SA Weekly: October 29

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Legal Challenge to “Unlawful Presence” Policy “Colleges challenge a new U.S. policy that makes it easier for international students to face future three- or 10-year bars on re-entry.”

Activists, but Not for Political Parties “A new report shows college students are more interested in joining groups that are issue based rather than those only aligned to Democrats or Republicans.”

Study Plumbs Sources of Students’ Pain “New study explores the causes of mental health problems in college students, finding that many are not taking advantage of campus services.”

“A Global Crisis of Attacks” “Annual globally focused report documents nearly 300 ‘attacks’ on higher education, including violent assaults against campuses or individual scholars, killings of student protesters, cases of imprisonment or criminal prosecution, and restrictions on academic travel.”

Not Just Megyn Kelly “As Halloween approaches, another university grapples with blackface, just the latest of such incidents. And the (former) NBC host mischaracterized what a British university is doing about costumes.” 

Research & Policy

October 29 NASPA Policy Update by Diana Ali, NASPA Policy Analyst

Influencing Policy into 2032: Preparing Campuses and Students to Respond to the 2020 Census by Teri Lyn Hinds, NASPA Director of Policy Research and Advocacy 

Around NASPA

NASPA Statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

Mentoring Aspiring Women Junior Faculty of Color by Sherry L. Early, Center for Women

Civic Literacy and Skill Building in the Local Context by Robert A. Bonfiglio, LEAD Initiative

Learning Communities at Work: Leveraging Resources in Support of Latinx Students by Scott Thayet, Community Colleges Division