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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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