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Public Policy Update

by on March 1, 2013

Alcohol and Other Drugs
This American Life (#1 Party School from 2009 was Penn State (and we get to hear Spainer trip over himself), yet very relevant and might be a good educational piece, for students and Boards!)
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/396/1-party-school
Tufts Winter Bash Leads to Violations
http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/02/tufts_dean_scolds_drunken_students_at_winter_bash
http://bostinno.com/2013/02/21/tufts-2013-winter-bash-bupd-issues-westin-copley-violations/#ss__300462_274997_0__ss
Bars Being Paid NOT to Serve Alcohol
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/state-pattys-day-bars_n_2729871.html?utm_hp_ref=college
61 Students Involved in Drug Bust
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/university-of-alabama-drug-bust_n_2724760.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College
CO Opens Door to Marijuana Tourism
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864304578316521035888206.html?mod=e2tw

Campus Safety
Sexual Assault on Campus, a Frustrating Search for Justice
http://www.publicintegrity.org/accountability/education/sexual-assault-campus
How Should State Laws Define Rape
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/02/20/challenge-rape-definition
Bob Beckel – Rape on Campus Doesn’t Happen (There. Are. No. Words.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/bob-beckel-college-rape-guns_n_2726173.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College
Bob Beckel Addresses Rape Comments
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/bob-beckel-rape-comments-apology_n_2732360.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College
How/Why Does he Base this Assumption
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/bob-beckel-campus-rape_n_2726491.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College
SAVE Act and VAWA
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19/campus-save-act-vawa_n_2640048.html?utm_hp_ref=college
U CO Offers Ways to Avoid Rape
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19/university-of-colorado-at_n_2718476.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College
U of Iowa Shares Data with Local Sheriff on Students Seeking Gun Permits
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-iowa-shares-data-with-local-sheriff-on-students-seeking-gun-permits/56051

Financial Issues in Higher Education
Affordability and Value
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2013/02/21/essay-questioning-way-politicians-are-framing-issue-college-value
Was College Worth It?
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324880504578298162378392502.html?mod=e2tw
Flaws in College Score Card
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patricia-mcguire/college-scorecard-flaws_b_2707702.html

Health in Higher Education
Morning-After Pill Does Not Cause Abortion, Study Says
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/02/21/172595689/morning-after-pills-dont-cause-abortion-studies-say

Latina/o Issues and Trends
Almost Half of all Americans Favor Path for Citizenship and Stronger Border Control on Immigration.
Latino Approval Rating of President Obama at 73%
http://www.people-press.org/2013/02/21/if-no-deal-is-struck-four-in-ten-say-let-the-sequester-happen/
Low Numbers of Latino Tenured Faculty at State Community Colleges and Universities
http://ctlatinonews.com/blog/2013/02/21/latinos-lagging-in-tenured-faculty-spots-in-state-universities/
Using a Latino Lens to Reimagine Aid Design and Delivery
http://www.edexcelencia.org/sites/default/files/latinolens_excelenciawhitepaperfeb2013.pdf
The Viability of Immigration Reform in 2013

Call for Nomination of Programs that Demonstrate Evidence in Accelerating Latino Student Effectiveness at the Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate Level.
http://www.edexcelencia.org/
Center for Latino Research at Depaul University
http://las.depaul.edu/latinoresearch/
Libros (New scholarly books listed and excerpts taken from The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Experimental Latin American Cinema: History and Aesthetics by Cynthia Tompkins (University of Texas Press; 294 pages; $60). A comparative study of 17 recent films by 11 filmmakers from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru.
Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: A Critical Edition by Alexander von Humboldt, edited by Vera M. Kutzinski and Ottmar Ette (University of Chicago Press; 618 pages; $65). Scholarly edition of a work published in French between 1810 and 1813 recounting the Latin American discoveries of the Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer.
Surrealism in Latin American Literature: Searching for Breton’s Ghost by Melanie Nicholson (Palgrave Macmillan; 267 pages; $85). Focuses on Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Peru in a study of Surrealism’s afterlife in Latin America.

Miscellaneous
Commission’s Report Outlines Education Priorities (please listen – and share. It Channels Will McAvoy (without the swearing))
http://www.npr.org/2013/02/22/172674083/commissions-report-outlines-education-priorities
EMU Under Fire for Use of Huron Logo
http://annarbor.com/news/group-protests-eastern-michigan-universitys-use-of-huron-logo/#.USQAcWZohn8.mailto
NCAA Missteps
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/19/ncaa-staff-fired-findings-thrown-out-after-review-miami-investigation#ixzz2LLMB09Cu

Parent and Family Relations
Let’s Drop Helicopter Parents From our Vocabulary
http://chronicle.com/blogs/onhiring/lets-eliminate-helicopter-parents-from-our-vocabulary/36615

Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education
Pew: US Catholics Divided on Future of the Church
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/21/172599669/pew-u-s-catholics-divided-on-future-of-the-church?ft=1&f=1001&sc=tw&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Technology
How Social Media Impacts Self Esteem
http://www.wbur.org/2013/02/20/facebook-perfection
Twice as Many MOOCs
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/21/coursera-and-edx-add-universities-and-hope-expand-global-reach
How EdX Plans to Earn and Share Revenue
http://chronicle.com/article/How-EdX-Plans-to-Earn-and/137433/

Women in Student Affairs
Why are Women Outpacing Men (tongue bleeding from biting so hard…)
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/21/new-book-explains-why-women-outpace-men-education

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