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DACA Students, “Sanctuary Campuses,” and Institutional or Community Assistance

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February 21, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Reveal article "For nearly 200 for-profit colleges, taxpayers pay the bills." (Read

February 20, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Spartan Newsroom article "Threatened cut in federal funds would hurt research, low-income students." (Read

February 8, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "The DeVos Agenda." ( Read

February 7, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Diverse article "DeVos Confirmation Fails to End Uncertainty." ( Read

February 7, 2017
AASCU Letter to the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee regarding Teacher Preparation Regulations ( Read

February 7, 2017
AASCU Statement on the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education ( Read)  

February 6, 2017
Coalition letter to Rep. Foxx and Rep. Scott re: Resolution of disapproval to block implementation of the Teacher Preparation Rule ( Read

February 3, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in the News and Advance article "Private college memo could be Falwell task force playbook." ( Read)

February 3, 2017
AASCU cited in The Hill article "598 colleges have 'concerns' on Trump travel ban." ( Read

February 3, 2017
Coalition, campus-sign on letter to Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly regarding immigration ( Read

February 2, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Bloomberg article "No, Trump can't cut UC-Berkley's Federal Funding by Himself." ( Read

February 2, 2017
AASCU's Federal Highlights -- 5th Week of 115th Congress ( Read

February 2, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Buzzfeed article "This Congresswoman Just Called Trump a 'Bully' For Threatening to Cut a University's Funding." ( Read

January 31, 2017
Coalition letter to Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security John Kelly regarding President Trump's Executive Order on immigration and its effects on international students ( Read

January 30, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Chicago Tribune story "Universities advise some students, scholars not to travel abroad." ( Read

January 29, 2017
AASCU Statement Re: President Trump's Executive Order on immigration ( Read

January 28, 2017
AASCU's message to public college leaders regarding President Trump's Executive Order on immigration ( Read

January 19, 2017
AASCU Federal Highlights - 3rd Week of the 115th Congress ( Read)

January 18, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Diverse Issues in Higher Education article "DeVos Calls for Higher Ed Reset at Factious Hearing." ( Read

January 17, 2017
Joint letter with APLU to U.S. Department of Education regarding the Pell Dissaggregates in the IPEDS Outcome Measures ( Read)  

January 17, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in the The Daily Beast story "Will Trump Clamp Down on For-Profit Colleges---or Reverse Obama's Regulations?" ( Read

January 15, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quote in The Inquirer story "The challenge for college presidents under Trump: When to speak out." ( Read

January 12, 2017
Coalition letter to Senators Graham and Durbin supporting the Bridge Act ( Read

January 9, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "Feds say too many career-training programs, for-profit schools leaving graduates saddled with debt." ( Read

January 5, 2017
AASCU's Makese Motley quoted in Buzzfeed News article "Senators Urge Trump Not to Roll Back Federal Rules on Campus Rape." ( Read

December 16, 2016
Amicus Brief regarding GWU Case to National Labor Relations Board ( Read

December 9, 2016
AASCU Federal Advisory---Federal Funding, DACA, Ag Committee, Teacher Prep ( Read

December 7, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in U.S. News & World Report article "Grads' Earnings Can Contribute to Community College Decisions." ( Read

December 5, 2016
AASCU's Letter to President-Elect Trump Re: DACA ( Read

December 1, 2016
AASCU Senior Scholar Bill Sederburg quoted in Education Dive article "How Can Institutions Best Make the Case for Higher Ed to Legislators?" ( Read

December 1, 2016
AASCU's Michael Zola quoted in Education Dive article "Through the Looking Glass: Higher Ed Experts Weigh In on Industry's Future."( Read

December 1, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Governing article "Why Being a University President Isn't a Stable Job Anymore." ( Read

November 17, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Panels Says Deregulation for For-Profits Is Likely." ( Read

November 16, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "Is the future of for-profit colleges bright under Trump? Maybe not."( Read

November 16, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Money article "Now You Can Sell Shares in Yourself to Pay for College." ( Read

November 14, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch presentation to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact on Federal Issues ( Read

November 11, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Baltimore Sun "Clash at Hopkins over future of 50-year Humanities Center." ( Read

November 11, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in PRI article "With Indian higher ed over crowded, one university tries to move to the U.S." ( Read

November 7, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Politico Pro article "Student debt-relief claims may be delayed by presidential transition." ( Read)

November 4, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Education Dive article "Why Virginia Foxx could be the key to higher education policy in 2017 and beyond." ( Read

November 4, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Phoenix Sale Delayed, Not Dead." ( Read

October 28, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Polarized Political Clout." ( Read

