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Education Department Does the Right Thing in Reimbursing Colleges for Canceled Perkins Loans

It was a long-running federal public policy question that could have ended badly for many colleges and universities. Were they going to owe tens of millions of dollars to the Treasury as the Department of Education wound down the now-defunct Perkins Loan program? Happily, the answer is no

Are More Colleges Closing? (Spoiler Alert: Probably Not)

There is no doubt that colleges and universities in demographically challenged states are facing serious headwinds. Yet, stories suggesting that colleges are closing more frequently than they did before don’t withstand a careful examination of the data.

Helping Students at Risk of Self-Harm: Considerations for the New Academic Year

ACE General Counsel Peter McDonough outlines a series of principles gleaned from Department of Education documents that campuses can use as they design policies and practices to help at-risk students.

An Uneven Playing Field: The Complex Educational Experiences of Asian Americans

The data on Asian Americans in higher education complicate the simple narrative that people either have it “good” or “bad,” writes Julie Park. This makes for more complicated policymaking but perhaps will help challenge the policy community to look beyond simple binaries.

College Student Mental Health and Well-Being: A Survey of Presidents

To better understand how campuses are navigating the challenge of student mental health and well-being, ACE conducted a survey of 400 college and university presidents at the end of April. Read what they had to say.

A Call to Action Regarding Succession Planning and Sustainability

Presidential succession planning should be part of a broader process that takes into account the long-term sustainability, relevance, and impact of our colleges and universities, writes CUPA-HR President Andy Brantley.