ACE Leadership and Advocacy Newshttps://www.acenet.edu/_layouts/ContentFeedGenerator/ContentFeed.ashx?Feed=LeadershipAdvocacyNewsView all of the recent Leadership and Advocacy Activity News from ACEen-usCopyright , American Council on Educationdonotreply@ace.eduWed, 23 Apr 2014 11:58:23 -0500ACE News Feeds 1.0http://www.acenet.edu/PublishingImages/264x93-ACE-Print-Logo.jpgACE Leadership and Advocacy Newshttps://www.acenet.edu/_layouts/ContentFeedGenerator/ContentFeed.ashx?Feed=LeadershipAdvocacyNewsLeadershipAdvocacyNewshttp://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-31-Faculty-and-Administrators-to-Fellows-Program.aspxACE Names 31 Faculty and Administrators to Fellows ProgramACE has selected 31 emerging college and university leaders for the 2014-15 class of the ACE Fellows Programhttp://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEDNESDAY-BUZZ-US-Supreme-Court-Upholds-Michigan-Ban-on-Considering-Race-in-Admissions.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Considering Race in Admissions, Leaves Fisher Decision IntactThe U.S. Supreme Court issued a major higher education decision yesterday, a 6-2 ruling that reverses the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Todays-Top-Higher-Education-News.aspxHEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education NewsNews of the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan’s voter-approved ban on the use of race and ethnicity by public colleges and universities dominates today’s higher education headlines. In other news, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a legal brief by ACE and other higher education associations that urges a federal appellate court to defer to colleges to determine the value of unpaid internships. See these and more stories below.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEBINAR-The-Campus-Save-Act-and-Clery-Compliance.aspxWEBINAR: The Campus SaVE Act and Clery ComplianceThe National Association of College and University Attorneys, in cooperation with ACE, will present a webinar April 30 on the results of the recent negotiated rulemaking process for the Campus SaVE Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Joins-Brief-in-Accreditation-Lawsuit.aspxACE Joins Brief in Accreditation LawsuitACE signed on to an amicus brief filed Friday in an accreditation case on appeal from a federal district court in Virginia, Professional Massage Training Center v. Accreditation Alliance of Career Schools and Colleges (AACSC).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Still-Time-to-Register-for-ACEs-Regional-Womens-Leadership-Forum-in-Houston.aspxRegister Now for ACE’s Regional Women’s Leadership Forum in HoustonThere is still time to register for ACE’s Regional Women’s Leadership Forum, May 21-23 at the Hilton University of Houston Hotel and Conference Center.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-PMTC-v-AACSC.aspxAmicus Brief: Professional Massage Training Center v. Accreditation Alliance of Career Schools and CollegesThis brief, filed by 22 higher education and accreditation organizations including ACE, was submitted in support of AACSC in this case, which is on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Statement-on-U-Va-FOIA-Ruling.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on U.Va. FOIA RulingWe are gratified that the Supreme Court of Virginia recognized the importance of safeguarding the free exchange of ideas that is integral to the academic environment at American colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Virginia-Supreme-Court-Rules-in-Favor-of-U-Va-in-Climate-Change-FOIA-Case.aspxVirginia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of U.Va. in FOIA CaseThe Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in favor of U.Va. in its attempt to protect researchers and their work from unwarranted access through the commonwealth’s Freedom of Information Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Agenda-Announced-for-First-Meeting-of-2014-15-ACE-Institute-for-New-Presidents.aspxAgenda Announced for First Meeting of 2014-15 ACE Institute for New PresidentsThe preliminary agenda for the first meeting of the 2014-15 ACE Institute for New Presidents includes sessions on crisis planning and response and how to build an effective team.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Board-Resolution-Toward-Valuable-and-Effective-Measures-of-Accountability.aspxACE Board Resolution: Toward Valuable and Effective Measures of AccountabilityAdopted by the ACE Executive Committee, acting for the Board of Directors, in April 2014.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Brief-Stresses-Importance-of-Internships-to-College-Students.aspxACE Brief Stresses Importance of Internships to College StudentsACE and a group of higher education association filed an amicus brief this week in the high-profile case Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., which deals with the legality of unpaid internships.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Glatt-v-Fox-Searchlight.aspxAmicus Brief: Glatt v. Fox SearchlightACE and a group of higher education associations filed this amicus brief in the case Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., which deals with the legality of unpaid internships.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Associations-Comment-on-Camp-Tax-Reform-Plan.aspxACE, Higher Education Associations Comment on Camp Tax Reform PlanACE, along with 10 other higher education associations, sent comments April 4 to Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, on his recently released comprehensive tax reform plan.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Register-Now-for-CAO-CBO-Collaboration-Workshop-in-Washington.aspxRegister Now for CAO/CBO Collaborations Workshop in WashingtonRegistration is open for the Aug. 4-5 CAO/CBO Collaborations workshop in Washington, DC, cosponsored by ACE and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-the-Education-Provisions-in-the-Tax-Reform-Act-of-2014-Discussion-Draft.aspxComments on the Education Provisions in the Tax Reform Act of 2014 Discussion DraftLetter to Dave Camp (R-MI), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, on the education provisions in the Tax Reform Act of 2014 discussion draft.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Coalition-Letter-on-Patent-Abuse-Legislation.aspxCoalition Letter on Patent Abuse LegislationLetter from a coalition of higher education and other groups working on patent issues to Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) on the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-GOP-Budget-Proposes-Freezing-Maximum-Pell-Grant-Cutting-5-1-Trillion-in-Federal-Spending-Over-10-Years.aspxHouse GOP Budget Proposes Freezing Maximum Pell Grant, Cutting $5.1 Trillion in Federal Spending Over 10 YearsThe House Republicans budget proposal for FY 2015 would freeze the maximum Pell Grant award for 10 years and roll back other recent expansions of that program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Panel-Reaches-Consensus-on-Draft-Rules-for-New-Campus-Safety-Law.aspxPanel Reaches Consensus on Draft Rules for New Campus Safety LawThe Department of Education ED panel working on draft regulations for the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act) reached consensus on proposed language yesterday in the last of its three negotiated rulemaking sessions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Associations-Urge-Lawmakers-to-Extend-Tuition-Tax-Deduction-and-IRA-Charitable-Rollover.aspxACE, Higher Education Associations Urge Lawmakers to Extend Tuition Tax Deduction and IRA Charitable RolloverOn behalf of 13 other higher education associations, ACE President Molly Corbett Broad has urged House and Senate tax-writing committee leaders to include extensions of two key higher education provisions in any tax extenders legislation enacted this year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Ed-Groups-Support-Pacific-Lutheran-in-Faculty-Unionization-Case.aspxACE, Higher Ed Groups Support Pacific Lutheran in Faculty Unionization CaseACE and six higher education associations have submitted an amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board in support of Pacific Lutheran University in a case dealing with the unionization of full-time, non-tenure-track instructors.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Justice-Department-on-Proposed-Amendments-to-the-Americans-With-Disabilities-Act.aspxComments to the Justice Department on Proposed Amendments to the Americans With Disabilities ActComments to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend the DOJ regulations that implement Titles II and III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to incorporate changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-To-the-NLRB-in-Pacific-Lutheran-University-v-Service-Employees-International-Union.aspxAmicus Brief: To the NLRB in Pacific Lutheran University v. Service Employees International UnionBrief submitted to the National Labor Relations Board in a case that looks at whether a group of full-time, non-tenure-track faculty members are “managerial employees” who fall outside the scope of the National Labor Relations Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Congress-on-Extension-of-Expired-Higher-Education-Tax-Incentives.aspxLetter to Congress on Extension of Expired Higher Education Tax IncentivesOn behalf of 13 other higher education associations, ACE sent a letter to House and Senate tax-writing committee leaders requesting extensions of two key higher education provisions to be included in any tax extenders legislation enacted in 2014.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-US-Education-Department-on-NSLDS-Reporting-Requirements.aspxLetter to US Education Department on NSLDS Reporting RequirementsA letter to the Department of Education expressing concern over the deadline for institutions to comply with new National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) reporting requirements.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Apply-Now-for-the-2014-15-ACE-Institute-for-New-Chief-Academic-Officers.aspxApply Now for the 2014-15 ACE Institute for New Chief Academic OfficersRegistration is now open to apply for the 2014-15 class of the ACE Institute for New Chief Academic Officers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Summary-of-2014-Gainful-Employment-Regulation-Proposed-by-the-Department-of-Education.aspxSummary of 2014 Gainful Employment Regulation Proposed by The US Department of EducationOn March 14, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education released a draft of its proposed rule for gainful employment programs. These programs are required “to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation” in order to be eligible for Title IV federal financial aid. This document summarizes the 845-page proposal.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Apply-Now-for-ACEs-Advancing-to-the-Presidency-Workshop.aspxApply Now for ACE's Advancing to the Presidency WorkshopApplications are open for ACE’s Advancing to the Presidency workshop, slated for Oct. 20-21, 2014, in Itasca, IL, just west of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ED-Releases-New-Draft-Rules-for-Career-Education-Programs.aspxED Releases New Draft Rules for Career Education ProgramsThe Department of Education has released new draft rules for career education programs, an effort to ensure students who enroll in these programs will earn enough money to repay their student loans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/2014-Atwell-Lecture.aspxInnovate, Disrupt, Repeat: The 2014 Atwell LectureUniversity of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman discussed higher education's need to innovate and be more entrepreneurial in the opening address at ACE's 96th Annual Meeting.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/News-From-ACEs-96th-Annual-Meeting.aspxNews From ACE's 96th Annual MeetingRead about the speakers, sessions, award winners and more from ACE's 96th Annual Meeting in San Diego.