The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ News :: Administration :: Government Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:15:35 EDT <![CDATA[White House Plans to Roll Out Campaign Against Sexual Violence on Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148915/ http://chronicle.com/article/White-House-Plans-to-Roll-Out/148915/ The multipronged effort, joined by student leaders, sports groups, and private companies, aims to guide college policies, support victims, and enlist men to step in.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Federal Watchdog’s Lawsuit Accuses Corinthian Colleges of Predatory Lending]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148825/ http://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Watchdog-s-Lawsuit/148825/ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau also says the troubled for-profit educator used illegal debt-collection tactics and concocted misleading job-placement data.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Private Lender Enters Nascent Federal Student-Loan-Refinancing Market]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148821/ http://chronicle.com/article/Private-Lender-Enters-Nascent/148821/ Citizens Financial Group’s decision will let creditworthy borrowers with high-interest loans refinance at today’s low interest rates.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Clears Rutgers U. in Anti-Semitism Case]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148805/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Clears-Rutgers/148805/ More than three years after the Zionist Organization of America filed complaints, the department found that the university had responded adequately to reports of harassment and discrimination.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:55:21 EDT
<![CDATA[4 Key Questions Experts Are Asking About Obama’s College-Ratings Plan]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148807/ http://chronicle.com/article/4-Key-Questions-Experts-Are/148807/ Will the right data be used? Is the plan proceeding too quickly? At a hearing, administrators and researchers express concerns.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Investigators Say Education Dept. Has Ignored Dozens of Recommendations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148757/ http://chronicle.com/article/Investigators-Say-Education/148757/ The delays have allowed problems to linger, and cost taxpayers money, according to the department’s inspector general and the Government Accountability Office.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Student-Loan Debt Skyrockets for Elderly, Government Report Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148755/ http://chronicle.com/article/Student-Loan-Debt-Skyrockets/148755/ People over 65 make up a small percentage of borrowers, but their amount of debt has increased sixfold in less than a decade.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Table: The Equipment 117 Colleges Have Acquired From the Dept. of Defense]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148753/ http://chronicle.com/article/Table-The-Equipment-117/148753/ Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT <![CDATA[On Campus, Grenade Launchers, M-16s, and Armored Vehicles]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148749/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-Campus-Grenade-Launchers/148749/ The police at more than 100 institutions have acquired gear from the Department of Defense at virtually no cost.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Are Demographics Destiny? Student Advocates and For-Profit Colleges Disagree]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148717/ http://chronicle.com/article/Are-Demographics-Destiny-/148717/ Advocacy groups challenge the colleges’ assertion that the "gainful employment" rule would unfairly punish institutions and the students they serve.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:56:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges’ Ratings Will Reflect Their Missions, Key Education Official Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148691/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Ratings-Will/148691/ The administration’s plan should not create incentives for colleges to accept fewer at-risk students, says the under secretary of education. If it does, "we will have failed."

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 04:58:39 EDT
<![CDATA[California Lawmakers Gut Legislation Meant to Regulate Accreditor]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148611/ http://chronicle.com/article/California-Lawmakers-Gut/148611/ A bill sought by faculty unions to rein in the power of a community-college accreditor has been rendered nearly toothless. The unions say they’ll try again next year.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:55:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Tells Ratings Skeptics Their Concerns Are Valid]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148587/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Tells-Ratings/148587/ A key official said the department won’t attempt to create a ratings system without accounting for the distinct student bodies that different institutions serve.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:09:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Will College Ratings Hurt Minority Students? Here's Why Researchers Are Wary]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148557/ http://chronicle.com/article/Will-College-Ratings-Hurt/148557/ Some analysts are sounding alarms about President Obama’s rating system. They’re focusing on concepts like risk adjustment and "education deserts."

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NIH Tells Genomic Researchers: ‘You Must Share Data']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148509/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Tells-Genomic-Researchers-/148509/ Some researchers have worried that the mandate could create administrative red tape. But "the overall benefit to science," an NIH official said, "has to win the day."

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:57:17 EDT
<![CDATA[White House Tries a New Tactic on Student Debt: Email Alerts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148441/ http://chronicle.com/article/White-House-Tries-a-New-Tactic/148441/ Struggling borrowers have been slow to sign up for new federal programs that could reduce their loan payments. Now the Obama administration is reaching out to their in-boxes.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Promises of Debt Relief Meet Privacy Concerns]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148387/ http://chronicle.com/article/Promises-of-Debt-Relief-Meet/148387/ The Education Department has warned borrowers not to share their government-issued PINs with student-loan-relief firms, citing concerns about identity theft and fraud.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:56:05 EDT
<![CDATA[A Plan to Relax PLUS-Loan Restrictions Spurs a Debate on Default]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148317/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Plan-to-Relax-PLUS-Loan/148317/ Some HBCUs are welcoming a proposal that could help borrowers with checkered credit histories secure the loans. But consumer advocates are less sanguine.

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 04:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[New Law Requires Public Colleges to Extend Tuition Breaks to Veterans]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148283/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Law-Requires-Public/148283/ The federal government will require institutions to offer reduced in-state rates to a wider range of students—a matter that had previously been left to states.

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:09:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Is Student Debt Harmful to Your Health? A New Study Raises the Possibility]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148207/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Student-Debt-Harmful-to/148207/ College graduates with significant debt are less likely to feel that they’re "thriving" in several aspects of their lives, according to the Gallup-Purdue Index.

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Pitch: Debt Relief. The Reality: Borrowers May Pay More.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148003/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Pitch-Debt-Relief-The/148003/ A growing industry targets struggling student-loan borrowers, charging fees to help them apply for free programs.

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[I Called 4 Companies for Advice on My Student Debt. This Is What I Learned.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148007/ http://chronicle.com/article/I-Called-4-Companies-for/148007/ Student-loan consolidation is a straightforward process. But not the way these telephone salespeople describe it.

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Glimpse at the Connections Among 7 Debt-Relief Companies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148009/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Glimpse-at-the-Connections/148009/ Explore our interactive graphic to view the intersections of four individuals and the companies with which they have been affiliated.

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[For-Profit Colleges Still Cash In on Post-9/11 GI Bill, Harkin Report Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147977/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Profit-Colleges-Still-Cash/147977/ The cost of educating veterans at proprietary institutions averages twice that of their public counterparts, says the chairman of the Senate education committee.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Key Republican in House Proposes Broad Student-Aid Reforms]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147907/ http://chronicle.com/article/Key-Republican-in-House/147907/ Rep. Paul D. Ryan wants to streamline the system, cap some federal loans, create a database to track aid recipients, and disrupt "the accreditation status quo."

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:55:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Senators in Both Parties Agree: States Must Do More for Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147911/ http://chronicle.com/article/Senators-in-Both-Parties/147911/ At a hearing, lawmakers merely disagree on how the federal government should encourage state support for colleges.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:55:18 EDT