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  • SA Weekly: July 15


    SA Weekly – your destination for higher ed news, NASPA research, constituent blogs, and the new home of the NASPA policy update.

    Posted on July 15, 2019 at 04:15 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • College Promise Programs and Lower-income Students


    In late May I attended College Promise Programs and Lower-income Students: Design, Implementation, and Impact, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Faculty researchers and leaders of college promise programs who were engaged in the work and students who benefitted from college promise programs shared their expertise and opinions.

    Posted on July 11, 2019 at 11:56 AM By Teri Lyn Hinds, Director of Policy Research and Advocacy
  • SA Weekly: July 8


    After a long holiday weekend, SA Weekly is back to keep you up to date with the latest higher ed news, NASPA research and policy, constituent blogs, and more.

    Posted on July 8, 2019 at 03:19 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • SA Weekly: July 1


    SA Weekly – your destination for higher ed news, NASPA research, constituent blogs, and the new home of the NASPA policy update.

    Posted on July 1, 2019 at 03:43 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • What Role Can Community-Based Organization Play in Campus Efforts to Address Sexual Violence?


    While it is imperative to hold colleges and universities accountable for taking decisive action on sexual violence, it is also essential to acknowledge and celebrate the role outside organizations play in this work. Attending the JDI 2019 Prevention Institute last week clarified for me how impactful partnerships with community-based agencies can be in colleges’ work to respond to and prevent sexual violence.

    Posted on June 27, 2019 at 02:58 PM By Sarice Greenstein, Assistant Director, Culture of Respect
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Collaborations: Giving Institutions New Life


    The number of colleges and universities facing precarious futures continues to rise, as lower birth rates are creating a smaller pool of traditional-age students entering higher education, resulting in reduced freshman class sizes at many institutions. Nathan Grawe, an economist at Carleton College in Minnesota, predicts that the college-going population will drop by 15 percent between 2025 and 2029 and continue to decline by another percentage point or two thereafter.

    Posted on June 26, 2019 at 02:36 PM By Darcy Dubois, Kenneth Elmore. Cynthia Smith Forrest, and David Zamojski
  • Planting Seeds and Cultivating Change


    With growing national attention regarding food insecurity on college campuses, many institutions are finding new and fresher ways to enhance their food pantry offerings, such as fresh produce, refrigerated items, meat and dairy, and items for special diets.

    Posted on June 25, 2019 at 09:21 AM By Amy Geist, Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • SA Weekly: June 24


    It is officially summer! Stay informed with SA Weekly – your destination for higher ed news, NASPA policy updates, constituent blogs, and more.

    Posted on June 24, 2019 at 05:54 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Aspirational Student Development in a Crisis of Contempt


    There are days when I feel overwhelmed by the contemporary crisis of contempt, in which dehumanizing others is a tool for political gain or the basis on which to enact violence. But I have to hope that this isn’t a permanent state, that, with our support, the students on our campus will be able to chart and build a future full of better possibilities. In a very real sense, we are educating students aspirationally.

    Posted on June 20, 2019 at 10:03 AM By Monica Nixon, Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice