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Led by General Counsel Steve Sandberg, the Office of the General Counsel is a team of attorneys that represents the legal interests of Brigham Young University and the other higher education institutions affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Colleges seek cover from lawsuits over coronavirus spread | Education Dive

With these dilemmas in mind, higher ed's top lobbying group has asked Congress to approve short-term liability protections against the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, for colleges and their affiliated entities. Institutions should still be required to abide by "applicable public health standards," Mitchell wrote, asking lawmakers ... Read More

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Texas Southern University admitted 4,000 students over 3 years who were not qualified - HoustonChronicle.com

On HoustonChronicle.com: Bombshells revealed in Texas Southern University admissions scandal "Most important, we will continue to address this issue and the recommendations listed in the report," Huewitt wrote. According to the report, a TSU employee submitted an anonymous complaint to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in November 2018, saying the ... Read More

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Higher Ed Groups Ask Congress for Billions

Eighty-four higher education organizations signed and sent a letter Friday to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reiterating a request for an additional $46.6 billion for institutions and their students to help recover from the coronavirus pandemic. "Recent surveys conducted by several higher education associations ... Read More