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Submits-Comments-to-Presidents-Sexual-Assault-Task-Force.aspxACE Submits Comments to President’s Sexual Assault Task ForceACE and six higher education associations have submitted comments to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, outlining a series of recommendations to consider as it drafts a proposal in response to the president’s call to action.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Groups-Endorse-Student-Achievement-Measure-Initiative.aspxHigher Education Groups Endorse Student Achievement Measure InitiativeNine national higher education organizations have endorsed the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), a collaborative effort by the association community to track student attendance across institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEDNESDAY-BUZZ-President-Releases-FY-2015-Budget-Proposal.aspxPresident Releases FY 2015 Budget ProposalPresident Obama's budget request for FY 2015 calls for new money to provide bonuses to colleges that bolster graduation rates for Pell Grant recipients and help support the development of the administration’s proposed college rating system.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Ed-Groups-Ask-IRS-to-Maintain-Current-Campaign-Activity-Rules-for-Colleges-and-Universities.aspxACE, 56 Groups Ask IRS to Maintain Current Campaign Activity Rules for Colleges and UniversitiesACE and a group of higher education organizations have submitted comments to the IRS in response to the agency's query about whether proposed restrictions​ on campaign-related activities should be extended to 501(c)(3) organizations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-White-House-on-the-Task-Force-to-Protect-Students-From-Sexual-Assault-.aspxComments to the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual AssaultLetter in response to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault’s request for input on how best to ensure safe, secure campus environments.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-IRS-on-Proposed-Guidance-on-Candidate-Related-Political-Activities-on-Campus-.aspxComments on Draft Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political ActivitiesSent to the IRS on proposed rules related to political campaign activities of tax-exempt nonprofits.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Video-Urges-Congress-to-Close-the-Innovation-Deficit-by-Supporting-Federal-Investments-in-Research.aspxVideo Urges Congress to Close the Innovation DeficitA coalition of 14 business, higher education, and scientific organizations has launched a video that urges Congress to “Close the Innovation Deficit” with strong federal investments in research and higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Ed-Groups-Ask-Appropriations-Leaders-to-Restore-Higher-Education-Funding-in-FY-2015.aspxAssociations Ask Appropriations Leaders to Restore Higher Education Funding in FY 2015ACE and 16 other higher education groups sent a letter yesterday to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders requesting higher education funding be increased in the FY 2015 spending bills the committees soon will begin drafting.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Appropriations-Committees-on-FY-2015-Higher-Education-Funding.aspxLetter to Appropriations Committees on FY 2015 Higher Education FundingLetter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders on higher education funding for FY 2015, which the committees will soon begin drafting.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Registration-Open-for-ACEs-Houston-Regional-Womens-Leadership-Forum.aspxRegistration Open for ACE's Houston Regional Women's Leadership ForumRegistration is now open for ACE’s Houston Regional Women’s Leadership Forum, scheduled for May 21-23 at the University of Houston Hilton.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Write-House-in-Support-of-Immigration-Reform.aspxACE, Higher Education Leaders Write House in Support of Immigration ReformACE President Molly Corbett Broad and the leaders of 14 other higher education associations sent a letter Feb. 12 to the House urging it to move forward on immigration reform.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-Immigration-Reform.aspxLetter to the House on Immigration ReformLetter from the leaders of 15 higher education associations to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), and all Republican members of the House, urging them to move forward on immigration reform in 2014.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Administration-Releases-Guidance-on-Health-Care-Coverage-for-Adjuncts-and-Student-Workers.aspxAdministration Releases Guidance on Health Care Coverage for Adjuncts and Student WorkersThe Obama administration has released final guidance on how colleges and universities should calculate the hours of adjunct faculty and student workers under the Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEBINAR-Trends-and-Tricky-Issues-Under-the-Fair-Labor-Standards-Act.aspxWEBINAR: Trends and Tricky Issues Under the Fair Labor Standards ActNACUA, in cooperation with ACE and CUPA-HR, will present a webinar Feb. 19 on the current climate of Fair Labor Standards Act litigation on college and university campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Groups-Write-of-Considerable-Controversy-and-Concern-Over-Administrations-College-Ratings-Plan.aspxHigher Education Groups Respond to Obama Administration's College Ratings PlanRead comments from ACE and 24 higher education associations on the Obama administration's proposed Postsecondary Institution Ratings System.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-the-Obama-Administration-Plan-to-Rate-Colleges-and-Universities.aspxComments on the Obama Administration's Plan to Rate Colleges and UniversitiesLetter to the Department of Education on President Obama's plan to develop a rating system to help students and parents select a college.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEDNESDAY-BUZZ-President-Focuses-on-Job-Training-Economic-Growth-in-State-of-the-Union.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: President Focuses on Job Training, Economic Growth in State of the UnionIn his fifth State of the Union address, the president continued his well established focus on the transformative nature of education and its ability to improve the nation’s economy and people’s lives.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-ACE-Resources-Available-for-On-Campus-Collaborations-on-Multicultural-Education-and-Internationalization.aspxNew Resources Available for Collaborations Between Multicultural Education and Internationalization​The At Home in the World Toolkit is a collection of videos, graphics and other resources on the overlap between diversity and international education initiatives at colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-Before-House-Hearing-on-the-Scope-of-Fair-Use.aspxStatement Before House Hearing on the Scope of Fair UseStatement submitted to the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet for the Jan. 28 hearing on the "Scope of Fair Use.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Apply-Now-for-the-2014-15-ACE-Institute-for-New-Presidents.aspxApply Now for the 2014-15 ACE Institute for New PresidentsNew college and university presidents from all sectors of higher education are encouraged to apply now to join the 2014-15 class of the ACE Institute for New Presidents.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/President-Creates-Task-Force-on-Campus-Sexual-Assault.aspxPresident Creates Task Force on Campus Sexual AssaultPresident Obama vows to work with colleges and universities on strategies to keep students safe and help “put those plans into practice.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/FRIDAY-BUZZ-College-Presidents-Pledge-Access-for-Low-Income-Students-at-White-House-Summit.aspxFRIDAY BUZZ: College Presidents Pledge Access for Low-Income Students at White House SummitMore than 100 higher education leaders, including ACE President Molly Corbett Broad, met at the White House Jan. 16 to discuss increasing college access for low-income students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-in-Support-of-the-FY-2014-Omnibus-Spending-Bill.aspxLetter to the House in Support of the FY 2014 Omnibus Spending BillLetter sent to the House of Representatives in support of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, the omnibus spending package which would fund all federal government agencies through Sept. 30.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/TUESDAY-BUZZ-Congressional-Negotiators-Release-Omnibus-Spending-Bill-Includes-Boost-for-NIH-Student-Aid.aspxTUESDAY BUZZ: Congressional Negotiators Release Omnibus Spending BillAmong the provisions in the final FY 2014 omnibus spending package are increases for research and student aid programs that begin to restore spending to pre-sequestration levels.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Workshop-Scheduled-on-Addressing-Student-Sexual-Misconduct.aspxWorkshop Scheduled on Addressing Student Sexual MisconductThe National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), in cooperation with ACE and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, will hold a workshop Feb. 28-March 1 in Miami on “Student Sexual Misconduct: Addressing Institutional Culture and Compliance.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Launch-of-2014-GED-Program.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Launch of 2014 GED ProgramThis new, comprehensive GED program is a critical step forward in ACE's efforts to expand the pipeline of learners who are prepared for college-level work.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Statement-on-Boycotts-of-Israeli-Academic-Institutions.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on Boycotts of Israeli Academic InstitutionsSeveral scholarly associations have voted on formal motions to boycott activities involving faculty and staff at Israeli academic institutions. Such actions are misguided and greatly troubling, as they strike at the heart of academic freedom.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Gallup-Purdue-Index.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on the Gallup-Purdue IndexThe Gallup-Purdue Index is a promising new addition in our continuing efforts to advance the understanding of the benefits of higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-on-the-Bipartisan-Budget-Act-of-2013.aspxLetter to the Senate on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013ACE and 18 other higher education associations wrote this letter to the Senate December 17 to support passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Fellows-Program-Holds-Value-for-Individuals-and-Nominating-Institutions.aspxACE Fellows Program Holds Value for Individuals and Nominating InstitutionsThe ACE Fellows Program—at nearly 50 years old the longest running higher education leadership development program in the United States—has multiple benefits for both participants and their nominating institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Submits-Amicus-Brief-in-U-Va-FOIA-Case.aspxACE Submits Amicus Brief in U.Va. FOIA CaseACE filed an amicus brief yesterday in the Supreme Court of Virginia in the case of American Tradition Institute v. the University of Virginia.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-American-Tradition-Institute-v-UVa.aspxAmicus Brief: American Tradition Institute v. the University of VirginiaSubmitted to the Virginia Supreme Court in support of the University of Virginia in a case dealing with the protection of various documents and emails relating to former U.Va. Professor Michael Mann’s climate change research.