The Higher Ed Agenda as Congress Returns From Spring Break


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Aired April 21, 2021

Congress comes back to DC next week to a full agenda and an attention span increasingly absorbed by the midterm elections. What’s in store for higher education? Listen to Jon Fansmith and Terry Hartle discuss federal funding, the upcoming Title IX rule—which could break new ground on transgender students—the student loan repayment pause, and possible legislation to aid student mental health.

Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

President’s Budget for FY 2023 Seeks to Double Pell Grants, but in a Multi-Year Process

New Title IX rules set to assert rights of transgender students
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | March 30, 2022

Department of Education Announces Actions to Fix Longstanding Failures in the Student Loan Programs
Department of Education | April 19, 2022

Biden's Student Loan Dilemma
The New York Times (The Daily podcast) | April 18, 2022

Letter Urging Congress to Support Student Mental Health (PDF)

ACE, AJC, Hillel, Collaborate on Summit to Combat Campus Antisemitism


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