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  • August 20, 2018

    Today's Headlines

    HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

    Inside Higher Ed reports on a new campaign at Florida State University for all 6,000 new students designed to teach them how to cope with both everyday stressors and early trauma . . . Micro-grants are helping students finish college, according to...

  • Institutional Capacity

    August 13, 2018

    Fellows talk

    Fellows Kick Off a Year of Work at Opening Retreat

    In Richmond last week on the historic public research campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, the 2018-19 class of the ACE Fellows gathered for their Opening Retreat.

  • Student Mobility

    August 07, 2018

    ACE Calls for the Release of Princeton Graduate Student Xiyue Wang

    Xiyue Wang was detained two years ago and unjustly imprisoned in Tehran while in Iran solely for the purpose of studying Farsi and doing scholarly research in connection with his dissertation on 19th and early 20th century Eurasian history

  • Institutional Capacity

    July 30, 2018

    Stairs leading up

    How Far Can the ACE Fellows Program Take You?

    The application for the 2019-20 ACE Class of Fellows is now open. This unique program condenses years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year to prepare senior leaders to serve American colleges and universities.

  • Higher Education Act

    July 24, 2018

    Graduation cap on books

    House Democrats Unveil Higher Education Act Reauthorization Bill

    House Democrats have introduced their own plan to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the sweeping law governing federal financial aid and other programs that support higher education in the United States.

  • Veterans Legislation

    July 23, 2018

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    Forever GI Bill Set to Go Into Effect in August

    Provisions of the Forever GI Bill are scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1, as the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to work on systems and procedures that will help student veterans and campuses access the new benefits for the fall semester.

  • Racial/Ethnic Minority Students

    July 05, 2018

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    Education Department Reverses Obama-era Guidance on Diversity in Admissions

    The Trump administration has rescinded a number of Obama-era guidance documents that outlined how colleges can consider race as a factor in admissions, a move ACE President Ted Mitchell said sent “precisely the wrong message to institutions that are...

  • Racial/Ethnic Minority Students

    July 03, 2018

    empty desks

    Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Trump Administration Decision to Rescind Guidelines on Race in College Admissions

    The Trump administration has announced that it will rescind guidelines on race in college admissions. The move revokes Obama-era guidance about how universities can consider race in their efforts to construct inclusive campuses.

  • Law and the Courts

    June 27, 2018

    Supreme Court building

    Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban

    The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld President Trump’s travel ban in a 5-4 vote, ruling that the Sept. 24, 2017, proclamation is within the president’s constitutional authority.

  • Law and the Courts

    June 26, 2018

    Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the U.S. Supreme Court's Travel Ban Ruling

    In the current climate of harsh rhetoric on immigration, the travel ban contributes to the perception that this country is no longer a welcoming place for study and research by the world’s best and brightest international scholars and students.


 Research Reports


Cover of 2018 Report, Leading the Way to Parity

Leading the Way to Parity: Preparation, Persistence, and the Role of Women Presidents


Cover of 2018 Report,

Minority Serving Institutions as Engines of Upward Mobility


Improving the Odds: An Empirical Look at the Factors That Influence Upward Transfer

Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses:
2017 Edition



 ACE Publications


Higher Education Today

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ACE's blog covers what is most relevant to higher education today and how these issues play out in the public sphere.

President to President

President to President

President to President is Ted Mitchell's weekly email newsletter to ACE members.

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  • Why the Nation Needs to Do College Attainment Better

    Setting goals for college attainment helps to focus public dialogue, identify barriers to completion, and target resources to specific challenges. In this June 18 forum, a diverse group of higher education thought leaders will discuss educational...

  • ACE2018 - ACE's 100th Annual Meeting

    Our 100th Annual Meeting will be held March 10–13, 2018 in Washington, DC at the Marriott Marquis.

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