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Reported details of Trump budget include big cuts to financial aid

The distinctly American project of democratic access to higher education may be coming to an end.

The White House’s 2018 budget for education — expected to be released next week as part of the administration’s full spending proposals — appears to double down on the eye-popping cuts to programs included in the Trump administration’s “skinny budget” released in March.

Source: Reported details of Trump budget include big cuts to financial aid

Dozens Walk Out at Notre Dame to Protest Pence

Dozens of students about to graduate from the University of Notre Dame walked out of the commencement ceremony Sunday morning to protest the decision to have the main address delivered by Vice President Pence. A statement from those who organized the protest said that, as governor of Indiana and vice president of the United States, Pence has “targeted the civil rights protections of members of the LGBT+ community, rejected the Syrian refugee settlement program, supported an unconstitutional ban of religious minorities and fought against sanctuary cities.

Source: Dozens Walk Out at Notre Dame to Protest Pence

Trump suggests aid to black colleges may be unconstitutional but aides say he won’t change policy

President Trump confused and angered advocates for historically black colleges Friday when he suggested that a key aid program for the institutions could be unconstitutional. But, amid criticism, Trump aides reached out to black-college supporters and said his Friday comment didn’t mean he was going to change anything.

Source: Trump suggests aid to black colleges may be unconstitutional but aides say he won’t change policy