Michael Stratford

Michael Stratford, Reporter, covers federal policy for Inside Higher Ed. He joined the publication in August 2013 after a stint covering the Arkansas state legislature for The Associated Press. He previously worked and interned at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and The Chronicle of Higher Education. At The Chronicle, he wrote about federal policy and covered higher education issues in the 2012 elections. Michael grew up in Belmont, Mass. and graduated from Cornell University, where he was managing editor of The Cornell Daily Sun.

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January 27, 2015
The Obama administration's task force on campus sexual assault on Monday published new recommendations for how colleges should partner with local law enforcement agencies to combat sexual violence.
January 23, 2015
Fewer than half of the elite research institutions that comprise the Association of American Universities will participate in that group's effort to anonymously survey students about the prevalence of sexual assault on campuses. The association said Thursday that 27 of its 60 U.S. members and one non-member college will join the effort.
January 21, 2015
The White House adds to its lengthy list of proposals for higher education, but faces long odds in Congress for most of the agenda.
January 21, 2015
Obama makes his case to the nation for universal, free community college, as he also promotes revamped tax credits for education. 
January 16, 2015
NEH launches initiative to promote research focused on the public good. The effort comes before what may be a contentious budget battle with the new Congress.
January 15, 2015
Feds eye new guidance for colleges that want to enter into agreements with financial institutions to offer banking products on campus.
January 13, 2015
More than one-third of research university group's members won't participate in its study of campus climate related to sexual assault. 
January 12, 2015
Bipartisanship is on display as President Obama announces free community college plan in Tennessee, but proposal likely faces tough odds in Congress.
January 8, 2015
As Republicans take control of Congress, an early priority is to redefine a full-time work under the health care law from 30 to 40 hours -- a change colleges support but adjuncts oppose. 
January 8, 2015
Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee was formally elected Wednesday morning to his post as chair of the Senate education committee in the new Congress. And he quickly made clear what his top higher education priority would be for the coming year: student aid simplification.

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