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-in-Support-of-the-Bipartisan-Budget-Act-of-2013.aspxLetter to the House in Support of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013This bill would provide needed stability to federal funding, and is a positive step toward reversing some of the detrimental cuts of sequestration in fiscal years 2014 and 2015.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-on-the-Patent-Transparency-and-Improvements-Act.aspxStatement from the Higher Education Community on the Patent Transparency and Improvements ActSent to the Senate Judiciary Committee to communicate the views of the higher education community on the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act (S. 1720).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEDNESDAY-BUZZ-House-Senate-Negotiators-Reach-Deal-on-Federal-Budget.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: House, Senate Negotiators Reach Deal on Federal BudgetBudget negotiators have announced a bipartisan deal to set spending levels for the federal government through FY 2015 and partially replace sequestration cuts with other savings.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Publication-Explores-Dynamics-Between-Presidents-and-Their-Boards.aspxACE Publication Explores Dynamics Between Presidents and Their BoardsPresidents and chancellors of higher education institutions nationwide must contend with buffeting governance forces that didn't exist a generation ago, according to a new publication released by ACE.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Record-Highs-in-International-Students-Study-Abroad-Announced-as-International-Education-Week-Begins.aspxRecord Highs in International Students, Study Abroad Announced as International Education Week BeginsIIE's annual Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange shows record highs in foreign students’ attendance at U.S institutions and in Americans studying abroad.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-from-the-Higher-Education-Community-on-The-Innovation-Act-.aspxStatement from the Higher Education Community on The Innovation ActSent to the House Judiciary Committee to communicate the views of the higher education community on The Innovation Act (H.R. 3309).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Associations-Urge-Budget-Committee-to-Support-Research-and-Education-Eliminate-Sequestration.aspxHigher Education Groups Urge Budget Committee to Support Education and ResearchACE and 34 higher education groups ask congressional committees to eliminate sequestration cuts and prioritize investment in higher education and research.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Fisher-v-UT-Admissions-Case-Returns-to-Lower-Court-ACE-Submits-Brief.aspxFisher v. UT Admissions Case Returns to Lower Court; ACE Submits BriefACE and a group of 41 higher education associations yesterday submitted another brief in the ongoing diversity in admissions case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-House-and-Senate-Budget-Committee-Chairs-.aspxLetter to House and Senate Budget Committee ChairsACE and 34 higher education associations sent this letter to Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray to request they consider eliminating the FY 2014 sequestration spending reductions and prioritize investments in higher education and research in any plan they might draft for the remainder of the fiscal year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Fisher-v-University-of-Texas-at-Austin.aspxAmicus Brief: To the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in Fisher v. University of Texas at AustinACE and a group of 41 higher education associations submitted this brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in the ongoing diversity in admissions case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/College-Board-Tuition-Increases-Slow-Grant-Aid-Is-Not-Keeping-Up.aspxCollege Board: Tuition Increases Slow, Grant Aid Is Not Keeping UpThe College Board released its annual “trends” reports this morning, and the findings represent a mixed picture for college costs and student aid.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-College-Board-Trend-Reports-.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on College Board Trend ReportsThe College Board’s 2013 Trends in Student Aid and College Pricing reports present a mixed picture. The good news is the rate of increase in tuition for public four-year and community colleges is at its lowest in recent years.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Hears-Case-Seeking-Reversal-of-Michigan-Ban-on-Considering-Race-in-College-Admissions.aspxSupreme Court Hears Case on Reversing Michigan Ban on Considering Race in AdmissionsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 15 heard a challenge to Michigan’s ban on the consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions decisions at public higher education institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-ACE-Publication-Helps-Policymakers-Understand-Federal-Financial-Aid-Programs.aspxNew Publication Helps Policymakers Understand Federal Financial AidFrom Pell Grants to unsubsidized loans to creating a financial aid package, this report helps explain the complex network of federal higher education programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Paying-for-College-.aspxPaying for College: How the Federal Higher Education Act Helps Students and Families Pay for a Postsecondary EducationThis report summarizes the major federal student aid programs that are available, explaining how students and their families apply for and receive Title IV student aid and outlining what institutions must do to participate in the federal programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Associations-Release-Statement-on-Federal-Government-Shutdown.aspxHigher Education Associations Release Statement on Federal Government ShutdownACE and five other higher education associations released a statement Thursday expressing concern over the federal government shutdown.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Community-Statement-on-Shutdown-of-the-Federal-Government.aspxCommunity Statement on Shutdown of the Federal GovernmentStatement from the leaders of ACE and five higher education associations expressing concern over the Oct. 2013 shutdown and the ongoing political paralysis in Washington, DC.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-Endorsing-the-College-Affordability-Act-of-2013.aspxLetter Endorsing the College Affordability Act of 2013Letter to Rep. Alison Schwartz endorsing the College Affordability Act of 2013, which will make important enhancements to the American Opportunity Tax Credit.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACA-101-Helps-Campuses-Educate-Students-About-New-Health-Insurance-Marketplace.aspxACA 101 Helps Campuses Educate Students About New Health Insurance MarketplaceWith open enrollment in the new health insurance marketplace beginning this week, the Obama administration has issued a toolkit for colleges and universities to help inform students about the marketplace and other aspects of the Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Submit-Comments-on-Tuition-Assistance-MOU.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Submit Comments on Tuition Assistance MOU​ACE, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and a group of nine higher education associations submitted comments Sept. 30 on the Department of Defense’s proposed rule for its Tuition Assistance program memorandum of understanding.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Fellows-Program-Class-of-2013-14-to-Begin-Work-.aspxACE Fellows Program Class of 2013-14 to Begin WorkThe 48 members of the current ACE Fellows Program class have been placed with a wide array of colleges and universities, where they will work closely with a president and other senior officers on issues of concern to the institution.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Defense-Department-on-the-Proposed-Tuition-Assistance-Program-MOU.aspxComments to the Defense Department on the Proposed Tuition Assistance Program MOUACE, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and a group nine higher education associations submitted these comments Sept. 30 on the Department of Defense’s proposed rule for its Tuition Assistance program memorandum of understanding.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ED-DOJ-Release-Guidance-on-Using-Race-to-Achieve-Diversity-on-College-Campuses.aspxED, DOJ Release Guidance on Using Race to Achieve Diversity on College CampusesThe departments of Education and Justice have released new Q&A guidance document that outlines the Obama administration’s position on the use of race to achieve diversity on college campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Legal-Update-Schuette-v-Coalition-to-Defend-Affirmative-Action.aspxLegal Update: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative ActionThis paper from the College Board's Access & Diversity Collaborative gives an overview of the upcoming Supreme Court case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Leaders-Urge-Continued-Funding-for-NEH.aspxHigher Education Leaders Urge House to Maintain Funding for NEHACE President Molly Corbett Broad and the leaders of 22 other higher education groups sent a letter Sept. 20 to the House to express concern over the drastic funding cuts proposed for the National Endowment for the Humanities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Obama-Administration-to-Hold-Panel-Discussion-on-Diversity-in-Higher-Education-.aspxObama Administration to Hold Panel Discussion on Diversity in Higher EducationThe U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) have scheduled a panel discussion on “Creating and Supporting Diversity in Higher Education” for Sept. 27 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. EDT at DOJ’s offices in Washington, DC.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-in-Support-of-Continuing-NEH-Funding-Levels.aspxLetter to the House in Support of Maintaining NEH Funding LevelsLetter from ACE President Molly Corbett Broad and the leaders of 22 other higher education groups to the House of Representatives Sept. 20 expressing concern over the drastic funding cuts proposed for the National Endowment for the Humanities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-House-Hold-HEA-Reauthorization-Hearings.aspxSenate, House Hold HEA Reauthorization Hearings​The Senate and House are moving forward on preparations to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the primary law governing federal higher education programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Testimony-Before-the-Senate-HELP-Committee-HEA-Hearing-on-the-Triad.aspxTestimony Before the Senate HELP Committee HEA Hearing on the TriadStatement of Terry W. Hartle, ACE senior vice president, at the first hearing on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP). The topic of the hearing was “The Triad: Promoting a System of Shared Responsibility.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/NACUA-ACE-to-Hold-Symposium-Workshop-on-Higher-Education-Compliance-.aspxNACUA, ACE to Hold Symposium & Workshop on Higher Education ComplianceThe National Association of College and University Attorneys, in cooperation with ACE, will hold a symposium and workshop Nov. 6-8 on “Higher Education Compliance Programs and Obligations.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Copyrighted-Music.aspxUse of Copyrighted Music on College and University CampusesA joint report by ACE and NACUBO on how campuses might handle music copyright issues.