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.eduSun, 21 Oct 2018 20:12:54 ZACE 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/Todays-Top-Higher-Education-News.aspxHEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education NewsSouthern New Hampshire acquired LRNG—a Chicago-based nonprofit that helps young people find job opportunities—and plans to launch physical community-based learning spaces where students aged 14 to 24 can study toward free or low-cost credentials . . . The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at the first few days of the Harvard trial . . . The University of Pittsburgh will pilot a “pay-it-forward” financial aid program that offers to help students pay down their student debt and asks them in return to contribute to a fund that will finance the same debt-relief scholarships for future students in the program . . . President of Wayne County Community College District’s Eastern Campus Mawine G. Diggs is Liberia’s newly appointed director general of the National Commission on Higher Education . . . The Dallas Morning News reports the graduation rate for Texas Hispanic students has climbed steadily even as their enrollment has more than doubled.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/How-Far-Can-the-ACE-Fellows-Program-Take-You.aspxDon't Miss Your Chance for the 2019-20 Class of FellowsApply, nominate, or become a mentor now for the 2019-20 ACE Class of Fellows before the Nov. 2 deadline. This unique program condenses years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year to prepare senior leaders to serve American colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-NASFAA-Ask-Education-Department-to-Reimburse-Institutions-for-Perkins-Loan-Forgiveness-Costs.aspxACE, NASFAA Ask Education Department to Reimburse Institutions for Perkins Loan Forgiveness CostsSome students who received a Perkins loan can have their debt cancelled, but for the past eight years, the burden of covering the cost has fallen solely to colleges and universities with no assistance from the Department of Education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-and-NAFSAA-Follow-Up-Letter-to-Department-of-Ed-on-Perkins-Loan-Cancellations.aspxACE and NAFSAA Followup Letter to Department of Education on Reimbursement for Perkins Loan Cancellations​ACE and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NAFSAA) submitted this letter to the Department of Education following up on their July 11 letter regarding the department’s failure to reimburse colleges and universities that have cancelled student loan debts under the Federal Perkins Loan Program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Political-Campaign-Related-Activities-of-and-at-Colleges-and-Universities.aspxIssue Brief: Political Campaign-Related Activities of and at Colleges and UniversitiesThis guide is designed to educate campus administrators, faculty, and staff on community members’ involvement in elections, such as hosting an event or volunteering for a campaign, and gives concrete examples of what is and is not likely to be acceptable practice.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ED-Delays-Final-Regulations-on-Borrower-Defense-Gainful-Employment.aspxED Delays Final Regulations on Borrower Defense, Gainful EmploymentThe Department of Education will miss a key deadline this fall to release final regulations to replace the borrower defense and gainful employment rules implemented by the Obama administration.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Approves-FY-2019-Spending-Measure-That-Increases-Funding-for-Student-Aid-and-Research.aspxHouse Approves FY 2019 Spending Measure That Increases Funding for Student Aid and ResearchACE President Ted Mitchell said that in the long term, very few steps are as likely to boost America’s economic growth and social progress more than investing in human capital and cutting-edge research.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-Congressional-Spending-Bills.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Congressional Spending BillsWith today’s vote by the House, the 115th Congress has completed a remarkable two-year run of significantly increasing spending on student aid and biomedical research.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Community-Letter-to-House-on-HR-6157-FY-2019-Appropriations.aspxLetter to the House on the FY 2019 Department of Defense and Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill​ACE and 16 other higher education associations sent this letter to the House of Representatives to express strong support for the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2019, particularly the funding for student aid and research included in the bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-in-Support-of-Colorado-Mountain-College-Initiative-to-Boost-Dreamers-Access.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell in Support of Colorado Mountain College Initiative to Boost Dreamers’ Access to Higher EducationThe initiative by Colorado Mountain College to create income sharing agreements for Dreamers, who are not eligible for federal student fina​ncial aid, is one more example of the many ways through which U.S. higher education institutions are trying to meet the needs of Dreamers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Fees-for-Student-and-Exchange-Visitor-Program-Set-to-Increase.aspxFees for Student and Exchange Visitor Program Set to IncreaseThe proposal to increase programs fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program may have a negative impact on international students, scholars, and higher education institutions, according to ACE and 14 other higher education associations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Spending-Package-for-FY-2019-Includes-Boosts-for-Pell-Grants-NIH-Career-and-Technical-Education.aspxSpending Package for FY 2019 Includes Boosts for Pell Grants, NIH, Career and Technical EducationCongress has reached an agreement on an appropriations package for FY 2019 that includes a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award and a $2 billion boost in funding for the National Institutes of Health, among other priorities for higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Department-of-Homeland-Security-Regarding-Proposed-Increase-for-Visa-Fees.aspxComments on the Department of Homeland Security's Proposed Increase for Visa Fees​ACE and 14 other higher education associations sent comments to the Department of Homeland Security regarding the proposed increase to program fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which effects visiting students and scholars on F, J, and M visas.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Department-of-Education-on-Gainful-Employment.aspxComments to Department of Education on Gainful Employment RegulationsACE and 21 other higher education groups sent comments Sept. 13 to the Department of Education regarding the department's proposal to rescind existing gainful employment regulations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Ask-Education-Department-Not-to-Eliminate-Gainful-Employment-Regulations.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Ask Education Department Not to Eliminate Gainful Employment RegulationsEliminating the gainful employment rule without a replacement will leave a significant gap that will hurt students and direct $4.5 billion in Pell Grants to poorly performing programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Ed-Groups-Proposed-Borrower-Defense-Rules-Would-Make-Submitting-a-Successful-Claim-Functionally-Impossible.aspxACE, Higher Ed Groups: Proposed Borrower Defense Rules Would Make Submitting a Successful Claim “Functionally Impossible”ACE and 20 other higher education associations submitted comments to the Department of Education on the new draft rule for “borrower defense to repayment,” which it has proposed as a substitute for the Obama-era regulation it blocked last year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Calls-on-Senate-to-Ask-Kavanaugh-About-Race-conscious-College-Admissions-Policies.aspxACE Calls on Senate to Ask Kavanaugh About Race-conscious Admissions PoliciesAs the Senate Judiciary Committee began its consideration of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, ACE President Ted Mitchell called on the committee to query the nominee about his views on the issue.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Letter-to-Judiciary-Committee-Regarding-Consideration-of-Judge-Kavanaugh.aspxLetter to Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court​ACE submitted this letter to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary regarding the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to serve as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Department-of-Education-About-the-Proposed-Borrower-Defense-Rule.aspxComments to Department of Education on Proposed Borrower Defense RuleACE, along with 20 other higher education associations, submitted a community comment letter on the Department of Education’s proposed Borrower Defense rule.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-on-Net-Neutrality-for-Mozilla-v-FCC.aspxAmicus Brief: Mozilla Corporation v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of AmericaACE filed an amicus brief Aug. 27 in support of the petitioner Mozilla Corporation in the case Mozilla Corporation v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America on the issue of net neutrality.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Submit-Brief-in-Support-of-Restoring-Net-Neutrality-Rules.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Submit Brief in Support of Restoring Net Neutrality RulesACE and 19 other higher education associations submitted a brief Aug. 27 to the Federal Communications Commission in a case that seeks to reverse the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Fellows-Kick-Off-a-Year-of-Work-at-Opening-Retreat.aspxFellows Kick Off a Year of Work at Opening RetreatIn Richmond last week on the historic public research campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, the 2018-19 class of the ACE Fellows gathered for their Opening Retreat.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Calls-for-the-Release-of-Princeton-Graduate-Student-Xiyue-Wang.aspxACE Calls for the Release of Princeton Graduate Student Xiyue WangXiyue Wang was detained two years ago and unjustly imprisoned in Tehran while in Iran solely for the purpose of studying Farsi and doing scholarly research in connection with his dissertation on 19th and early 20th century Eurasian historyhttp://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-on-the-Second-Anniversary-of-the-Imprisonment-of-Xiyue-Wang.aspxStatement by ACE on the Second Anniversary of the Imprisonment of Xiyue WangTwo years ago, Xiyue Wang, a Princeton University graduate student, was detained and unjustly imprisoned in Tehran while in Iran solely for the purpose of studying Farsi and doing scholarly research in connection with his dissertation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Veterans-Affairs-on-Proposed-Changes-to-Implementation-of-the-Forever-GI-Bill.aspxLetter to Veterans Affairs on Proposed Changes to Implementation of the Forever GI BillACE, along with five other higher education associations, submitted this letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding proposed changes to the implementation of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the Forever GI Bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Submit-Brief-in-Support-of-Harvard-Admissions-Model.aspxACE, Other Higher Education Groups Submit Brief Opposing Challenge to "Harvard Model" of AdmissionsACE and 36 other higher education groups have submitted an amicus brief opposing the challenge to the “Harvard model” of holistic admissions review and the use of race as one factor in reviewing applicants.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Students-for-Fair-Admissions-v-President-and-Fellows-of-Harvard-College.aspxAmicus Brief: Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., v. HarvardACE and 36 other higher education organizations submitted this amicus brief to the U.S. District Court in Boston in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., v. Harvard. The brief highlights ACE’s support of the “Harvard model” of holistic admissions review and, in particular, the use of race as one factor in reviewing applicants to achieve the goal of a talented, diverse incoming class.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Democrats-Unveil-Higher-Education-Reauthorization-Bill.aspxHouse Democrats Unveil Higher Education Act Reauthorization BillHouse Democrats have introduced their own plan to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the sweeping law governing federal financial aid and other programs that support higher education in the United States.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Forever-GI-Bill-Set-to-Go-Into-Effect-in-August.aspxForever GI Bill Set to Go Into Effect in AugustProvisions of the Forever GI Bill are scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1, as the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to work on systems and procedures that will help student veterans and campuses access the new benefits for the fall semester.