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How the Farm Bill Could Affect Higher Education

The sprawling package of legislation will be updated this fall. Advocates want Congress to simplify SNAP in the new farm bill. Millions for agriculture research and facilities are also up for grabs.

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In Statehouses, Tenure Was Bruised, but DEI Was Walloped

This year, Republican lawmakers in multiple states proposed bills eliminating tenure and targeting diversity, equity and inclusion. But legislatures only ended up passing significant bans on DEI.

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Legislatures Can’t Fix Campus Speech Issues

Higher ed has problems related to academic freedom and freedom of expression, but state lawmakers are unlikely to solve them, Ryan Stowers writes.

Dozens of Advocacy Groups Demand Biden Immediately Cancel Students’ Debts

More than 175 advocacy groups representing borrowers want the Biden administration to move quickly to discharge student loans, as the...
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Prompting Discussion or Tempting Litigation?

Sarah Lawrence College will ask applicants about the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban, quoting directly from the decision. Is it a savvy workaround or a brash rejoinder?

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Biden’s Backup for Student Loan Relief Likely to Take a Year

Negotiations over loan forgiveness will spotlight the Education Department’s complicated process to enact new rules—and are likely to frustrate borrowers in the process.

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$39 Billion in Student Loan Relief for 804,000 People

The debt discharge is the result of an effort to give borrowers credit for more payments and rectify failings in the student loan system.

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Higher Ed Groups ‘Appalled’ at House Budget Cuts

House Republicans proposed cutting money for Federal Work-Study and a childcare subsidy for parents in college. Those moves have left colleges worried about the impacts. NIH also would be cut.