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Update on HEOA and P2P
July 2, 2009

Last August, President Bush signed into law the 1,200-page Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, termed by one Senator "a well-intentioned contraption of unnecessary rules and reg…

HEA: A Huge, Exacting Accountability Bill
August 1, 2008

As Congress finally passes the sweeping college legislation, 5 years late, views on its significance and potential impact vary widely. As Congres…

7 Years, 1,158 Pages ... and Almost Done
July 30, 2008

House-Senate panel reaches agreement on compromise legislation to renew the Higher Education Act, prompting more relief than satisfaction. Hous…

EDUCAUSE Joins Letter Supporting FY2010 Appropriations for HEA Programs
May 21, 2009

EDUCAUSE recently joined other higher education associations in a May 15 letter asking that Congress continue its support for the federal funding of Higher Education Act (HEA) programs. It was d…

Higher Education Opportunity Act: Understanding Authorization versus Appropriations Funding Levels
January 7, 2009

The Department of Education recently posted a 219-page document summarizing the various provisions included in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).  While there are many grant prog…

House approves MPAA-backed college antipiracy rules
February 7, 2008

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a higher-education funding bill that includes controversial new antipiracy obligations for universities. The 354-58 vote…

Swiftboating Higher Education on P2P
November 15, 2007

"The latest salvo in the entertainment industry’s campaign against illegal downloading of movies and music — aided and abetted by Congress — is wrong, and students shoul…

A Controversial Antipiracy Measure Re-emerges
October 8, 2007

After the most recent republican supported HEA proposal, intended to combat music and movie piracy on campus computer networks, the primary backers members of the Motion Picture Association of Am…

McKeon-Keller Proposed Higher Education Act Bill
October 5, 2007

This is a proposed bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965. This is a proposed bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965. …

Can Anyone Police File Sharing?
August 3, 2007

"Campus file sharing briefly hit prominence in Congress last week as colleges lobbied against a proposed amendment in the Senate to the Higher Education Act reauthorization that would have …