The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ News :: Administration :: Government Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:15:54 EDT <![CDATA[In the Final ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule, a Key Measure Vanishes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149711/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-the-Final-Gainful/149711/ The rule was expected to hold programs accountable for borrowers’ default rates. But that metric has been dropped.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:55:33 EDT
<![CDATA[NIH Allocates $31-Million to Tackle Racial Gaps in Training]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149597/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Allocates-31-Million-to/149597/ A dozen university groups will now be asked to develop and test strategies for improving the diversity of the nation’s medical work force.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:51:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Coming Soon for PLUS Loans: More Eligible Borrowers, New Data on Defaults]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149593/ http://chronicle.com/article/Coming-Soon-for-PLUS-Loans-/149593/ The Education Department has issued a final rule that will make it easier for borrowers with past credit problems to qualify for the loans.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:16:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Public-College Leaders Rail Against Education Dept.’s ‘Regulatory Culture’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149535/ http://chronicle.com/article/Public-College-Leaders-Rail/149535/ The under secretary of education gets an earful from a crowd at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ annual meeting.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:32:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Colleges Don't Want to Be Judged by Their Graduation Rates]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149435/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Colleges-Dont-Want-to-Be/149435/ The government's calculation of the rates ignores millions of potential graduates, a worrisome prospect as a controversial college-rating system is about to be unveiled.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NSF-Backed Scientists Raise Alarm Over Deepening Congressional Inquiry]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149407/ http://chronicle.com/article/NSF-Backed-Scientists-Raise/149407/ Grants to some 50 professors are now being investigated by the Republican-controlled House science committee.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:55:56 EDT
<![CDATA[As Complaints Over Private Student Loans Rise, Repayment Information Remains Scarce]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149403/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Complaints-Over-Private/149403/ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received 5,300 complaints from borrowers since last October, an increase of 38 percent.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The U. of Texas Tracks What Its Graduates Earn. It Thinks You Should, Too.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149375/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-U-of-Texas-Tracks-What/149375/ University officials found a receptive audience on Capitol Hill last week. They showed off an online tool that could be just what some lawmakers want all colleges to do.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:56:43 EDT
<![CDATA[5 Flaws in the High-Stakes 'Gainful Employment' Rule]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149293/ http://chronicle.com/article/5-Flaws-in-the-High-Stakes/149293/ The Education Department is set to release the final rule this month. If it sticks to its draft version, it might punish some good programs and overlook some poor ones.

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:55:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Should the Education Dept. Start Collecting Its Own Debts?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149255/ http://chronicle.com/article/Should-the-Education-Dept/149255/ The agency will soon award its lucrative student-loan-collection contracts, some of which will go to companies that have allegedly violated consumer-protection laws.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:56:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Audit Faults Reviews of Competency-Based Programs’ Eligibility for Student Aid]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149197/ http://chronicle.com/article/Audit-Faults-Reviews-of/149197/ The Education Department should obtain more information from programs and their accreditors before approving their applications, the agency’s inspector general says.

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:58:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Siding With For-Profit Colleges, Judge Says Rule on Recruiter Pay Is Flawed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149195/ http://chronicle.com/article/Siding-With-For-Profit/149195/ The ruling, in a long-running fight between the Education Department and the institutions, sends the "incentive compensation" rule back to the department.

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:56:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the First Winners of the Education Dept.’s ‘First in the World’ Grants]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149083/ http://chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-First-Winners-of-the/149083/ The department has pledged $75-million to 24 institutions that have pledged to improve college access and student learning.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:54:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Academic Experts Lend Credibility to Bogus Claims of Ebola Cure]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149049/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Experts-Lend/149049/ The FDA has cited three companies for "fraudulent" statements about their products’ effects on the deadly virus.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In the Role of College President, Many Politicians Shed Their Partisanship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149001/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-the-Role-of-College/149001/ State Sen. John Thrasher's appointment at Florida State sparked protests. But not all lawmakers bring full-throated ideology to campus.

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:58:07 EDT
<![CDATA[As Default Rates Drop, So Does Confidence in How the Education Dept. Counts Them]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148997/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Default-Rates-Drop-So-Does/148997/ An eleventh-hour shift in how the rates were calculated appears to have undermined what little credibility they had with college officials and policy wonks.

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In 11th-Hour Move, Education Dept. Spares the Rod on Loan Defaults]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148971/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-11th-Hour-Move-Education/148971/ On the eve of its annual roundup of student-loan default rates, the department has moved to cut the number of institutions that would lose access to federal student aid.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:55:00 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