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Oct 7, 2021

Adam Harris, author of The State Must Provide and staff writer for The Atlantic, talks to hosts Jon Fansmith and Mushtaq Gunja about the state and federal funding mechanisms that continue to support a separate and unequal system of higher education in the United States. First, Jon and Sarah Spreitzer open the show with a look at the gridlock in Congress over the budget reconciliation bill--which contains a number of provisions for college students and institutions--the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and raising the debt ceiling.

Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
The State Must Provide: Why America's Colleges and Universities Have Always Been Unequal--and How to Set Them Right

HBCU Presidents Supports Improving the Current Reconciliation Bill
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education | Oct. 4, 2021

Biden’s Promise to HBCUs Unfulfilled by Congress
Inside Higher Ed | Sept. 22, 2021

This Is the End of Affirmative Action
The Atlantic | Sept. 2021

Colleges Pushed Anew for Reparations for Slavery, Racism
The Associated Press | May 13, 2021

From the introduction:
What Colleges and Universities Need to Know About the Biden Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

Higher Ed Associations Release Resource Kit on Aiding Afghan Students and Scholars


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Jon Fansmith is a director of government relations at ACE. He represents ACE and its members on matters related to the federal budget and appropriations process, with a particular focus on student aid.

Mushtaq Gunja serves as vice president and chief of staff at ACE, where he is in charge of strategic initiatives, communications, and membership.

Sarah Spreitzer is a director of government relations at ACE. She represents ACE and its members on matters related to research policy and funding, federal policy, international students, immigration, and legislative issues.