PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://www.chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ 2018-03-20T09:43:28-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Education Dept. Stops Providing Details on Resolved Title IX Cases http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Stops/242831 2018-03-15T12:37:41-04:00 The Chronicle asked for basic information about sexual-violence investigations that have been resolved. A spokesman said the department “has no plans at this time” to provide those details. By Nick DeSantis Quiet White House Science Office Stirs Fears but Also Raises Some Hopes http://www.chronicle.com/article/Quiet-White-House-Science/242805 2018-03-12T20:59:00-04:00 The leaderless office is the main coordinating body for officials throughout the government to confer on a range of scientific matters affecting their agencies. By Paul Basken Education Dept. Wants to Block States’ Student-Loan Rules. States Are Fighting Back. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Wants-to-Block/242801 2018-03-12T17:04:00-04:00 Several states are considering — or have passed — bills to tighten the rules governing companies that service student loans, and the department’s new guidance would pre-empt that legislation. By Adam Harris A Tax on Endowments Became Law. But Congressmen and Colleges Are Still Fighting It. http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Tax-on-Endowments-Became/242774 2018-03-08T16:56:00-05:00 A new bipartisan effort, called the Don’t Tax Higher Education Act, would repeal the levy on university endowments. By Adam Harris Is Student Debt Big Enough to Hold Back the Economy? What the Research Says http://www.chronicle.com/article/Is-Student-Debt-Big-Enough-to/242719 2018-03-01T18:36:10-05:00 The chairman of the Federal Reserve told senators on Thursday that America’s student-loan burden could affect economic growth. When it comes to homeownership or small-business creation, he might be right. By Dan Bauman Education Dept. Opens New Investigation Into Michigan State’s Handling of Nassar Scandal http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Opens-New/242638 2018-02-26T14:04:00-05:00 The Title IX inquiry will look at systemic issues in the university’s response to incidents involving Larry Nassar, the secretary of education said. By Adam Harris How Russian Trolls Used Higher Ed to Sow Discord Online http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Russian-Trolls-Used-Higher/242625 2018-02-23T12:09:00-05:00 At least 129 Twitter accounts associated with a Kremlin-aligned propaganda outfit tweeted and retweeted items pertinent to higher education from 2015 to 2017, The Chronicle found. By Dan Bauman Ashford U. Faces New Setback in Battle Over GI Bill Funds http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ashford-U-Faces-New-Setback/242602 2018-02-21T19:05:16-05:00 The for-profit university, recently the subject of a Chronicle investigation over its attempts to skirt state oversight requirements, has failed to get California’s approval to serve veterans. By Michael Vasquez Education Dept. Eyes Changes in Bankrupt Borrowers’ Ability to Discharge Loans http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Eyes-Changes/242588 2018-02-20T11:42:00-05:00 The Trump administration may be signaling that it wants to take a closer look at streamlining the forgiveness process. That may find some unlikely allies on Capitol Hill. By Adam Harris Bill Would Hold College Presidents Accountable for Sexual Abuse by Employees http://www.chronicle.com/article/Bill-Would-Hold-College/242558 2018-02-15T14:44:00-05:00 The legislation, introduced in the U.S. Senate, would require campus leaders to certify annually that they have reviewed all incidents of sexual misconduct reported to the Title IX coordinator, among other things. By Adam Harris Here’s What the $400-Billion Federal Spending Deal Means for Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-What-the-400-Billion/242503 2018-02-09T10:58:00-05:00 The two-year, bipartisan budget deal not only keeps the the government running until late March but also provides more funding for higher-education programs. By Adam Harris DeVos’s Education Dept. Relaxed Rules for For-Profits Under Accreditor That Closed http://www.chronicle.com/article/DeVos-s-Education-Dept/242471 2018-02-07T15:59:00-05:00 A letter obtained by The Chronicle suggests that the department offered “flexibility” to colleges that were left without an accreditor after the Obama administration stripped the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools of its recognition. By Adam Harris Why an Update of Higher Ed’s Sweeping Framework Could Be Years Away http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-an-Update-of-Higher-Ed-s/242452 2018-02-06T13:42:00-05:00 Congress is working to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, but signs of discord on fundamental issues threaten to throw a wrench into the plan. By Adam Harris Why Students Are Leaving Illinois in Droves — and Why It Matters http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Students-Are-Leaving/242436 2018-02-02T19:23:55-05:00 Many have blamed the student exodus on a bruising, two-year budget stalemate. But the real story of Illinois’s enrollment struggle goes back decades. By Dan Bauman Federal Student-Loan Program Is Rapidly Losing Money, and Income-Based Repayment Is to Blame, Report Says http://www.chronicle.com/article/Federal-Student-Loan-Program/242426 2018-02-02T12:31:00-05:00 The federal government is well on its way toward lending more money than it is repaid, according to the Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General. By Adam Harris Top Official at Justice Dept. Says More Colleges Should Punish Hecklers http://www.chronicle.com/article/Top-Official-at-Justice-Dept/242363 2018-01-26T17:56:46-05:00 In a speech at Northwestern University, Jesse Panuccio said it’s likely that campus speakers would not be shouted down, and violence would “abate,” if offenders faced “serious consequences.” By Adam Harris State Spending on Higher Education Has Inched Upward. But Most Public Colleges Can’t Celebrate. http://www.chronicle.com/article/State-Spending-on-Higher/242298 2018-01-20T00:01:00-05:00 National gains in appropriations might seem like a positive sign. Just three states, though, accounted for the vast majority of those gains. By Eric Kelderman Federal Shutdown Won’t Cause Chaos in Higher Ed — Unless It Drags On http://www.chronicle.com/article/Federal-Shutdown-Won-t-Cause/242294 2018-01-19T14:28:00-05:00 Student-aid and grant money that has already been approved will continue to flow. But minor inconveniences could become crises if an accord is not reached soon. By Eric Kelderman The Biggest Problem for State Higher-Ed Policy? Federal Higher-Ed Policy http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Biggest-Problem-for-State/242247 2018-01-16T15:34:00-05:00 It’s not affordability, free speech, or sexual assault. The top issue, according to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, is what’s happening in Washington. By Eric Kelderman University Presidents Call on Congress to Find 'Narrowly Tailored Solution' for Dreamers http://www.chronicle.com/article/University-Presidents-Call-on/242215 2018-01-11T13:02:00-05:00 The letter comes as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program nears the date at which it will be rescinded, absent congressional action. By Andy Thomason