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BRIEFING: Washington Update and the Executive Order on Race and Sex Stereotyping

As we approach the election, a number of things are happening in Washington that will impact higher education. While Congress continues its stalemate over additional coronavirus relief, federal agencies are promulgating a number of regulations in the last weeks of this presidential term. In addition, the Department of Education has signaled that institutional acknowledgments of systemic racism will prompt Title VI compliance inquiries, and perhaps most notably in recent days, the President issued an Executive Order on Race and Sex Stereotypes that may a have far reaching implications for the nation’s colleges and universities.

Join us for a NACUA Briefing with Terry Hartle, Senior Vice President for Government & Public Affairs at the American Council on Education, as he walks us through the recent actions in Washington and what to expect in the coming weeks. NACUA member Stephanie Gold, Partner at Hogan Lovells LLP, will follow to describe the Executive Order on Race and Sex Stereotyping and issue spot potential implications for higher education relative to the EO’s impact on federal grants, government subcontracts, and more. She will also discuss the legality of the EO and preview how changes in the executive, congressional, or judicial branches might impact policy or enforcement.

This 30-minute briefing will be audio-only and will be complimentary to NACUA members.