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-and-NAFSAA-Letter-to-Department-of-Ed-on-Perkins-Loan-Cancellations.aspxACE and NAFSAA Letter to Department of Education on Reimbursement for Perkins Loan CancellationsACE and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NAFSAA) sent this letter to the Department of Education regarding its failure to reimburse colleges and universities that have cancelled loans made under the Federal Perkins Loan Program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Education-Department-Reverses-Obama-era-Guidance-on-Diversity-in-Admissions.aspxEducation Department Reverses Obama-era Guidance on Diversity in AdmissionsThe Trump administration has rescinded a number of Obama-era guidance documents that outlined how colleges can consider race as a factor in admissions, a move ACE President Ted Mitchell said sent “precisely the wrong message to institutions that are committed to following four decades of Supreme Court precedent.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-Trump-Administration-Decision-to-Rescind-Guidelines-on-Race-in-College-Admission.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Trump Administration Decision to Rescind Guidelines on Race in College AdmissionsThe Trump administration has announced that it will rescind guidelines on race in college admissions. The move revokes Obama-era guidance about how universities can consider race in their efforts to construct inclusive campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Upholds-Trump-Travel-Ban.aspxSupreme Court Upholds Trump Travel BanThe U.S. Supreme Court has upheld President Trump’s travel ban in a 5-4 vote, ruling that the Sept. 24, 2017, proclamation is within the president’s constitutional authority.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-the-US-Supreme-Court-Travel-Ban-Ruling.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the U.S. Supreme Court's Travel Ban RulingIn the current climate of harsh rhetoric on immigration, the travel ban contributes to the perception that this country is no longer a welcoming place for study and research by the world’s best and brightest international scholars and students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/As-House-Bills-Fail-Immigration-Issues-Remain.aspxAs House Bills Falter, Immigration Issues Remain​House leaders have decided to delay a vote on a compromise immigration bill, H.R. 6136, as party divisions—and commentary from President Trump—continue.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-DACA-Letter.aspxLetter Urging a Permanent Solution for DACA in House Immigration LegislationACE, along with nine other higher education associations, sent a letter June 20 to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, expressing appreciation for efforts made in the House to provide a legislative solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Homeland-Security-Secretary-Nielsen-on-Family-Separation.aspxLetter to Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen on Immigrant Family SeparationACE President Ted Mitchell sent a letter June 20, 2018 to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to oppose the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents when families are apprehended at the border.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Building-the-Foundations-for-the-2018-19-ACE-Fellows-Class.aspxBuilding the Foundations for the 2018-19 ACE Fellows ClassLast week in Washington, DC, the 2018-19 class of the ACE Fellows Program met for orientation. The cohort members began building relationships that will sustain them throughout the year and laid foundations to maximize their learning.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-USCIS-on-Unlawful-Presence-for-F-J-and-M-Nonimmigrants.aspxComments to USCIS on Memo Concerning the Accrual of Unlawful Presence for F, J, and M Nonimmigrants​ACE joined six other higher education associations in submitting comments on a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy memorandum concerning the “Accrual of Unlawful Presence for F, J, and M Nonimmigrants.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Hearing-Looks-at-International-Student-Visas-and-National-Security.aspxSenate Hearing Looks at International Student Visas and National SecurityThe Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration held a hearing June 6 on "Student Visa Integrity: Protecting Educational Opportunity and National Security.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comparison-of-the-REDUCE-Acts-of-2017-and-2018.aspxComparison of the REDUCE Acts of 2017 and 2018A chart comparing the provisions of the Reducing Excessive Debt and Unfair Costs of Education (REDUCE) Act of 2018 with those of the draft REDUCE Act of 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Joint-Statement-to-Senate-Judiciary-Committee-Regarding-Student-Visa-Integrity-Hearing.aspxJoint Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee for Student Visa Integrity HearingACE, together with the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities, and the Council on Governmental Relations sent a joint statement June 6 to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, regarding the “Student Visa Integrity: Protecting Educational Opportunity and National Security” hearing.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Summary-of-2018-REDUCE-Act.aspxSummary of 2018 REDUCE ActSummary of the Reducing Excessive Debt and Unfair Costs of Education (REDUCE) Act of 2018, legislation intended to encourage college affordability and increase transparency, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 22, 2018.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Outlines-Federal-Student-Aid-Funding-Priorities-for-Upcoming-Fiscal-Year.aspxACE President Outlines Federal Student Aid Funding Priorities for Upcoming Fiscal YearIn testimony submitted to a Senate appropriations subcommittee Friday, ACE President Ted Mitchell urged members to continue their bipartisan support of federal student aid programs as they work on the appropriations bill for FY 2019.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Testimony-Submitted-to-U-S-Senate-Committee-on-Appropriations-Subcommittee-on-Labor-Health-and-Human-Services-Education.aspxTestimony Submitted to Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and EducationTestimony by ACE President Ted Mitchell about the importance of funding for the federal student aid and postsecondary education programs at the U.S. Department of Education, submitted to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Support-House-Immigration-Vote.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Support House Immigration VoteACE, along with 33 other associations, sent a letter May 24 to Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) in support of H. Res. 774, which would tee up a vote in the House on four immigration bills, several of which include a long-term fix for Dreamers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/NACUBO-and-ACE-Issue-Update-on-Global-Music-Rights-Negotiations.aspxNACUBO and ACE Issue Update on Global Music Rights NegotiationsNACUBO and ACE issued this statement on their collaboration to develop model agreements with performance-rights organizations (PROs) that NACUBO and ACE members and the PROs may use to facilitate the negotiation of blanket performance rights licenses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-Reports-of-Chinese-Student-Visa-Restrictions.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Reports of Chinese Student Visa RestrictionsWhile apparently aimed at Chinese students in certain STEM fields, this new policy would have a chilling effect on our ability to attract international students from all countries.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Trump-Administration-Reportedly-to-Set-Limits-on-Some-Chinese-Visas.aspxTrump Administration Reportedly to Set Limits on Some Chinese VisasThe Trump administration reportedly is set to place new limits on Chinese visa applications beginning June 11, a State Department official said Tuesday, a move that could impact both Chinese students and scholars as well as international students from across the globe.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Rep-Denham-et-al-on-Queen-of-the-Hill-Resolution.aspxLetter to Rep. Jeff Denham and Other Representatives in Support of the "Queen of the Hill" Immigration Bill ResolutionACE and 33 other higher education associations sent a letter May 24 to Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) and other representatives who supported House Resolution 774, thanking them for taking action to provide a permanent solution for Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals recipients.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Comment-on-Proposal-to-Increase-Social-Media-Scrutiny-of-Visa-Applicants.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Comment on Proposal to Increase Social Media Scrutiny of Visa ApplicantsACE and 12 other higher education associations submitted comments this week to the State Department in response to a proposal to require all U.S. nonimmigrant visa applicants to submit their social media usernames and previous email addresses, phone numbers, and international travel.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-State-Department-on-Social-Media-Proposal-for-Nonimmigrant-Visas.aspxComments to State Department on Social Media Proposal for Nonimmigrant Visas​ACE and 12 other higher education associations submitted comments May 14 to the U.S. Department of State in response to the Notice of Proposed Information Collection, Docket No. DOS-2108-0002, issued in the March 30 Federal Register, concerning proposed changes to the application for nonimmigrant visas.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Urge-Congress-to-Protect-Student-Aid-From-Rescission.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Urge Congress to Protect Student Aid From RescissionThe White House is expected to submit a formal request to Congress this week to cut up to $15 billion in existing federal spending.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Groups-Comment-on-New-NSF-Harassment-Reporting-Requirements.aspxHigher Education Groups Comment on New NSF Harassment Reporting RequirementsSeven higher education associations, including ACE, submitted comments to the National Science Foundation May 4 in response to a notice in the March 5 Federal Register proposing new reporting requirements on sexual assault and harassment for NSF grantees.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-NSF-on-Sexual-Harassment-Reporting-Requirements.aspxComments to NSF on Sexual Harassment Reporting RequirementsACE, together with six other higher education associations, submitted comments May 4 to the National Science Foundation in response to a Federal Register notice entitled “Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Congress-on-Student-Aid-and-FY-2018-Rescission.aspxLetter to Congress on Possible FY2018 Budget Rescission and the Impact on Student Aid​​ACE and 34 other higher education associations sent this letter to Congress to express their concerns regarding how proposals to make rescissions to non-defense spending in the FY 2018 budget may affect students and higher education institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Office-of-Management-and-Budget-on-FY-2018-Rescission.aspxLetter to the Office of Management and Budget on Possible FY2018 Budget Rescission and the Impact on Student AidACE and 34 other higher education associations sent this letter to Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to express their concerns regarding how proposals to make rescissions to non-defense spending in the FY 2018 budget may affect students and higher education institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Express-Concerns-Over-Elimination-of-FBI-Higher-Education-Board.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Express Concerns Over Elimination of FBI Higher Education BoardACE and 14 other higher education associations sent a letter April 24 to the FBI asking the agency to convene a group of higher education representatives and key national security agencies to discuss security concerns.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Jeff-Denham-of-House-of-Representatives-on-DACA-Resolution.aspxLetter to Jeff Denham of House of Representatives on DACA ResolutionACE sent a letter April 24 to Congressman Jeff Denham of the House of Representatives to commend efforts to bring bipartisan bills providing a permanent solution for Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals recipients to the House floor, including those as part of House Resolution 774.​http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Hears-Arguments-in-Trump-Travel-Ban-Case.aspxSupreme Court Hears Arguments in Trump Travel Ban CaseThe case, Trump v. Hawaii, examines President Trump's third attempt to ban refugees and immigrants from several majority-Muslim countries.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-FBI-on-the-National-Security-Higher-Education-Advisory-Board.aspxLetter to FBI on the National Security Higher Education Advisory BoardACE and 14 other higher education associations sent this letter to the FBI expressing concern that the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board has been disbanded and calling for the establishment of a similar forum where security issues that intersect with higher education​ can be discussed.