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Weekly Public Policy Update

by on February 19, 2013

Alcohol and Other Drugs
Concerns About Prescription Drugs Among College Students
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/us/concerns-about-adhd-practices-and-amphetamine-addiction.html?_r=1&

Campus Safety
UMD Shooter Information
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/14/umd-shooter-mental-illness_n_2687253.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College
Deans are Out of Their Depth: Sexual Assault on College Campuses (Unfortunately, not a word about OCR obligations)
http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2013/02/11/college-rape-eileen-mcnamara#.URlIaUKRIik.email
AAUP Weighs in on Title IX Requirements
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/14/aaup-seeks-better-policies-preventing-sexual-assaults
Rape Trial Begins for Jordan Johnson
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/11/rape-trial-jordan-johnson_n_2666316.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College
Paterno Family Criticizes Freeh Report as Rush to Injustice
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/paterno-family-criticizes-the-freeh-report-as-a-rush-to-injustice/55401
Senate Renews VAWA
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/senate-passes-violence-against-women-act-87518.html

Financial Issues in Higher Ed
College Costs, Battled One Paycheck at a Time (biggest takeaway – students go to college because they think they should, rather than seeing it as an investment)
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/business/college-costs-battled-a-paycheck-at-a-time.html?_r=0
Help Student-Loan Borrowers Refinance
http://chronicle.com/article/Help-Student-Loan-Borrowers-by/137307/?key=QTp6J19oYHVDM3A1ZGsQaGlWOiNvNR1yYSBIai4lblxRFw%3D%3D
Make Colleges More Accountable for Student Aid
http://chronicle.com/article/Make-Colleges-More-Accountable/137257/
Obama, Puts Colleges on Notice, Again
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/13/obama-calls-more-attention-price-value-accreditation-state-union
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/college-financial-aid-obama_n_2674177.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College
Obama Puts Weight Behind Calls for College Affordability
http://chronicle.com/article/Obama-Puts-Federal-Weight/137281/
Obama’s Accreditation Proposals Surprise Higher Education Officials
http://chronicle.com/article/Obamas-Accreditation/137311/
Obama’s Secret Plan to Remake College
http://www.fastcompany.com/3005830/secret-150-billion-obama-plan-remake-college
The College Score Card
http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/higher-education/college-score-card
Reaction to Score Card
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/14/white-houses-new-scorecard-oversimplifies-institutions-liberal-arts-advocates-say
http://chronicle.com/article/New-Scorecard-Seeks-to/137303/
Pell Grant Changes Hurt Southern Students
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/14/pell-grant-changes_n_2680898.html?utm_hp_ref=college
The High Cost of a Cheap College
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-high-cost-of-a-cheap-college-2013-02-14
10 Richest Colleges in US
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11449653/1/the-10-richest-colleges-in-america.html?cm_ven=outbrain

GLBT
Vassar Responds to Westboro Baptist Church Protest (love fighting speech with speech!)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/12/vassar-westboro-protest_n_2671924.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College

Health in Higher Education
College Health Plans Respond as Transgender Students Gain Visibility
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/13/education/12sexchange.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Latina/o Issues and Trends
Hispanics and Asian Americans make up about seven-in-ten of today’s adult immigrants and about half of today’s adult second generation, according to Pew Research. http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/02/07/second-generation-americans/
Obama makes immigration pitch to Nevada and growing Latino population.
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20130129/NEWS01/301290045/Valley-reacts-Obama-immigration-pitch?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1
Children Of Latino Immigrants Skew Even More Democratic Than Parents, Study Says
http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/02/07/171394185/children-of-latino-immigrants-skew-even-more-democratic-than-parents-study-says
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is the largest in the U.S. and Latinos make up a majority of its parishioners.
http://www.npr.org/2013/02/12/171770153/l-a-catholics-want-next-pope-to-address-sex-abuse-scandals
Aid System Could Better Serve Latino Students, Says Report Calling for Reforms.
http://chronicle.com/article/Aid-System-Could-Better-Serve/137299/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en
University of California System Recieve Record # of Freshmen Applications; Latinos make Up Largest Portion for the First Time.
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp/california-system-sees-record-number-of-freshman-applicants
Latin American or Not, Next Pope Will Likely Look to Mexico for Support
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/02/12/latin-american-or-not-next-pope-will-likely-look-to-mexico-for-support/
Association of Mexican American Educators
http://www.amae.org/
Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Latino Family Research
http://clfr.wustl.edu/Pages/default.aspx

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

The Long Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere by Robert J. Cottrol (University of Georgia Press; 360 pages; $69.95 hardcover, $24.95 paperback). Compares the legal histories of race relations in the United States, Brazil, and Spanish America.

Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971 by Lillian Guerra (University of North Carolina Press; 467 pages; $55). Draws on previously untapped sources in a study of the first decade of the revolution as framed by the revolutionary leadership and lived by different groups of Cubans.

Silencing Race: Disentangling Blackness, Colonialism, and National Identities in Puerto Rico by Ileana M. Rodriguez-Silva (Palgrave Macmillan; 320 pages; $90). Focuses on the last half century of Spanish rule and the first decades of U.S. control.

Miscellaneous
A Warning to College Prof from a High School Teacher
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/02/09/a-warning-to-college-profs-from-a-high-school-teacher/
Why You Should go to College
http://edudemic.com/2013/02/why-should-you-go-to-college/
Retaining Students: A New Approach
http://www.higheredmorning.com/retaining-students-one-schools-new-approach
Wesleyan Alumni Voice Opinions on Need Blind Admissions
http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/ccp/wesleyan-alumni-voice-opinions-on-shift-from-need-blind-admissions

Parent and Family Relations
When the Chicks Fly the Coop, the Bitter Sweetness Comes to Stay (Yup, room got dusty when I read, and mine is only 5…)
http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2013/02/13/in-the-gray-sharon-brody
Helicopter Parents Can Make Students Depressed
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/helicopter-parents-college_n_2678922.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College

Technology
6 Technologies that Will Change Higher Ed
http://edudemic.com/2013/02/6-technologies-that-will-change-higher-education/
Twitter for Beginners
http://edudemic.com/2013/02/a-visual-guide-to-twitter-for-beginners/
Student Expelled for Exposing Security Flaws
http://www.higheredmorning.com/student-expelled-security-flaws

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