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-German-Universities-Hold-Roundtable-Discussion-on-MOOCs.aspxACE, German Universities Hold Roundtable Discussion on MOOCsPresidents of German universities met with experts from ACE and other U.S. organizations on Aug. 30 during a bilateral meeting of higher education leaders entitled “Beyond Frontiers: Innovation in Online Higher Education/Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEBINAR-How-DOMAs-Demise-Affects-Colleges-and-Universities.aspxWEBINAR: How DOMA's Demise Affects Colleges and UniversitiesThe National Association of College and University Attorneys, in cooperation with ACE, will hold a webinar Sept. 26 on how the demise of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will impact colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Ed-Groups-Ask-Supreme-Court-to-Strike-Down-Michigan-Ban-on-Considering-Race-in-College-Admissions.aspxHigher Ed Groups Ask Supreme Court to Strike Down Michigan Ban on Considering Race in College AdmissionsACE and 48 higher education groups submit brief to the U.S. Supreme Court urging justices to strike down Michigan’s ban on the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-to-the-US-Supreme-Court-Schuette-v-BAMN.aspxAmicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative ActionAmicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Schuette v. the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, urging justices to strike down the state of Michigan’s ban on the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-President-Obamas-Higher-Education-Proposals.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on President Obama’s Higher Education ProposalsBroad calls the president's plan "a sweeping, thoughtful proposal" which contains many details that will have to be explored in the months ahead.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEDNESDAY-BUZZ-Obamas-College-Costs-Bus-Tour-Begins-Tomorrow-in-New-York.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: Obama Bus Tour to Focus on College CostsMany of this morning’s papers covered the news that President Obama will propose new policies on containing college costs during a bus tour of New York and Pennsylvania beginning Aug. 22.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-SUNY-COIL-Center-Announce-Technology-Awards-to-Enhance-Internationalization-and-Global-Competence.aspxACE, SUNY COIL Center Announce Internationalization Technology AwardsACE and the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning have created an awards program to recognize the use of technology to enhance institutional internationalization and the global competence of U.S. students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/EDs-Kanter-Steps-Down-ACE-President-Offers-Reaction.aspxED’s Kanter Steps Down; ACE President Offers ReactionUnder Secretary of Education Martha Kanter has announced she will leave her post in the coming months. See ACE President Molly Corbett Broad's statement praising Kanter’s tenure.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/DoD-Issues-Proposed-Rule-on-Military-Tuition-Assistance-Program-MOU.aspxDoD Issues Proposed Rule on Military Tuition Assistance Program MOUThe Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a new proposed rule for its memorandum of understanding (MOU), which colleges and universities must sign to participate in DoD's Tuition Assistance program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Ed-Groups-Offer-Ideas-on-the-Higher-Education-Act.aspxACE, Higher Ed Groups Offer Ideas on the Higher Education ActIn response to a request from the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, ACE and 38 higher education groups have submitted suggestions for rewriting the Higher Education Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-Reauthorizing-the-Higher-Education-Act.aspxComments on Reauthorizing the Higher Education ActIn response to a request from the leaders of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, ACE and a group of 39 leading higher education associations have submitted suggestions for rewriting the HEA, which expires at the end of this calendar year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Talking-Points-The-Need-to-Pass-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform.aspxTalking Points: The Need to Pass Comprehensive Immigration ReformThese talking points are designed to help you talk with your congressional delegation about the issues important to higher education in the immigration debate.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-in-Support-of-the-TRANSFER-Act-of-2013.aspxLetter to the House in Support of the TRANSFER Act of 2013Letter to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in support of the Technology and Research Accelerating National Security and Future Economic Resiliency (TRANSFER) Act of 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Associations-Comment-on-Proposed-Revisions-to-National-Student-Loan-Data-System.aspxACE, Higher Education Associations Comment on Proposed Revisions to National Student Loan Data SystemACE sent a letter July 29 to the Department of Education expressing concern that proposed revisions to the National Student Loan Data System would expand the federal student financial aid database in ways that may not be appropriate.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Groups-Urge-Support-for-Bipartisan-Student-Loan-Certainty-Act.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Ask House to Vote for Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty ActACE sent a letter to the House today on behalf of nine other higher education associations urging House members to support the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Leaders-Urge-House-to-Pass-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform.aspxHigher Education Leaders Urge House to Pass Comprehensive Immigration ReformACE President Molly Corbett Broad and the leaders of 12 other higher education associations encourage the House to pass meaningful, comprehensive immigration reform legislation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-Proposed-Changes-to-the-National-Student-Loan-Data-System.aspxComments on Proposed Changes to the National Student Loan Data SystemComments to the Department of Education on proposed revisions to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). ACE and the eight associations endorsing the comments express concern that the revisions would expand the NSLDS in ways that may not be appropriate, such as to collect data on students who do not receive aid.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform.aspxLetter to the House on Comprehensive Immigration ReformLetter from ACE President Molly Corbett Broad and the leaders of 12 other higher education associations to members of the House of Representatives, urging them to pass “meaningful, comprehensive immigration reform legislation” upon returning from the August congressional recess.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-the-Bipartisan-Student-Loan-Certainty-Act-of-2013.aspxLetter to the House on the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013Letter urging House members to support the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 (S. 1911).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Higher-Education-Associations-Express-Support-for-Senate-Student-Loan-Bill.aspxACE, Other Higher Education Associations Express Support for Senate Student Loan BillACE and a number of other higher education associations ask senators to vote for the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 (S. 1334).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Senate-Student-Loan-Agreement.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Senate Student Loan AgreementOn behalf of our 1,800 college and university members, representing all sectors of higher education, ACE strongly supports the Senate's compromise agreement on student loan interest rates.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-the-Supporting-Academic-Freedom-Through-Regulatory-Relief-Act-.aspxLetter to the House on the Supporting Academic Freedom Through Regulatory Relief ActLetter to three House members thanking them for introducing the Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 2637), which would repeal three Education Department regulations: gainful employment, state authorization and the definition of credit hour.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/VA-Work-Study-Program-Helps-Veterans-Earn-While-They-Learn.aspxVA Work-Study Program Helps Veterans Earn While They LearnLearn more about the VA's Work-Study Program, which employs student veterans for up to 20 hours in activities such as helping with campus veteran support services or working at a veterans' hospital.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEBINAR-Key-Legal-and-Policy-Issues-on-MOOCs.aspxWEBINAR: MOOCs—Key Legal and Policy Issues for Colleges and UniversitiesThe National Association of College and University Attorneys, in cooperation with ACE, will hold a webinar July 25 on the key legal and policy issues regarding massive open online courses (MOOCs).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Tax-Incentive-Talking-Points.aspxTalking Points: Higher Education Tax IncentivesOverview of tax provisions important to higher education, including education tax credits and deductions for individuals, charitable giving incentives, employee educational assistance and tax-exempt bond financing.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Treasury-Department-on-Affordable-Care-Act-Regulations-and-Student-Employment.aspxComments to the Treasury Department on Affordable Care Act Regulations and Student EmploymentComments to the U.S. Treasury Department about the treatment of student campus employment under proposed regulations for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obama’s signature health care reform law.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Appropriations-Subcommittee-Approves-FY-2014-Spending-Bill.aspxSenate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2014 Spending BillThe Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday approved a $164.3 billion spending bill for FY 2014 that provides funding for the Obama administration’s “Race to the Top” program for higher education, as well as modest funding increases for some postsecondary programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Community-Diversity-on-College-Campuses-Remains-Essential-National-Priority.aspxHigher Education Community: Diversity on College Campuses Remains Essential National PriorityIn the wake of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the higher education community stands committed to furthering the goals of equal opportunity and diversity on college campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Groups-Endorse-Senate-Immigration-Bill.aspxSenate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform BillThe Senate approves a historic plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system, a measure that contains a number of provisions strongly supported by the higher education community, including a DREAM Act for students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Subsidized-Student-Loan-Rates-Will-Double-July-1.aspxSubsidized Student Loan Rates Double July 1Students applying for new federally subsidized student loans will see the interest rate double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent Monday after Congress failed to pass legislation preventing the automatic hike.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-Endorsing-the-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform-Bill.aspxLetter to the Senate Endorsing the Comprehensive Immigration Reform BillLetter to the Senate from 14 higher education association leaders expressing strong support for the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Hands-Down-Rulings-in-Higher-Education-Employment-Cases.aspxU.S. Supreme Court Hands Down Rulings in Higher Education Employment CasesAlong with Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the U.S. Supreme Court today issued two other rulings of interest to the higher education community—Vance v. Ball State and UT Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/U-S--Supreme-Court-Rules-in-Fisher-v-University-of-Texas-at-Austin.aspxU.S. Supreme Court Rules in Fisher v. University of Texas at AustinThe U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision today in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT), ordering lower courts to take another look at the challenge to UT’s use of race and ethnicity in its admissions process.