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Labor-Department-Fact-Sheet-Addresses-Questions-About-Campus-Overtime-Pay.aspxLabor Department Fact Sheet Addresses Questions About Campus Overtime PayThe Department of Labor has issued a fact sheet on "Higher Education Institutions and Overtime Pay Under the Fair Labor Standards Act" to clarify some key issues about exemptions to federal overtime pay requirements for campus employment.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Homeland-Security-on-Processing-DACA-Renewals-in-Timely-Manner.aspxLetter to the Department of Homeland Security on Processing DACA RenewalsACE and 36 other higher education associations sent this letter to the Department of Homeland Security April 13 advocating for timely processing of all DACA renewal applications.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-on-403b-Retirement-Plans-for-Sweda-v-University-of-Pennsylvania.aspxAmicus Brief: Sweda v. University of Pennsylvania​ACE and seven other associations filed an amicus brief April 12 in the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in the case Jennifer Sweda et al. v. The University of Pennsylvania on the topic of 403(b) retirement plans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Community-Statement-on-House-Science-Space-and-Technology-Committee-Hearing.aspxCommunity Statement on House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Hearing on International Academic Exchanges​ACE, together with the Association of American Univerisities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Council on Governemental Relations, issued a joint statement April 11, 2018, for the House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Research and Technology hearing, "Scholars or Spies: Foreign Plots Targeting America's Research and Developments.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Say-Third-Travel-Ban-Threatens-Colleges-Ability-to-Attract-International-Students-Scholars.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Say the Trump Administration’s Third Travel Ban Threatens Colleges’ Ability to Attract International Students, ScholarsACE and 32 other higher education associations submitted an amicus brief today to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case examining President Trump's third attempt to ban refugees and immigrants from several majority-Muslim countries.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-to-the-Supreme-Court-Trump-v-Hawaii.aspxAmicus Brief to the Supreme Court: Trump v. HawaiiACE and 32 other higher education associations submitted this amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case examining President Trump's third travel ban, issued in September 2017 via Presidential Proclamation 9645, which places restrictions of vary degrees on entry to the United States from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Thank-You-Letter-to-House-on-FY-2018-Appropriations.aspxLetter of Appreciation to the House for Passing the FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill​ACE sent this letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies thanking members for their support for student aid and research in the FY 2018 omnibus spending bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Thank-You-Letter-to-Senate-on-FY-2018-Appropriations.aspxLetter of Appreciation to the Senate for Passing the FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations BillACE sent this letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies thanking members for their support for student aid and research in the FY 2018 omnibus spending bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Community-News-Release-Urging-Congress-to-Pass-Marrakesh-Treaty.aspxJoint Statement Urging Congress to Pass the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act​ACE and a group of other associations issued a joint statement on March 23 in support of the bipartisan Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559) and urging Congress to pass it swiftly. The bill would ratify and implement the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled​.​​​​​​http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/FY2018-Omnibus-Funding-Chart.aspxFY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill: Student Aid and ResearchProvisions and funding levels for student aid and scientific research in the Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the FY 2018 omnibus spending bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Groups-Urge-Congress-to-Pass-Bill-to-Ease-Access-to-Print-Materials-for-the-Visually-Impaired.aspxHigher Education Groups Urge Congress to Pass Bill to Ease Access to Print Materials for the Visually ImpairedThe bill would ratify and implement the Marrakesh Treaty, which has been ratified by 35 other countries and entered into force on Sept. 30, 2016.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/President-Signs-Omnibus-Spending-Bill-Boosting-Funds-for-Student-Aid-Research.aspxPresident Signs Omnibus Spending Bill Boosting Funds for Student Aid, ResearchThe bill, which covers the remainder of FY 2018, increases overall spending for the Department of Education by $3.9 billion and is being widely characterized as a repudiation of President Trump’s priorities outlined in his budget request.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Congress-on-FY-2018-Omnibus.aspxLetter to Congress in Support of the FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill​Letter to congressional leaders stating our appreciation for the commitment to student aid and scientific research demonstrated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act, also known as the FY 2018 omnibus spending bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-45-Emerging-Higher-Education-Leaders-to-ACE-Fellows-Program.aspxACE Names 45 Emerging Higher Education Leaders to ACE Fellows ProgramACE has selected 45 emerging college and university leaders for the 2018-19 class of the ACE Fellows Program, the longest-running leadership development program in the United States.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Renu-Khator-Named-Winner-of-ACE-Council-of-Fellows-Fidelity-Investments-Mentor-Award.aspxRenu Khator Named Winner of ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor AwardACE today awarded Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of the University of Houston, with the 2018 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award during the opening plenary of ACE2018.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-HELP-Committee-on-Higher-Education-Act.aspxLetter to the Senate HELP Committee on Priorities for Reauthorizing the Higher Education ActIn response to a call for comments by the Senate HELP committee on February 13 regarding the Higher Education Act reauthorization, ACE and 47 other higher education assocations submitted a letter listing 7 pinciples that represent broad goals of the higher education community for reauthorization.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-House-on-PROSPER-Act.aspxLetter to Reps. Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi on PROSPER ActLetter from ACE and 38 other higher education associations to Reps. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act (PROSPER).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Sens-McConnell-and-Schumer-on-Bipartisan-DACA-Legislation.aspxLetter to Sens. McConnell and Schumer on Bipartisan DACA LegislationACE and 22 other higher education associations sent a letter to Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) in support of bipartisan legislation being considered in the Senate that would grant legal status to 1.8 million Dreamers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-the-Senates-Failure-to-Pass-Legislation-Protecting-Dreamers.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Senate’s Failure to Pass Legislation Protecting DreamersWe urge congressional leaders in both chambers: Come back to the table, do not allow extraneous issues to hold Dreamers hostage to a political face-off, and redouble your efforts to reach a bipartisan compromise.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Appropriations-Committee-Leaders-on-Student-Aid-and-Research-Funding-for-FY-2018.aspxLetter to Appropriations Committee Leaders on Student Aid and Research Funding for FY 2018Letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, asking them to prioritize student aid and research funding as they write the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill for FY 2018.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Trump-Budget-Request-for-FY-2019-Slashes-Spending-on-Student-Aid-Research.aspxTrump Budget Request for FY 2019 Slashes Spending on Student Aid, ResearchThe $4.4 trillion plan, which includes his long-awaited infrastructure plan and funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, cuts entitlement programs by $1.7 trillion, including federal student aid programs and research funding.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Department-of-Education-on-State-Authorization-Concern.aspxLetter to Department of Education on State Authorization RuleAC​E sent this letter Feb. 6 to the Department of Education outlining concerns expressed by colleges and universities regarding the state authorization regulations set to go into effect July 1, 2018.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Associations-Urge-Congress-to-Act-Now-to-Find-Bipartisan-Solution-to-Protect-Dreamers.aspxACE, Higher Education Associations Urge Congress to Act Now to Find Bipartisan Solution to Protect DreamersACE and 18 other higher education associations today sent a letter to congressional leaders urging lawmakers to move swiftly to pass bipartisan legislation offering permanent protections to Dreamers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Congressional-Leaders-on-the-Deferred-Action-for-Childhood-Arrivals-Deadline.aspxLetter to Congressional Leaders on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DeadlineAs Congress faces a deadline this week to pass funding legislation and keep the government open, ACE and 18 other associations are urging lawmakers to also adopt legislation providing permanent legal status for DACA registrants and Dreamers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Senate-HELP-Committee-on-the-Bennett-Hypothesis.aspxLetter to the Senate HELP Committee on the Bennett HypothesisACE President Ted Mitchell addresses claims that federal student aid is responsible for tuition increases, a theory known as the Bennett Hypothesis. This concept has been rigorously explored and the available research does not support it.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Student-Aid-Alliance-Letter-on-Funding-Student-Aid-Programs-in-FY-2018.aspxStudent Aid Alliance Letter on Funding Student Aid Programs in FY 2018Letter from the Student Aid Alliance to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, urging them to address the need for additional funding for federal student financial aid programs in the upcoming FY 2018 spending bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Dreamers-Issue-Front-and-Center-During-State-of-Union-Address.aspxDreamers Issue Front and Center During State of Union AddressPresident Trump advocated for legal status and a 12-year pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers in exchange for $25 billion for a border wall with Mexico and sweeping changes to current visa programs, including limits on family reunification visas.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Act-Resource-Page-Helps-Members-Others-Contact-House-About-PROSPER-Act.aspxHigher Education Act Resource Page Helps Members, Others Contact House About PROSPER ActBoth the House and Senate have begun work on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA), the nation's main law governing postsecondary education. To help with advocacy on these efforts, ACE has launched a resource page that includes information about the process along with links to contact Congress.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Votes-to-End-Government-Shutdown;-Senate-Democrats-Secure-Commitment-to-Address-DACA-Dreamers.aspxAgreement Reached to End Government Shutdown; Senate Democrats Secure Commitment to Address DACA, DreamersSenate Democrats joined Republicans Monday to clear the way for the passage of a short-term spending bill to fund the government through Feb. 8 in exchange for a commitment to find a legislative solution for the young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-Ending-the-Federal-Shutdown-Commitment-to-Address-Dreamers.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Ending the Federal Shutdown, Commitment to Address DreamersIn particular, we are gratified that the agreement to pass a temporary funding measure includes a commitment to bring the issue of the DACA policy and Dreamers to the floor.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-About-Bipartisan-Congressional-Efforts-to-Protect-Dreamers.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell About Bipartisan Congressional Efforts to Protect DreamersWe strongly support the bipartisan efforts of a number of members of Congress, including Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), to forge a long-term legislative solution to permanently protect hundreds of thousands of Dreamers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Status-of-Dreamers-Remains-in-Limbo-as-Talks-Continue-in-Congress.aspxStatus of Dreamers Remains in Limbo as Talks Continue in CongressBipartisan talks in both the House and Senate continue to look for a legislative solution to protect Dreamers, young people brought illegally to the United States as children.