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Government to rewrite rules for student loan forgiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department announced Wednesday that it will change two key Obama-era rules governing student loan forgiveness in cases involving fraud and misconduct by universities. The department said it will convene special committees to rewrite Borrower Defense to Repayment and Gainful Employment regulations. The rules were introduced ...

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Gov. Haslam aims to privatize universities

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has begun exploring privatization options aiming to optimize the efficiency of state-funded organizations like universities and prisons. This would affect college students because it would make personal contact with business offices on campus harder to receive. A facilities management outsourcing request for information showed Haslam’s plans ...

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Employees have a HERO who is ready to help

The Higher Education Resource Officer (HERO) was established to improve state government responsiveness to faculty, staff and employees of Tennessee’s public higher education system. As the Tennessee General Assembly continues its efforts to boost the state’s college graduation rates, it is more important than ever that higher education faculty, staff ...

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Executive director for University Advancement retires after 24 years

Having worked at APSU for 24 years, Roy Gregory, executive director for University Advancement, announced Thursday, June 4 to his colleagues and friends that he will retire on Tuesday, June 30. Gregory said he believes APSU is special because of the great people on campus and the outstanding alumni supporters ...

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Haslam to hold 7 signing events for tuition bill

NASHVILLE (AP) — It’s not unusual for a governor to hold a ceremonial bill signing on a different day than when he actually puts his signature on a piece of legislation. But Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is holding seven ceremonies this week for the same bill. The Republican governor is ...

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APSU hires new police chief; Calloway leaves and Kasitz takes his place

Three months after Terence Calloway’s departure, APSU’s campus police department now has a new police chief, Michael Kasitz. An initial pool of 67 candidates was whittled down to three final candidates who then attended day-long on-campus interviews in August. The committee unanimously chose Kasitz as the new police chief who will ...

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