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Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Repayment Freeze Through May 2022

The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that the federal student loan repayment, interest, and collections pause will continue through May 1, 2022. The freeze is...

Biden Administration Proposes New Rule to Protect DACA from Litigation

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security published a new rule proposal Tuesday aimed at helping protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program...

Kristen Clarke is the First Black Woman to Head Justice Department’s...

In a 51-48 vote on Tuesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Kristen Clarke as assistant attorney general of civil rights at the Department of Justice...

Newest Stimulus Package Directs More Money to Students in Need

On March 10, the Biden administration passed the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill to provide the third round of relief needed because of the...

U.S. Department of State Makes Historic First Chief Diversity Officer Appointment

This week, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken named Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley as the State Department's first chief diversity officer. The position was created in an...

Education Department Seeks Public Input on Title IX Changes

The Biden administration plans to hold a hearing to solicit public input on changes to Title IX regulations, the Department of Education announced in...

Biden Signs Executive Orders on Title IX, Voting Access, and Gender...

President Joe Biden recently signed a string of executive orders to undo Trump-era Title IX policies, address gender equity, and combat voter suppression.  On International...

Public Policy Professor Brings Expertise on Equity in Transportation to Biden...

Robert Hampshire, an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, or the Ford School, was...

Education Secretary Nominee Miguel Cardona Testifies at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Education Secretary nominee Miguel Cardona gave testimony about his plans for reopening schools and other top educational priorities during a hearing on Wednesday before...

Biden Signs Executive Actions to Address Racial Equity

President Joe Biden signed a series of executive actions on Tuesday that aim to advance racial equity policies throughout several departments of the federal...

Biden-Harris Inauguration Events to Include Diversity Celebrations

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced Monday it will host additional programming to celebrate diversity prior to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and...

Biden Makes Historic Cabinet Nominations for Climate Change

On Thursday, President-elect Joe Biden selected Democratic New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as Secretary of Interior, making her the first Indigenous person to serve...

Biden Continues Diversity Commitment with Newest Cabinet Appointments

President-elect Joe Biden vowed to diversify his cabinet during his campaign and is continuing to follow through on that promise with his recent nominations...