PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://www.chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ 2017-12-15T18:55:36-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Proposed Tax on Graduate Students’ Tuition Waivers Appears to Be Dead http://www.chronicle.com/article/Proposed-Tax-on-Graduate/242047 2017-12-13T15:16:00-05:00 A conference committee, convened to reconcile differing House and Senate versions of tax legislation, was reported to have dropped the controversial proposal. By Adam Harris House Republicans Press for Higher-Ed Overhaul in 2018 http://www.chronicle.com/article/House-Republicans-Press-for/242041 2017-12-12T21:01:43-05:00 In a session of the House education committee that stretched nearly into Wednesday morning, members debated a plan that could mean sweeping change for academe. By Adam Harris and Eric Kelderman In Altered Bill, House Republicans Would Bar Penalties to Single-Gender Clubs http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Altered-Bill-House/242028 2017-12-11T11:24:00-05:00 A new provision of the proposed reauthorization of the Higher Education Act appears to take aim at efforts, like Harvard’s, to rein in the campus organizations. By Adam Harris Higher-Ed Lobbyists Are Told to Make Peace With Republicans http://www.chronicle.com/article/Higher-Ed-Lobbyists-Are-Told/241999 2017-12-07T12:55:00-05:00 Stop with the playground spats about state appropriations, said the opening speaker at the annual Higher Education Government Relations Conference. Focus on how your institutions are performing. By Eric Kelderman House Republicans May Be Backing Away From Taxing Grad-Student Tuition Waivers http://www.chronicle.com/article/House-Republicans-May-Be/241992 2017-12-07T11:48:00-05:00 Thirty-one lawmakers, led by Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, sent a letter on Thursday to leaders of the House and the Senate urging them to prevent the provision from making it into final tax legislation. By Adam Harris After 10 Years in Court, a Student-Loan Whistle-Blower Fights His Last Battle http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-10-Years-in-Court-a/241984 2017-12-05T18:31:00-05:00 Jon Oberg was an Education Department researcher nearing retirement when he discovered that student lenders were improperly pocketing millions of dollars. Thus began his unexpected final act. By Paul Basken The Brief Life and Undignified Death of the ‘Hillsdale Carve-Out’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Brief-LifeUndignified/241973 2017-12-04T14:42:00-05:00 As the Senate’s tax-reform bill barreled toward a vote, an obscure amendment that would have benefited just one college entered the picture. This is its story. By Adam Harris Passage of Senate Tax-Reform Bill Leaves Colleges Scrambling http://www.chronicle.com/article/Passage-of-Senate-Tax-Reform/241962 2017-12-01T20:25:00-05:00 As lawmakers prepare to hash out the differences in bills passed by both chambers of Congress, here’s what each would mean for higher ed. By Adam Harris, Eric Kelderman, and Andy Thomason What You Need to Know About the GOP Bill to Bring Sweeping Changes to Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/241947 2017-12-01T10:36:00-05:00 The legislation, to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, would repeal the gainful-employment regulation, codify Title IX guidance, simplify the Fafsa, and eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. By Adam Harris Quarrel at a Flagship Ignites a Battle With State Legislators http://www.chronicle.com/article/Quarrel-at-a-Flagship-Ignites/241943 2017-11-30T22:11:27-05:00 Lawmakers say the University of Nebraska isn’t doing enough to protect free speech and conservative voices. The university says the charges are reckless and motivated by a political agenda that is eroding trust in higher education. By Eric Kelderman Higher Ed Hates the GOP Tax Proposals. Here Are 3 Reasons Why. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Higher-Ed-Hates-the-GOP-Tax/241938 2017-11-30T17:28:00-05:00 At the top of the list are plans to tax tuition waivers for graduate students and other college employees, to remove incentives for charitable giving, and to tax the investment earnings of some private-college endowments. By Adam Harris A Political-Science View of Trump’s Reported Census Pick http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Political-Science-View-of/241926 2017-11-29T19:24:50-05:00 Thomas Brunell’s work challenges a widely held conviction in his field, that political competition is healthy for democracy. Fellow scholars say his study is useful to consider, even if few agree with him. By Marc Parry These Minority-Serving Institutions Could Lose Money Under the House Republicans’ New Plan http://www.chronicle.com/article/These-Minority-Serving/241923 2017-11-29T18:04:00-05:00 Legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act would stiffen eligibility requirements for colleges, including historically black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, and other minority-serving institutions, to receive funds under Title III and Title V of the law. By Dan Bauman and Adam Harris ‘Apple-esque’: New Student-Aid Mobile App Earns Oohs and Ahhs http://www.chronicle.com/article/Apple-esque-New/241910 2017-11-29T09:48:00-05:00 The new app, which the Education Department says will be rolled out in the spring, would allow students to apply for federal financial aid and check their credit score, among other features. By Andy Thomason House Republicans Eye Sweeping Changes in Higher Education Act http://www.chronicle.com/article/House-Republicans-Eye-Sweeping/241908 2017-11-29T08:42:00-05:00 The House education committee is expected to release a bill this week that would reauthorize the federal law governing higher education, and it reportedly includes several significant changes. By Adam Harris Is It Finally Time to Simplify the Fafsa? Signs Point to Yes. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Is-It-Finally-Time-to-Simplify/241907 2017-11-28T20:41:26-05:00 Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on Tuesday that the department would roll out a new mobile app to make it easier for students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. By Adam Harris How the House GOP Tax Plan Would Affect Grad Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-House-GOP-Tax-Plan/241824 2017-11-17T18:59:59-05:00 Students and colleges are beginning to tally the tax changes proposed in the House. For many graduate students, the increase would be big. By Eric Kelderman Education Dept. Restores Pell Eligibility to Nearly 300,000 Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Restores-Pell/241822 2017-11-17T16:13:00-05:00 The department did so after a Democratic senator asked for such a step from the Obama administration last fall. By Adam Harris GOP Bill Would Force Students Who Don’t Graduate to Repay Pell Grants http://www.chronicle.com/article/GOP-Bill-Would-Force-Students/241813 2017-11-17T11:21:00-05:00 New legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would “motivate students” to graduate by forcing them to return federal grants intended to help low-income students. By Adam Harris Nearly Everyone Supports Career Education. But What Would Make It Work? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Nearly-Everyone-Supports/241804 2017-11-16T18:30:20-05:00 Advocates hope that current federal legislation, test programs nationwide, and backing by the Trump administration will do the job. By Adam Harris