Remember that provision in the tax code overhaul that slapped a penalty of sorts on private universities with huge endowments? Some Republicans are having second thoughts, thanks to successful university lobbying efforts. (I’m sure lobbying fees aren’t as much as the 1.4 percent tax the schools are supposed to pay.) The tax only affects about 30 schools but is expected to bring in $200 million annually. Six Republicans have joined five Democrats to co-sponsor a bill to repeal the tax. —L.J.
- A fourth Wheaton College football player pleaded guilty this week to charges stemming from a 2016 hazing incident. Only one student remains scheduled for trial next year.
- The University of Wyoming is taking a beating over its new advertising slogan: “The world needs more cowboys.” Critics say that leaves out women and people of color, since, you know, all cowboys are white men. The school, whose mascot is a cowboy, is standing by the ad campaign … so far.
- The American Federation of Teachers awarded Hillary Clinton its Women’s Rights Award over the weekend. About 3,000 educators attended the group’s convention in Pittsburgh. Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., also spoke to the group, urging union members to rally for Democrats in November. “As this administration wages an all-out attack on our democracy, your voices are needed more than ever,” Warren said. —L.J.