October 12, 2016
AASCU quoted in Politico Pro article "New teacher prep regulation released---and it's still controversial." ( Read

October 12, 2016
AASCU statement on the teacher preparation regulations ( Read

October 11, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch review of the election in "Election 2016: Focus on Higher Education" for the Association for Institutional Research ( Read

October 10, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Associated Press article "This Controversial Indian University Chain Is Coming to the U.S. in 2017." ( Read

October 7, 2016
Coalition letter to Department of Justice regarding comments on the proposed rulemaking related to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability ( Read)  

October 4, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Business Insider article "More than a Half Million Students Could Be Attending 'Significantly Subpar' for-profit schools." ( Read

October 3, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Politico article "How Kaine helped a student-loan giant fight Obama reforms." ( Read

September 29, 2016
AASCU Federal Advisory---Federal Budget, Cohort Default Rates, Overtime Rule, Better Make Room ( Read

September 28, 2016
Coalition letter endorsing HR 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act." ( Read

September 24, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Business Insider article "A 32-year-old disabled vet thought ITT Tech was his ticket out of poverty---his story shows everything wrong with for-profit colleges." ( Read

September 15, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "GOP Muted in Defense of For-Profits." ( Read

September 14, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Atlantic article "The Question Some Public Universities Will No Longer Ask." ( Read

September 14, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Christian Science Monitor article "Should the Government Forgive Debt Students Racked Up at ITT Tech?" ( Read)  

September 14, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian featured on PBS Frontline episode "A Subprime Education." ( Read

September 14, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Hill article "For-profit schools lash out at administration." ( Read

September 9, 2016
AASCU Federal Advisory---Federal Budget, Endowments, Campus Violence ( Read

September 9, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in the Dayton Daily News article "For-profit schools blasted for fraudulent practices." ( Read

September 9, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "Is the federal government trying to take down the for-profit college industry?" ( Read

September 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Baltimore Sun article "ITT Tech Shuts Down Campuses, including two in Maryland." ( Read

September 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Marketwatch article "College Chain ITT to Officially Shut Down." ( Read

September 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Dayton Daily News article "For-profit school closing leave students in the lurch." ( Read

September 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Sun Sentinel story "1,200 South Florida students in limbo after ITT abuptly shuts down colleges." ( Read

September 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The New York Times story "ITT Educational Services Close Campuses." ( Read)  

September 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted Education Week article "Are Dual Enrollment Programs Overpromising." ( Read

September 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "'Safe Space' for Experimentation or Dangerous 'Loophole'" ( Read

August 18, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Bloomberg story "The Feds Want to Give You Money to Learn to Code. Here's Why That's a Problem." ( Read

August 28, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The New York Times article "Crackdown on For-Profit Colleges May Fee Students and Trap Taxpayers." ( Read

August 24, 2016
Coalition letter to the Department of Education on state authorization for institutions of higher education that offer distance education and foreign locations ( Read

August 18, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Atlantic article "A New Effort to Teach Low-Income Students Marketable Skills." ( Read

August 18, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Bloomberg story "The Feds Want to Give You Money to Learn to Code. Here's Why That's a Problem." ( Read

August 5, 2016

Op-ed by Barmak Nassirian in The Evolllution "Five Steps to Ensuring Program Integrity and Quality in the Wake of the For-Profit Closures." ( Read

August 5, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Risks of Risk Sharing." ( Read

July 29, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer story "Sanders, Clinton keep college costs in national spotlight." ( Read

July 25, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in BBC News story "Would free university tuition work in the US?" ( Read

July 22, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Politifact article "Hillary Clinton's Top 10 Campaign Promises" ( Read

July 20, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in WGBH article "Federal Government Urges Student Loan Servicers To Improve Customer Service." ( Read

July 18, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Hechinger Report article "Republican platform for higher ed: Less red tape and less money." ( Read

July 8, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Associated Press article "UVA's former board leader critical of school's 'slush fund'" ( Read)

July 7, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The New York Times story "Public College Chase Out of State Students, and Tuition." ( Read

July 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post story "Not Everyone Agrees with Hillary Clinton's Big, Bold Plan for College Affordability" ( Read

July 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The New York Times story "Hillary Clinton Embraces Ideas From Bernie Sanders's College Tuition Plan." ( Read

July 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in U.S. News & World Report story "Clinton Pitches Tuition-Free College." ( Read)  

June 23, 2016
AASCU Federal Advisory on the Affirmative Action and Immigration Supreme Court Decisions ( Read

June 22, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The New York Times story "Corinthian Colleges Used Recruiting Incentives, Documents Show." ( Read

