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The Wall Street Journal

Appeals Court Weakens Bankruptcy Protections for Private Student Loans

Appeals Court Weakens Bankruptcy Protections for Private Student Loans

September 02, 2020

An appellate ruling could ease the way for borrowers of some types of student debt to get relief through bankruptcy court.
An appellate ruling could ease the way for borrowers of some types of student debt to get relief through bankruptcy court.

September 02, 2020

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Inside Higher Ed

Moody's: Auxiliary Revenue in Danger, but College Bond Defaults Remain Unlikely

Moody's: Auxiliary Revenue in Danger, but College Bond Defaults Rem...

September 02, 2020

Bond payment defaults are unlikely in higher education, even as more universities retreat to online and hybrid learning this fall because of the coronavirus and in doing so risk revenue declines from auxiliary services like parking and dormitories, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
Bond payment defaults are unlikely in higher education, even as more universities retreat to online and hybrid learning this fall because of the coronavirus and in doing so risk revenue declines from auxiliary services like parking and dormitories, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

September 02, 2020

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Inside Higher Ed

Ed Dept. Updates Response to LGBTQ Student Discrimination

Ed Dept. Updates Response to LGBTQ Student Discrimination

September 02, 2020

The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, or OCR, published two letters on Aug. 31 that outline how the department will address complaints of discrimination against LGBTQ students with respect to the recent landmark Supreme Court ruling that extended antidiscrimination protections to LGBTQ workers. Student complaints of discrimination based on LGBTQ status are under the jurisdiction of the department, Kimberly Richey, the department’s acting assistant secretary for civil rights, wrote in one of the letters.
The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, or OCR, published two letters on Aug. 31 that outline how the department will address complaints of discrimination against LGBTQ students with respect to the recent landmark Supreme Court ruling that extended antidiscrimination protections to LGBTQ workers. Student complaints of discrimination based on LGBTQ status are under the jurisdiction of the department, Kimberly Richey, the department’s acting assistant secretary for civil rights, wrote in one of the letters.

September 02, 2020

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EducationDive.com

Judge Orders UC System to Drop ACT, SAT in Admissions

Judge Orders UC System to Drop ACT, SAT in Admissions

September 02, 2020

A California Superior Court judge on Monday ordered the University of California System to stop using the SAT and ACT in its admissions and scholarship decisions.
A California Superior Court judge on Monday ordered the University of California System to stop using the SAT and ACT in its admissions and scholarship decisions.

September 02, 2020

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

'Let's Not Live a Lie'

'Let's Not Live a Lie'

September 02, 2020

Mayors of college towns find themselves in an awkward spot as the fall semester gets underway. They are often working closely with college officials on policy related to the pandemic. They’re usually — though not always — sending the same message on the need for social-distancing, mask-wearing, and testing. At the same time, mayors also have to keep in mind their surrounding communities, and the fact that what’s best for the college is not necessarily what’s best for everyone else.
Mayors of college towns find themselves in an awkward spot as the fall semester gets underway. They are often working closely with college officials on policy related to the pandemic. They’re usually — though not always — sending the same message on the need for social-distancing, mask-wearing, and testing. At the same time, mayors also have to keep in mind their surrounding communities, and the fact that what’s best for the college is not necessarily what’s best for everyone else.

September 02, 2020

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