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Fisher-v-University-of-Texas.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Fisher v. University of TexasWe are deeply gratified that the court agrees with the higher education community—diversity on our campuses offers unique educational benefits to students and is a compelling government interest.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Senate-on-Proposed-Manchin-Amendment-to-Immigration-Bill.aspxLetter to the Senate on Proposed Manchin Amendment to the Comprehensive Immigration BillACE and the signing associations request senators to oppose an amendment offered by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) that would eliminate the option for DREAM Act students in bachelor's degree programs to attain lawful permanent residency after completing two years toward their degree.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-on-the-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform-Bill.aspxLetter to the Senate on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform BillThis letter was sent from the presidents and CEOs of 16 higher education associations to the Senate as they continue to work on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Launches-National-Challenge-for-Higher-Education-to-Promote-Faculty-Work-Life-Balance.aspxACE Launches National Challenge for Higher Education to Promote Faculty Work-Life BalanceThe National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce campaign asks college and university presidents to promote faculty career flexibility on their campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE%E2%80%99s-Hartle-Testifies-Before-Senate-Subcommittee-on-DoD-Tuition-Assistance-Program.aspxACE’s Hartle Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on DoD Tuition Assistance ProgramBalance 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Moves-Forward-on-Immigration-Bill;-Debate-Expected-to-Last-a-Month.aspxSenate Moves Forward on Immigration Bill; Debate Expected to Last a Month​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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Testimony-Before-the-Senate-Appropriations-Defense-Subcommittee-on-Voluntary-Military-Education-Programs.aspxTestimony Before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on Voluntary Military Education ProgramsStatement of Terry W. Hartle, ACE senior vice president, before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on Voluntary Military Education Programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Files-Amicus-Brief-in-Digital-Copyright-Case-.aspxACE Files Amicus Brief in Digital Copyright CaseACE 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Authors-Guild-v-HathiTrust-Digital-Library.aspxAmicus Brief: Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Digital LibraryAmicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Requests-US-Supreme-Court-Review-of-Oregon-State-Case.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Request U.S. Supreme Court Review of OSU Student Alliance v. RayACE 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Supreme-Court-Requesting-a-Review-of-OSU-Student-Alliance-v-Ray.aspxAmicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: OSU Student Alliance v. RayIn October 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a lower court ruling in the case Oregon State University (OSU) Student Alliance v. Ray. The lower court had dismissed a complaint brought by a group of students after their newspaper distribution bins were removed after the OSU director of facilities determined they violated the institution’s bin location policy. This amicus brief supports OSU’s request to the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Passes-Student-Loan-Bill.aspxHouse Passes Student Loan BillThe 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Judiciary-Committee-Approves-Sweeping-Immigration-Reform-Bill.aspxSenate Judiciary Committee Approves Sweeping Immigration Reform BillThe 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Student-Loan-Bill-Moves-Forward-in-House.aspxStudent Loan Bill Moves Forward in HouseAction 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-on-the-Student-Loan-Affordability-Act-of-2013.aspxLetter to the Senate on the Student Loan Affordability Act of 2013Letter to Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV), Tom Harkin, Jack Reed and Patty Murray on the Student Loan Affordability Act of 2013, which would prevent the interest rate on subsidized student loans from doubling from 3.4 to 6.8 percent on July 1, 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-on-the-Improving-Postsecondary-Education-Data-for-Students-Act.aspxLetter on the Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students ActLetter to Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) on the Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act (H.R. 1949).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-on.aspxHigher Education Community Statement on Student Loan LegislationAs Congress considers legislative action on the federal student loan programs, the higher education community has prepared a statement of key principles critical to the success and reliability of any such program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Offer-Guiding-Principles-on-Student-Loan-Reform.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Offer Guiding Principles on Student Loan ReformACE 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Paper-Argues-There-Is-Scant-Evidence-Proving-Federal-Aid-Drives-Up-College-Prices.aspxPaper Argues There Is Scant Evidence Proving Federal Aid Drives Up College PricesIn 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/College-Board-Releases-Guide-to-Upcoming-Supreme-Court-Decision-in-Fisher-v--UT.aspxCollege Board Releases Guide to Upcoming Supreme Court Decision in Fisher v. UTIn 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?http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/FRIDAY-BUZZ-Student-Loan-Interest-Rate.aspxFRIDAY BUZZ: Student Loan Interest Rate Proposals Emerge From CongressA range of legislative choices to revamp the federal student loan system emerged in Congress this week, as the interest rate on subsidized student loans is poised to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Immigration-Reform-Priorities-for-Higher-Education.aspxComprehensive Immigration Reform: Priorities for the Higher Education CommunityKey priorities the higher education community would like to see included in a bill that creates a common-sense immigration approach to serve the needs of our country.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Weigh-In-on-the-Senate-Immigration-Bill.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Weigh In on Senate Immigration BillACE and 12 other higher education groups sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee today on the recently introduced comprehensive immigration bill, calling the measure an “important step.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-Judiciary-Committee-on-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform-Bill.aspxLetter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Comprehensive Immigration Reform BillSent on behalf of 12 other higher education associations, this letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee discusses the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEBINAR-The-Clery-Act-Amendments-in-the-Violence-Against-Women-Act.aspxWEBINAR: The Clery Act Amendments in the Violence Against Women ActThe National Association of College and University Attorneys, in cooperation with ACE, is hosting a webinar May 31 on the Clery Act amendments in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and what they mean for Clery Act and Title IX compliance.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Endorsement-of-the-American-Opportunity-Tax-Credit-Act-of-2013.aspxEndorsement of the American Opportunity Tax Credit Act of 2013Letter to Rep. Lloyd Doggett expressing strong support for the American Opportunity Tax Credit Act of 2013 (H.R. 1738), which will enhance access to college by making important reforms to the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and Lifetime Learning Credit.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Submits-Amicus-Brief-in-Support-of-GSU-in-Fair-Use-Case.aspxACE Submits Amicus Brief in Support of GSU in Fair Use CaseACE has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in a case that examines whether it is “fair use” for professors to reserve small excerpts of academic works online for review by their students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-to-the-US-Court-of-Appeals-11th-Circuit-in-Cambridge-University-Press-v-Mark-Becker.aspxAmicus Brief: Cambridge University Press v. BeckerAmicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in support of Georgia State University in a case that looks at whether the non-profit educational use of small excerpts of academic books as e-reserves to enrich classroom teaching are fair use.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Testifies-on-Insuring-Adjunct-Faculty-and-Student-Workers-Under-ACA.aspxACE Testifies on Insuring Adjunct Faculty and Student Workers Under ACASteven Bloom, director of federal relations at ACE, testified at an April 23 hearing of the IRS and the Treasury Department about regulations which would affect coverage for adjunct faculty and student campus employees under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Hartle-Testifies-House-Panel-Preparing-Higher-Ed-Act-Reauthorization.aspxACE’s Hartle Testifies to House Panel Preparing for Higher Education Act ReauthorizationACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle spoke before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training April 16 at the hearing “Keeping College Within Reach: The Role of Federal Student Aid Programs.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Ed-Associations-Urge-Lawmakers-Support-Higher-Ed-Tax-Provisions-Safeguard-Charitable-Givi.aspxACE, Higher Education Associations Urge Lawmakers to Support Higher Education Tax Provisions, Safeguard the Charitable Giving DeductionOn behalf of a number of higher education associations, ACE President Molly Corbett Broad this week submitted comments to a pair of House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Groups, one on education and family benefits and the other on charitable/exempt organizations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-Endorsing-the-American-Opportunity-Tax-Credit-Permanence-and-Consolidation-Act-.aspxLetter Endorsing the American Opportunity Tax Credit Permanence and Consolidation ActLetter endorsing the American Opportunity Tax Credit Permanence and Consolidation Act of 2013, which will make a number of important reforms to the American Opportunity Tax Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit benefiting middle class families.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-Senior-Vice-President-Terry-W--Hartle-Before-the-House-Committee-Hearing-on-Keeping-College-Within-Reach.aspxStatement of Senior Vice President Terry W. Hartle Before the House Committee Hearing on Keeping College Within ReachACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle spoke before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on April 16, 2013, at the hearing, "Keeping College Within Reach: The Role of Federal Student Aid Programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Military-Branches-Reinstate-Tuition-Assistance-Programs.aspxMilitary Branches Reinstate Tuition Assistance ProgramsThe Army, Air Force and Marines have reopened their Tuition Assistance (TA) programs to service members following a congressional mandate in last month’s FY 2013 continuing resolution.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Obama-FY-2014-Budget.