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Pelosi says Biden has no authority to cancel student loans on his own

July 28th, 2021 by schoolbound

The speaker of the House is breaking from members of her party, including Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who are urging President Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loans through executive action.


Senate panel to hold hearing on student loan bankruptcy reform, Durbin says

July 28th, 2021 by schoolbound

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is slated to hold a hearing on reforming the standards for borrowers to discharge their student loans in bankruptcy.


Cal State universities to require coronavirus vaccination, won’t wait for full FDA approval

July 27th, 2021 by schoolbound

The decision by California State University, the nation’s largest four-year system, comes as many universities around the country are worrying about the threat of the delta variant.


Lawsuit claims Liberty University mishandled sexual assault claims

July 20th, 2021 by schoolbound

Twelve women sued Liberty University Tuesday, claiming they were victims of sexual assault or other sexual misconduct and that the university not only failed to help them, but made the campus more dangerous through its policies.


Federal judge upholds coronavirus vaccine mandate for Indiana University students

July 19th, 2021 by schoolbound

The ruling could be influential as colleges across the country are preparing to reopen and deciding how to protect campuses from the ongoing public health threat of the lethal virus.


Education Dept. shows limits of pandemic relief by fighting borrowers in bankruptcy

July 17th, 2021 by schoolbound

While pausing student loan payments and wage garnishment amid economic hardships caused by the pandemic, the Education Department is fighting borrowers in court seeking relief from their debt through bankruptcy.


Biden administration drops appeal of legal decision granting former Corinthian Colleges students debt relief

July 15th, 2021 by schoolbound

The Education Department has agreed to comply with a court order granting 7,200 former students of the defunct for-profit chain, Corinthian Colleges, a full discharge of their federal student loans.


Fewer college students will have to verify financial aid information this school year, Education Dept. says

July 13th, 2021 by schoolbound

Fewer students from lower-income households will be asked for additional verification of their financial information this year, as the Education Department worries about the impact of the pandemic on that vulnerable population.


Nikole Hannah-Jones’s tenure saga highlights lack of Black journalism instructors, students say

July 10th, 2021 by schoolbound

UNC-Chapel Hill delayed the journalist’s tenure offer, then she went elsewhere. Students say they wanted the representation she would’ve brought.


Georgetown lets students back into residence hall after structural check confirms safety

July 9th, 2021 by schoolbound

About 40 students had been evacuated Tuesday “out of an abundance of caution.”