A newspaper’s report that the president-elect planned to eliminate the two federal cultural endowments sparked widespread alarm.
The National Institutes of Health released a statement saying the longtime head of the agency "has been held over by the Trump administration." But it was unclear whether that status was temporary or permanent.
The education-secretary nominee avoided specifics as senators pressed for her positions on issues including student debt, regulations on for-profit-colleges, and Title IX.
Mia Karvonides will advise top people at the department’s Office for Civil Rights and will help enforce the federal gender-equity law.
The state is one of several where legislation has been introduced that would restrict transgender people’s bathroom choice.
High-profile institutions with programs that ran afoul of the Education Department's new regulation include Harvard University, the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Southern California.
As government-relations officials for the state’s public institutions prepare for another year of financial uncertainty, their jobs are changing.
Critics of campus speech codes, race-conscious admission practices, and other perceived liberal excesses in higher education see opportunity in Republicans’ gains.
Although the president-elect has said little about higher education, interviews with people in and around the incoming administration reveal the contours of some likely directions.
Research shows that there tends to be more activity when Democrats have control of Congress and the White House. One expert explains why she still expects to see increased action under a Trump administration.
A proposed union at the university, which would be the first of its kind at a private institution, is caught up in a familiar debate over whether such employees should be considered students or workers.
Peter Navarro, an economist in UC-Irvine’s business school, has positions on trade that few in his field share. But the president-elect is listening.
The president-elect has called for rolling back many of the college-related regulations enacted under President Obama. State lawmakers may feel compelled to follow or reject the new administration’s lead.
A federal judge’s injunction has forced institutions to either postpone pay increases and adjustments to hourly employment status or proceed as planned — even though the changes may be moot.
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump’s pick to head the Education Department, has no track record in higher education. But that’s hardly unusual over the post’s short history.
A founder of the alt-right believes motherhood is more important for women than careers, wants to see European-American student groups at colleges, and would deport the undocumented.
President-elect Donald J. Trump has shown relatively little interest in academe, and his pick for education secretary has focused on charter schools. That leaves opportunities for some familiar players in Washington.
Donald Trump’s choice for education secretary has well-established views on elementary and secondary education, but virtually no track record on higher education. Friends and observers say her support for school choice may provide clues to her vision.