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Biden Administration Would Prohibit Blanket Bans on Transgender Athletes

Proposed Title IX rule would require colleges to set sport-specific criteria if they seek to limit or deny a transgender student from playing a sport consistent with their gender identity.

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Opinion

The New Era of Regulatory Overreach

Proposed changes to the Education Department’s definition of third-party servicers would stifle innovation and increase costs to colleges and students, Representative Virginia Foxx writes.

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A 'Faustian Bargain' to Attract Out-of-State Students

A Colorado bill would effectively raise the cap on nonresident students at public colleges, a boon for CU Boulder. It also highlights the state’s convoluted student residency calculus.

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After DEI, Conservatives Attack ESG

Republican governors in 18 states vowed to go after the use of environmental, social and governance criteria in investing. Such legislation could impact college endowments.

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Advocates Urge White House to Stick to Title IX Timeline

Groups representing sexual assault survivors fear Biden administration will miss next month's deadline for overhauling Title IX, leaving Trump-era rules in place as another academic year begins.

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A Better Way to Address Revenue-Sharing and Online Marketing

The Education Department is right to try to regulate third-party providers and curtail online marketing, but there’s a simpler, more transparent way to do it, James DeVaney and John Katzman write.

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Federal Outsourcing Guidance Prompts Concern of Unintended Consequences

The department’s guidance expanding the definition of third-party servicers has already been delayed until September because of initial pushback from the higher education industry.

The Silence of Florida’s Presidents

Inside Higher Ed asked 40 public college presidents in Florida to weigh in on state higher education reforms. None were willing to speak, even when offered anonymity.