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Jul 27, 2020

Hosts Jon Turk and Sarah Spreitzer discuss the next round of COVID funding coming out of Congress and what that might mean for higher ed and its students. Also, (6:50) they talk with Lamar Hylton about his experience as the newly appointed vice president for student affairs at Kent State University and how his institution is preparing for a very unique and challenging fall semester.


Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

From the Introduction:

Trump Administration Withdraws Directive Banning International Students

Letter to DHS Following up on ICE Directive and FAQ

From Conversation with Lamar Hylton:

Lamar Hylton Bio

Reopening Kent State

Flashes Safe Seven Safety Principles

Pulse Point Survey of College Presidents


Each episode of dotEDU presents a deep dive into a major issue impacting college campuses and students across the country. Hosts from ACE are joined by guest experts to lead you through thought-provoking conversations on topics such as campus free speech, diversity in admissions, college costs and affordability, and more. Find all episodes of the podcast at the dotEDU page.

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Jon Turk is the associate director for research at ACE. In this role, he conducts original research on a number of topics, including student success and completion, organizational change, and higher education policy.

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.