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Author: Mikayla Hamilton

The U.S. Department of Education Issues Final Rule on Religious Liberty and Free Inquiry

On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) issued the Final Rule on Religious Liberty and Free Inquiry (“Final Rule”). The Final Rule implements new requirements on public and private institutions of higher education as material conditions of receiving certain federal grants. These material conditions relate to free […]

  Sep 24, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

Tips for Conducting Remote Title IX Investigations during Covid-19

With the increase and extension of stay-at-home orders across the nation, higher education institutions in the midst of transitioning their classes online are now also tasked with transitioning current, pending, and new Title IX investigations to virtual platforms. To help institutions conducting remote Title IX investigations due to COVID-19, we’ve […]

  Apr 14, 2020  |  By    |   On Compliance - Title IX

New Sexual Harassment Legislation in Illinois

On August 9, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed into law a new sexual harassment law (Senate Bill 75), entitled the Workplace Transparency Act (“Act”). The new statewide sexual harassment law creates new requirements for Illinois employers.  The Act is effective January 1, 2020, so employers are encouraged to start reviewing their […]

  Aug 16, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

The President’s Executive Order on Free Inquiry, Institutional Transparency and Accountability

On March 21, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities.” The Executive Order seeks to promote First Amendment rights, improve transparency relating to financial aid information, and address student loan debt in higher education. Free Inquiry: Specifically, the Executive […]

  Mar 25, 2019  |  By    |   On Education