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Bloomberg

University Tax Flunks the First Amendment Test - Opinion Piece

University Tax Flunks the First Amendment Test - Opinion Piece

January 12, 2018

Noah Feldman writes: To win a suit based on this principle, the affected universities would have to convince the courts to acknowledge what everyone already knows is true: The tax bill was intended to punish institutions perceived as liberal. That can be an uphill battle if legislators have been careful to couch their intent in neutral rhetoric, or if they have in fact said nothing at all.
Noah Feldman writes: To win a suit based on this principle, the affected universities would have to convince the courts to acknowledge what everyone already knows is true: The tax bill was intended to punish institutions perceived as liberal. That can be an uphill battle if legislators have been careful to couch their intent in neutral rhetoric, or if they have in fact said nothing at all.

January 12, 2018

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The Washington Post

Education Dept. Awards Debt Collection Contract to Company With Ties to DeVos

Education Dept. Awards Debt Collection Contract to Company With Tie...

January 12, 2018

A company that once had financial ties to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was one of two firms selected Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education to help the agency collect overdue student loans. The deal could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
A company that once had financial ties to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was one of two firms selected Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education to help the agency collect overdue student loans. The deal could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

January 12, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

The Return of Earmarks

The Return of Earmarks

January 12, 2018

Republican leaders talk about restoring path to federal funds without peer review. Grants were lucrative for many colleges, but critics said that merit was sacrificed.
Republican leaders talk about restoring path to federal funds without peer review. Grants were lucrative for many colleges, but critics said that merit was sacrificed.

January 12, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

NCAA Report: Women Still Underrepresented

NCAA Report: Women Still Underrepresented

January 12, 2018

A new National Collegiate Athletic Association report reveals that women are still underrepresented in athletics programs.
A new National Collegiate Athletic Association report reveals that women are still underrepresented in athletics programs.

January 12, 2018

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Time, Money

For-Profit College Students Are Defaulting on Their Loans at an Alarming Rate

For-Profit College Students Are Defaulting on Their Loans at an Ala...

January 12, 2018

New research on student borrowing has just added more evidence that for-profit colleges load up students with debt that they’re then unable to pay back.
New research on student borrowing has just added more evidence that for-profit colleges load up students with debt that they’re then unable to pay back.

January 12, 2018

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