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-in-Support-of-Purdue-Universitys-Acquisition-of-Kaplan-University.aspxLetter in Support of Purdue University's Acquisition of Kaplan UniversityLetter from ACE President Ted Mitchell to the Higher Learning Commission in support of Purdue University’s proposal to acquire Kaplan University and create and operate NewU.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Protecting-Dreamers-at-Center-of-Federal-Spending-Negotiations.aspxProtecting Dreamers at Center of Federal Spending NegotiationsThe fate of hundreds of thousands of young people known as Dreamers remains in limbo as congressional leaders and President Trump negotiate a final FY 2018 spending bill and try to avert a government shutdown.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-President-Trump-About-Xiyue-Wang.aspxACE Letter to President Trump About Xiyue WangACE President Ted Mitchell sent this letter to President Trump on Thursday urging an appeal to Iran to free Xiyue Wang, a Princeton University graduate student jailed there while conducting academic research. ACE and 32 other higher education organizations issued a statement earlier this year urging that he be safely released and allowed to return home to reunite with his wife and young son and to complete his degree.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-the-Need-for-Congress-to-Act-to-Protect-Dreamers.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Need for Congress to Act to Protect DreamersStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the need for Congress to act to protect Dreamers, the group of young people brought to the United States as children and raised as Americans but living under threat of deportation. If a solution is not reached this week, Mitchell urges Congress to move swiftly to adopt a long-term solution for Dreamers as lawmakers work to finalize the FY 2018 appropriations process in January.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Congress-Expected-to-Vote-This-Week-on-Tax-Bill-with-Negative-Implications-for-Higher-Education.aspxCongress Expected to Vote This Week on Tax Bill with Negative Implications for Higher EducationCongress is poised to take final votes this week on the version of a sweeping tax bill released late Friday by a House-Senate Conference Committee that contains a number of provisions harmful to students and their families and the higher education institutions that serve them.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/FCC-Repeals-Net-Neutrality-Rules.aspxFCC Repeals Net Neutrality RulesThe FCC) has approved a proposal to repeal its net neutrality rules, which uphold the principle that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Associations-Letter-of-Thanks-to-Representatives-Calling-for-DACA-Fix.aspxHigher Education Associations' Letter of Thanks to Representatives Calling for DACA FixLetter from ACE and 36 other higher education associations thanking House leaders who signed on to a Dec. 5 letter to Speaker Ryan asking that Congress pass a permanent legislative solution for DACA recipients before the end of the year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-the-House-Senate-Conference-Committee-Tax-Bill.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the House-Senate Conference Committee Tax BillThe bill recognizes the importance of benefits that help millions of middle- and lower-income students and families, but some provisions will still make a higher education more expensive and undermine the financial stability of institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Committee-Approves-Higher-Education-Act-Reauthorization-Bill.aspxHouse Committee Approves Higher Education Act Reauthorization BillThe Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act now goes to the full House for consideration.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Higher-Education-Groups-HEA-Bill-Being-Rushed-Through-Committee-Without-Clear-Understanding-of-Consequences.aspxACE, Other Higher Education Groups: HEA Bill Being Rushed Through Committee Without Clear Understanding of ConsequencesACE and 36 other higher education associations sent a letter today to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce as it begins the process of reauthorizing the primary federal law governing higher education, last updated in 2008.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-Education-and-the-Workforce-Committee-in-Advance-of-the-HEA-Bill-Markup.aspxLetter to the House Education and the Workforce Committee in Advance of the HEA Bill MarkupACE and 36 other higher education associations sent a letter today to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce as it begins the process of reauthorizing the primary federal law governing higher education, last updated in 2008.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Community-Expresses-Concerns-About-Tax-Bill-to-House-Senate-Conference-Committee.aspxHigher Education Community Expresses Concerns About Tax Bill to House-Senate Conference CommitteeACE today sent a letter​ to the House-Senate conference committee negotiating a final bill that reiterates the higher education community's concerns with the bills approved by both chambers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Tax-Bill-Conference-Committee-Letter.aspxLetter to Congress As Conference Committee Begins Negotiations on Final Tax BillACE and nearly 50 other higher education associations sent this letter to the Congressional tax reform conference committee ahead of its first meeting to produce unified legislation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Summary-of-House-Prosper-Act.aspxSummary of the House Higher Education Act Reauthorization BillACE summary of the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, introduced in the House of Representatives on Dec. 1, 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Education-Committee-Releases-Higher-Education-Act-Reauthorization-Bill.aspxHouse Committee Releases Higher Education Act Reauthorization BillThe House Committee on Education and the Workforce has released a comprehensive bill to reauthorize the HEA, last renewed in 2008. ​The legislation includes some positive proposals but could negatively impact students and college affordability.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Passes-Tax-Bill-Impact-on-Higher-Education-in-Final-Bill-Could-Still-Be-Substantial.aspxSenate Passes Tax Bill; Final Legislation’s Impact on Higher Education Could Still Be SubstantialThe Senate on Saturday approved its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill ACE President Ted Mitchell called “a significant improvement over the measure passed by the House” but still problematic for higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-Passage-of-Senate-Tax-Bill.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Passage of Senate Tax BillThe Senate has approved its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a measure ACE President Ted Mitchell called “a significant improvement over the measure passed by the House” but still problematic for higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-the-House-Republican-Higher-Education-Act-Reauthorization-Bill-.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the House Republican Higher Education Act Reauthorization BillStatement on the comprehensive bill released by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), last renewed in 2008.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Urges-Senate-to-Reconsider-Approach-to-Higher-Education-in-Tax-Bill.aspxACE Urges Senate to Reconsider Approach to Higher Education in Tax BillThe Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday advanced the chamber's version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), with two key Republicans voting for the measure after previously expressing concerns.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-in-Advance-of-the-Floor-Vote-on-the-Tax-Cuts-and-Jobs-Act.aspxLetter to the Senate in Advance of the Floor Vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs ActLetter expressing continued strong opposition to the provisions in the Senate bill that will make college more expensive and erode the financial stability of public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-on-Education-Benefits-Provisions-in-the-House-Tax-Cuts-and-Jobs-Act.aspxLetter to the Senate on Education Benefits Provisions in the House Version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs ActLetter from ACE President Ted Mitchell urging the Senate to reject provisions in the House version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that repeal and make detrimental changes to important education tax benefits that help millions of students and their families finance and repay a college education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Senate-Leaders-on-the-Tax-Cuts-and-Jobs-Act-Endowment-Excise-Tax.aspxLetter to the Senate on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Endowment Excise Tax ProvisionLetter from ACE President Ted Mitchell to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer on the endowment excise tax, referring Senate members to two articles discussing the fundamental flaws in the provision.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Prepares-to-Take-Up-Tax-Bill-ACE-Writes-Senate-Leaders-on-Endowments-Provision.aspxSenate Prepares to Take Up Tax Bill; ACE Writes Senate Leaders on Endowments ProvisionCongress is back from the Thanksgiving holiday and House and Senate Republicans are continuing to work to pass a tax bill by the end of the year. The focus this week is on the Senate, where the bill could be up for a floor vote soon.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Writes-House-Leaders-About-Tax-Bill-in-Advance-of-Floor-Vote.aspxACE Writes House Leaders About Tax Bill in Advance of Floor VoteACE President Ted Mitchell sent a letter today to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi expressing “grave concerns” about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-in-Advance-of-the-Floor-Vote-on-the-Tax-Cuts-and-Jobs-Act.aspxLetter to the House in Advance of the Floor Vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs ActACE President Ted Mitchell writes that the bill has the same problems it did when being marked up by the House Committee on Ways and Means, and offers to work with Congress on legislation that would not increase college costs or make a quality higher education less accessible.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-on-the-Tax-Cuts-and-Jobs-Act-(H-R-1).aspxLetter to the Senate Finance Committee on the Tax Cuts and Jobs ActLetter from ACE and nearly 50 higher education associations to the Senate Committee on Finance regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Tax-Bill-Retains-Benefits-for-Students-Puts-Other-Higher-Education-Provisions-on-Chopping-Block.aspxSenate Tax Bill Retains Benefits for Students, Puts Other Higher Education Provisions on Chopping BlockThe Senate released its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) Nov. 9, the same day the House Committee on Ways and Means voted 24-16 along party lines to approve its tax bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Community-Launches-Tax-Bill-Contact-Congress-Initiative.aspxACE, Higher Education Community Launch Contact Congress Initiative for Tax BillAs the House and Senate work on tax reform legislation, campus leaders, students, faculty, and others can write lawmakers about specific provisions in the bills that would set back by decades the effort to make college more affordable for students and families.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Tax-Bill-Increases-Cost-of-College-For-Students-Taxes-Private-College-Endowments.aspxHouse Tax Bill Increases Cost of College For Students, Taxes Private College EndowmentsAs the House Ways and Means Committee began to mark up their tax bill Monday, ACE and 45 other associations sent a letter to committee leaders expressing “grave concerns” with the legislation’s impact on students, families, and higher education as a whole.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-House-Ways-and-Means-Committee-on-the-Tax-Cuts-and-Jobs-Act.aspxLetter to House Ways and Means Committee on the Tax Cuts and Jobs ActACE and nearly 50 other higher education associations sent this letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) on the higher education provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-University-of-Southern-California-v-National-Labor-Relations-Board.aspxAmicus Brief: University of Southern California v. National Labor Relations Board​ACE and seven other higher education associations submitted this amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board in support of University of Southern California’s appeal challenging the Board’s ruling that adjunct faculty members are eligible to form a collective bargaining unit under the National Labor Relations Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-the-House-Tax-Reform-Proposal.