SA Weekly: August 13

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For-Profits Keep Access to Billions in Aid “Education Department's decision to drop gainful-employment rule will mean lowest-performing programs keep $5.3 billion over next decade.”

White House, and Kushner, Dig Into Higher Ed “Office led by President Trump's son-in-law holds a series of meetings on higher education policy, signaling high-level attention from the administration.”

Reconciling the Two Jeffersons “The University of Virginia has long promoted ideas about Thomas Jefferson that glossed over his racist beliefs and ownership of slaves. New report by the university explores the more insidious side of his legacy.”

A Trump Bump in Yields at Women’s Colleges “Since 2016, top women's colleges have been seeing significant gains as more young women embrace Me Too and resistance to Republican politics.”

CUNY’s Intensive Remedial Ed Semester Showing Success “Early results for a study of CUNY Start program finds students outperform their peers in developmental courses.”

The Link Between Completion and Loan Repayment “Report underlines how program completion can determine whether a borrower will make progress paying down loans. Program type also plays a large factor, with many graduates of certificate programs concentrated in the for-profit sector struggling to pay down debt.”

Saudi Arabia to Withdraw Students from Canada “Withdrawal is ordered as part of larger diplomatic spat over Canadian criticism of Saudi arrests of human rights activists.”

"Committed Change” for Men’s Basketball “The NCAA plans new rules for the sport it says will minimize corruption -- among them, allowing agents the association certifies to represent college players.”

Research & Policy

What You Need to Know About Borrower Defense to Repayment by Diana Ali, NASPA Policy Analyst 

Around NASPA

A Year Later: Reflections on Charlottesville by Monica Nixon, Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

You Can’t Heal What You Can’t Reveal by Betzabel Z. Martinez, New Professionals and Graduate Student Knowledge Community

Tips and Trauma-Informed Considerations for Sexual Assault Awareness Events by Region IV-E

Implications for Recruiting Top Student Leaders into the Field of Student Affairs by Elizabeth Hammond, Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community

Technology’s Influence on Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education by Cenyeaa Williams, Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community