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Balance is needed between protecting service members and taxpayers and ensuring that program requirements don’t keep institutions from participating, ACE Senior Vice President Terry W. Hartle tells a Senate subcommittee.
The Senate voted 84-15 yesterday to move forward on considering a comprehensive, bipartisan plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system, setting up what is expected to be a month-long debate on the bill.
June 19, 2013
In today’s headlines, The New York Times looks at a new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which recommends a new national corps of “master teachers” trained in the humanities and social sciences and increased support for liberal arts research. Inside Higher Ed reports on a statement issued by a group of provosts promoting joint online instruction but suggesting that universities may be better off managing it without corporate involvement, and the Arizona Republic looks at the continuing debate in the Senate over immigration legislation. These stories and more below:
June 17, 2013
The National Association of College and University Attorneys, in cooperation with ACE, will hold a webinar June 27 to look at recent developments in Title IX compliance for sexual assault and harassment investigations on college campuses.
Law and the Courts
June 7, 2013
ACE has submitted a brief in the case Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Digital Library, in which the Authors Guild is charging that the digital repository is violating copyright by making some of its members’ work freely available.
June 3, 2013
ACE has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court to request a hearing in a case that looks at whether a public university president can be held legally responsible for actions performed by other administrators without the president’s knowledge.
Federal Financial Aid
May 27, 2013
The House of Representatives voted 221-198 May 23 to approve the Smarter Solutions for Students Act (H.R. 1911), legislation intended to address the upcoming interest rate increase for subsidized student loans.
May 22, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a comprehensive plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system, which includes a version of the DREAM Act and other higher education provisions.
May 20, 2013
Action heated up in the House and Senate last week on the looming interest rate increase for subsidized student loans, which is slated to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1.
May 15, 2013
ACE and 14 higher education associations release a statement of principles for lawmakers to consider as they craft legislation to address the looming interest rate increase for subsidized student loans.
Student Financial Aid
May 13, 2013
In a new monograph written for ACE, Donald E. Heller argues there is scant evidence of a relationship between changes in federal student aid and tuition increases.
In preparation for the Supreme Court's upcoming decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the College Board's Access and Diversity Collaborative has released the guide, "Preparing for the Fisher Decision: Are You Ready?
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