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on President Obama's FY 2014 BudgetAs the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, ACE welcomes many of the proposals included in the president’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Hartle-Testify-Before-House-Subcommittee-Role-of-Federal-Aid-College-Access.aspxACE’s Hartle to Testify Before House Subcommittee on the Role of Federal Aid in College AccessACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle will testify before the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training April 16 at 11:00 a.m. on the panel “Keeping College Within Reach: The Role of Federal Student Aid Programs.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-House-Ways-and-Means-Committee-Tax-Reform-Working-Group-on-Charitable-Exempt-Organizations.aspxComments to the House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Charitable/Exempt OrganizationsACE and 10 higher education associations submitted comments to the House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Charitable/Exempt Organizations, urging caution when considering any potential changes to the current charitable deduction.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-House-Ways-and-Means-Committee-Tax-Reform-Working-Group-on-Education-and-Family-Benefits.aspxComments to the House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Education and Family BenefitsACE and nine higher education associations submitted comments to the House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Education and Family Benefits on several tax provisions that are important to college students and their families.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Hearing-Bill-In-state-Tuition-Rates-Veterans.aspxHouse Holds Hearing on Bill to Grant In-state Tuition Rates for VeteransThe House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing April 10 on numerous pieces of pending and draft veterans legislation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Obama-FY-2014-Budget-Proposes-Changes-to-Federal-Student-Loans-Increases-Research-Funding.aspxObama’s FY 2014 Budget Proposes Changes to Federal Student Loans, Increases Research FundingPresident Obama released his budget proposal for FY 2014 today, which includes among the higher education provisions a proposal to move to a market-based interest rate on all federal student loans. This includes the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans, which are set to double to 6.8 percent July 1 if no action is taken.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Requirements-Imposed-by-the-Violence-Against-Women-Reauthorization-Act.aspxNew Requirements Imposed by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization ActThe Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 7, imposes new obligations on colleges and universities under its Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act provision. This memoradum gives a brief overview of those obligations, which likely will require revision of institutional policy and practice.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Does-Federal-Financial-Aid-Drive-Up-College-Prices.aspxDoes Federal Financial Aid Drive Up College Prices?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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Brief-Strategic-Leadership-Campus-Retirement-Transitions.aspxACE Brief Calls for Strategic Leadership on Campus Retirement TransitionsRetirement Transitions in Higher Education encourages campus leaders to expand their view of traditional retirement, as professors and presidents seek to move from full-time work on campus to an encore career or find new opportunities for involvement with the institution.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Approves-FY-2014-Budget-Proposal.aspxSenate Approves FY 2014 Budget ProposalThe Senate passed its first formal budget proposal in four years early Saturday, a plan which would fully fund Pell Grants and eliminate future shortfalls from the program, among other provisions of interest to higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-in-Support-of-Its-FY-2014-Budget-Resolution.aspxLetter to the Senate in Support of the FY 2014 Budget ResolutionThis letter to the Senate expresses support for the chamber’s FY 2014 budget resolution, which recognizes the central roles of postsecondary education and scientific research in expanding the U.S. economy.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-in-Support-of-the-Final-FY-2013-Continuing-Resolution.aspxLetter to the House in Support of the Final FY 2013 Continuing ResolutionLetter to House members expressing support for the final FY 2013 continuing resolution, which attempts to mitigate the harmful consequences of the sequestration’s across-the-board cuts to student aid and research programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/MEMO-New-Campus-Sexual-Assault-Policies-and-Procedures-Under-Violence-Against-Women-Act.aspxNew Campus Obligations Under Violence Against Women ActACE has prepared a brief memo that reviews new obligations for colleges and universities under the Violence Against Women Act, which are effective March 7, 2014.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Approves-FY-2013-Spending-Bill-Work-Turns-to-FY-2014-Budget.aspxSenate Approves FY 2013 Spending Bill; Both Chambers Turn to FY 2014 BudgetThe Senate voted 73-26 today to approve its version of the FY 2013 spending package (HR. 993) needed to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-the-FY-2014-Budget-Resolution.aspxLetter to the House on the FY 2014 Budget ResolutionLetter outlining the reasons why ACE and the undersigned associations do not support the FY 2014 Budget Resolution passed by the House Budget Committee.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-Requesting-the-Reinstatement-of-the-Military-Tuition-Assistance-Program.aspxRequest to the Defense Department to Reinstate the Military Tuition Assistance ProgramLetter to Defense Secretary Charles T. Hagel to express concern with the decision by the Army, Air Force and Marines to suspend the Tuition Assistance Program in the face of sequestration cuts.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Urges-DoD-to-Restore-Funding-for-Military-Tuition-Assistance.aspxACE Urges DoD to Restore Funding for Military Tuition Assistance ProgramsACE and 12 other higher education associations sent a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today, requesting that he reconsider recent decisions by most branches of the military to suspend their Tuition Assistance (TA) programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-IRS-on-Proposed-Health-Insurance-Coverage-for-Adjunct-Faculty-and-Student-Campus-Employees.aspxComments to the IRS on Proposed Coverage for Adjunct Faculty and Student Campus Employees Under the ACAACE, with the support of nine other higher education associations, submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) March 18 regarding a proposed rule on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The comments address health insurance coverage of adjunct faculty and student campus employees.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-HHS-on-Self-Funded-Student-Health-Insurance-Plans-Under-the-Affordable-Care-Act.aspxComments to HHS on Self-Funded Student Health Insurance Plans Under the ACAComments to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding self-funded student health insurance plans under the ACA.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Supports-UT-Medical-School-Title-VII-Case.aspxACE Supports UT Medical School in Title VII Retaliation Burden of Proof CaseACE has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that will decide what an employee must prove in order to prevail on a claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that his employer retaliated against him.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-to-the-Supreme-Court-UT-Southwestern-Medical-Center-v-Nassar.aspxAmicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. NassarAmicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in a case that will decide what an employee must prove in order to prevail on a claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that his employer retaliated against him.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Army-Marine-Suspend-Tuition-Assistance-Program-Sequestration.aspxSequestration Results in Suspension of Military Tuition Assistance ProgramsThe Army and Marine Corps have announced they are suspending new enrollments in the their Tuition Assistance (TA) programs due to sequestration, the massive cuts to federal discretionary spending that took effect March 1.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Recognizes-Sloan-Foundation,-President-Paul-Joskow-for-Support-of-Academic-WorkLife-Balance-.aspxACE Recognizes Sloan Foundation, President Paul Joskow for Support of Academic Work/Life BalanceACE honored the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and President Paul Joskow for their long-term contributions to higher education on work/life balance, student access and other issues earlier this week at its 95th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Kirwan-Addresses-Social-Equity-and-College-Completion-in-2013-Atwell-Lecture.aspxVIDEO: Kirwan Addresses Social Equity and College Completion in 2013 Atwell LectureWilliam E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, opened ACE’s 95th Annual Meeting yesterday with the Robert H. Atwell Lecture, “The Completion Imperative: Harnessing Change to Meet Our Responsibilities.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Federal-Tax-Provisions-Affecting-Colleges-and-Universities.aspxFederal Tax Provisions Affecting Colleges and UniversitiesThe federal tax code impacts colleges and universities’ missions through provisions affecting aid to students, incentives for charitable giving, tax-exempt financing, unrelated business income, and the R&D tax credit. This brief document, prepared by ACE and the Association of American Universities, gives an overview of these key higher education-related provisions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Business-Higher-Education-Forum-Urges-Congress-to-Avoid-Sequestration-.aspxBusiness-Higher Education Forum Urges Congress to Avoid SequestrationThe members of the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) have appealed to President Obama and congressional leaders to avert sequestration, the across-the-board federal spending cuts set to take effect March 1.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Supports-University-of-Oregon-in-Graduate-Student-Discrimination-Lawsuit.aspxACE Supports University of Oregon in Graduate Student Discrimination LawsuitACE and six other higher education associations have filed an amicus brief in support of the University of Oregon (UO), urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case arising out of a dispute with a former doctoral student who filed a discrimination lawsuit after her dissertation committee fell apart.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-to-the-U-S-Supreme-Court-University-of-Oregon-v-Emeldi.aspxAmicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: University of Oregon v. Monica EmeldiAmicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court filed by ACE and six other higher education associations in support of the University of Oregon in University of Oregon v. Monica Emeldi. The university is asking the Supreme Court to review an appellate court’s ruling that allowed graduate student Monica Emeldi’s Title IX discrimination lawsuit to go forward.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/University-of-New-Hampshire-President-Huddleston-Represents-ACE-at-House-Charitable-Giving-Hearing-.aspxUniversity of New Hampshire President Huddleston Represents ACE at House Charitable Giving HearingUniversity of New Hampshire (UNH) President Mark Huddleston testified on behalf of ACE and 10 other higher education associations yesterday at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on “Tax Reform and Charitable Contributions.