HEADLINES: Top Higher Education News for the Week

June 5, 2023

Conservative state lawmakers have accelerated efforts to try to rein in a variety of aspects on college campuses, The Washington Post reports… Colleges and universities are preparing for the Supreme Court’s forthcoming ruling on the use of race in admissions, which is expected this month, Inside Higher Ed reports. Inside Higher Ed also looks at how the rise in artificial intelligence could both help and hinder equity in higher education… Higher Ed Dive takes a closer look at spring enrollment trends.

Conservatives Seek Control Over Public Universities with State Bills
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | June 3, 2023

Waiting and Planning for a Supreme Court Defeat
Inside Higher Ed | June 5, 2023

How AI Tools Both Help and Hinder Equity
Inside Higher Ed | June 5, 2023

These 5 Charts Break Down Spring Enrollment Trends
Higher Ed Dive | June 5, 2023

June 2, 2023

The Senate voted Thursday to block President Biden’s plan to forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loans for eligible Americans and restart student loan payments. The president has said he would veto the measure... Inside Higher Ed reports that the Biden administration wants to add a host of new conditions to the agreements that allow colleges and universities to receive financial aid... Higher Ed Dive looks at the status of anti-tenure legislation in a number of states.  

Senate Rejects Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | June 1, 2023

A ‘More Rigorous Process’ to Determine Financial Aid Eligibility
Inside Higher Ed | June 2, 2023

Anti-tenure Bills Stall in State Legislatures
Higher Ed Dive | June 2, 2023

June 1, 2023

The Senate will proceed with a vote on a House resolution that would repeal President Biden’s plan for student loan debt relief... A federal judge in Houston will hear arguments Thursday about the legality of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program that grants temporary legal status to individuals brought to the United States as children... A Chronicle of Higher Education analysis looks at higher education’s biggest financial losses resulting from the COVID pandemic... The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a law allowing firearms on college campuses.

Bill to Undo Biden’s Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Plan Will Get a Vote in US Senate
USA Today (sub. req.) | May 31, 2023

Revised DACA Program to Be Debated Before Texas Judge Who Previously Ruled Against It
Associated Press | June 1, 2023

These Were Higher Ed’s Biggest Financial Losses From the Pandemic
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | May 31, 2023

Georgia Supreme Court upholds law allowing firearms on college campuses
The Atlanta Journal Constitution (sub. req.) | May 31, 2023

May 31, 2023

The Department of Education has delayed releasing the final versions of its two Title IX regulatory proposals from May until October... The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a new survey that found women now sit in the president’s office in 30 percent of the nation’s 146 R1 research universities, up from 22 percent in September 2021... The Associated Press examines what universities around the country are doing to achieve diversity goals as the Supreme Court prepares its decision on race in admissions policies, which is expected by the end of June.

Education Department Delays Final Title IX Rules Until October
Higher Ed Dive | May 30, 2023

Most New Presidents at Top Research Universities Are Now Women
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | May 31, 2023

As Supreme Court Considers Affirmative Action, Colleges See Few Other Ways to Diversity Goals
Associated Press | May 31, 2023

May 30, 2023

Informal negotiations over how to expand the Pell Grant to job training programs have begun, but lawmakers face an uphill challenge in getting a bill through Congress, reports Inside Higher Ed... A small provision on student loans made it into the agreement to raise the federal debt limit that would end the pause on repayments in the last week of August, just before President Biden previously said the payments would restart... Texas state lawmakers have approved a ban on offices and programs that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at publicly funded colleges and universities... In an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, Pamela Eddy, associate provost for faculty affairs and development at the College of William & Mary, explores how to build pathways to the college presidency for women... A new poll finds that 63 percent of U.S. adults say the Supreme Court should not block colleges from considering race or ethnicity in their admission systems.

Momentum Building for Pell Grant Expansion
Inside Higher Ed | May 30, 2023

Speaker McCarthy Says Student Loan Payment Pause ‘Gone’ Under Debt Ceiling Deal. Here’s What That Means.
USA Today (sub. req.) | May 28, 2023

Texas Lawmakers Pass Ban on D.E.I. Programs at State Universities
The New York Times (sub. req.) | May 29, 2023

OPINION: Building Pathways to the Presidency for Women
Inside Higher Ed | May 30, 2023

Most in US Say Don’t Ban Race in College Admissions but Its Role Should Be Small: AP-NORC Poll
Associated Press | May 30, 2023

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