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Public Policy Update

by on February 4, 2013

African-American Concerns
The Washington Post’s Brotherspeak – Black Men on the Word “Dream”
Minority Faculty Question President’s Commitment to Diversity

Alcohol and Other Drugs
Hockey Game Ruined by Students’ Vomit (I. Can’t Even.)

Campus Safety
UNC Administration Denies Allegations to Underreport Sexual Assaults
Campus Police Redact Alleged Perpetrators Names Release Alleged Victim Name
Student Paper Gets Copy of Sexual Misconduct Complaint Without Victim’s Consent
Amherst College Releases Report

OCR Order on Athletics and Students with Disabilities

Financial Issues in Higher Ed
Student Loan Debt Rises
Student Loan Debt Unsustainable
College Endowments Average Small Loss
Questions on Debt Crisis
The Return of the Sequester

Boy Scouts Reconsiders Policy Against Gay Membership

Health in Higher Education
Brotherly Love Inspires Autism App (Interesting to think about how the App may help our students)

Latina/o Issues and Trends
Senators Reach Deal on Immigration
The Ground Shifts on Immigration
A DREAM Within Reach
5 Things Economists Agree on in Regards to Immigration
Grand Canyon’s DREAMers
The United States: A Nation of Immigrants
Obama addresses immigration issues
Immigrant-Rights Group Unveils a ‘Fair Common Application’
Prepárate College Board Conference: Educating Latinos for the Future of America
Harvard Latino Law Review

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

Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies by Claudia Milian (University of Georgia Press; 288 pages; $69.95 hardcover, $24.95 paperback). Challenges previous boundaries of “Latinidad.”

Global Issues in Contemporary Hispanic Women’s Writing: Shaping Gender, the Environment, and Politics edited by Estrella Cibreiro and Francisca Lopez (Routledge; 239 pages; $125). Essays on the work of such writers as Marie Arana, Dulce Chacon, Juana Castro, Alicia Puleo, Laura Restrepo, and Itziar Pascual.

Rafael Ferrer by Deborah Cullen (University of Minnesota Press; 128 pages; $60 hardcover, $29.95 paperback). A study of the Puerto Rican-born artist that explores his shift from postminimalist installations in the 1960s and 70s to vibrant figurative painting.

Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America by Antonio Lopez (New York University Press; 271 pages; $75 hardcover, $24 paperback). Explores issues of identity among Afro-Cuban writers and performers in the United States, including Alberto O’Farrill, Eusebia Cosme, and Romulo Lachatanere.

Brazil at the Dawn of the Eighteenth Century by Andre Joao Antonil, translated by Timothy Coates, completing a translation begun by Charles R. Boxer (Tagus Press at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, distributed by University Press of New England; 246 pages; $24.95). First English translation of a 1711 study of sugar cultivation and other aspects of the Brazilian economy by an Italian Jesuit who lived mostly in Bahia.

Latin American Positivism: New Historical and Philosophic Essays edited by Gregory D. Gilson and Irving W. Levinson (Lexington Books; 197 pages; $60). Essays on positivism in the intellectual and political life of Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, with a focus on the movement’s transformation in those settings.

Interiors and Narrative: The Spatial Poetics of Machado de Assis, Eca de Queiros, and Leopoldo Alas by Estela Vieiera (Bucknell University Press; 247 pages; $75). A study of the Brazilian writer’s Quincas Borba (1891), the Portuguese writer’s Os Maias (1888), and the Spanish writer’s La Regenta (1884-85).

Men and Masculinities
Boorish Behavior Exposed on Tufts Lacrosse Team
The Op-Ed with Details

The Best Colleges Will Have the Best Completion Rates
Shift from Affordability to Completion
Good News for Grads: Salaries Rise
Millions of Grads Have Degrees which Do Not Require College Degree
The College Grad/Employment Mismatch
Is Your College Going out of Business
What’s the Payoff For Country Club College
The Customer is Always Right? (more on the country club college)
How Much Admission Misreporting
Bloomberg Pledges $350M to John Hopkins
Education Should be America’s Top Concern (Preach…)
Is the NFL an Example of College Admissions

New Professionals and Graduate Students
What Are Low-Ranked Graduate Schools Good For?

Student Athletes
Do Athletes Think Better?

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