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Public Policy Update – 12.18.2012

by on December 18, 2012

Alcohol and Other Drugs

What is Too High To Drive

New Straw Detects Date Rape Drugs

Glasses Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

Marijuana Becomes Legal

2 CO Students Arrested for Serving Pot Brownies

Pot Law and Pot Brownies at U CO

Cannon Filled with Marijuana Fires Shots Across the Border

Obama:  I’ve Got Bigger Fish to Fry than Pot Smokers



Second Chance for Football Coach Fired for Indiscretions and Lying

Athletes Need Education for Life, not Eligibility at Any Cost

NCAA Tolerance For Dissent May be Lowering Even Further

Mascot Told to Stop Firing at Wildlife

Big Ten Expansion Frustrated Faculty

Who Will Hold Colleges Accountable

Graduation Rates and BSC Ranks


Campus Safety

Cooper Union Occupy is Over

Casper College Students and Faculty Handle the End of the Semester

OSU Student Accused of Multiple Assault, Never Reported to Local Police

U KY Police Officer Fired After Search of Room Goes Viral on You Tube

Hampton Sydney Student Expelled Over Obama Protest


Financial Issues in Higher Education

Becoming Need-Blind is the Wrong Question

Fewer than 3% of Families Save in 529 Plan



Gay Students Don’t Exist on this Campus (I don’t even know where to start…)

U Iowa Adds Optional Question Regarding Sexual Orientation

Michigan Student Expelled for Gay Views Wins Settlement

SCOTUS to Take Up Prop 8 and DOMA

Scalia Defends Writings on Homosexuality

Scalia Blocks Aisle Against Gay Marriage

Why Shonda Rhimes Has Gay Characters on Her Show


Health in Higher Education

The Least Sexually Healthy Colleges

9 Ways Successful People Defeat Stress (glass of wine is not on the list…)

Donning a Mask: Suicide at Harvard


International Education

Don’t go Soft on Study Abroad Programs


Latina/o Issues and Trends

Berkley Receives $1M for Undocumented Students

Freedom U Offers Immigrant Students a Chance at an Education

Penn State Sorority Chi Omega Put On Probation for Offensive Picture

Penn State Plans March to Protest Offensive Photo

Culinary School Gives Latinos a Taste of the Top

Significant Decrease in Unauthorized U.S. Immigration for 2011

Libros (New books listed and excerpts taken from The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Juan in a Hundred: The Representation of Latinos on Network News by Otto Santa Ana (University of Texas Press; 295 pages; $60 hardcover, $24.95 paperback). Focuses on NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN in a study that documents the very limited and often negative representation of Latinos in network-news stories.


Embodying Latino Masculinities: Producing “Masculatinidad” by Jennifer Domino Rudolph (Palgrave Macmillan; 211 pages; $85). Draws on realms from theater and literature to sports and popular music.


Men and Masculinities

Nice Guys Commit Rape Too…

…and the Response



Study Says Many Talented Low Income Students Never Apply to Top Colleges

Honor and Testing at Washington and Lee (Great read)

Executive Compensation at Private Colleges

US Education is Getting Left Behind

Florida A&M Put on Probation

A Fallen Dean’s Life

U VA Put ON Warning

GWU Dean Resigns

Schlutz to Sue Baldwin

Crash course for Remediation


New Professionals and Graduate Students

Putting a Warning Label on Grad School


Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education

Tufts Overturns Ruling Against Religious Student Groups



Are Students Getting the Message About Free Speech

Georgetown to Offer Free Online Course

Why Students Should Use Twitter


Veteran Affairs

As GI Bill Expands, So Do Calls For Tracking Veteran Success


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