SA Weekly: December 17

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A Direct Contradiction “Lawyers and Title IX practitioners have identified potential conflicts between the Trump administration's new proposed regulations on the gender discrimination law and state policy.”

Defeated In Court, Education Dept. To Cancel $150 Million Of Student Loan Debt “The money goes back to borrowers whose colleges shut down, in many cases because of fraud and mismanagement.”

UNC Board Rejects Plan for Confederate Statue “Opposition grew to a proposal to build a history center to house Silent Sam. System board now orders new review of options.”

Differing Fates for 2 HBCUs in North Carolina “Bennett College will have to appeal to keep its accreditation, while St. Augustine's was taken off probation. Although the historically black institutions' fates may be different, both struggled under the same pressures.”

The Degree Rules, for Now “College credentials still loom large in hiring. But a new survey of HR leaders finds growing interest in skills-based hiring, online microcredentials and prehire assessments.”

Women, College, Marriage and Jobs “Attending a more selective college may be linked to increased odds of working, decreased odds of marriage for women, but not men, study suggests.” 

Research & Policy

December 17 NASPA Policy Update by Diana Ali, NASPA Policy Analyst

NASPA’s Initial Analysis of the Proposed Rule on Title IX, Part 2

Around NASPA

Student Affairs Goes Digital: Translating Student Support to the World of Online Learning by Kevin Kruger and Dave Jarrot, Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Leading with Less: Student Affairs Leadership with Free Digital Resources by Dave Eng, Technology Knowledge Community

Holding the Slow Sign by Renique Kersh, Women in Student Affairs