SA Weekly: June 17

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The Public's Support for (and Doubts About) Higher Ed "Survey of likely 2020 voters shows they view colleges favorably but increasingly question whether they're delivering on promises. It also suggests a disconnect between priorities of politicians and the public.

Over-Enrolled, Virginia Tech Offers Some New Students Financial Incentives To Wait "Last month, Virginia Tech offered about 1,500 incoming in-state freshmen financial incentives to delay enrollment after the school over-enrolled by more than a thousand students. Nearly 8,000 students accepted offers from an admission cycle of over 30,000 applicants."

Success for Students With Autism "Rochester Institute of Technology has become a model for helping students on the spectrum with academics and their careers."

How Much Do Millionaires Pay to Get Their Kids Into College "Poll finds that most say they spend less than $1,000. But even as some think that figure is too low, findings also show 20 percent of millionaires under 55 spent more than $50,000."

When White Scholars Pick White Scholars "Communication scholars debate how the field's distinguished scholars should be picked going forward, in the interest of diversity, equity and inclusion."

Podcasting for Mental Health “New series focuses on mental and behavioral health disorders among college students”

Google’s Growing IT Certificate “To bolster expanding online IT certificate program, Google plans to add career resources for students and to expand its community college partnerships and pathways to four-year degrees."

Report: How states are planning to boost attainment rates "More than 40 states have attainment goals and strategic plans to achieve them, but they vary in their ambition, progress so far and prospects for long-term success, according to a new report"

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Taking a Stance Against Discrimination at the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference.

Turning the Page: Transitioning From a Common Read to a Common Challenge by Tara Centeno, NASPA Lead Initiative

A Closed Mouth Doesn’t Get Fed by Monica Liggins-Abrams, Women in Student Affairs KC