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New Update on Public Policy for the Region

by on January 22, 2013

African-American Concerns
No on Sickle Cell Testing
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2013/01/18/testing-sickle-cell-trait-athletes-unwise-essay

Alcohol and Other Drugs
Does Marijuana Lower IQ, a New Study Questions Link
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57563906/does-marijuana-lower-iq-new-study-challenges-link/

Campus Safety
Warning Signs of Violent Acts Are Often Unclear
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/health/breaking-link-of-violence-and-mental-illness.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0
UNC Faces Decriminalization Suit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/unc-sexual-assault_n_2488383.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003
18 Campus Shootings since 2007
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/college-campus-shootings_n_2492195.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Financial Issues in ED
U Dayton Plans to Show Prospective Students Full Cost of a Degree
http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Dayton-Plans-to-Show/136721/?key=QWklc1c9ZHZGYn1rZjlBMD5VPXVuMh50NnMdankgblBQEQ%3D%3D

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
Citing Sexually Humiliating Hazing, Cornell Disbands TEP Fraternity
http://www.cornellsun.com/section/news/content/2013/01/09/citing-%E2%80%98sexually-humiliating%E2%80%99-hazing-cornell-disbands-tep-fraternity

GLBT
Salem College Transgender Student Wants to Stay at an All-Female College as a Man
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_a3d18568-5c52-11e2-9e64-0019bb30f31a.html

Health in Higher Education
The Importance of a Stop Day (please read, and unplug for one day…)
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/11/health/sleeth-take-day-off/index.html?hpt=hp_c3
Young Adults Swap Soda for Coffee
http://www.wbur.org/npr/169161207/young-adults-swapping-soda-for-the-super-buzz-of-coffee
Flu Vaccine Gets a Passing Grade, Barely (got the shot, got the flu, but did keep “out of the morgue” so win for me!)
http://chronicle.com/blogs/percolator/flu-vaccine-gets-a-passing-grade-barely/32019

Latina/o Trends
ASSET Bill Is Reinstated in CO Senate to Give In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/15/asset-bill-2013-undocumented-students-tuition_n_2482226.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=College

Men and Masculinities
Wilson College to Admit Men
http://chronicle.com/article/Seeking-Enrollment-Boost/136657/
Debates on Men at Women’s Colleges
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/14/debates-about-coeducation-wilson-and-salem-colleges

Miscellaneous
MIT Refused to Support Push to Keep Aaron Swartz Out of Prison (Are colleges now expected to intervene with criminal investigations?)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/14/mit-aaron-swartz_n_2474098.html?icid=hp_front_top_art
Essay on the Role of Academe in the Tragedy of Aaron Swartzs Death
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2013/01/15/essay-role-academe-tragedy-aaron-swartzs-death
Colleges Seek Noncognitive Gauges of Applicants
http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Seek-Noncognitive/136621/
UT Considers Gender Neutral Housing
http://www.wate.com/story/20586824/ut-considers-gender-neutral-dorms
A Free Semester???
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/15/union-college-offers-free-last-semester-increase-retention-rate
Colleges in Crisis as Enrollment Dips
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/01/15/college-enrollment-crisis
BC Adds Essay, Applications Drop by 26%
http://chronicle.com/article/Boston-College-Sees-a-Sharp/136683/?key=HWwlKQZpNXpFN39kNmwSZ21XYXY6Zk4gNnBMan4tbl9UFg%3D%3D
Epic Sex Adventure Club (wow…)
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1315033–university-of-toronto-student-group-hosts-epic-sex-club-adventure
Dartmouth Will No Longer Take AP Credit
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/18/dartmouth-end-use-advanced-placement-scores-credit
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dartmouth-college-ending-advanced-placement-credit-18239006
Rick Santorum Takes on Colleges
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/rick-santorum-blames-gay-marriage-abortion-porn-college-indoctrination_n_2501970.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Parent and Family Relations
Study Finds that Increased Parental Financial Support Results in Lower Grades (Please read)
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/14/study-finds-increased-parental-support-college-results-lower-grades#.UPQytsekyns.twitter
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/education/parents-financial-support-linked-to-college-grades.html?_r=0

Sustainability
U VT Bans Bottled Water
http://www.wbur.org/npr/169284372/better-bring-your-own-university-of-vermont-bans-bottled-water

Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education
Why my 7 Year Old is an Atheist and Why I’m OK with that (interesting as we know more of our students are atheist and how we can use as a positive for “coping skills”)
http://jezebel.com/5975228/why-my-7+year+old-is-an-atheist-and-why-im-okay-with-that?utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Student Athletes
Dropping the Old School Mentality
http://www.coachad.com/pages/Huddle-Up-Michael-Austin-Dropping-The-Old-School-Mentality.php
A Revolution on Recruiting
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/15/ncaa-division-i-rules-would-ease-recruiting-restrictions
Universities Spend Much More on Student Athletes per Athlete than on Academics per Student Between 2005-2010
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/16/universities-spend-more-athletics-athlete-academics-student-report-finds
http://gawker.com/5976439/colleges-spend-much-more-money-on-athletes-than-on-students-because-athletes-are-heroes?fb_action_ids=10100140092485676&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210100140092485676%22%3A411149108960265%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210100140092485676%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D (same subject, with a Gawker twist)

Notre Dame
How Notre Dame is Handling Te’o Incident
http://chronicle.com/article/Notre-Dame-Draws-Questions/136711/
Notre Dame’s Real Dead Woman
http://www.salon.com/2013/01/17/notre_dames_double_standard/
A Fake Tragedy Gets More Tears than a Real One
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2013/01/17/a-fake-tragedy-gets-more-tears-than-a-real-one/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost
ND Responds to Comparisons
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/notre-dame-lizzy-seeberg-suicide_n_2499256.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Technology
Researchers, MOOCs, and Online Programs
http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/researchers-moocs-and-online-programs
The Modern Definition of College Readiness (Please read)
http://edudemic.com/2013/01/the-modern-definition-of-college-readiness/
California State University Will Offer Credits for MOOCs
http://chronicle.com/article/California-State-U-Will/136677/

Women in Higher Education
My Dream College Won’t Accept Me Because I Am a Woman
http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/01/my-dream-college-wont-accept-me-because-im-a-woman/267290/
Being Married Helps Prof/ Get Ahead, but Only if they Are Male
http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/01/being-married-helps-professors-get-ahead-but-only-if-theyre-male/267289/

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