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​​​​​​​​Each episode of dotEDU presents a deep dive into a major public policy issue impacting college campuses and students across the country. Hosts from ACE, joined by guest experts, lead you through thought-provoking conversations on topics such as campus free speech, diversity in admissions, college costs and affordability, and more.

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    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

​​​​​​​​Each episode of dotEDU presents a deep dive into a major public policy issue impacting college campuses and students across the country. Hosts from ACE, joined by guest experts, lead you through thought-provoking conversations on topics such as campus free speech, diversity in admissions, college costs and affordability, and more.

    Midterm Election Aftermath

    Midterm Election Aftermath

    As the final vote counts start wrapping up, it’s become clear that Congress will be even more narrowly divided than it was before. Terry Hartle and Jon Fansmith return to talk about what the midterm elections mean for higher education policy, particularly in the lame-duck session and beyond.
    Terry and Jon also answer listeners’ questions about the future of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program.
    Tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @ACEducation or podcast@acenet.edu.
    Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
    How Joe Biden and the Democratic Party Defied Midterm History
    CNN | Nov. 13, 2022
    Elections 2022: The Educational Divide That Helps Explain the Midterms
    Politico | Nov. 17, 2022
    McCarthy Passes First Test in His Bid for Speaker. Now Comes the Hard Part.
    NBC News | Nov. 15, 2022
    Amid Court Challenges to Its Student Debt Forgiveness, Biden Administration Could Extend Payment Pause Yet Again
    CNBC | Nov. 15, 2022
    Democrats Mull Debt Limit Options as Lame-duck Window Narrows
    Roll Call | Nov. 15, 2022
    Is It Now or Never for DACA?
    Politico | Nov. 15, 2022
    Letter Urging 117th Congress to Protect Dreamers Before Adjourning
    Remember the Dreamers
    Cassidy in Line for Top Help GOP Slot as Paul Takes Oversight Role
    Axios | Nov. 17, 2022
    Oversight a Priority for GOP on House Education and Labor Panel
    Bloomberg Law | Nov. 17, 2022

    • 42 min
    Making the Case for Sustainability in Higher Ed

    Making the Case for Sustainability in Higher Ed

    Now more than ever, colleges and universities are taking action to address climate change by embedding sustainable practices on their campuses and conducting research to advance climate science and climate solutions. Chief Sustainability Officer Heidi VanGenderen at the University of Colorado Boulder talks about why higher education, despite deep political divides, is perfectly poised to take on the climate crisis.
    Tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @ACEducation or podcast@acenet.edu.
    Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
    Introduction: 
    Dual Mission Summit
    Colorado Mountain College
    Dueling Purpose: Can The Dual-Mission College Change Higher Education?
    Forbes | March 16, 2021
    Conversation with Heidi VanGenderen: 
    Sustainability at CU Boulder
    Chancellor Names Inaugural Members of University Sustainability Council
    CU Boulder | July 23, 2021
    Five Questions with Heidi VanGenderen, Co-Chair of the Right Here Right Now Global Climate Summit
    CU Boulder | May 9, 2022 
    Right Here Right Now Global Climate Alliance
    Right Here Right Now Global Climate Summit
    Climate Change Rises as a Public Priority. But It’s More Partisan Than Ever.
    The New York Times (sub. req.) | Feb. 20, 2020
    Global Education Coalition
    UNESCO
    Why Climate Action Is in Higher Education’s Best Interest
    Higher Education Today | Nov. 10, 2022

    • 40 min
    Bonus: Prepping for a Supreme Court Hearing Starts at Georgetown

    Bonus: Prepping for a Supreme Court Hearing Starts at Georgetown

    In this bonus episode, Jess Ellsworth drops by the podcast to talk about how attorneys prepare for an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court. She also describes the significant public service role that the Moot Court Program at Georgetown University’s Supreme Court Institute plays. Ellsworth is a partner at the Washington, DC law firm Hogan Lovells, which was instrumental in preparing the higher education association community’s amicus brief in the upcoming hearing on the use of race in college admissions.
    ACE Leads Nearly 40 Associations Urging the Supreme Court to Reaffirm the Legality and Value of Race-Conscious Admissions      
    Moot Court Program
    Georgetown Law