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the House Tax Reform ProposalHouse Republicans have unveiled a comprehensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code in a bill that could have devastating implications for higher education. ACE's president responds.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Tax-Reform-Bill-Expected-Thursday.aspxHouse Tax Reform Bill Expected ThursdayHouse Republicans have pushed back the release of their signature tax reform bill until tomorrow, as representatives continue to hash out how to pay for the proposed $5.5 trillion in tax cuts.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Passes-FY-2018-Budget-Clearing-the-Way-for-Tax-Reform.aspxSenate Passes FY 2018 Budget, Clearing the Way for Tax ReformThe Senate voted 51-49 late on Oct. 19 to pass a budget resolution for FY 2018 after an hours-long marathon session on the Senate floor.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/College-and-University-Presidents-Urge-Congress-to-Pass-Legislation-Protecting-Dreamers.aspxCollege and University Presidents Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Protecting DreamersMore than 800 college and university presidents have signed their institutions on to a letter urging Congress to pass legislation as soon as possible to permanently protect Dreamers, young people brought to the United States as children.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Institutional-Letter-Urging-Congress-to-Protect-Dreamers.aspxLetter From College and University Presidents Urging Congress to Take Action to Protect DreamersMore than 800 college and university presidents and chancellors sent a letter to Congress urging them to take action on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-AACRAO-and-CHEA-Release-Statement-on-Transfer-of-Credit.aspxACE, AACRAO, and CHEA Release Statement on Transfer of CreditACE, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and Council for Higher Education Accreditation last week issued a joint statement​ on the transfer and award of college credit, intended to serve as a guide for institutions developing or reviewing policies in this area.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Community-Asks-Congress-to-Pass-Legislation-Protecting-Dreamers.aspxHigher Education Community Asks Congress to Pass Legislation Protecting DreamersHigher education associations representing a broad range of U.S. colleges and universities have formed the Protect Dreamers Higher Education Coalition to help urge Congress to pass legislation protecting undocumented young people brought to this country as children.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Oppose-House-Budget-Resolution.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Oppose House Budget ResolutionThe House of Representatives is scheduled to vote tomorrow on its FY 2018 budget resolution, which is central to Republican efforts to advance tax reform legislation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Joint-Statement-on-the-Transfer-and-Award-of-Credit.aspxJoint Statement on the Transfer and Award of CreditThe Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit was developed by the three national associations whose member institutions are directly involved in the transfer and award of academic credit: the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the American Council on Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-House-Leaders-on-FY-2018-Budget-Resolution.aspxLetter to House Leaders on FY 2018 Budget ResolutionLetter from ACE and 19 other higher education associations to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on the FY 2018 budget resolution, expressing concern that provisions in the bill would unnecessarily cut funding to the programs that educate our workforce and drive scientific and technological innovation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Infographic-Highlights-Value-of-the-ACE-Fellows-Program.aspxNew Infographic Highlights Value of the ACE Fellows ProgramA new infographic highlights the gender and racial composition of the ACE Fellows Program from its inception in 1965 until 2015. Specifically, the infographic underscores the strides made toward increasing the number of women and minority Fellows.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-DHS-Secretary-Requesting-DACA-Deadline-Extension-for-Hurricane-Survivors.aspxLetter to DHS Secretary Requesting DACA Deadline Extension for Hurricane SurvivorsACE President Ted Mitchell wrote to Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke asking for a short extension of the filing deadline and fee waivers for those individuals covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy who live in the states and territories affected by the recent hurricanes.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE2018-is-Your-Ticket-to-a-Behind-the-Scenes-Look-at-Whats-Coming-Next-in-DC.aspxACE2018 Is Your Ticket to a Behind-the-Scenes Look at What's Coming Next in DCACE2018, ACE’s 100th Annual Meeting, will offer valuable opportunities for campus leaders to learn what to expect from federal policymakers in the coming months on topics such as immigration, Title IX and budget and appropriations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Lawmakers-Higher-Education-Groups-Urge-Congress-to-Extend-Perkins-Loan-Program.aspxLawmakers, Higher Education Groups Urge Congress to Extend Perkins Loan ProgramOver 200 lawmakers and a group of higher education associations, including ACE, are urging Congress to extend the federal Perkins Loan Program, which is scheduled to expire Sept. 30.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Congress-Urging-Vote-on-Perkins-Loan-Program-Extension.aspxLetter to Congress Urging Vote on Perkins Loan Program ExtensionLetter from ACE and 21 other higher education association to House and Senate leaders, urging them to bring the Perkins Loan Extension Act (H.R. 2482) to the floor for a vote this week. The program is set to expire on Sept. 30.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Talking-Points-on-the-Deferred-Action-for-Childhood-Arrivals-Program.aspxTalking Points and Other Resources on Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsThe Trump administration is in the process of phasing out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. ​These talking points and other material can be used as background information in discussing the status of DACA with members of Congress and others.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/US-Department-of-Education-Office-for-Civil-Rights-Withdraws-2011-Dear-Colleague-Letter-Highlights-for-Campus-Leaders.aspxU.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Withdraws 2011 Dear Colleague Letter: Highlights for Campus LeadersThis issue brief summarizes the Department of Education’s interim guidance on Title IX campus sexual assault issued while it prepared to launch a formal rulemaking process to develop a new policy.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Associations-Express-Serious-Concerns-About-Senate-Health-Care-Legislation.aspxACE, Higher Education Associations Express Serious Concerns About Senate Health Care LegislationIn a lette to Senate leaders, ACE and 19 other higher education associations raised serious concerns about the health care legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act proposed by several Republican senators.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Senate-on-ACA-Graham-Cassidy-Bill.aspxLetter to Senate on the Graham-Cassidy Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care ActLetter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer on the healthcare legislation recently proposed by Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller and Johnson on behalf of ACE and about 20 other higher education associations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Submits-Comments-on-Regulatory-Reform-to-Department-of-Education.aspxACE Submits Comments on Regulatory Reform to Department of EducationThe department’s call for comments was part of the Trump administration’s regulatory reform efforts outlined in the executive order issued in February that required all federal agencies to begin identifying regulations to eliminate.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Department-of-Education-on-Regulatory-Reform.aspxComments to the Department of Education on Regulatory ReformThe department’s call for comments was part of the Trump administration’s regulatory reform efforts outlined in the executive order issued February 24, 2017, that required all federal agencies to begin identifying regulations to eliminate.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Trump-Travel-Ban-Threatens-Colleges-Ability-to-Attract-International-Students-Scholars.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Say Trump Travel Ban Threatens Colleges’ Ability to Attract International Students, Scholars​ACE and 29 other higher education associations submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case examining President Trump's second attempt to ban refugees and immigrants from several majority-Muslim countries.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-to-the-US-Supreme-Court-Trump-v-International-Refugee-Assistance-Project-and-Trump-v-Hawaii.aspxAmicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v. HawaiiACE and 29 other higher education associations submitted this amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case examining President Trump's second attempt to ban refugees and immigrants from several majority-Muslim countries.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Associations-Call-on-Congress-to-Protect-Dreamers.aspxHigher Education Associations Call on Congress to Protect Dreamers​ACE and 78 other associations are among the groups calling on Congress to pass legislation to permanently protect Dreamers, young people brought to the United States as children and raised as Americans but living under threat of deportation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Congress-on-Deferred-Action-for-Childhood-Arrivals.aspxLetter to Congress on Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsACE and 78 other associations sent this letter urging Congress to pass legislation as soon as possible to permanently protect the nearly 800,000 individuals currently protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Releases-Issue-Brief-on-Trump-Administrations-DACA-Decision.aspxACE Releases Issue Brief on Trump Administration’s DACA DecisionIn the wake of the rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, ACE has prepared an issue brief detailing the key elements of the Trump administration’s “DACA Rescission Memorandum” and how it will impact students and campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Labor-HHS-Spending-Bill-for-FY-2018-Would-Increase-the-Maximum-Pell-Grant-Award.aspxSenate Labor-HHS Spending Bill for FY 2018 Would Increase the Maximum Pell Grant AwardThe Senate Appropriations Committee last week voted 29-2 to approve the FY 2018 spending bill for Labor-HHS-Education, which includes a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award and substantial new funding for the National Institutes of Health.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Issue-Brief-Rescission-of-Deferred-Action-for-Childhood-Arrivals.aspxIssue Brief: Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsIn the wake of the Trump administration’s rollback of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA), ACE has prepared this issue brief detailing the key elements of the administration’s “DACA Rescission Memorandum” and how it will impact students and campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-on-Reallocation-of-FSEOG-Funds-to-Institutions-Impacted-by-Recent-Hurricanes.aspxLetter on Reallocation of FSEOG Funds to Institutions Impacted by Recent HurricanesLetter to Secretary Betsy DeVos requesting that the Department of Education reallocate unexpended funds in the Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program to institutions in the path of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-Labor-HHS-Appropriations-Subcommittee-on-Pell-Grants.aspxLetter to the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee on Pell GrantsLetter from 72 organizations urging Senate appropriators to reject any further cuts to Pell Grants when they mark up their FY 2018 Labor, Health, Human Services and Education spending bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Trump-Administration-Ends-DACA.aspxTrump Administration Ends DACAThe Trump administration has announced that it is rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the policy that allows certain individuals who came to the United States as children to stay in the country and obtain temporary work permits.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-the-Trump-Administrations-Reported-Decision-to-End-DACA.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Trump Administration’s Reported Decision to End DACAACE responds to Trump administration's reported announcement to rescind the Obama-era program designed to protect so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as young children.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-FCC-on-Efforts-to-Roll-Back-Net-Neutrality-Rules.aspxComments to the FCC on Efforts to Roll Back Net Neutrality RulesThese comments emphasize that preserving an open Internet is essential for research, education, the free flow of information, and other public interests served by universities and libraries, reinforcing comments the associations filed in July.