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A Battle Over DEI in Central Virginia

Despite their differences, both the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia have defended diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the face of criticism.

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‘Tough Choices’ Ahead on Federal Budget

Lawmakers voted to not spend more money on domestic programs in order to avert default. That doesn’t leave much wiggle room for appropriators to increase the Pell Grant or give more money to Federal Student Aid.

Conn. Institutions and Lawmakers Reach Funding Deal

Connecticut governor Ned Lamont and leaders of the state’s higher education institutions reached a deal Monday to shore up higher...
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Legislating an Honest Look at College Cost

State legislation to improve transparency about the cost of a degree has earned bipartisan support. Some worry about political motives and unintended consequences.

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The Current State of NIL

Athletics officials will lobby lawmakers this week for a federal bill governing name, image and likeness as the NCAA and conferences contend with a patchwork of state laws.

An illustration of brains of different colors with different patterns inside them, such as puzzle pieces, numbers or flowers, to represent neurodiversity.

Recognizing an ‘Untapped Resource’

Illinois lawmakers passed legislation urging colleges to adopt neurodiversity inclusion statements in response to advocacy by community college leaders.

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A ‘Modest but Important Step’ Against Transcript Withholding

The proposed ban comes as more states are restricting colleges and universities from withholding transcripts when a student owes money to the institution. The planned federal ban would only apply in some cases.

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Public Lifelines for Private Colleges

A new state loan program for struggling private colleges will likely save Birmingham-Southern College from closure. But experts don’t expect similar efforts to catch on.