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/UNH-President-Testimony-House-Ways-and-Means-Committee.aspxTestimony to the House Ways and Means Committee on the Charitable DeductionUniversity of New Hampshire (UNH) President Mark W. Huddleston’s testimony on behalf of ACE and 10 other higher education associations at a Feb. 14 House Ways and Means Committee hearing on “Tax Reform and Charitable Contributions.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/BUZZ-Obama-SOTU-Higher-Ed.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: President Obama’s State of the Union Address and Higher EducationPresident Obama raised several major higher education issues during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, including college affordability and the need for strong federal backing of research funding.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/CBO-Report-Pell-Grants-Solid-Footing.aspxCBO Report: Pell Grants on Solid FootingThe Congressional Budget Office (CBO) yesterday released detailed estimates on funding for the federal Pell Grant and student loan programs. The estimates represented very good news about the overall health of Pell Grant funding and showed some positive trends in student borrowing.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/The-Likely-Impact-of-Sequestration-on-Higher-Education.aspxThe Likely Impact of Sequestration on Higher EducationA review of the 2013 fiscal cliff deal and its implications for higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Administration-Releases-Proposed-Rules-Self-Funded-Student-Health-Insu.aspxAdministration Releases Proposed Rules on Contraception Coverage at Religious Institutions, Self-Funded Student Health Insurance PlansThe Obama Administration moved forward last week on two regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that impact colleges and universities: Contraceptive coverage at religious institutions—including religiously affiliated colleges—and self-funded student health insurance plans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Issues-Paper-Higher-Education-Under-Sequestration.aspxACE Issues Paper on Higher Education Under SequestrationACE has issued a paper detailing the impact on higher education if Congress cannot agree on a plan to deal with the looming budget sequestration, the massive cuts to discretionary spending scheduled to take effect March 1.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEDNESDAY-BUZZ-Senate-Obama-Immigration-Plans-Touch-on-Higher-Education.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: Senate, Obama Immigration Plans Touch on Higher EducationPresident Obama laid out plans for comprehensive immigration reform in a Las Vegas speech Tuesday afternoon, on the heels of a bipartisan group of eight senators who released a similar proposal on Monday.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Leaders-Call-Action-Attainment.aspxHigher Education Leaders Call for Bold Action on AttainmentIn an open letter released today, leading college and university presidents call upon their colleagues to make retention and completion a critical campus priority to stem the unacceptable loss of human potential represented by the number of students who never make it to graduation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Associations-Comment-DoD-Student-Complaint.aspxHigher Education Associations Comment on Ways to Strengthen Department of Defense Student Complaint FormACE and other higher education associations have submitted comments to the Department of Defense (DoD) about a planned federal complaint system for students receiving federal military and veterans educational benefits.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/American-Taxpayer-Relief-Act-of-2012-Tax-Provisions-Impacting-Higher-Education.aspxAmerican Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012: Tax Provisions Impacting Higher EducationThis document gives a brief summary of the higher education-related tax provisions in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8), signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 2, 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Defense-Department-on-Student-Complaint-Intake-Form-.aspxComments to the Defense Department on Student Complaint Intake FormComments outlining a series of proposed revisions to the draft “Student Complaint Intake Form for Service Members and Their Families.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Fiscal-Cliff-Tax-Incentives-College-Students.aspxFiscal Cliff Bill Contains Tax Incentives for College Students and FamiliesThe fiscal cliff legislation Congress approved on Jan. 1 contains a number of tax provisions that will benefit students and families, along with new limits to the charitable giving deduction that may impact higher education institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-New-Rules-Relating-to-Student-Health-Insurance-Coverage-Under-the-Affordable-Care-Act-.aspxComments on Proposed Rules for Student Health Insurance Coverage Under the Affordable Care ActComments to the Department of Health and Human Services on its proposed rule concerning the application of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) to health insurance market rules and rate review.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-Senate-Committee-Leadership-Substitute-Amendment-HR4057.aspxLetter to Senate Committee Leadership on a Substitute Amendment to H.R. 4057Letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Patty Murray and Ranking Member Richard M. Burr expressing strong support for their substitute amendment to H.R. 4057, the Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/VA-Provides-Post-911-GI-Bill-Benefits-Guidance.aspxVA Provides Guidance to Institutions on Processing Post-9/11 GI Bill BenefitsThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has sent a letter with suggestions for how college and university administrators can assist the VA as the agency works to improve the timely processing of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/DoD-Releases-Revised-Tuition-Assistance-Memo.aspxDoD Releases Revised Tuition Assistance MemoThe Department of Defense (DoD) on Thursday announced the release of the long-awaited memorandum of understanding (MOU) colleges and universities must sign to participate in DoD's Tuition Assistance program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/KH2G-Surpasses-Mark-Donated-Ads.aspxUpdate: KnowHow2GO Surpasses $200 Million Mark in Donated Media SpaceThe national campaign KnowHow2GO (KH2GO) has received $215 million in donated media space for its efforts over nearly six years to encourage students in grades 8–10 to prepare for college.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Issue-Brief-Diversity-Attainment-Gaps.aspxNew Issue Brief Explores African American and Hispanic College Attainment GapsA new issue brief from ACE sheds light on why certain racial and ethnic minorities—specifically African Americans and Hispanics—have lower levels of postsecondary degree attainment. The Education Gap: Understanding African American and Hispanic Attainment Disparities in Higher Education is the first in a series of four briefs on diversity and inclusion issues. The series is generously supported by the GE Foundation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Hears-Workplace-Discrimination-Case.aspxSupreme Court Hears Arguments in Workplace Discrimination Case That Could Impact CampusesThe U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in Vance v. Ball State University, a case that could decide who can be considered a “job supervisor” in a federal workplace discrimination lawsuit.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Groups-Urge-Caution-Charitable-Giving.aspxHigher Education Groups Urge Caution on Charitable Giving DeductionACE and a coalition of higher education associations have sent letters to President Obama and Congress, urging caution when considering changes to the charitable giving tax deduction as part of negotiations to end the so-called fiscal cliff.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Charitable-Giving-Letter-112112.aspxLetter to the President and Congressional Leaders on the Charitable Giving Tax DeductionThis letter urges President Obama and leaders negotiating an end to the so-called fiscal cliff to proceed cautiously when considering changes to the current charitable deduction, which helps generate needed private support for thousands of organizations and institutions, including colleges and universities and the students they serve.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-NSC-Explore-More-Postsecondary-Graduation-Rate.aspxACE, National Student Clearinghouse Explore More Comprehensive Graduation RateA new analysis of postsecondary graduation rates by ACE finds that markedly more students have actually completed or are still pursuing their education than is indicated by the current federal method of reporting graduation rates.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-MCB-on-the-Re-Election-of-President-Barack-Obama.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Re-Election of President Barack ObamaThe American Council on Education congratulates President Barack Obama on his re-election. I join more than 3,000 college and university presidents across the country in wishing him well as he embarks on a second term in January.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/BUZZ-Obama-Wins-Second-Term.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: Obama Wins Second TermAs the higher education community reviews the results of yesterday’s election, there is particular interest in the potential impact on colleges and universities of President Barack Obama’s re-election, a new Congress and state ballot initiatives. Some media reports focused on President Obama’s record on student aid and attainment as well as his administration’s regulatory agenda. ACE President Molly Corbett Broad congratulated the president in a statement.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Files-Brief-with-Supreme-Court-in-Vance-Ball-State.aspxSupreme Court to Hear Case on Definition of Supervisor in Job Bias SuitACE submits amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Ball State University (IN) in a case that could decide who can be considered a “job supervisor” in a federal workplace discrimination lawsuit.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Vance-v-Ball-State.aspxAmicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: Vance v. Ball StateThis brief was submitted in support of Ball State University (IN) by a coalition of higher education associations, including ACE, and firms from the Higher Education Council of the Employment Law Alliance. In Vance v. Ball State, the court is reviewing whether the “supervisor” liability rule established in past decisions applies to all individuals empowered by an employer to assign and supervise work (an expansive definition of the term “supervisor”), or is limited to individuals who both assign and supervise work and can “hire, fire, demote, promote, transfer, or discipline” others.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/College-Board-Reports-Find-Slowdown-in-Growth-of-College-Costs.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: College Board Reports Find Slowdown in Growth of College CostsThis year’s reports from the College Board found a substantial slowdown in sticker prices at four-year public universities, where the average 4.8 percent increase was the smallest rise in more than a decade.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Works-to-Collaborate-With-the-Navy-on-Higher-Education-Pathways-for-Veterans.aspxACE Works to Collaborate With the Navy on Higher Education Pathways for VeteransAfter a meeting earlier this year between ACE President Molly Corbett Broad and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, discussions are ongoing about how the Council can further assist veterans seeking a college degree.