Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    7
    Issued for: 
    February 16, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    6
    Issued for: 
    February 9, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    Have you wondered if your provost fully understands the role of the graduate school as part of the university’s mission? Would your work as graduate dean be made easier if the provost knew more about the functions of your office?

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    5
    Issued for: 
    February 2, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    One of the most popular items on the CGS Advocacy Webpage – the State Snapshots – has been updated for 2018! 

     

    Congressional Update

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    4
    Issued for: 
    January 26, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    As Congress begins to consider the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, now is the time to start collecting information, data, and stories on how this legislation will impact your students. 

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    January 2018 GradEdge

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    1
    Issued for: 
    January 2018

    Graduate Education in 2018: Working Together to Demonstrate Impact

     

    Suzanne Ortega, President, Council of Graduate Schools

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    3
    Issued for: 
    January 19, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    What key issues are state legislatures going to be considering in 2018? What are some of the top higher education policy issues at the state level? 

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    2
    Issued for: 
    January 12, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    Do you know the sources of funding that your graduate students use to finance their education? How much do they depend on federal student aid, for example, unsubsidized loans, GradPLUS, or GAANN? Two new reports (see below) highlight the ways in which graduate students pay for school. 

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    1
    Issued for: 
    January 5, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    Now that the second session of the 115th Congress has started, check the CGS website for the 2018 congressional calendar. 

     

    Congressional Update

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    6
    Number: 
    41
    Issued for: 
    December 22, 2017

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    Now that Congress has passed the tax bill (see below), check with your government relations representatives about any follow up your institution plans to do. You might suggest sending a note of appreciation for the retention of student tax benefits, including graduate student tuition waivers, in the final bill. 

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    6
    Number: 
    40
    Issued for: 
    December 15, 2017

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    Work on the tax bill is almost complete (see below). Both chambers plan to vote on the final agreement next week. The next few days are important as there can be last minute changes to the agreement to secure votes. 

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