SA Weekly: November 19

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NASPA Statement on the Release of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Title IX

Sharp Divide Over Trump Administration's Title IX Overhaul DeVos says proposed campus sexual misconduct rule will restore fairness. But survivor advocates warn it will reduce the responsibility of colleges to maintain a safe environment.

College Closures Due to Poor Air Quality Dozens of colleges in California have canceled classes, some through the Thanksgiving holiday.

At Spelman, Taking Voting Rights Seriously Amid contentious battle over alleged voter suppression, college's president urges students to be sure their votes are counted.

Michelle Obama on Princeton After years of avoiding public comment about her college years, the former first lady uses autobiography to describe what it was like to be a working-class black student at an elite, predominantly white campus.

New International Enrollments Decline Again The number of new international students fell by 6.6 percent at U.S. universities in fall 2017, and the decline appears to be continuing this fall, according to new data.

Study Abroad Numbers Grow The number of Americans studying abroad continues to increase and grow more racially diverse. Participation in short-term programs is booming, while the number of students studying abroad for a full year is decreasing.

Universities Team Up on Completion Public university group brings together 130 universities and systems in 16 "clusters" that will seek to improve student access and completion while curbing equity gaps.

Research & Policy

November 19 NASPA Policy Update by Diana Ali, NASPA Policy Analyst

Three Ways Advising Has Evolved by Dr. Mei-Yen Ireland, Achieving the Dream and Dr. Jennifer Joslin, NACADA

Post-Election Round-Up: What Happened and What Does it Mean for Student Affairs? by Diana Ali, NASPA Policy Analyst

Around NASPA

Why I Give: Lori White by Lori White, Region IV-W

Scholar’s Corner: Forging Spaces of Transformation for #LatinaMamiScholaras in Higher Education by Dr. Larissa Mercado-Lopez, Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community

A Life That Works: How One Higher Ed Working Mom Found Her People in a Room of 100 Stay-at-home Dads by Rebecca Flintoft, Center for Women

Voter Education and the Importance of Civil Dialogue by Christina Guerra, LEAD Initiative

Creating an Office Culture of Care: How to Retain Young Professionals in Higher Education by Erin Addison and Taylor Gladieux, Graduate Associate Program

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