Supreme Court to Review Race-Conscious Admissions Policies at Harvard, UNC

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has said it will decide whether to ban the use of racially aware admissions in higher education, agreeing to consider policy challenges at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. North. The court, in a brief order written on Monday, said it would consider a pair of challenges by a … Read more

Jan. 6 investigator fired from University of Virginia post by attorney general

The lead investigator for the Jan. 6 House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riot has been fired from his position as University of Virginia attorney by the state’s new Republican attorney general, according to the Washington Post. . Why is this important: Democrats say the removal of Tim Heaphy from his post after about three … Read more

Student-Loan Processor Navient to Cancel $1.7 Billion of Debts

A former unit of student loan giant Sallie Mae said it would cancel $1.7 billion in private student debt for 66,000 borrowers to settle claims it engaged in deceptive lending practices. Navient corp. Navi 0.37% He agreed to the amount in a settlement with 40 state attorneys general. The loans are private loans, so losses … Read more