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Oversight in 2017 Tax Law Charges Low-Income Students at Exorbitant Rates

President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax law, which was pushed through Congress in less than two months with the goal of simplifying the tax code, is having...

Free Speech Executive Order Challenges Academic Freedom at Research Institutions

A recent federal mandate threatens to pull money for research from colleges and universities that don’t enforce free speech, but uncertainty around what constitutes a...

White House Proposes Major Changes to Federal Student Lending

The White House has issued a controversial proposal that says it will cut college tuition rates and reduce the national student loan debt. The...

Trump Follows Through on Executive Order Regarding Free Speech on College...

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that ties federal research funding to colleges and universities’ compliance with free speech laws. Trump first mentioned...

Trump’s Tense Relationship with HBCUs

On Feb. 27, 2018, after appointing the former head of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Johnny C. Taylor, as chairman of the President’s Board...

One Year After Charlottesville, Alt-Right Protesters Will Head to Washington, D.C.

On August 11, 2017, hundreds of members of the alt-right, led by two University of Virginia (UVA) alumni, gathered in Charlottesville, Va. for the...

Trump’s Nationalist Agenda Changes the Landscape for American Students Abroad

“America First” — the mantra of the Trump administration — may energize conservative crowds in the U.S., but the response to President Donald Trump’s...

Equal Pay Day Highlights Persisting Gender Pay Gap

Signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, the Equal Pay Act required that men and women be paid equally for equal...

Trump’s Higher Education Budget Cuts Hurt Low-Income, Minority Students

President Donald Trump outlined his administration’s budget priorities last week in a blueprint for fiscal year 2018 that includes a $9 billion cut in...

Civil and Human Rights Groups Express Concern Over Trump’s Pick for...

Reacting to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of GOP donor and school choice activist Betsy DeVos as the U.S. secretary of education, 33 civil and...

Movement Urges Schools to Become ‘Sanctuary Campuses’ for Immigrant Students

Since the election of Donald Trump nearly a month ago, there has been a growing push for colleges and universities across the country to...