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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

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57558615/colorado-lawmakers-struggle-to-define-whats-too-high-to-drive/

New Straw Detects Date Rape Drugs

http://www.boston.com/dailydose/2012/12/11/new-straw-detects-date-rape-drugs-drinks/w9zDzE3blWz8COnfnWWh8L/story.html

Glasses Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/drinksavvy-glasses_n_2287720.html?utm_hp_ref=college

Marijuana Becomes Legal

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/10/marijuana-officially-legal-in-colorado-with-stroke-of-governors-pen/?on.cnn=1

2 CO Students Arrested for Serving Pot Brownies

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57558133/2-colo-students-arrested-for-serving-pot-brownies/

Pot Law and Pot Brownies at U CO

http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2012/12/10/pot-law-and-pot-brownies-u-colorado

Cannon Filled with Marijuana Fires Shots Across the Border

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/12/167065545/flying-high-cans-filled-with-marijuana-shot-across-border-from-cannon?ft=1&f=1001&sc=tw&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/14/obama-ive-got-bigger-fish-to-fry-than-pot-smokers/?wprss=rss_election-2012

 

Athletics

Second Chance for Football Coach Fired for Indiscretions and Lying

http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2012/12/11/second-chance-football-coach-fired-indiscretions-and-lying

Athletes Need Education for Life, not Eligibility at Any Cost

http://chronicle.com/article/Athletes-Need-Education-for/136175

NCAA Tolerance For Dissent May be Lowering Even Further

http://chronicle.com/article/NCAAs-Tolerance-for/136219/?key=TGIgKAY6NSBHMHxmNWpDZz5UOHxuZUNwZHJJaS4mblBTGQ%3D%3D

Mascot Told to Stop Firing at Wildlife

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-400_162-57557895/west-virginia-mountaineer-mascot-reprimanded-after-he-kills-bear-with-school-issued-musket/

Big Ten Expansion Frustrated Faculty

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/12/12/big-ten-expansion-frustrates-left-out-faculty

Who Will Hold Colleges Accountable

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/who-will-hold-colleges-accountable.html?hp&_r=0

Graduation Rates and BSC Ranks

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alex-holt/academic-bcs-ranking_b_2289731.html

 

Campus Safety

Cooper Union Occupy is Over

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/cooper-union-occupation-ends_n_2271737.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Casper College Students and Faculty Handle the End of the Semester

http://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/casper-college-students-and-faculty-handle-end-of-semester-after/article_37065078-40a3-11e2-9e1f-001a4bcf887a.html

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/osu-sexual-assaults-farmhouse_n_2278315.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

http://www.newson6.com/story/20320378/osu-suspends-student

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/nathan-cochran_n_2293890.html?utm_hp_ref=college

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/12/university-of-kentucky-dorm-video_n_2285055.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Hampton Sydney Student Expelled Over Obama Protest

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/hampden-sydney-college-expels-student-over-racially-charged-protest-of-obamas-win/53089

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/hampdensydney-student-exp_n_2295819.html?utm_hp_ref=college

 

Financial Issues in Higher Education

Becoming Need-Blind is the Wrong Question

http://chronicle.com/article/Become-Need-Blind-For/136191/

Fewer than 3% of Families Save in 529 Plan

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-64

 

GLBT

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

http://chronicle.com/article/Evangelical-Colleges-Chief/136299/

U Iowa Adds Optional Question Regarding Sexual Orientation

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/12/12/university-iowa-adds-optional-question-sexual-orientation

http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Iowa-Will-Ask-Applicants/136269/?key=GW13cl5qNXceM3tkb2pCajtVOHRpMk8na3RCaX4oblBcGA%3D%3D

http://chronicle.com/blogs/headcount/a-welcome-mat-for-lgbt-students/33075

Michigan Student Expelled for Gay Views Wins Settlement

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/julea-ward-eastern-michigan-university-anti-gay-settlement_n_2277170.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=College

SCOTUS to Take Up Prop 8 and DOMA

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57557877/supreme-court-to-take-up-prop-8-doma/

Scalia Defends Writings on Homosexuality

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2012/12/11/scalia-reductios-himself-ad-absurdum-on-murder-and-homosexuality/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

Scalia Blocks Aisle Against Gay Marriage

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-antonin-scalias-stand-against-gay-marriage/2012/12/11/d2c4bdb4-43d3-11e2-8061-253bccfc7532_story.html?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