    • 16 min
    What to Watch for in the Oct. 31 Supreme Court Hearing on Race in College Admissions

    What to Watch for in the Oct. 31 Supreme Court Hearing on Race in College Admissions

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Oct. 31 in Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, the latest cases to look at the legality of the limited use of race and ethnicity in college admissions. Pace University President Marvin Krislov and ACE General Counsel Peter McDonough join host Jon Fansmith for a preview of the hearing and what to watch for. Krislov was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan during the landmark 2003 admissions case Grutter v. Bollinger.
    Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
    Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., Petitioner v. President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., Petitioner v. University of North Carolina, et al.
    ACE Leads Nearly 40 Associations Urging the Supreme Court to Reaffirm the Legality and Value of Race-Conscious Admissions        
    Using Race in College Admissions Protected by First Amendment, Groups Say
    The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Aug. 1, 2022
    Over 6 in 10 Americans Favor Leaving Race Out of College Admissions, Post-Schar School Poll Finds
    The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Oct. 22, 2022
    Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978)
    Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)
    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban on Affirmative Action
    NPR | April 22, 2014
    Fisher v. University of Texas (I and II)

    • 47 min
    Nasser Paydar Talks Mental Health, Student Debt Relief, and Other Priorities for the Education Dept.

    Nasser Paydar Talks Mental Health, Student Debt Relief, and Other Priorities for the Education Dept.

    Nasser Paydar, assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the Department of Education, joins the hosts to talk about what the department is doing to improve access and affordability for college students. Jon, Sarah, and Mushtaq kick off the show with a discussion of the recent court decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and their predictions for the upcoming midterms.
    Tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @ACEducation or podcast@acenet.edu.
    Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
    Get Your Gold Wine Glasses Ready: ‘Love Is Blind’ Is Apparently Casting In D.C.
    DCist | Sept. 27, 2022
    Appeals Court Says DACA Is Illegal but Keeps Program Alive for Now
    The New York Times (sub. req.) | Oct. 5, 2022
    Remember the Dreamers
    Building on President Biden's Unity Agenda, Education Department Urges Colleges to Use American Rescue Plan Funds to Provide Mental Health Supports to Students
    Student Loan Debt Relief Do’s and Don’ts
    Play It Safe: Protect Yourself From Student Loan Scams
    What to Know About the Application for Biden's Student Loan Relief
    NPR | Oct. 12, 2022
    #DoublePell
    During ‘Raise the B.A.R.’ Summit, Education Department Announces College Completion Fund Competition to Support Postsecondary Student Success
    OPE Funding Opportunities

    • 43 min
    Higher Ed Policy Predictions for the Fall

    Higher Ed Policy Predictions for the Fall

    Jon Fansmith and Terry Hartle are back to give their predictions for what Congress will dive into this fall before it adjourns ahead of midterm elections. On the table are a continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of the year and NDAA legislation. They also talk about how the administration is getting ready for the rollout of its massive student loan forgiveness plan, despite the continuing threat of legal challenges.
    Tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @ACEducation or podcast@acenet.edu. 
    Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
    Senate Approves Stopgap Funding Bill; House Passage Expected Friday
    The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Sept. 29, 2022
    CBO: White House Plan To Cancel Student Loan Debt Costs $400 Billion
    The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Sept. 26, 2022
    Lawsuit Aims To Stop Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan
    The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Sept. 27, 2022
    New Title IX Rules Get 235,000 Comments
    Inside Higher Ed | Sept. 14, 2022
    ACE’s comments to the Education Department on proposed Title IX regulations
    Biden Administration Issues Final Rule on Protections for ‘Dreamers’
    Roll Call | Aug. 24, 2022
    Student loan debt relief FAQs
    Federal Student Aid
    Student loan debt relief contact information
    Federal Student Aid
    Public Service Workers Have Until October 31 to Apply for Student Loan Forgiveness Under Temporary Waiver
    CNN | Sept. 28, 2022

    • 47 min

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