Anti-Sexual Harassment Training: What Works and What Doesn’t

In mid-November, Saturday Night Live paid homage to beleaguered Human Resources professionals across the nation by introducing us to “Claire from HR” during Weekend Update. If you haven’t seen the sketch yet, click here. Claire (played by Cecily Strong) arrives to provide a brief anti-sexual harassment training – a “little HR quiz” just to “make sure […]

Reading Past the Headlines: Computer Programmers Are Still Eligible for H-1B Visas

Earlier this month, headlines blared that “Computer Programmers May No Longer Be Eligible For H-1B Visas.”  This seems to have been an example of the media sensationalizing, or perhaps just misunderstanding, the actual content of the memorandum issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on March 31, 2016, entitled “Rescission of the December 22, […]

Leaked Draft Executive Order Calls for More Monitoring of Foreign Students and More Hurdles to Obtain Post-Graduate Jobs

In the midst of all the coverage surrounding the “Travel Ban,” it is easy to forget that there are more immigration-related executive orders on the way which will also impact our nation’s colleges and universities. Hidden in one leaked draft order, entitled “Executive Order on Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of […]

What Colleges and Universities (and the Public) Can Learn From the Stanford Rape Case

Back in May-several weeks before the Stanford case became national news-local media covered a terrifying story of a student at Boston University who was sleeping in her dorm room, when she awoke to a stranger sexually assaulting her. When the woman demanded the stranger to stop, he allegedly refused, saying, “baby, you want some more.” […]

Baylor University’s Title IX Admissions – True Contrition or Preemptive Strike?

Last week, Baylor University engaged in an unprecedented move when it published on its own website the findings and recommendations of an outside law firm, hired by the University in August 2015 to conduct an “independent and external review” of Baylor’s “institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues through the lens of specific […]

DOE Takes Further Steps to Protect Students From Predatory Higher Education Institutions

On March 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education released a proposal to establish easier and more uniform processes for students seeking loan relief due to unscrupulous conduct by higher education institutions. The proposal seeks to protect students from “fine-print tactics” in enrollment agreements, such as mandatory arbitration provisions which prohibit students from bringing their […]