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DOJ Affirmative Action Investigation Unprecedented, Experts Say

DOJ Affirmative Action Investigation Unprecedented, Experts Say

November 27, 2017

News that the Department of Justice has threatened to sue Harvard University if it fails to turn over applicant records, has raised new concerns about the future of affirmative action.  It appears that the Department of Justice is persisting in its Title VI investigation of affirmative action practices at the Ivy League institution.
News that the Department of Justice has threatened to sue Harvard University if it fails to turn over applicant records, has raised new concerns about the future of affirmative action.  It appears that the Department of Justice is persisting in its Title VI investigation of affirmative action practices at the Ivy League institution.

November 27, 2017

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Wall Street Journal

Notre Dame’s Stance on Birth Control Highlights Divide

Notre Dame’s Stance on Birth Control Highlights Divide

November 23, 2017

The University of Notre Dame fought in court for five years to limit the government’s ability to push religiously affiliated employers to offer contraception benefits. Now, the university is voluntarily allowing birth-control benefits, exposing a divide among Catholic institutions.  The university’s shift comes as the litigation enters a fresh phase after two U.S. Supreme Court cases and new rules championed by President Donald Trump’s administration. These rules, if implemented, would reverse a requirement set by Mr. Trump’s Democratic predecessor that most employers include birth-control benefits in workers’ health plans.
The University of Notre Dame fought in court for five years to limit the government’s ability to push religiously affiliated employers to offer contraception benefits. Now, the university is voluntarily allowing birth-control benefits, exposing a divide among Catholic institutions.  The university’s shift comes as the litigation enters a fresh phase after two U.S. Supreme Court cases and new rules championed by President Donald Trump’s administration. These rules, if implemented, would reverse a requirement set by Mr. Trump’s Democratic predecessor that most employers include birth-control benefits in workers’ health plans.

November 23, 2017

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MichiganRadio.org

Kalamazoo College President: It’s Baffling That Congress Is Trying to Impose a “Tax on Knowledge”

Kalamazoo College President: It’s Baffling That Congress Is Trying...

November 21, 2017

Universities and colleges are worried that both the House and Senate tax plans could threaten higher education. Of special concern: a proposed 1.4-percent excise tax on wealthy private college endowments. Among the college leaders closely watching this tax plan is Jorge Gonzalez, president of Kalamazoo College. He joined Stateside today.
Universities and colleges are worried that both the House and Senate tax plans could threaten higher education. Of special concern: a proposed 1.4-percent excise tax on wealthy private college endowments. Among the college leaders closely watching this tax plan is Jorge Gonzalez, president of Kalamazoo College. He joined Stateside today.

November 21, 2017

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Wall Street Journal

Harvard Faces DOJ Probe Over Affirmative-Action Policies

Harvard Faces DOJ Probe Over Affirmative-Action Policies

November 21, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the use of race in Harvard University’s admissions practices and has accused the university of failing to cooperate with the probe, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.  The Justice Department is investigating complaints that formed the basis of a federal civil lawsuit filed in 2014 in Boston, according to the documents. That suit alleges Harvard intentionally discriminates against Asian-Americans by limiting the number of Asian students who are admitted.
The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the use of race in Harvard University’s admissions practices and has accused the university of failing to cooperate with the probe, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.  The Justice Department is investigating complaints that formed the basis of a federal civil lawsuit filed in 2014 in Boston, according to the documents. That suit alleges Harvard intentionally discriminates against Asian-Americans by limiting the number of Asian students who are admitted.

November 21, 2017

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Religion News Service.com

Closing Doors: Small Religious Colleges Struggle for Survival

Closing Doors: Small Religious Colleges Struggle for Survival

November 21, 2017

Duncan Tiemeyer chose St. Gregory’s University because he wanted a faith-based education that would teach him more than how to succeed in a career.  However, the brand of education offered by St. Gregory’s — where Benedictine monks still pray multiple times daily in a chapel beside a cemetery filled with the remains of their predecessors — will come to an abrupt halt at the fall semester’s end.
Duncan Tiemeyer chose St. Gregory’s University because he wanted a faith-based education that would teach him more than how to succeed in a career.  However, the brand of education offered by St. Gregory’s — where Benedictine monks still pray multiple times daily in a chapel beside a cemetery filled with the remains of their predecessors — will come to an abrupt halt at the fall semester’s end.

November 21, 2017

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