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Judge Tosses California Suit Against Trump Over Student Debt

Judge Tosses California Suit Against Trump Over Student Debt

June 29, 2018

A U.S. judge  threw out a lawsuit by the state of California accusing the Trump administration of illegally reneging on an Obama-era commitment to quickly forgive the loans of students defrauded by the Corinthian for-profit college chain.
A U.S. judge  threw out a lawsuit by the state of California accusing the Trump administration of illegally reneging on an Obama-era commitment to quickly forgive the loans of students defrauded by the Corinthian for-profit college chain.

June 29, 2018

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The New York Times

California Will Be Fourth State to Sue Navient Over Student Loans

California Will Be Fourth State to Sue Navient Over Student Loans

June 29, 2018

The legal problems facing Navient, one of the nation’s largest student loan debt collectors, mounted on Thursday as California’s attorney general said he would file a lawsuit accusing the company of widespread deceptions and mistakes that cost borrowers millions of dollars.
The legal problems facing Navient, one of the nation’s largest student loan debt collectors, mounted on Thursday as California’s attorney general said he would file a lawsuit accusing the company of widespread deceptions and mistakes that cost borrowers millions of dollars.

June 29, 2018

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The Hechinger Report

Loss of Top Centrist Judge Will Hit Higher Ed Hard - Opinion

Loss of Top Centrist Judge Will Hit Higher Ed Hard - Opinion

June 29, 2018

Harry Litman, a former United States attorney and deputy assistant attorney general who teaches constitutional law at University of California at San Diego, writes:  Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement augurs fast and profound on-the-ground changes in a long list of policy areas that directly touch citizens’ lives. Among these, no doubt, is the use of affirmative action in higher education.
 
Harry Litman, a former United States attorney and deputy assistant attorney general who teaches constitutional law at University of California at San Diego, writes:  Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement augurs fast and profound on-the-ground changes in a long list of policy areas that directly touch citizens’ lives. Among these, no doubt, is the use of affirmative action in higher education.
 

June 29, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

The Impact of Justice Kennedy

The Impact of Justice Kennedy

June 28, 2018

The news Wednesday that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was stepping down from the Supreme Court could have a major impact on future rulings on the constitutionality of colleges' consideration of race in admissions. Justice Kennedy was the author of the two most recent Supreme Court decisions -- both involving the University of Texas at Austin -- upholding universities' right to consider race in admissions. 
The news Wednesday that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was stepping down from the Supreme Court could have a major impact on future rulings on the constitutionality of colleges' consideration of race in admissions. Justice Kennedy was the author of the two most recent Supreme Court decisions -- both involving the University of Texas at Austin -- upholding universities' right to consider race in admissions. 

June 28, 2018

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The New York Times

White Supremacists’ Use of Campus Propaganda Is Soaring, Report Finds

White Supremacists’ Use of Campus Propaganda Is Soaring, Report Finds

June 28, 2018

White supremacist groups are increasingly using propaganda like fliers and posters to spread bigoted messages on college campuses, a new report by the Anti-Defamation League found.  In the past academic year, 292 such incidents were reported — a 77 percent increase from the previous year, according to the report, which was released on Thursday. The stickers, banners and other physical materials included racist and anti-Semitic messages and often targeted Muslims, nonwhite immigrants and L.G.B.T. people.
White supremacist groups are increasingly using propaganda like fliers and posters to spread bigoted messages on college campuses, a new report by the Anti-Defamation League found.  In the past academic year, 292 such incidents were reported — a 77 percent increase from the previous year, according to the report, which was released on Thursday. The stickers, banners and other physical materials included racist and anti-Semitic messages and often targeted Muslims, nonwhite immigrants and L.G.B.T. people.

June 28, 2018

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