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  • Title IX: Activating your campus for notice and comment

    At the end of the day, we’ve engaged and educated students, developed a quick response, built relationships with different organizations across campus, and made a statement as a university. Who knows? Maybe we’ll inspire some of those students to become more involved in violence prevention or policy advocacy in the long term.

    Posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:59 PM By Suzannah Rogan, Campus Advocacy, Prevention, and Education (CAPE) Project Coordinator, Doane University
  • SA Weekly: January 14

    SA Weekly – your destination for higher ed news, NASPA research and policy, constituent blogs, and more.

    Posted on January 14, 2019 at 07:22 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • “Justice” in 2018 and Beyond

    The 2018 word of the year was “justice,” which was searched 74% more frequently than in 2017. If there were ever a year when the top word reflected a national zeitgeist, 2018 might the winner. At this time of year, I regularly find it difficult to believe that the things I remember from the past year really did fit into a 12-month period. In 2018 we witnessed #MeToo victories and setbacks, family separations and an immigration crisis roiling at the U.S.-Mexico border, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, mass shootings at schools and synagogues, environmental policy rollbacks, a staggering humanitarian tragedy in Yemen, charges in the Mueller investigation, devastating floods and fires, the election of more women than ever before to Congress, and so much more. It’s no surprise that “justice” weighed people’s minds because it is at the crux of much of what we are negotiating as a society.

    Posted on January 10, 2019 at 12:35 PM By Monica Nixon, Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
  • A New Year’s Resolution for Colleges and Universities: Reflecting on 2018 & Planning for 2020

    In August 2018, the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education published Election Imperatives, ten recommendations for using election issues and processes to launch or reinforce improvements in the campus’ political climate and educate for student political learning, discourse, inclusion, and participation. Throughout the election, we talked with administrators, faculty, and students about the opportunities and challenges presented in this election season. We offer reflection questions to consider now before memories fade and before 2020 planning begins.

    Posted on January 8, 2019 at 03:36 PM By Nancy Thomas, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life
  • SA Weekly: January 7

    Happy New Year! As we all get into the groove of 2019 catch up on all the higher ed news, NASPA research and policy, and constituent blogs that you may have missed over the holidays.

    Posted on January 7, 2019 at 04:16 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator