Feel-the-Heat-but/235103 2016-01-29T04:56:18-05:00 Accrediting agencies face rising calls in Washington to hold more colleges accountable, but it’s not clear that they’re all ready to embrace the desired reforms. By Eric Kelderman