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A ‘Shot Over the Bow’: Groups Respond to Reported Plan to Cut Arts and Humanities Endowments

A newspaper’s report that the president-elect planned to eliminate the two federal cultural endowments sparked widespread alarm.

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Trump Asks Francis Collins to Remain NIH Director, at Least for Now

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.

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DeVos Takes Center Stage: Highlights From Her Confirmation Hearing

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.

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Government

5 Things to Know About Betsy DeVos

A primer on President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for education secretary, whose confirmation hearings begin today.

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On Eve of Trump Inaugural, Harvard Official Takes Key Title IX Post at Education Dept.

Mia Karvonides will advise top people at the department’s Office for Civil Rights and will help enforce the federal gender-equity law.

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Despite Risk of Backlash, Texas Politicians Advance a ‘Bathroom Bill’ Like North Carolina’s

The state is one of several where legislation has been introduced that would restrict transgender people’s bathroom choice.

Government

Here Are the Programs That Failed the Gainful-Employment Rule

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.

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Government

DeVos Moves From Wealthy Outsider to Cabinet Insider

Trump’s nominee for education secretary has a long history of wielding influence outside of government and behind the scenes.

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Awaiting a State Budget, Illinois Colleges Adapt and Hope

As government-relations officials for the state’s public institutions prepare for another year of financial uncertainty, their jobs are changing.

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A Turning Point in the Campus Culture Wars? For Some, Trump Raises Hopes

Critics of campus speech codes, race-conscious admission practices, and other perceived liberal excesses in higher education see opportunity in Republicans’ gains.

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Government

A Day in the Life of Virginia Foxx

The incoming chair of the House of Representatives education committee pulled herself up by her bootstraps. She expects today’s students to do the same.

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What’s In and What’s Out for Colleges as Trump Takes Office

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.

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How Politics Shapes the Making of Higher-Education Regulations

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.

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Government

Resident Advisers at George Washington U. Attempt to Open a New Union Front

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.

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What You Should Know About the Professor Who Has Trump’s Ear on the Economy

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.

Government

Will Higher Education Be ‘Trumped’ by State Lawmakers?

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.

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Blocked Overtime Rule Sows Uncertainty for Colleges

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.

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Government

Why Most Secretaries of Education Haven’t Had a Higher-Ed Background

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.

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White Supremacist Describes Goals of His 'Richard Spencer Danger Tour’ to Campuses

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.

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Republican Congress Is Likely to Alter Higher-Ed Policy

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.

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What Does Betsy DeVos Have in Mind for Higher Ed?

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.

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For Jittery Academics, Trump’s Education Transition Chief May Bring Calm

In a long Education Department career, James Manning has been known as a steady hand without partisan proclivities.

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Government

How Race and College Intersected in the Election

White support for Donald Trump plunged by 18 percentage points if voters had earned a college degree. Why?