Political Issues - Higher Education


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

Promised College Loan Forgiveness, Borrowers Wait and Wait

by Collin Binkley, Associated Press | June 26, 2017
BOSTON — Danielle Ramos’ student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over. Like thousands of [...] Read more

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill on Campus Free Speech

by Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond, Associated Press | June 22, 2017
MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin students who repeatedly disrupt campus speakers or pr [...] Read more

On Hill, Both Sides Hold Ground on Campus Free Speech Issue

by Catherine Morris | June 20, 2017
Colleges and universities have a responsibility to protect freedom of expression on their campu [...] Read more

Court: Iowa State University Wrong to Block Pot T-shirt

by David Pitt, Associated Press | June 14, 2017
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa State University lost another appeal in a federal court case over the [...] Read more

Report: 131 Student Loan Reduction Companies Engaged in Questionable Practices

by A.K. Brunini | June 13, 2017
NerdWallet’s Watch List identifies debt-relief services that have been have been cited for fr [...] Read more

Trump Puts Focus on Wisconsin’s Growing Apprentice Program

by Scott Bauer, Associated Press | June 12, 2017
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker once told then-candidate Donald Trump “we don’t need an [...] Read more

University of Michigan Wins Right to Ban Guns on Campus

by Diverse Staff | June 7, 2017
While the vast majority of the nation’s colleges and universities continue to prohibit the ca [...] Read more

Campus ‘Free Speech’ Bill Backed by Louisianan Lawmakers

by Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | June 6, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La. — Legislation seeking to protect controversial speakers’ appearances at Lo [...] Read more

Senators Say They’re Fighting to Protect Pell Grant Program

by Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press | June 5, 2017
WARWICK, R.I. — Rhode Island’s two Democratic U.S. senators said on Monday that they’re f [...] Read more

BYU Professor Denied Spot in GOP Race for Chaffetz Seat

by Associated Press | June 4, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY — A judge has denied a Brigham Young University professor’s emergency reques [...] Read more

Kansas Law Requires Schools Give Free Tuition to Foster Kids

by Associated Press | May 30, 2017
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A Kansas law waives tuition at state universities and colleges for foster ki [...] Read more

Boston Announces Tuition-free College Pilot Program

by Associated Press |
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh have unveiled a tuition-free college progra [...] Read more