June 21, 2016
Coalition letter to House Education and Workforce Chairs regarding five bills, committee markup ( Read

June 18, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in NPR story "Trump University Is Like Other For-Profit Colleges But Without the Degree." ( Read

June 18, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Economist article "Risks and Rewards: Should for-profit crash courses get federal funds?" ( Read

June 17, 2016
AASCU Federal Advisory re: Upcoming Fisher Decision ( Read

June 16, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Politifact article "Is Paul Ryan right that American colleges amount to 'a cartel'? ( Read

June 15, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "A recommendation that could sink the nation's largest college accreditor." ( Read

June 15, 2016
AASCU mentioned in The Huffington Post article "Department of Education Staff Moves to Dump For-Profit College Accreditor." ( Read

June 11, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Associated Press article "Feds consider whether to shut for-profit college watchdog." ( Read

June 9, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassrian quoted in Bloomberg article "The Obama Administration could cause the next for-profit college collapse." ( Read

May 24, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "A Sting and a Sham College." ( Read

May 18, 2016
AASCU Advisory on the Overtime Rule ( Read

May 12, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Huffington Post article "An Obama Policy 'To Help Students and Taxpayers' Is In Danger of Not Happening." ( Read

May 10, 2016
Coalition letter to House and Senate Appropriations Chairs Calling on Them to Project Proposals That Interfere with CFPB's Authority on Mandatory Arbitration ( Read

May 10, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Huffington Post article "Why It Is Unlikely North Carolina Would Lose Federal Funding Over HB2." ( Read

May 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Townhall article "The Feds Call It 'Research.' We Call It Violating Child Privacy." ( Read

May 6, 2016
AASCU Federal Advisory on Teacher Preparation Regulations and the Department of Labor's Overtime Rule ( Read

May 5, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The New York Times story "Students at Fake University Say They Were Collateral Damage in Sting Operation." ( Read

May 3, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Atlantic article "When a Classmate is a Former Inmate." ( Read

May 3, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Huffington Post article "Education Department Reappoints Top Leader Accused of Harming Students." ( Read)  

May 2, 2016
AASCU Letter to the U.S. Department of Education on teacher preparation regulations ( Read

May 2, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Politico Morning Edition on federal efforts to combat campus sexual assault ( Read)  

April 28, 2016
Coalition letter on teacher preparation regulations ( Read

April 27, 2016
Coalition letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray regarding forced arbitration ( Read

April 15, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Military Times article "Few insights for troops and veterans in the government's college finders." ( Read

April 14, 2016
Coalition statement on the Pell Grant surplus ( Read

April 13, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "Sanders, Clinton divided over 'tuition free' or 'debt 'free' ( Read

April 8, 2016
Letter to NACIQI recommending denying application for recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ( Read

April 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The New York Times article "Why Upperclassmen Pay More." ( Read

April 6, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Clinton vs Sanders on States' Role" ( Read

April 4, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Politifact story "Bernie Sanders says Wall Street tax would pay for his free tuition plan." ( Read

March 25, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in NPR Story "A Path 'To Debt Relief' for Defrauded Corinthian Students." ( Read

March 17, 2016
Coalition letter on the FY17 Budget ( Read

March 4, 2016
Coalition letter re: forced arbitration and Title IV of the Higher Education Act HEA ( Read

February 16, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Policy.Mic article "Federal Agents With Automatic Weapons Arrested This Man for Not Paying His Student Loans." ( Read

February 12, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Huffington Post article "A New U of Phoenix? Or Just New TV Ads?" ( Read)  

February 11, 2016
Coalition letter regarding Department of Labor's Misguided overtime proposal ( Read

February 10, 2016
AASCU Federal Advisory on the FY2017 Budget ( Read

February 10, 2016
Letter to Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) regarding the Higher Education Act and drug convictions ( Read

February 8, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Buzzfeed News article "Education Department Touts a New Crackdown On Fraud By Colleges." ( Read

February 8, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The New York Times story "University of Phoenix, Apollo Education Group, Will be Taken Private." ( Read

February 5, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "College is the new cable bundle. Do students deserve a 'Netflix'?" ( Read

February 5, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Huffington Post article "Obama Ridiculed for Sluggish Moves on College Accreditation." ( Read

February 4, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Reuters article "Si or no? U.S. states debate swapping computer coding for languages." ( Read

February 3, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in CNN Politics article "Can Bernie Sanders deliver free college for all? Not so easily" ( Read

January 28, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted CNHI article "Colleges Could be Held Accountable for Students' Bad Debts" ( Read

January 13, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Huffington Post article "The Obama Administration Just Hired One of Its Biggest Critics." ( Read

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