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Ask-President-to-Preserve-DACA-Until-Longer-Term-Solution-Is-Found.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Ask President to Preserve DACA Until Longer Term Solution Is FoundACE and 36 other higher education associations are urging President Trump to preserve the five-year-old DACA program, which allows undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to work and study here legally for two-year renewable terms.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-President-Trump-on-DACA-August-2017.aspxLetter to President Trump on Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsACE and 36 other associations sent a letter to President Trump on August 29 urging the administration to keep DACA intact until a permanent solution can be reached.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Submit-Comments-to-Education-Department-Task-Force-on-Agency-Reform.aspxACE, Other Higher Education Groups Submit Comments to Education Department Task Force on Agency ReformACE and 19 other higher education associations submitted comments on Friday to the Department of Education in response to a request from Joe Conaty, co-chair of the Agency Reform Task Force, for feedback from education stakeholders regarding Executive Order 13781. That order called for individuals to submit ideas on how to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of federal agencies.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Education-Department-Task-Force-on-Agency-Reform.aspxLetter to Education Department Task Force on Agency ReformACE and 19 other higher education associations sent this letter to the Department of Education's (ED) task force on agency reform, offering feedback on ways in which ED can "best serve the needs of America's students, families, and educators and implement its mission of educational excellence and equity.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Status-of-Deferred-Action-on-Childhood-Arrivals-Program-Remains-Uncertain.aspxStatus of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals Program Remains UncertainThe fate of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program established in 2012 by President Obama remains uncertain amid sometimes conflicting reports of where the Trump administration stands on its future.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Organizations-Call-for-Safe-Release-of-Student-Imprisoned-in-Iran.aspxHigher Education Organizations Call for Safe Release of Student Imprisoned in IranACE and 32 other higher education organizations issued a statement last week in support of Princeton University (NJ) graduate student Xiyue Wang, who has been imprisoned in Iran while conducting academic research.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-Higher-Education-Organizations-on-the-Imprisonment-of-Xiyue-Wang.aspxStatement by Higher Education Organizations on the Imprisonment of Xiyue WangACE and 31 other higher education organizations issued this statement on the imprisonment of Princeton University graduate student Xiyue Wang in Iran.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Higher-Education-Associations-Send-Letter-in-Support-of-the-Dream-Act.aspxACE, Other Higher Education Associations Send Letter in Support of the Dream ActACE and 32 other higher education associations are urging the Senate to approve the Dream Act of 2017, which would allow a select group of undocumented immigrants to earn lawful permanent residence and have access to a path toward citizenship.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-of-Support-for-the-Dream-Act-of-2017.aspxLetter of Support for the Dream Act of 2017ACE and 32 other higher education associations are urging the Senate to approve the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017, which would allow a select group of talented young undocumented immigrants—commonly known as Dreamers—to earn lawful permanent residence and have access to a path toward citizenship.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-Committee-on-Veterans-Affairs-for-the-Harry-W--Colmery-Veterans-Educational-Assistance-Act-of-2017.aspxLetter to the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs for the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017ACE and five other higher education associations sent this letter to Johnny Isakson (R-GA), chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-MT) in support of this comprehensive, bipartisan legislation. The House passed its bill on July 24.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-File-Brief-in-Bankruptcy-Tuition-Claw-Back-Case.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups File Brief in Bankruptcy Tuition “Claw Back” CaseACE filed an amicus brief in the first federal appeals court review of whether a bankruptcy trustee should be able to force an institution that has received payments from a parent for a child’s education to give that money back to the insolvent parent’s bankruptcy trustee.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Approves-Budget-Resolution-Continues-Work-on-FY-2018-Spending-Bills.aspxHouse Approves Budget Resolution, Continues Work on FY 2018 Spending Bills​The House Budget Committee voted along party lines late Wednesday night to approve a budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2018 that would require more than $200 billion in cuts to mandatory programs and set the path for a major overhaul of the tax code.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Mark-G-DeGiacomo-v-Sacred-Heart-University.aspxAmicus Brief: Mark G. DeGiacomo v. Sacred Heart University, Inc.Amicus brief on behalf of ACE and 19 other higher education associations to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in support of Sacred Heart University (CT) in the bankruptcy tuition “claw back” case, Mark G. DeGiacomo v. Sacred Heart University, Inc.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Federal-Communications-Commission-on-Net-Neutrality.aspxComments to the Federal Communications Commission on Net NeutralityACE joined eight other associations in these comments to the Federal Communications Commission opposing efforts to roll back the Obama administration’s network neutrality rules.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Ted-Mitchell-Named-President-of-the-American-Council-on-Education.aspxTed Mitchell Named President of ACEACE has announced that Ted Mitchell, a former college president and top federal policy maker, has been named the Council's 13th president, effective Sept. 1, 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Committee-Approves-Bill-to-Expand-GI-Bill-Benefits.aspxHouse Committee Approves Bill to Expand GI Bill BenefitsThe House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted to approve a bipartisan bill to expand the Post-9/11 GI Bill, primarily by redefining eligibility and removing the 15-year cap for benefits that had forced veterans to “use it or lose it.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-of-Support-for-the-Harry-W-Colmery-Veterans-Educational-Assistance-Act-of-2017.aspxLetter of Support to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee for the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017This comprehensive, bipartisan legislation would strengthen and expand educational benefits for veterans and their families, while ensuring that veterans and family members are able to access those benefits for a longer time.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Frelinghuysen-Lowey-on-FY18-Labor-HHS.aspxLetter on the FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations BillLetter to Appropriations Committee Chair Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) regarding the FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill currently under consideration.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Senate-Finance-Committee-on-Tax-Reform-and-Higher-Education.aspxComments to the Senate Finance Committee on Tax Reform and Higher EducationComments to the Senate Finance Committee discussing the tax provisions important to college students, families and institutions, as well as charitable giving tax incentives, particularly the itemized deduction for charitable giving.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-DHS-Secretary-John-Kelly-on-Proposed-Changes-to-the-Student-and-Exchange-Visitor-Program.aspxLetter to DHS Secretary John Kelly on Proposed Changes to the Student and Exchange Visitor ProgramACE joined 10 organizations in this letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly regarding suggestions that the administration is considering requiring international students to reapply for permission to stay in the United States every year, which would result in significant changes to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-of-Support-for-the-Veterans-Education-Empowerment-Act-of-2017.aspxLetter of Support for the Veterans Education Empowerment Act of 2017Modeled after the Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success program, the bill would authorize a competitive grant program in the Department of Veterans Affairs to support the creation of veteran student centers on campus.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Centers-for-Medicare--Medicaid-Services-on-Subsidized-Graduate-Student-Health-Insurance-Plans.aspxComments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Subsidized Graduate Student Health Insurance PlansComments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in response to a request for information on reducing regulatory burdens imposed by the Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Allows-Limited-Trump-Travel-Ban-to-Go-Into-Effect-Foreign-Students-Appear-Safe-for-Now.aspxSupreme Court Allows Limited Trump Travel Ban to Go Into Effect; Administration Issues New GuidelinesThe Supreme Court has kept in place a significant portion of the injunctions that have prevented enforcement of President Trump’s travel ban, but will take up the two federal appeals court rulings this fall.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Urge-Senate-to-Fix-Problems-With-Health-Bill.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Urge Senate to Fix Problems With Health Care BillIn a letter to Senate leaders, ACE and 18 other higher education associations raised serious concerns about the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, the Senate bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Senate-Leaders-on-the-Better-Care-Reconciliation-Act-of-2017.aspxLetter to Senate Leaders on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017​Letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) from ACE and 18 other higher education associations about the serious concerns the groups have with the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, the Senate bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/NIH-Director-Testifies-on-Budget-Request-for-FY-2018.aspxNIH Director Testifies on Budget Request for FY 2018National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins testified June 22 before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on his agency’s FY 2018 budget, which the White House is proposing to cut by $7.2 billion for the upcoming fiscal year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Trump-Administration-Decision-to-Continue-DACA-Program.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Trump Administration Decision to Continue DACA ProgramACE responds to the Trump administration's announcement to continue the Obama-era program designed to protect so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as young children.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Urges-Support-for-National-Institutes-of-Health-as-HHS-Secretary-Prepares-to-Defend-Administrations-FY-2018-Budget.aspxACE Urges Support for National Institutes of Health as HHS Secretary Defends Administration’s FY 2018 BudgetACE's letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price and Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, expresses strong opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed $7.2 billion spending cut for NIH in FY 2018.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Department-of-Educations-Regulatory-Review-Announcement.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Department of Education's Regulatory Review AnnouncementSecretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced the department's intention to establish rulemaking committees on borrower defense to repayment and gainful employment regulations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-NIH-and-OMB-on-Funding-for-the-National-Institutes-of-Health-in-FY-2018.aspxLetter to NIH and OMB on Funding for the National Institutes of Health in FY 2018Letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, expressing strong opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed $7.2 billion spending cut for the National Institutes of Health for FY 2018.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Ask-Congress-to-Continue-Support-for-Student-Aid-Research.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Urge Congress to Continue Support for Student Aid, ResearchACE and 34 other higher education associations wrote to the leaders of the House and Senate budget and appropriations committees, asking them to maintain Congress’s “historic commitment” to financial aid and research in FY 2018.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Congressional-Budget-and-Appropriations-Leaders-on-Priorities-for-FY-2018.aspxLetter to Congressional Budget and Appropriations Leaders on Priorities for FY 2018Letter from ACE and 33 other higher education associations to the leaders of the House and Senate budget and appropriations committees, asking them to maintain Congress’s “historic commitment” to student financial aid and scientific research as they begin work on funding the federal government for FY 2018.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Trump-Budget-Slashes-Higher-Education-Along-With-Other-Domestic-Programs.aspxTrump Budget Slashes Higher Education Along With Other Domestic ProgramsThe president's $4.1 trillion budget proposal for FY 2018 makes deep cuts to higher education, which ACE President Molly Corbett Broad said in a statement would have a crushing impact on low-income and working-class Americans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-President-Trumps-Fiscal-Year-2018-Budget.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 BudgetPresident Trump's budget for FY 2018 envisions drastic cuts to federal student aid and research funding of a magnitude not seen in nearly four decades.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-Supplemental-Questions-for-Visa-Applications-.aspxComments on Supplemental Questions for Visa ApplicationsACE and five other higher education associations submitted these comments in response to the Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applications published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-the-Veterans-Education-Priority-Enrollment-Act-of-2017.aspxComments on the Veterans Education Priority Enrollment Act of 2017ACE and eight other higher education associations submitted these comments to the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on the Veterans Education Priority Enrollment Act of 2017 (S.764).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Associations-Express-Concern-Over-Public-Service-Loan-Forgiveness-Program.aspxACE, Other Associations Express Concern Over Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program​ACE and 36 other higher education groups sent a letter last week to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, expressing concern with recent reports regarding the Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Congressional-Leadership-in-Support-of-the-Fiscal-Year-2017-Consolidated-Appropriations-Act.aspxLetter to Congressional Leadership in Support of the Fiscal Year 2017 Consolidated Appropriations ActLetter from ACE and 36 other higher education associations to House and Senate leaders to express our strong support for passage of H.R. 244, the Fiscal Year 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, particularly provisions that restore year-round Pell Grants and a significantly increase the National Institutes of Health.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Education-Secretary-About-Potential-Problems-With-the-Public-Service-Loan-Forgiveness-Program.aspxLetter to Education Secretary About Potential Problems With the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramLetter expressing concern with recent reports that some borrowers, despite providing the Education Department with the required information, will be unable to rely upon the department’s previous determinations of their eligibility under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Budget-Deal-Restores-Year-Round-Pell-Grants-Boosts-NIH-Funding-by-2-Billion.aspxBudget Deal Restores Year-Round Pell Grants, Boosts NIH Funding by $2 Billion​Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the federal government for the remainder of FY 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Fiscal-Year-2017-Budget-Agreement.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Fiscal Year 2017 Budget AgreementThe budget agreement released today demonstrates strong, bipartisan support for the students and families our colleges and universities serve, and for the advancement of medical and scientific research.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Letter-to-DeVos-on-Suspension-of-IRS-Data-Retrieval-Tool.aspxLetter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Suspension of IRS Data Retrieval ToolACE and 25 other higher education associations sent this letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about the recent suspension of the IRS data retrieval tool that makes the student financial aid application process quicker and more accurate for students and borrowers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Associations-Express-Concern-Over-Suspension-of-Federal-Data-Retrieval-Tool.aspxACE, Other Associations Express Concern Over Suspension of Federal Data Retrieval Tool​ACE and 25 other higher education associations expressed “grave concern” in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the suspension of the IRS data tool that makes the student financial aid application process quicker and more accurate.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Associations-Request-Congress-Finalize-Funding-for-FY-2017.aspxAssociations Request Congress Finalize Funding for FY 2017Thirty-five groups, including ACE, wrote to congressional leaders encouraging them to finalize work on the FY 2017 appropriations process “in the most expedient and least disruptive way” and opposing the cuts to student aid and research proposed by the Trump administration.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Coalition-Urges-Congress-to-Protect-Strengthen-Federal-Investment-in-Student-Aid.aspxHigher Education Coalition Urges Congress to Protect, Strengthen Federal Investment in Student Aid​ACE is among the 576 organizations and higher education institutions sending a letter to Congress urging members to protect the federal student loan program and strengthen Pell Grants.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Congress-on-Finalizing-FY-2017-Appropriations.aspxLetter to Congress on Finalizing Appropriations for FY 2017Letter to congressional leaders encouraging them to finalize work on the FY 2017 appropriations process “in the most expedient and least disruptive way” and opposing the cuts to student aid and research proposed by the Trump administration.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-46-Emerging-Higher-Education-Leaders-to-ACE-Fellows-Program.aspxACE Names 46 Emerging Higher Education Leaders to ACE Fellows ProgramACE has selected 46 emerging college and university leaders for the 2017-18 class of the ACE Fellows Program, the longest running leadership development program in the United States.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Groups-Call-on-FCC-to-Uphold-Net-Neutrality-Rules.aspxACE, Other Groups Call on FCC to Uphold Net Neutrality Rules​ACE and a number of other organizations sent a letter March 29 to Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai outlining a set of net neutrality principles they recommend should form the basis of any review of the FCC’s Open Internet Order.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-on-the-2017-Compliance-Supplement-Vett-Draft.aspxLetter on the 2017 Compliance Supplement Vett DraftLetter to the Office of Federal Financial Management on the 2017 Compliance Supplement Vett Draft. The letter provides input on the requirements proposed in the Department of Education’s Student Financial Assistance Cluster Special Tests and Provisions section, number 14, Securing Student Information.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Letter-in-Support-of-AIM-HIGH-Bill.aspxACE Letter in Support of AIM HIGH BillACE sent this letter to Reps. Phil Roe (R-TN) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) in support of their bill to establish an independent commission to develop voluntary accessibility guidelines for postsecondary electronic instructional materials. The congressmen introduced the measure—known as the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM-HIGH) Act—in the House March 29.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Supports-Bill-to-Promote-Equal-Access-to-Education-for-Students-with-Disabilities.aspxACE Supports Bill to Promote Equal Access to Education for Students with DisabilitiesACE sent a letter today to Reps. Phil Roe (R-TN) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) in support of their bill to establish an independent commission to develop voluntary accessibility guidelines for postsecondary electronic instructional materials.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Leaders-Send-Letter-on-Dreamers-to-President-Trump.aspxHigher Education Leaders Send Letter About Dreamers to President Trump​More than 560 college and university presidents sent a letter March 16 to President Trump in support of the “Dreamers,” a group of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Trump-Budget-Proposes-Deep-Cuts-for-Student-Aid-Research-Funding.aspxTrump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts for Student Aid, Research FundingWhile the "skinny budget" does not contain detailed information on all programs, what was identified would represent the largest cuts to student aid and research funding proposed in decades.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-From-College-and-University-Presidents-to-President-Trump-About-Dreamers.aspxLetter From College and University Presidents to President Trump About DreamersSigned by more than 560 college and university presidents, this letter thanks President Trump for his positive comments about “Dreamers” and asks him to allow these productive and high-achieving individuals to continue working and studying while his administration and Congress arrive at a permanent solution regarding their immigration status.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-House-and-Senate-Appropriations-Committee-Leaders-on-Year-Round-Pell-Grants.aspxLetter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee Leaders on Year-Round Pell GrantsACE and 38 other higher education groups sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders expressing strong support for restoring year-round Pell Grants in any spending bill they devise for the rest of FY 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Summary-Outlines-Revised-Travel-Bans-Potential-Impact-on-Higher-Education.aspxACE Summary Outlines Revised Travel Ban’s Potential Impact on Higher Education​President Trump signed a new executive order March 6 outlining his revised immigration travel ban, which aims to address the range of legal issues with the original order signed on Jan. 27.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Senate-Leaders-on-Blocking-Teacher-Preparation-Rule.aspxLetter to Senate Leaders in Support of Resolution to Block Implementation of Teacher Preparation RuleLetter of support for S.J. Res. 26, a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to block implementation of an October 2016 rule related to teacher preparation programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Revised-Immigration-Executive-Order-President-Trumps-Temporary-Travel-Ban.aspxRevised Immigration Executive Order: President Trump’s Temporary Travel Ban Now Impacts Six, Not Seven, Countries Along With Other ChangesOn March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new executive order which revokes the controversial Jan. 27, 2017, executive order that temporarily banned visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. This issue brief gives an overview of the key points of interest to higher education institutions in the new order.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-President-Trumps-Revised-Immigration-Executive-Order.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on President Trump’s Revised Travel BanIn response to the Trump administration’s second travel ban, an effort to clarify the first executive order issued on Jan. 27.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Trump-Signs-New-Travel-Ban-Clarifies-Potential-Impact-on-Student-Visa-Holders.aspxTrump Issues New Travel Ban, Clarifies Potential Impact on Student Visa HoldersACE President Molly Corbett Broad says that while a step in the right direction, the order still creates a climate where it is hard to view the United States as a welcoming place for study and research.