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SA Weekly: May 20

Civic Engagement Policy and Advocacy Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement
May 20, 2019 Maya Ward-Fineman NASPA

Welcome to SA Weekly, your destination for higher ed news, NASPA research and policy, constituent blogs, and more. 

2 Decades of Abuse, 177 Victims, No Action “A report finds that Ohio State staffers -- including 22 coaches -- knew about sexual misconduct by deceased former doctor Richard Strauss but did nothing to intervene.”

Unintended Consequences of GOP Tax Law “Tax-cut law rushed to passage in 2017 included increase in taxes on students with college scholarships. Lawmakers say they plan to introduce fix this week.”

CFPB Chief Says Education Department Is Blocking Student Loan Oversight “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Kathy Kraninger says the department is getting in the way of efforts to police the student loan industry.”

Colleges Scramble to Report Financial Risks “Obama-era rule requires colleges to disclose litigation and other possible indicators of financial instability to feds, with some college leaders complaining that the requirement is overly broad and confusing.”

At Morehouse, a Speech to Remember “In commencement address, business executive says he will repay the debt of all 396 graduates.”

Kept in the Dark? “With rules around Title IX in flux, a George Washington University student has filed a different kind of complaint against the institution, alleging it violated another federal law designed to protect survivors.”

Testing and Fasting “Muslim students who observe Ramadan have found themselves fasting during the most stressful time of the academic year. How are colleges helping them?”

Teaching Evals: Bias and Tenure “New studies on student evaluations of teaching say a simple intervention can fight gender bias, at least in the short term, and that perceived teaching effectiveness declines after tenure.”

Policy Update

The Equality Act: Establishing Protections for All

Around NASPA

A Different Kind of Involvement by Generation Z Students, by Patrick O’Brien LEAD Initiative

Moving Up and Being the Only One: One AVP’s Perspective, by Juan R. Guardia, AVP Steering Committee

Arm Chair Professional Development, by Jerri Arnold Cook, Women in Student Affairs