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December 30, 1899


Higher Education & National Affairs (HENA) is ACE's biweekly email newsletter covering events in Washington that impact higher education. HENA also keeps you updated on ACE's activities in areas such as international education, leadership, research and analysis, and adult learning and attainment, along with the latest posts from our blog, Higher Education Today and the top higher education headlines from around the country.

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Leadership & Advocacy News

  • December 14, 2018

    Today's Headlines

    HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

    The Education Department took two actions Thursday: it announced that it would begin notifying defrauded borrowers that it is canceling about $150 million in federal loan debt, setting in motion the Obama administration’s “borrower defense” rule;...

  • Immigration

    December 10, 2018

    Taking notes

    ACE Submits Comments on Proposed Public Charge Rule

    The Council is concerned about the impact on American students with immigrant family members as well as international students, including graduate and professional students who may become legally employed in the United States.

  • Student Mobility

    December 04, 2018

    Dark stairs

    Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Central European University

    ACE President Ted Mitchell released a statement regarding Central European University being forced to relocate from Budapest, Hungary, to Vienna, Austria, and calling on Hungary to reconsider its stance and show that it understands and embraces the...

  • Gender Equity

    December 03, 2018

    lecture hall seats

    ACE, Associations Urge HHS Not to Pursue Definition of Sex

    ACE and 28 other higher education groups are urging HHS not to pursue developing a definition of “sex” that would maintain that an individual’s sex was determined at birth and was unchangeable.

  • Financial Aid

    November 28, 2018

    Colorful reflective building

    Education Department Announces Delay in Recall of Perkins Funds

    The Department of Education has announced a delay in the recall of Perkins Loan funds from colleges and universities while it explores the need to reimburse institutions for their share of canceled loans for some borrowers.

  • Student Mobility

    November 26, 2018

    Wrought iron gate

    Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Pardon of Matthew Hedges

    ACE President Ted Mitchell released a statement regarding the pardon of British Ph.D. student Matthew Hedges, who had been wrongfully imprisoned by the United Arab Emirates.

  • November 19, 2018

    Court reporter volumes

    Department of Education Releases Draft Rule on Title IX Sexual Assault

    The Department of Education released a proposed rule on Title IX sexual assault Friday, with publication in the Federal Register—which kicks off the formal 60-day comment period—yet to be announced.