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  • The Equality Act: Establishing Protections for All


    The Equality Act of 2019 was introduced on March 13 in the House by Representative Nancy Pelosi, after pledging to pass the legislation as a part of her January acceptance speech as House Speaker. If passed, the Equality Act of 2019 would act as a panacea against multiple rollbacks to protections based on gender identity.

    Posted on May 16, 2019 at 01:14 PM By Diana Ali, Assistant Director of Policy Research and Advocacy
  • Leveraging Student Affairs to Heal the Social and Political Divide Within Our Campus Communities


    The growing political and social divide in the US continues to impact campus communities. Issues like freedom of speech, racism, sexual misconduct, and hazing can quickly create deep philosophical divides. While those working in student affairs who have had unique academic training related to the holistic development of all students should be professionally equipped to effectively navigate these situations, it can be a daunting and personally challenging endeavor.

    Posted on May 14, 2019 at 02:45 PM By Brandi Hephner LaBanc
  • SA Weekly: May 13


    Partisan Contrast in Spending on Student Aid, Paying for Students to Move and more, all available in SA Weekly – your destination for higher ed news, NASPA research, constituent blogs, and the new home of the NASPA policy update.

    Posted on May 13, 2019 at 03:22 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Centering Campus Accessibility for Practitioners and Policymakers


    Inside Higher Ed’s GradHacker blog hosted an informal series of columns by a doctoral student in neuroscience, about being disabled at university. The series is a treasure trove of insight – and more than a few cringe-worthy moments – that eloquently highlights both how easy it could be to provide universal access and how difficult it often is. As a reader of I become painfully aware of how much I don’t know and simultaneously of how grateful I am that they are willing to take their time to help teach me.

    Posted on May 9, 2019 at 02:07 PM
  • 2019 NASPA Hill Days: Empowering Student Affairs Professionals for Congressional Advocacy


    Every day, student affairs professionals advocate for student success on campus. Through the 2019 NASPA Hill Days experience, NASPA staff can help you carry that advocacy to the next level.

    Posted on May 7, 2019 at 01:20 PM
  • SA Weekly: May 6


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

    Posted on May 6, 2019 at 04:16 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • H.R. 6: What You Need to Know About the American Dream and Promise Act


    This week, NASPA joins with the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, FWD.us, United We Dream and other higher education organizations to support the passage of H.R. 6, which would provide a pathway to citizenship and remove barriers for higher education financial aid eligibility to over 2.3 million undocumented youth (Dreamers) as well as providing protections for individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders.

    Posted on May 2, 2019 at 01:01 PM By Diana Ali, Assistant Director of Policy Research and Advocacy
  • Reflections on the 2019 Textbook Affordability Conference


    The costs of textbooks are one piece of the college affordability puzzle. Recently introduced by Senator Dick Durban, the Affordable College Textbook Act of 2019 speaks to the nationwide and federal recognition of the problem’s impact on the lives of students.

    Posted on April 30, 2019 at 10:26 AM By Alexa Wesley, Research and Policy Associate
  • SA Weekly: April 29


    Catch up on what you missed last week with SA Weekly – your destination for higher ed news, NASPA research and policy, constituent blogs, and more.

    Posted on April 29, 2019 at 06:03 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator