PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://www.chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ 2017-05-27T11:48:11-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Students Were Promised Loan Forgiveness. Under Trump, They Wait and Worry. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Students-Were-Promised-Loan/240192 2017-05-26T20:07:12-04:00 The Obama administration told students in January that their federal education debts would be wiped away because their institutions had defrauded them. Now thousands of students are stuck in a holding pattern. By Michael Vasquez Here’s How a Student ‘Unit Record’ System Could Change Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-How-a-Student-Unit/240165 2017-05-25T13:00:00-04:00 The government is banned from collecting and reporting the earnings of graduates. But that’s exactly what would-be college students need to know, say supporters of the latest push to make it happen. By Adam Harris The Ups and Downs of Upward Bound http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-UpsDowns-of-Upward/240117 2017-05-18T23:16:00-04:00 The Education Department has faced criticism for rejecting Upward Bound grant applications over formatting and line-spacing issues. Over its long history, the program has been no stranger to political fights. By Kelly Field As Students Turn Their Backs, HBCU Leaders Still Want to Work With Trump http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Students-Turn-Their-Backs/240092 2017-05-16T21:15:41-04:00 Despite public frustration with the Trump administration’s perceived inaction, black college leaders believe the relationship could yet bear fruit. By Adam Harris A State’s Effort to Head Off Campus-Speech Fights Gets Mixed Reviews http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-State-s-Effort-to-Head-Off/240088 2017-05-16T16:30:00-04:00 Some faculty leaders fear that academic freedom will be curtailed under a sweeping new Tennessee law that was passed in response to the nation’s college speech controversies. By Peter Schmidt At Liberty U., Trump Aligns with ‘Outsider’ Evangelicals http://www.chronicle.com/article/At-Liberty-U-Trump-Aligns/240075 2017-05-13T15:44:27-04:00 The president’s commencement address solidifies a partnership with Jerry Falwell Jr., the university’s president and an outspoken Trump supporter. By Jack Stripling Obama’s Controversial Teacher-Prep Rules Are History. What Comes Next? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Obama-s-Controversial/240051 2017-05-11T04:55:00-04:00 The Trump administration formally withdrew rules this week that had sought to strengthen teacher training. Experts say new reform efforts may come from the states, though accountability remains a patchwork. By Kelly Field Boos and Protests Mark Betsy DeVos’s Speech at Bethune-Cookman http://www.chronicle.com/article/BoosProtests-Mark-Betsy/240050 2017-05-11T00:44:00-04:00 The day of the secretary’s highly anticipated visit finally arrived and the expected commotion ensued. But as patience with the Trump administration wears thin among the HBCU community, the university’s president is hopeful. By Adam Harris Called to the White House, Business Leaders Attest to NIH’s Value http://www.chronicle.com/article/Called-to-the-White-House/240031 2017-05-09T04:52:16-04:00 Biomedical industry chiefs and leaders of the National Institutes of Health met with Trump administration officials on Monday to explain why they view federal spending on research as critical. By Paul Basken After Outcry Over Rejected Grants, DeVos Forbids Formatting Rules http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Outcry-Over-Rejected/240022 2017-05-08T04:44:57-04:00 The Education Department came under criticism after officials summarily rejected dozens of colleges’ applications for Upward Bound grants. The secretary’s new order prohibits officials from setting any page or formatting rules for grant applications. By Goldie Blumenstyk Inside a Stealth Plan for Political Influence http://www.chronicle.com/article/Inside-a-Stealth-Plan-for/240008 2017-05-07T19:00:00-04:00 Evidence of a conservative group’s influence in student-government campaigns can be found on campuses from coast to coast. By Michael Vasquez In Congress, Even Lawmakers’ Degrees Are a Partisan Issue http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/congress-education 2017-05-05T04:55:00-04:00 The educational attainment of members of the U.S. House of Representatives far surpasses that of America’s electorate. By Ben Myers and Peter Olsen-Phillips As Fafsa Tool Outage Continues, Lawmakers Investigate Why It Happened http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Fafsa-Tool-Outage/239988 2017-05-04T04:55:00-04:00 The data-retrieval tool will be back online for people on income-driven repayment plans at the end of the month, but there is little respite for many prospective students who rely on it. By Adam Harris Advocates for HBCUs Aim to Keep Pressure on Lawmakers http://www.chronicle.com/article/Advocates-for-HBCUs-Aim-to/239928 2017-04-28T04:50:00-04:00 Students, alumni, and supporters of historically black colleges traveled to Washington on Thursday to press their cause, as increased aid from the Trump administration seems less likely. By Adam Harris In Trump’s First 100 Days, Higher Ed Sees More Shadow Than Substance http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Trump-s-First-100-Days/239929 2017-04-28T04:44:27-04:00 The president and his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, have said little about their higher-education priorities so far. But that doesn’t mean their stewardship hasn’t been felt. By Adam Harris Dozens of Colleges’ Upward Bound Applications Are Denied for Failing to Dot Every I http://www.chronicle.com/article/Dozens-of-Colleges-Upward/239895 2017-04-26T04:35:36-04:00 The program helps prepare low-income high-school students for college. Some members of Congress are urging the Education Department to "apply some common sense" and reconsider the rejected applications, putting more focus on substance than format. By Goldie Blumenstyk In the DeVos Era, New Higher-Ed Policy Could Come From the Senate http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-the-DeVos-Era-New/239875 2017-04-24T04:55:54-04:00 The U.S. Senate education committee has been able to work on bipartisan legislation in the past. But will early disputes jeopardize lawmakers’ ability to come to the table? By Adam Harris A Key Tool’s Outage Threatens to Set Back Financial-Aid Reforms http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Key-Tool-s-Outage/239855 2017-04-21T04:44:44-04:00 The Internal Revenue Service’s data-retrieval tool is out of commission. That threatens to undermine important changes in financial aid, which took effect only months ago. By Kelly Field DeVos’s Rollback of Servicing Guidance Raises Fears Among Borrowers’ Advocates http://www.chronicle.com/article/DeVos-s-Rollback-of/239778 2017-04-13T04:54:00-04:00 The secretary’s withdrawal of Obama-era memos focused on consumer protections is the latest in a string of bad signs for borrowers, some advocacy groups say. By Adam Harris Trump’s Proposed Cuts Threaten Colleges’ Key Job-Training Programs http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-s-Proposed-Cuts/239640 2017-03-30T04:44:28-04:00 The president has spoken out about putting Americans back to work, but college leaders fear that his budget plan would sharply undermine that goal. By Katherine Mangan