PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://www.chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ 2017-10-18T16:17:50-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education DeVos Keeps Higher Ed — and Reporters — at Arm’s Length http://www.chronicle.com/article/DeVos-Keeps-Higher-Ed-and/241372 2017-10-03T21:47:47-04:00 The education secretary’s aversion to the national news media and her communication style have created a knowledge gap for college leaders seeking to understand her philosophy on higher ed. By Adam Harris Jeff Sessions Adds to Trumpian Chorus on Campus Speech Limits http://www.chronicle.com/article/Jeff-Sessions-Adds-to-Trumpian/241288 2017-09-25T18:34:54-04:00 With the U.S. attorney general scheduled to pillory college as “a shelter for fragile egos” on Tuesday, here’s a rundown of how other members of the Trump administration have handled the topic of free speech on campus. By Andy Thomason What You Need to Know About the New Guidance on Title IX http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/241277 2017-09-22T14:35:00-04:00 Here’s a guide to the Education Department’s question-and-answer document on campus sexual assault, which contains changes that are already stirring controversy. By Katherine Mangan A New Approach to Enforcement on Campus Sex Assault http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/A-New-Approach-to-Enforcement/143 2017-09-22T00:00:00-04:00 This collection of Chronicle articles explores what a shift in enforcement of the gender-equity law known as Title IX might mean for sexual-assault survivors, accused students, and colleges. Citing Obama-Era Failures, DeVos Will Replace Landmark Directive on Sexual Assault http://www.chronicle.com/article/Citing-Obama-Era-Failures/241117 2017-09-07T11:52:00-04:00 After a speech by the education secretary, a spokeswoman said that, until the revision of the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter, the department would “make clear to schools how to fulfill their current obligations under Title IX.” By Adam Harris and Eric Kelderman A DeVos Speech on Title IX Heightens Advocates’ Fears That a Rollback Is Imminent http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-DeVos-Speech-on-Title-IX/241108 2017-09-06T18:59:11-04:00 The education secretary will make a “major policy address on Title IX enforcement” on Thursday, and advocates fear a landmark directive from the Obama era is in the cross hairs. By Adam Harris and Andy Thomason Education Dept. Appointee’s For-Profit Past Draws Flak, but It’s Complicated http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Appointee-s/241080 2017-08-31T20:00:19-04:00 Julian Schmoke Jr., a former dean at DeVry University, will lead enforcement activities at the Department of Education, which cracked down on fraud among for-profit colleges. By Adam Harris For-Profit Colleges Find Few Reasons to Lobby a Friendlier Education Dept. http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Profit-Colleges-Find-Few/241024 2017-08-28T15:44:21-04:00 Proprietary colleges have scaled back their lobbying efforts in part because of a lack of staff at the department and a limited policy agenda in Congress. By Eric Kelderman Tensions Grow Between Trump and Black Colleges as HBCU Conference Becomes Political http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tensions-Grow-Between-Trump/241003 2017-08-24T21:19:11-04:00 Uncertainty and unfulfilled promises have made several black-college leaders wary of attending a Washington event they have found useful in the past. By Adam Harris Federal Sex-Assault Investigations Are Being Resolved More Often. These 11 Cases Show How. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Federal-Sex-Assault/240848 2017-08-03T18:58:33-04:00 Under President Trump, the Education Department’s civil-rights office is cutting through the backlog of cases more quickly, more quietly, and more often through “administrative closure.” By Nick DeSantis Trump May Find No Easy Targets if He Attacks Race in Admissions http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-May-Find-No-Easy-Targets/240836 2017-08-03T00:00:00-04:00 Any federal challenge to colleges that consider applicants’ race will bump up against the Supreme Court’s repeated blessings of such policies. By Peter Schmidt In Trump Era, the Use of Race in Admissions Comes Under New Scrutiny http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Trump-Era-the-Use-of-Race/240821 2017-08-02T01:50:00-04:00 The Justice Department reportedly will direct resources to investigating colleges that are perceived as discriminating against white applicants. Some groups rebuke that decision as a step back from protecting civil rights. By Adam Harris How One State’s Budget Crisis Has Hamstrung Its Public Universities http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-State-s-Budget/240760 2017-07-26T18:55:26-04:00 Louisiana spends the least per student on higher education among all the states. Here’s a look at how that has affected public universities and colleges on the ground. By Nell Gluckman Trump Struggles to Find a Leader for White House Initiative on Black Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Struggles-to-Find-a/240745 2017-07-25T20:09:43-04:00 In February, President Trump signed an order to move the initiative into the West Wing. Since then, his administration has had more difficulty than others in filling the effort’s top leadership post. By Adam Harris Former Top Official in Obama’s Education Dept. Is Named President of ACE http://www.chronicle.com/article/Former-Top-Official-in/240698 2017-07-20T05:01:00-04:00 The American Council on Education’s choice is Ted Mitchell, under secretary of education from 2014 to 2017, who will take office as the Trump administration seeks to dismantle some of his policy priorities. By Goldie Blumenstyk Students Accused of Sexual Assault Have the Government’s Ear. What Are Their Goals? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Students-Accused-of-Sexual/240701 2017-07-19T22:10:07-04:00 These students and their allies stress that they want the campus disciplinary process to be fair. But that’s not all they’re fighting for. By Sarah Brown President Trump Made a Promise to Black Colleges. It Hasn’t Happened. http://www.chronicle.com/article/President-Trump-Made-a-Promise/240685 2017-07-18T21:00:22-04:00 The White House Initiative on HBCUs was to be moved from the Education Department to the West Wing. By Adam Harris If Trump Pulls Back, Can States Do More to Regulate For-Profit Colleges? http://www.chronicle.com/article/If-Trump-Pulls-Back-Can/240650 2017-07-13T22:26:57-04:00 A lawsuit filed last week by a group of state attorneys general against the U.S. Department of Education may indicate that states will ramp up their regulation of the for-profit sector. Here’s what they could do. By Nell Gluckman Who Does DeVos’s Department Really Represent? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-Does-DeVos-s-Department/240643 2017-07-13T16:54:05-04:00 Advocates for students fret over the education secretary’s loosening of the regulatory reins. But fewer colleges are complaining. By Adam Harris and Eric Kelderman How Will the Feds Protect Student-Loan Borrowers in the Future? 2 Visions Are Aired http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Will-the-Feds-Protect/240588 2017-07-10T21:34:25-04:00 In a public hearing on Monday, supporters and opponents spoke out about the Education Department’s decision to delay and renegotiate two Obama-era regulations aimed at reining in abuses by colleges. By Adam Harris