SA Weekly: September 24

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Yale Law Investigates Allegation on Kavanaugh “Yale University's law school is investigating whether two of its faculty members engaged in misconduct that appears to relate to how they recruited women at the law school to apply for clerkships with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.”

Assessing Blame in Player's Death “Athletics staff members at the University of Maryland at College Park did not follow the institution’s procedures and did not diagnose a heatstroke that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old football player in June, according to a new report.”

“They Look the Other Way” “Ohio State's handling of Urban Meyer proves its reverence for athletics above all else, experts say.”

Diverse Fund-Raisers for Tomorrow's Donors “Colleges with increasingly diverse student bodies are recognizing that development staff members remain overwhelmingly white.”

The 2018 Surveys of Admissions Leaders: The Pressure Grows “Not only are a majority of colleges failing to fill their new classes by May 1, the traditional target date, but they are failing to do so by June 1 as well, according to the 2018 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors.”

Going After Fraternities “An anonymous UCLA sexual assault survivor is suing Greek chapters and the council that governs them, saying they should have protected her from a rapist.”

“Nevertheless She Persisted?” “Having female peers -- even just a few of them -- can increase a woman’s odds of making it through her Ph.D. program in the natural sciences, technology, engineering or math, says a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.”

Research & Policy

September 24th NASPA Policy Update by Diana Ali, NASPA Policy Analyst

I’m Not Here to Help: Three Lessons for Academics Who Want to Be Better Partners by Elise Newkirk-Kotfila, NASPA Director of Advising Initiatives

Around NASPA

What Kind of Day Has It Been? by Anthony Butler, LEAD Initiative

It’s Complicated: Changing the Relationship Status with Your Boss by Linda Varvel, Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community

NASPA Now Recognition: Information and Nominations by Connor Smalling, New Professionals and Graduate Students Knowledge Community

Pura Vida: Reflections from an Education Abroad Faculty Experience* by Dr. Sherry Early and Chris Messenger, Faculty Knowledge Community