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House Cleans its Plate Prior to Recess

NAICU Washington Update
July 25, 2014

The House of Representatives recently approved several bills dealing with higher education tax policy and the Higher Education Act. While action is unlikely in the Senate, the bills offer a glimpse of how future tax and HEA proposals may take shape.

Net Neutrality Principles Endorsed

NAICU Washington Update
July 11, 2014

NAICU joined ten other higher education and library associations this week in a statement of net neutrality principles as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepares to reconsider the issue.

Senator McCaskill Releases Findings of Campus Sexual Violence Survey

NAICU Washington Update
July 11, 2014

The findings of the campus sexual violence survey, released by Senator Claire McCaskill on July 9, assess how institutions report, investigate, and adjudicate sexual violence. Overall, the findings are critical of every aspect of how campuses are handling sexual assaults on campus.

House Committee Unanimously Approves Three Higher Education Bills

NAICU Washington Update
July 10, 2014

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved three bills today intended to serve as building blocks towards the comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).  Despite a September 30 expiration date, work on a comprehensive HEA bill is unlikely to be completed before Congress adjourns this fall.

William “Bro” Adams Confirmed as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

NAICU Washington Update
July 10, 2014

Former Colby College President William D. “Bro” Adams was confirmed Wednesday by the United States Senate as the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Adams is expected to begin as chairman in the coming days.

All Institutions Participating in the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program Must Sign Another New Form; Deadline Extended To September 5

NAICU Washington Update
July 9, 2014

The Department of Defense has informed institutions in the Tuition Assistance (TA) program of an update to the previous Memorandum of Understanding issued in May 2014.  Institutions wishing to participate in the TA program after September 5, 2014, must sign a certification statement—even if they have already signed the revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) published in May of this year.

FY 2015 Student Aid Funding Stalled

NAICU Washington Update
July 8, 2014

While there’s no appetite in Congress for a government shutdown, the bipartisan congressional appropriators’ attempt at regular order for passing the FY 2015 spending bills has stalled.  Completion of the spending bills, including student aid funding, will most likely be delayed until a post-election lame duck session.

NAICU Joins in an Amicus Brief in Northwestern Case Arguing that Athletes are Students and not Employees

NAICU Washington Update
July 7, 2014

NAICU has joined ACE and three other higher education associations in an amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board on the question of whether student-athletes (in this case, football players) are eligible to form a union and bargain collectively about the terms of their participation in their sport. The brief argues that, as a matter of both law and fact, these athletes are students and not employees, and therefore not subject to the National Labor Relations Act.

Tax-Filing Help for Pell Recipients

NAICU Washington Update
June 30, 2014

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to promote college affordability, the Treasury Department posted a fact sheet on its website in mid-June to help taxpayers claim college benefits, particularly Pell Grant recipients eligible for the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC).

Department of Education Issues Proposed Regulations Dealing with Campus Sexual Assault

NAICU Washington Update
June 27, 2014

Comment period opens for Department of Education’s new regulations on sexual assaults on campus. Deadline is July 21, 2014.

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