SA Weekly: February 4

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College Groups Blast DeVos Title IX Proposal “Higher ed lobby says new regulations governing campus handling of sexual misconduct complaints would create a quasi-legal system that would burden colleges and infringe on the rights of students.”

Expectations Build for College Transparency Legislation “With Democrats in charge of the House education committee, supporters of a student-level data system hope to see progress in Congress on transparency for college outcomes.”

Homeland Security Created A Fake University In Michigan As Part Of Immigration Sting “Eight alleged recruiters who were paid thousands of dollars for connecting students to the bogus university — which had an actual office space in Farmington Hills, Mich. — have been indicted.”

The Shutdown's Lingering Effects on Research “Top officials at research institutions make case for long-term funding deal and say the effects of the shutdown will last for weeks or months.”

Does Paying Top Dollar for Public University Presidents Pay Off? “Study finds no relationship between pay for public university presidents and money brought in from state appropriations or fund-raising.”

Igloo Building, Petition Circulating, Bundling Up “Colleges in the Midwest respond to the record cold temperatures created by the polar vortex.”

Research & Policy

February 4 NASPA Policy Update by Diana Ali, NASPA Policy Analyst

The Highs and Lows of Collegiate Cannabis Prevention, Part I by Laurie Jevins, Assistant Director, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Initiatives

Around NASPA

Feeling like an “Imposter” in A Familiar Place by Michelle Pickett, Gena Flynn, Renique Kersh and Vernese Edghill Walden, Women in Student Affairs

More Than Just a Workout by Maggie Breitenstein, BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA

A Culture of Collaboration at Middlesex Community College by Patrick Kenney, LEAD Initiative