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Department of Education Scrapping Plan for Single Student Loan Servicer

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | August 1, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education announced late Tuesday that it was reversing course on its pla [...] Read more

Florida GOP Candidate: Guns Should be Allowed on Campuses

by Associated Press | July 18, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The leading Republican contender for governor says he supports allowing g [...] Read more

Scholar Defends Chinese-American Researcher Jailed in Iran

by Adam Schreck, Associated Press | July 17, 2017
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Chinese-American graduate student sentenced to 10 years in pr [...] Read more

Illinois Budget Gives Temporary Fix for Public Universities

by Associated Press |
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A new Illinois budget will give public universities funding for the 2017- [...] Read more

Fight Flares in Arizona Over Tuition for Young Immigrants

by Clarice Silber, Associated Press | July 13, 2017
PHOENIX — A former Arizona lawmaker known as the driving force behind most of the state’s t [...] Read more

House Reaches Deal to Greatly Expand GI Bill

by Hope Yen, Associated Press |
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the bi [...] Read more

Maryland Bans Scholarship Displacement

by Ya-Marie Sesay | July 12, 2017
The state of Maryland passed a bill on July 1 that bans scholarship displacement at public coll [...] Read more

National Council of La Raza Changes Its Name to UnidosUS

by Gia Savage | July 11, 2017
One of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization has changed its name in an effort to app [...] Read more

Trump Sued for Blocking Some of His Critics on Twitter

by Associated Press |
NEW YORK — First Amendment advocates are suing President Donald Trump, saying some of his cri [...] Read more

Southern New Hampshire U. Showing Refugees A New Path

by | July 10, 2017
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is paving the way as one of the first American institu [...] Read more

Guillermo: U. of California Achieves Diversity Despite Prop. 209

by Emil Guillermo | July 9, 2017
In 1996, Californians passed a law written and supported by right-wing zealots trying to stop d [...] Read more

Judge Tosses Texas Professors’ Lawsuit Over Guns on Campus

by Associated Press |
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by three University of Texas professo [...] Read more

Ohio Empowers Community Colleges to Address Industry Needs

by Catherine Morris | July 5, 2017
Ohio has become the 24th state to allow its community colleges to offer four-year degrees. [...] Read more

Arizona Regents to Offer In-state Tuition to Some Immigrants

by Clarice Silber, Associated Press | July 2, 2017
PHOENIX — Public universities in Arizona said Thursday they will keep providing in-state tuit [...] Read more

Illinois Universities in Jeopardy of Losing Accreditation

by Associated Press | June 28, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The state budget impasse could affect the accreditation of Illinois unive [...] Read more