HIGHER EDUCATION

A brief lesson on Roe v. Wade

From nonpartisan sources.

By Valerie StraussJune 24, 2022

Education Dept. to cancel $6 billion in debt for defrauded borrowers

The Education Department will erase about $6 billion of student loan debt in a proposed settlement of a lawsuit from borrowers who said the agency ignored their claims for relief after they were defrauded by their colleges.

By Lauren LumpkinJune 23, 2022

Maryland university system won’t require SAT, ACT for admissions

The University System of Maryland’s board of regents voted recently to pave the way for its 12 universities to remove the requirement for prospective students to provide SAT or ACT scores.

By Caitlyn Freeman | Baltimore SunJune 23, 2022

Virginia budget to move funding from DACA students to state’s HBCUs

Critics say the Republican governor is pitting one disadvantaged group against another when the state has enough money to fund financial aid for both.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielJune 21, 2022

Texas GOP to schools: Use live ultrasounds to show a ‘preborn child’

It has some other ultra-conservative ideas of what students should learn, too.

By Valerie StraussJune 21, 2022

A race to teach abortion procedures, before the bans begin

The end of Roe v. Wade would disrupt a common education program for OB/GYN specialists and other doctors. Many medical residents could lose access to in-state abortion training.

By Nick AndersonJune 20, 2022

George Washington University to stop using ‘Colonials’ name by 2023-24

George Washington University said the "Colonials" moniker has divided the community and “no longer serve its purpose as a name that unifies.”

By Lauren LumpkinJune 15, 2022

Hub for military vets coming to Virginia Tech’s new Alexandria campus

The center, set up with Boeing, will help military veterans transition to civilian life and build careers in the technology and defense industries.

By Teo ArmusJune 13, 2022

Student loan borrowers anxious as decision lingers on debt cancellation

Borrowers are growing anxious and frustrated as the White House delays an announcement on whether President Biden will cancel some of the $1.6 trillion in student debt held by millions of Americans.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielJune 10, 2022

Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow to step down next year

Lawrence S. Bacow, who has led Harvard University as president through the tumult of the coronavirus pandemic and an intensive reckoning with its historic role in slavery and racial discrimination, announced Wednesday he will step down after the next academic year.

By Nick AndersonJune 8, 2022

Georgetown Law official resigns, had been cleared in probe into tweets

Ilya Shapiro said he has resigned from Georgetown Law days after he was reinstated following a months-long investigation into tweets about President Biden's Supreme Court pick.

By Lauren LumpkinJune 6, 2022

To recruit workers, big employers team with historically Black colleges

Under pressure to diversify, companies are investing money and mentorship in historically Black colleges and universities.

By Jon MarcusJune 3, 2022

Georgetown Law official cleared over tweets on Supreme Court pick

Ilya Shapiro, who has been on paid administrative leave since January, will start work Friday, he said.

By Lauren LumpkinJune 2, 2022

Education Dept. to clear $5.8B in debt of Corinthian Colleges students

Nearly a decade after the collapse of Corinthian Colleges, former students of the defunct for-profit chain are set to have all of their federal student loans canceled.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielJune 1, 2022

After lull, employers renew interest in helping workers repay student debt

Employers are heeding the call of younger workers for help with their education debt, and taking advantage of a new tax break born out of the pandemic. Still, there are more firms considering the perk than actually implementing it.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielMay 28, 2022

Latest White House plan would forgive $10,000 in student debt per borrower

The move is likely to reignite fights between Democrats and the GOP over federal spending and higher education.

By Tyler Pager, Danielle Douglas-Gabriel and Jeff SteinMay 27, 2022

Institute pledges $1.5 billion to support scientists of color

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has announced a $1.5 billion program to help support early-career faculty in the sciences, named after outgoing University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski.

By Lauren LumpkinMay 26, 2022

Texas official wants to arm more teachers. Bad idea.

The killings of 19 elementary school students and two teachers sparks new calls for arming educators.

By Valerie StraussMay 25, 2022

Settlements in UCLA sex abuse cases reach nearly $700 million

The University of California announced a $374.4 million settlement to resolve claims related to former UCLA gynecologist James Heaps, raising total payouts in the case to nearly $700 million.

By Nick Anderson and Susan SvrlugaMay 24, 2022