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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May 20, 2014
At a roundtable discussion about her efforts to clamp down on campus sexual assault, Senator Claire McCaskill says she's eyeing tougher penalties, mandatory climate surveys and other changes. for headline, maybe 'Senate Warning on Sexual Assault'? dl ** looks good /ms
May 20, 2014
A consumer advocacy group on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Education over the agency’s refusal to release documents showing how the federal government awards bonuses to debt collection companies it hires to recover defaulted student loans.
May 15, 2014
Ethical considerations should be deeply integrated into neuroscience research and education, a federal panel of bioethicists said in a new report released Wednesday.
May 14, 2014
Federal regulators announce two settlements over alleged overcharging of military servicemembers and misrepresenting late fees to other borrowers.
May 13, 2014
Sen. Claire McCaskill criticizes guidance the American Council on Education gave its members on how to respond to the lawmaker's survey on sexual assault. 
May 12, 2014
Federal civil rights office finds Title IX violations at Virginia Military Institute and settles unusually public dispute with Tufts.
May 12, 2014
Navient, the loan-servicing company formerly known as Sallie Mae, disclosed to investors Friday that it expects to pay an additional $103 million to settle two federal investigations, on top of the $70 million it already set aside last year for that purpose.  The company is facing investigations from the Federal Deposit Insu
May 9, 2014
Virginia Military Institute violated federal law in how it handled sexual harassment and assault cases and by requiring pregnant cadets to leave the institution, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced Friday.
May 9, 2014
Tufts University and the U.S. Department of Education have resolved an unusual dispute over how to settle a finding that the university’s handling of sexual assault cases violated federal law.
May 9, 2014
The debate over whether college athletes should be allowed to unionize finds its way to Congress, as members debated NLRB decision in the Northwestern case. 

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