Why Shonda Rhimes Has Gay Characters on Her Show

http://blogs.indiewire.com/womenandhollywood/answer-of-the-day-shonda-rhimes-on-why-she-has-many-gay-characters-on-her-shows

 

Health in Higher Education

The Least Sexually Healthy Colleges

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/trojan-sexual-health-report-bottom_n_2103936.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

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

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/12/nine_ways_successful_people_de.html?utm_source=Socialflow&utm_medium=Tweet&utm_campaign=Socialflow

Donning a Mask: Suicide at Harvard

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2012/12/10/suicide-harvard-mental-health/

 

International Education

Don’t go Soft on Study Abroad Programs

http://chronicle.com/blogs/worldwise/dont-go-soft-on-study-abroad-a-call-for-academic-rigor/31082

 

Latina/o Issues and Trends

Berkley Receives $1M for Undocumented Students

http://www.npr.org/2012/12/11/166980250/berkeley-receives-1m-for-undocumented-students?sc=tw

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/state&id=8916866

Freedom U Offers Immigrant Students a Chance at an Education

http://chronicle.com/article/In-a-Secret-Classroom-in/136181/?key=GWwidAI6YyxAZHxjZjkVYG1XYHc7OUNwYXVHPXEqbl1SFg%3D%3D

Penn State Sorority Chi Omega Put On Probation for Offensive Picture

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57557555/penn-state-sorority-chi-omega-put-on-probation-for-offensive-picture/

Penn State Plans March to Protest Offensive Photo

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/12/11/penn-state-students-march-against-sorority-mexican-costume-choice/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/penn-state-plans-march-to_0_n_2276496.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Culinary School Gives Latinos a Taste of the Top

http://chronicle.com/article/Culinary-School-Gives-Latinos/136059/?key=QD9wcwU/YiFNYC1lNDZLNDpVP3BoYxpzMXNKP34hbltUGQ%3D%3D

Significant Decrease in Unauthorized U.S. Immigration for 2011

http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/immigration-news/details/pew-hispanic-center-11.1-million-unauthorized-immigrants-lived-in-u.s.-in-2/20323/

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…

http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/nice-guys-commit-rape-too/

…and the Response

http://rogercanaff.com/site/2012/12/nonsense-at-the-good-men-project-nice-guys-commit-rape-too/

 

Miscellaneous

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

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/12/11/study-says-many-highly-talented-low-income-students-never-apply-top-colleges

Honor and Testing at Washington and Lee (Great read)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/honor-and-testing-at-a-virginia-university/2012/12/12/bc9bfa6a-43ca-11e2-9648-a2c323a991d6_story.html?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

Executive Compensation at Private Colleges

http://chronicle.com/article/Executive-Compensation-at/136165#id=table

US Education is Getting Left Behind

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andreas-schleicher/us-education_b_2268873.html

Florida A&M Put on Probation

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp/florida-am-placed-on-probation

A Fallen Dean’s Life

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/nyregion/a-quick-descent-for-cecilia-chang-dean-at-st-johns.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

U VA Put ON Warning

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/university-of-virginia-pu_n_2278168.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

GWU Dean Resigns

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/gwu-admissions-dean-to-retire-after-revelation-of-class-rank-inflation/52983

Schlutz to Sue Baldwin

http://onwardstate.com/2012/12/12/gary-schultz-intends-to-sue-cynthia-baldwin/

Crash course for Remediation

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/12/13/complete-college-america-steps-remedial-reform-calls

 

New Professionals and Graduate Students

Putting a Warning Label on Grad School

http://chronicle.com/article/Some-Say-Its-Time-to-Put-a/136217/

 

Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education

Tufts Overturns Ruling Against Religious Student Groups

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp/tufts-u-overturns-ruling-against-religious-student-group

 

Technology

Are Students Getting the Message About Free Speech

http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2012/10/are-these-illinois-students-getting-the-wrong-lesson-about-twitter-and-free-speech.html

Georgetown to Offer Free Online Course

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/georgetown-to-offer-free-online-courses/2012/12/09/365c4612-3fd3-11e2-bca3-aadc9b7e29c5_story.html?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

Why Students Should Use Twitter

http://edudemic.com/2012/12/why-students-should-use-twitter/

 

Veteran Affairs

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

http://chronicle.com/article/As-GI-Bill-Expands-So-Do/136241/?key=GzolIAZtM3IVYHhnMWkWNj8BaXduMUhyNXZHOH92bltXEQ%3D%3D

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