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Jul 13, 2020

Hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer have a lively discussion about the recently issued ICE directive that bans international students from remaining in the United States if their colleges adopt an online-only instruction model for the fall, and speculate on what this means for institutions moving forward. Later, their colleague Anne Meehan and Holland & Knight Senior Counsel Jeff Nolan join them to talk about the Department of Education’s new rule on Title IX and how colleges must handle sexual assault and sexual harassment complaints beginning Aug. 14.


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

From the Introduction:

New ICE Guidance Bans International Students From Online-only Instruction

Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on ICE Guidance on International Students

From Conversation with Jeff Nolan and Anne Meehan:

Comments to the Department of Education on Proposed Title IX Rule

Amicus Brief and Motion to Delay Effective Date of Title IX Regulations

Joint Guidance prepared by SUNY System

First Steps and Decision Points: Preparing for the New Title IX Reality
Holland & Knight

Fair, Witness-Centered/Trauma-Informed Training Programs
Holland & Knight

Recorded Webinar: Discussing the Title IX Final Rule
ACE Engage

Title IX Resource Page


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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.

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.