December 2, 2016
The Washington Post reports on the growth of graduate enrollment at for-profit institutions; David W. Oxtoby, president of Pomona College, speaks with The Chronicle of Higher Education about his advocacy on behalf of undocumented immigrant students;...
This Issue Brief is offered as a “current moment” aid in framing discussion and assessment by campus leaders, in the hope that it provides information that may assist in situational response, campus policy review and engagement on these issues.
Labor and Employment
November 28, 2016
A federal district judge in Texas last week at least temporarily blocked the Department of Labor’s overtime rule set to go into effect Dec. 1, a decision that could have a substantial impact on colleges and universities.
Law and the Courts
November 16, 2016
Amicus brief to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia concerning the applicability of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act “safe harbors” to broadband internet providers.
October 31, 2016
The new rules apply a uniform federal standard for the handling of student loan discharges in cases where borrowers assert fraud or abuse by institutions.
Budget and Appropriations
October 26, 2016
ACE and 33 other higher education groups sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders expressing strong support for restoring year-round Pell Grants in any spending bill they devise for the rest of FY 2017.
October 24, 2016
Letter from ACE and 33 other higher education groups expressing strong support for the restoration of year-round Pell Grants in the FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
Health Care Reform
Three federal agencies last week announced that colleges and universities can continue providing subsidized student health insurance plans to graduate students under the Affordable Care Act.
October 20, 2016
ACE and six higher education associations submitted this letter in support of comments filed by Internet2 and EDUCAUSE in the Federal Communications Commission’s Business Data Services proceeding.
October 19, 2016
ACE, along with 23 higher education and independent schools associations, has submitted a brief to the Connecticut Supreme Court in the so-called Hotchkiss School “tick-bite case,” a study abroad liability suit.