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/DeVos-Confirmed-as-Secretary-of-Education-Higher-Education-Agenda-Largely-Unknown.aspxDeVos Confirmed as Secretary of Education; Higher Education Agenda Largely Unknown​Betsy DeVos, a wealthy Republican advocate and donor to K-12 charter schools and voucher programs, was confirmed by the Senate yesterday as the new secretary of education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Testimony-Kirwan-House-Education-Workforce-Challenges-Opportunities-in-Higher-Ed.aspxTestimony of William E. “Brit” Kirwan at House Hearing Examining Challenges and Opportunities in Higher EducationWilliam E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor emeritus of the University System of Maryland, appeared at a House Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing Feb. 7 to discuss the findings of the Senate Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education. His testimony stressed the need to reduce the federal regulatory burden on colleges and universities while maintaining important protections for students, families and taxpayers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Report-Underscores-Need-for-Comprehensive-Leadership-Development.aspxACE Report Underscores Need for Comprehensive Leadership DevelopmentThe report, “Looking Back and Looking Forward: A Review of the ACE Fellows Program,” shares select findings from a comprehensive review of the Council’s signature leadership development program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-in-Support-of-Resolution-to-Block-Teacher-Preparation-Rule.aspxLetter to House in Support of Resolution to Block Implementation of Teacher Preparation RuleLetter to leaders of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce in support of H. J. Res. 58, a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to block implementation of an October 2016 rule related to teacher preparation programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Presidents-Tell-DHS-Secretary-About-Important-Role-International-Students-and-Scholars-Play-in-the-U-S.aspxPresidents Tell DHS Secretary About Critical Role International Students and Scholars Play in the U.S.​Six hundred college and university presidents have written to the secretary of Homeland Security, expressing concern about President Trump’s order imposing a 90-day travel ban on seven Muslim countries and freezing refugee admissions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-From-College-and-University-Presidents-to-Homeland-Security-Secretary-on-Presidents-Immigration-Executive-Order.aspxLetter From College and University Presidents to Homeland Security Secretary on President Trump's Travel BanOn Feb. 3, the higher education community sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly to express concerns about President Trump’s Jan. 27, 2017 executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” It was signed by 603 college and university presidents and sent by ACE on behalf of itself and a number of major higher education associations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-in-Support-of-the-Expand-American-Educational-Opportunity-Act-of-2017.aspxLetter in Support of the Expand American Educational Opportunity Act of 2017​Letter to Rep. Lloyd Dogged (D-TX) in support of the Expand American Educational Opportunity Act of 2017, a bill to 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-Other-Associations-Write-Secretary-of-Homeland-Security-John-Kelly-About-Maintaining-U-S-as-Destination-of-Choice.aspxAssociations Write Homeland Security Secretary on Maintaining U.S. as Destination of Choice for International Students, ScholarsACE and 50 other higher education associations have written to Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly to offer assistance with the challenges the department faces in connection with international students, faculty and scholars.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Secretary-of-Homeland-Security-John-Kelly-on-Maintaining-the-US-as-the-Destination-of-Choice-for-Students.aspxLetter to Homeland Security Secretary on Maintaining the United States as the Destination of Choice for Students, ScholarsACE and 50 other higher education associations sent this letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly on maintaining the United States as the destination of choice for the world’s best students, faculty and scholars.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Panel-Questions-DeVos-in-Contentious-Confirmation-Hearing-for-Education-Secretary.aspxSenate Panel Questions DeVos in Contentious Confirmation Hearing for Education Secretary​While Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next secretary of education, offered little clarity around her views on higher education, her responses to several questions did hint at what the agency’s higher education agenda might look like in the future, should she be confirmed.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Back-BRIDGE-Act-for-DACA-Recipients.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Back BRIDGE Act for DACA RecipientsSens. Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin have introduced a bill to provide temporary relief from deportation and employment authorization for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status and DACA-eligible individuals.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-in-Support-of-the-BRIDGE-Act.aspxLetter in Support of the BRIDGE ActLetter from ACE and 20 other higher education associations to Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) in support of the Bar Removal of Individuals Who Dream and Grow Our Economy (BRIDGE) Act (S. 128).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-to-Region-5-of-the-National-Labor-Relations-Board-on-The-George-Washington-University.aspxAmicus Brief: To the NLRB in Support of The George Washington University on the Issue of Resident Advisor UnionizationACE and 12 other associations filed this brief with Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board in the matter of The George Washington University and the Service Employees International Union Local 500, involving the issue of whether college and university resident advisors can be considered "employees," eligible to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Releases-Brief-on-the-Post-Election-Climate-for-the-Deferred-Action-for-Childhood-Arrivals-Program-Sanctuary-Campuses.aspxACE Releases Brief on the Post-Election Climate for the DACA Program, “Sanctuary Campuses”Amid uncertainty about the future of the nation’s immigration laws under the Trump administration, ACE has released a new issue brief that can help frame the discussion about these questions and concerns.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Immigration-Post-Election-Q-A-DACA-Students-Sanctuary-Campuses.aspxImmigration Post-Election Q&A: DACA Students, “Sanctuary Campuses” and Institutional or Community AssistanceThis ACE Issue Brief addresses concerns such as the data Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applicants submitted in their applications; sanctuary campuses; institutional pledges of non-cooperation; and complying with requests by federal officials for records identifying undocumented students or other community members.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Federal-Judge-Blocks-Obama-Administrations-Overtime-Pay-Rule.aspxFederal Judge Blocks Obama Administration's Overtime Pay Rule​A federal district judge in Texas last week at least temporarily blocked the Department of Labor’s overtime rule set to go into effect Dec. 1, a decision that could have a substantial impact on colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-BMG-Rights-Management-v-Cox-Communications-Inc.aspxAmicus Brief: BMG Rights Management v. Cox Communications Inc.Amicus brief to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia concerning the applicability of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act “safe harbors” to broadband internet providers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Education-Department-Releases-Final-Borrower-Defenses-Regulations.aspxEducation Department Releases Final Borrower Defense RegulationsThe new rules apply a uniform federal standard for the handling of student loan discharges in cases where borrowers assert fraud or abuse by institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Restore-Year-Round-Pell-Grants.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups: Restore Year-Round Pell Grants​ACE and 33 other higher education groups sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders expressing strong support for restoring year-round Pell Grants in any spending bill they devise for the rest of FY 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Administration-Allows-Colleges-and-Universities-to-Continue-Subsidizing-Graduate-Student-Health-Plans.aspxAdministration Allows Colleges and Universities to Continue Subsidizing Graduate Student Health Plans​Three federal agencies last week announced that colleges and universities can continue providing subsidized student health insurance plans to graduate students under the Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Congressional-Appropriations-Leaders-on-Year-Round-Pell.aspxLetter to Congressional Appropriations Leaders on Year-Round Pell GrantsLetter from ACE and 33 other higher education groups expressing strong support for the restoration of year-round Pell Grants in the FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Federal-Communications-Commission-on-Business-Data-Services.aspxComments to the Federal Communications Commission on Business Data ServicesACE and six higher education associations submitted this letter in support of comments filed by Internet2 and EDUCAUSE in the Federal Communications Commission’s Business Data Services proceeding.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Education-Groups-Submit-Brief-to-Connecticut-Supreme-Court-in-Study-Abroad-Liability-Lawsuit.aspxACE, Education Groups Submit Brief to Connecticut Supreme Court in Study Abroad Liability LawsuitACE, along with 23 higher education and independent schools associations, has submitted a brief to the Connecticut Supreme Court in the so-called Hotchkiss School “tick-bite case,” a study abroad liability suit.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Expanding-Collaboration-Between-US-and-Ibero-American-Higher-Education.aspxExpanding Collaboration Between U.S. and Ibero-American Higher EducationHeather H. Ward of ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement shares highlights on the recent seminar, “Partnering with U.S. Higher Education,” held Oct. 5-7 in Miami.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Education-Department-Releases-Final-Teacher-Preparation-Regulations.aspxEducation Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations​The regulations require states to report on and rate programs using a number of measures including student learning outcomes, placement and retention rates and feedback from graduates and their employers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Munn-v-Hotchkiss.aspxAmicus Brief: Munn v. The Hotchkiss SchoolAmicus brief to the Connecticut Supreme Court in support of the Hotchkiss School’s position in Munn v. The Hotchkiss School.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Associations-Comment-on-Proposed-Web-Accessibility-Rules.aspxACE, Associations Comment on Proposed Web Accessibility RulesACE and 12 other higher education associations submitted comments last week in response to a Department of Justice request for input on revising the regulations governing the accessibility of state and local government websites—including those of public universities—under the Americans with Disabilities Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-the-Justice-Department-Notice-of-Proposed-Rulemaking-on-Web-Accessibility-on-the-State-and-Local-Level.aspxComments on the Justice Department's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Web Accessibility at the State and Local LevelComments from ACE and 12 other higher education associations to the Department of Justice on the Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking web accessibility at state and local government entities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Denies-Petitions-To-Hear-NCAA-v-OBannon.aspxSupreme Court Denies Petitions To Hear NCAA v. O'Bannon​The U.S. Supreme Court has denied requests by both parties to review last year’s federal appeals court decision in O’Bannon v. NCAA, a case involving federal antitrust laws and restrictions on the compensation of intercollegiate athletes.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-in-Support-of-the-Regulatory-Relief-for-Small-Businesses-Schools-and-Nonprofits-Act.aspxLetter in Support of the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits ActLetter to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce in support of a bill that would provide a six-month delay in implementing the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, which more than doubles the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime salary threshold.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Groups-Submit-Testimony-on-Endowments-to-House-Ways-Means-Subcommittee.aspxACE, Groups Submit Testimony on Endowments to House Ways & Means Subcommittee​ACE and six other higher education associations submitted testimony for the record last week to the House Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee as a follow-up to a Sept. 13 hearing on college and university endowments and their potential impact on areas such as college access and affordability.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Supports-Legislation-Promoting-Equal-Access-to-Education-for-Students-with-Disabilities.aspxACE Supports Legislation Promoting Equal Access to Education for Students with Disabilities​ACE believes that equal access to higher education for students with disabilities is a critical issue, and strongly supports the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HE) Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-C-RACs-New-Review-Policy.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on C-RAC’s New Review PolicyStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions' new review policy, which will further scrutinize institutions with low graduation rates.