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    Federal Student Loan Program

    Witnesses testified on ways the Higher Education Act can be improved to help students and their families navigate the federal student loan process. Issues discussed included the need…

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    United Negro College Fund

    Michael Lomax talked about the importance of education and the importance of funding education for low-income students of color. In his remarks he criticized the Obama…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Spokesman Jay Carney said, “we are late in the game” regarding the situation in Crimea and the coming Sunday’s referendum vote. He also updated U.S. involvement in…

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    President Obama on College Access and Affordability

    President Obama talked about college accessibility and affordability at Coral Reef Senior High School in Miami, Florida. He highlighted several education spending proposals included…

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    Changes to the SAT

    Scott Jaschick was interviewed by phone about the changes to the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). These changes included eliminating the penalty for incorrect multiple choice answers,…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on a question about related to changes to the College Board’s SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test): “What is your experience with the…

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    Philanthropy and Higher Education

    Social historian Earl Lewis gave the annual Harry Howard Lecture at Vanderbilt University. He talked about philanthropy, the humanities, and higher education

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    Higher Education Reform

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) talked about education policy and the rising cost of higher education. He outlined proposed legislation that would create state-based accreditation systems and…

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    Book Discussion on Becoming Right

    Amy Binder talked about her book, Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives, in which she looks at the experiences and activism of conservative students on the campuses…

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    Challenges for Colleges and Universities

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren talked about the challenges facing state universities,. He talked about his own university, state budget cuts, access to higher education, and…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on "Should College Athletes Be Allowed to Unionize?", divided between those who support or oppose it. 

    Ramogi Huma, president of the College…

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    Ramogi Huma on College Football Players Union

    Ramogi Huma, president of the College Athletes Players Association, talked by telephone about the effort led by a former Northwestern University football player to petition the regional…

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    David Haugh on College Football Players Union

    David Haugh talked by telephone about his January 28, 2014, Chicago Tribune column titled “Arguments for NCAA Football Union Walk Fine Line,” which reacts to the unionization…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault that he had established that week. An estimated…

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    President Obama on Sexual Assaults

    President Obama introduced an initiative for a task force to help college campuses protect students from sexual assault. He hosted the event for the Council on Women and Girls after a new…

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    President Obama on College Affordability

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spoke to business and education leaders meeting to discuss new ways to make college more accessible. They outlined initiatives by schools and…

    718 views
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    Book Discussion on The New School

    Glenn Reynolds talked about his book, The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself, in which he argues that Americans need to start looking for…

    2,186 views
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    Pell Grants and College Affordability

    Student financial aid and higher education policy experts testified on the Pell Grant program and college affordability. The witnesses provided recommendations for improving the…

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    Higher Education

    Panelists talked about efforts to expand access to higher education. Speakers included Daphne Koller, the co-founder of a service called Coursera, which offers online versions of…

    326 views
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    Higher Education

    College and university presidents and a vice president of a career advancement organization testified at a hearing on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. They focused on…

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