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Hackerthons for Training New Federal Government Consultants?

Higher Education Whisperer

GovHack AGM OnlineThis is to suggest GovHack hackerthons be used to quickly get the new federal government internal consultants up to speed. GovHack is a non-profit organization which organizes an annual hackerthon using government data sources.

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Potential Processing Delays for Financial Aid Due to Calculation Error

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Justin Draeger A vendor working for the federal government incorrectly calculated a financial aid formula for more than 200,000 students, the department noted. The information was sent to colleges to help them prepare financial aid packages but now needs to be recalculated amid the backlog of other financial aid applications.

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Chief Diversity Officer Steps Down Amid Backlash Over ‘Privilege’ Email

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

“This blatant discriminatory sentiment is contrary to all the principles held dear in America, and certainly not expected from an institution that receives hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from the federal government – including dollars to fund that office of Chief Diversity Officer,” he continued.

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Dr. Elfred A. Pinkard Appointed Brown University’s First HBCU Presidential Fellow

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

But the historical record is replete with examples of uneven resources, a challenging relationship with the federal government, and the inability of many HBCUs to get before the philanthropic community to request the kind of support that builds financial strength.

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Trade Commission Sues Grand Canyon University for Deceptive Advertising

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

it is baffling that the federal government has chosen to target a Christian university that is addressing those issues in very positive ways," the university said in a statement. Department of Education that it would appeal an “unprecedented and unjust $37.7 Given the major problems that exist in higher education.

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What Is a STOP Grant, and How Does It Apply to Higher Education?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The federal government responded to the changing higher education landscape in the early part of this decade by making significant grant funds available to colleges and universities to promote student safety and help institutions offer remote and hybrid instruction.

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Burwell Announces She’ll Step Down from American University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

However, she had worked at high levels of the federal government, as a former director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and the former U.S. Sylvia Burwell Burwell had an unusual background for a college president, never having been a professor, a dean, or a provost, and never having earned an advanced degree.