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Five Things to Consider When Addressing Student Protests

USA - October 26 2017 As the NFL ponders restricting National Anthem protests, many educational institutions are considering restricting student protests as well. When…

To Infinity and Beyond the Box: Requesting Criminal Histories on Campus

USA - October 17 2017 Approximately 70 million Americans have been involved with the criminal justice system. Education and employment are seen as necessary for…

A simple way for colleges and universities to help avoid buyer’s remorse with vendor contracts—block employees from locking your institution into long-term agreements

USA - October 11 2017 Colleges and universities purchase an impressive array of services and products. The underlying deals are commonly negotiated by employees across…

DeVos on Title IX: “The era of ‘rule by letter’ is over”

USA - September 8 2017 In a speech yesterday afternoon at George Mason University, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos outlined the Department of Education’s intention to…

The End of DACA: What Colleges and Universities Should Know

USA - September 6 2017 On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced that the administration is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA…

The Time is Now: NCAA Adopts Sexual Violence Policy

USA - August 17 2017 Last week, the NCAA Board of Governors adopted a policy regarding yearly sexual violence prevention education, and all institutions participating in…

Students and Employees at the Intersection of Alcohol and Other Drug Policies and Title IX

USA - August 10 2017 The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced its plan to review a University’s alcohol and other drug (AOD) policies and procedures as part of an…

New Texas Laws Require Public and Private Universities to Remove Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault

USA - August 3 2017 In the wake of headlines chronicling sexual assault scandals at universities and colleges around the country, states resp onded by introducing…

Cut the Cord—Colleges and Universities Should Stop Including Social Security Numbers on Transcripts

USA - August 2 2017 As colleges and universities collect more and more sensitive, personal electronic information, they become more and more likely to experience a “data…

Six Top Tips for Your Internal Trademark Licensing Policies

USA - July 27 2017 As higher education institutions increasingly outsource external trademark licensing to third party servicers, colleges and universities should remain…