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Busting the Myths about Private Colleges

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Private Colleges Focus on Affordability

New campus affordability measures are helping to keep students' and families' out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. Tuition cuts and freezes, three-year degree programs, and more. Complete list

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White House Releases Long-Awaited Proposed Rule on Overtime Pay

NAICU Washington Update

July 6, 2015

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its proposal to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), including the regulations governing the “white collar” exemption for executive, administrative, and professional employees. While the proposed rule will mean higher salaries for exempt employees, nothing goes into effect immediately, and there will be a comment period, as well as expected legal challenges before anything becomes final.

Senate Appropriators Cut Student Aid

NAICU Washington Update

July 6, 2015

Increase to Pell Grant maximum award survives, but SEOG and Federal Work Study programs cut following action by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

With Students Away, Colleges Try a New Course

Wall Street Journal

July 6, 2015

School’s out for summer, but some colleges are throwing their doors wide open. Eager for additional funds to supplement stagnant tuition revenue amid weak enrollments, and to help cover campus overhead, small schools nationwide are pitching themselves as prime destinations for sports camps, corporate team-building retreats, even lavish wedding parties.

How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

Associated Press

July 6, 2015

President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama’s own administration.

Catholic Colleges In No Rush To Divest From Fossil Fuels After Pope's Encyclical

Huffington Post

July 6, 2015

Student campaigns for divestment were already underway at the very wealthiest Catholic universities in the U.S. But so far, not a single American Catholic college or university has announced plans to divest in light of the encyclical.

Making Title IX Work

Inside Higher Ed

July 6, 2015

The intersection of campus police investigations and college disciplinary investigations into sexual assault is still a confusing mix at many institutions, but Susan Riseling, the chief of police and associate vice chancellor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has a few ideas about how make the relationship work.

Everyone Pays More

Inside Higher Ed

July 6, 2015

Colleges are, on average, paying more for health benefits coverage for employees. And some of those colleges are passing some expenses on to employees. Those are among the key findings of a survey being released today by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

Rule on Financial Products Draws Criticism, Praise

Inside Higher Ed

July 6, 2015

Virtually every college, company, advocacy group and other party that commented on proposed new federal rules on campus financial products by last week's deadline asserted that it had students' best interests at heart.

Federal regulations on campus sexual assault take effect, just in time for 2015 school year

Yahoo News

July 3, 2015

As of July 1, all colleges and universities that receive federal funding (which is most of them) must now comply with a set of rules for reporting, adjudicating and preventing incidents of sexual assault on campus. The new rules are the product of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination, or SaVE, Act, which President Obama signed into law alongside the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act in March 2013.

Employers Have Greater Leeway on Unpaid Internships, Court Rules

New York Times

July 2, 2015

Employers have considerable leeway to use unpaid interns legally when the work serves an educational purpose, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, setting aside a lower court decision that the movie studio Fox Searchlight Pictures had improperly classified former workers as unpaid interns rather than employees.
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