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U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance on Handling of Student Medical Records

“Dear Colleague Letter” states that student medical records should be afforded privacy protections similar to those afforded to nonstudent medical records under HIPAA.

MIT Joins Leaders in Online Education in Submitting Comments to the Department of Education on Proposed Regulations for Distance Education

MIT submitted comments to the DOE in response to a new set of proposed federal regulations for distance education.

MIT Employees Temporarily Assigned to Federal Government: A Word of Caution

Employees who complete an IPA assignment are subject to the same post-federal employment regulations as former U.S. Government employees which can result in an employee being unable to continue with parts of their previous duties upon return to MIT.

Tenure: Are Confidential Peer Evaluations Protected in Lawsuits?

A recent federal decision questions the confidentiality of peer evaluations.

Gifts to MIT: A Basic Primer

Gifts are made to MIT in two varieties: "Unrestricted" gifts and "Restricted" gifts.