New federal rules for Title IX released earlier this month will change the way sexual harassment and assault complaints are handled by colleges and universities.
The new U.S. Department of Education rules amend regulations under the federal Title IX law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal funding.
The University of Alaska has received over ten million dollars in federal CARES Act coronavirus response funds. The most recent tranche is $7,900,000, and UA spokesperson Robbie Graham says more than half of that has gone to students. Graham says the amount of money a student received was based on their most recent Free Application For Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.
The University of Alaska is taking a major financial hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to a state legislative joint education committee yesterday, Wednesday, April 22, UA President Jim Johnsen detailed impacts on two fronts.