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Effort-to-Diversify-U-S--Higher-Education-.aspxACE Launches Effort to Diversify U.S. Higher EducationRecent ACE research shows that while 57 percent of those enrolled in higher education are women, women constitute only 26 percent of college presidents. And while members of racial and ethnic minority groups make up 30 percent of college classrooms, only 13 percent of presidencies are held by these individuals.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Hears-Arguments-in-UT-Admissions-Case.aspxSupreme Court Hears Arguments in UT Admissions CaseThe U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments October 10th in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT), a case involving the constitutionality of the university’s use of race and ethnicity in its admissions process.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Grants-Support-ACE-Fellows-Program.aspxNew Grants Support Leadership Development Work of ACE Fellows ProgramThree leading higher education corporations are providing new financial support for the ACE Fellows Program, which trains future campus leaders.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Work-Life-Balance-Academic-Physicians.aspxMedical Schools Make Strides on Work-Life Balance for Academic PhysiciansACE and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation honor five medical schools today by awarding each a $250,000 grant for excellence in faculty career flexibility. Two additional institutions will receive $25,000 each for promising practices in the field.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Congress-Approves-FY-2013-CR.aspxCongress Approves FY 2013 Funding Bill, Leaves Until After ElectionThe Senate gave final approval on Friday to a temporary spending bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), to keep the government funded at current levels through March 27, 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/BUZZ-Higher-Education-Under-Sequestration.aspxMONDAY BUZZ: Higher Education Under SequestrationThe White House released a report Friday outlining the impact of what is known as “sequestration,” the deep cuts facing most federal programs on Jan. 1 if Congress cannot devise a plan by the end of the year to reduce the deficit. As expected, the effects on higher education would be significant.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Congress-Veterans-Consumer-Bills.aspxCongress Moves Forward on Veterans Consumer Information BillsCongress moved forward this week with legislation designed to provide additional consumer information and protections for veterans using G.I. Bill education benefits.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-G-I-Bill-Consumer-Awareness-Act-.aspxLetter to Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on the G.I. Bill Consumer Awareness ActLetter to Senate Veterans Affairs Chairman Patty Murray and Ranking Member Richard Burr on the G.I. Bill Consumer Awareness Act (S. 2241), which would provide additional consumer information and protections for veterans using G.I. Bill education benefits.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-Improving-Transparency-of-Education-Opportunities-for-Veterans-Act.aspxLetter to House on Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans ActLetter to the House on the Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act (H.R. 4057), which would provide additional consumer information and protections for veterans using G.I. Bill education benefits.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Releases-Memo-on-Campus-Political-Campaign-Activities.aspxACE Releases Memo on Campus Political Campaign ActivitiesWith the 2012 presidential race in full swing, the ACE has reissued its 2011 memo, Political Campaign-Related Activities of and at Colleges and Universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/KnowHow2GO-PSAs-Debut-US-Open.aspxNew College Access KnowHow2GO PSAs to Debut at US OpenThe Ad Council, in partnership with ACE and the U.S. Tennis Association, will debut new TV public service advertisements (PSAs) at the US Open today on behalf of the national KnowHow2GO campaign designed to encourage low-income and first generation students to take the steps necessary to prepare for college. The ads will premiere on TV screens throughout the Arthur Ashe Stadium during the tournament.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Fellows-to-Explore.aspxACE Fellows to Explore Higher Education Planning Process During Visit to DePaul University in ChicagoParticipants in the ACE Fellows Program will visit DePaul University (IL) Aug. 27 to explore how an institution uses its long-term planning process as a tool to meet institutional mission goals.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Supreme-Court-Fisher-v-UT.aspxAmicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: Fisher v. University of TexasAmicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Fisher v. University of Texas, which deals with the university's admissions policy.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Brief-UT-Admissions-Policy.aspxACE Submitting U.S. Supreme Court Brief Supporting University of Texas Admissions PolicyACE today is submitting an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of Texas at Austin (UT), urging the court to reaffirm the constitutionality of the university's use of race and ethnicity in its admissions process.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Testimony-Senate-Finance-Committee-Hearing-Education-Tax-Incentives.aspxTestimony to the Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Education Tax Incentives and Tax ReformACE President Molly Corbett Broad's testimony for the record submitted to the Senate Committee on Finance for the hearing on education tax incentives and tax reform held July 25, 2012.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments2-FCC-USF-Contribution-Methodology.aspxComments to the FCC on Proposed Reform of the USF Contribution MethodologyComments to the Federal Communications Commission on the proposed reform of the Universal Service Fund contribution methodology.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-Congress-Extend-HigherEd-Tax-Incentives.aspxLetter to House and Senate Committees on Extending Higher Education Tax IncentivesLetter to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees urging the extension of all higher education tax incentives.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Expiring-Tax-Incentives.aspxHigher Education Groups Urge Congress to Extend Expiring Tax IncentivesACE today sent a letter to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees, urging Congress to pass extensions of expired and expiring higher education tax incentives.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-NLRB-NYU.aspxAmicus Brief: In Support of New York University in Graduate Student Unionization CaseACE submitted this brief to the National Labor Relations Board as it decides whether to allow private college graduate students to unionize in two cases involving New York University.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/NYU-Grad-Student-Unionization.aspxACE Joins NYU in Arguing Against Graduate Student UnionizationACE filed a brief yesterday with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as it decides whether to allow private college graduate students to unionize, in two cases involving New York University.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Government-Report-Details-Private-Student-Loan-Debt-Risk.aspxFRIDAY BUZZ: Government Report Details Private Student Loan Debt RiskThe Education Department and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report finding that private student loans, which make up $150 billion of the more than $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, are much riskier than federal student loans for both the student and the co-signer. The report, mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, gives an overview of the private student loan market and makes recommendations for reform.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Approves-Funding.aspxHouse Subcommittee Approves Education Funding for FY 2013A House Appropriations Subcommittee today voted 8-6 to approve a $70 billion Education Department (ED) budget for FY 2013 that includes a slight increase to the maximum Pell Grant award.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-FCC-USF-Contribution-Methodolgy.aspxComments to the FCC on Proposed Reform of the USF Contribution MethodologyComments from ACE, EDUCAUSE, AAU, APLU, AASCU, and NACUBO to the Federal Communications Commission on the proposed changes to the Universal Service Fund contribution methodology.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/NLRB-Supreme-Court.aspxACE Asks NLRB to Defer to Supreme Court Decision on Faculty UnionizationIn a brief filed July 6 with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), ACE said the board should adhere to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that faculty members are managerial employees and thus ineligible for collective bargaining.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-NLRB-Point-Park.aspxAmicus Brief: Point Park University v. Newspaper Guild of PittsburghAmicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board in Point Park University v. Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, a case dealing with faculty unionization.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Deadline-Campuses-Serving-Veterans.aspxDeadline Extended for Campuses to Sign VA’s “Principles of Excellence” for Serving Veterans and Service MembersVA has announced the deadline to express intent to comply with the "Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members" has been extended to Aug. 1.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Student-Loan-Interest-Rate-Hike.aspxSubsidized Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Staved Off for at Least One More YearCongress passed legislation Friday to keep the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans from doubling to 6.8 percent, but only after weeks of negotiations and just two days before the increase was due to take effect.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Upholds-ACA.aspxSupreme Court Upholds Affordable Care ActThe Supreme Court yesterday ruled 5-4 that President Obama’s signature overhaul of the nation’s health care system—the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—is constitutional.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Service-Member,-Veterans-Education-Principles-of-Excellence.aspxHigher Education Groups Request Clarification on Service Member, Veterans Education Principles of ExcellenceACE and the National Association of College and University Business Officers NACUBO, along with 11 other higher education associations, have asked the Obama administration to clarify certain provisions in the recent executive order on service member and veterans education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Obama-Admin-Principles-of-Excellence.aspxLetter to Obama Administration on Principles of Excellence for Service Members, Veterans EducationACE and NACUBO request clarification on President Obama's April 2012 Executive Order on "Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Ohio-State-Student-Records-Case.aspxSupreme Court of Ohio Rules in Favor of Ohio State in Student Records CaseThe Supreme Court of Ohio issued a ruling yesterday in favor of The Ohio State University in its quest to protect student privacy in dealing with a request for information from ESPN.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/UMN-Student-Discipline-Case.aspxMinnesota Supreme Court Rules in Favor of University of Minnesota in Student Discipline CaseThe Minnesota Supreme Court today upheld a lower court decision in favor of the University of Minnesota in the case Tatro v. the University of Minnesota, which dealt with the university’s right to enforce academic codes of conduct and professional ethics.