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SA Weekly: October 22

Civic Engagement Policy and Advocacy Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division Gender and Sexuality International Education
October 22, 2018 Maya Ward-Fineman NASPA

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

Trump May Eliminate Trans Rights “Plan reportedly under consideration would bar any definition of sex other than that designated at birth. Transgender students could lose wide range of rights.”

Obama Student Loan Rule to Take Effect “Federal judge rejects challenge to 2016 borrower-defense rule, clearing the way for new benefits for borrowers, including tens of thousands who attended defunct for-profit colleges.”

Student Affairs Leaders Lean Left “While the liberal leanings of professors have been well documented, the political affiliations of administrators have not been explored so thoroughly -- at least until now. And perhaps unsurprisingly, this new research suggests that student affairs officials wing even further to the left than do faculty members.”

Fixed Maximum Terms for Student Visas? “Trump administration plans to set new time limits for student visas to reduce overstays. Advocates for international exchange see the move as one that could hurt America's ability to compete for international students.”

Handpicked Attendees for Conservative Speaker “Young Americans for Freedom at University of Southern California canceled tickets to an event, fearful that students who disagreed with the speaker's views would disrupt him.”

Prices Level Off – for Now “New annual data from the College Board show that college tuition and fees have moderated since the recession, with public college prices dropping slightly this year. But they may rise again soon.”

New York City Sure For-Profit College “Cities rarely sue colleges, but New York has received so many complaints against for-profit institutions that it brought a complaint Friday against Berkeley College New York in state court. The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs filed a lawsuit against Berkeley for deceptive and predatory lending.”

Research & Policy

October 22 NASPA Policy Update by Diana Ali, NASPA Policy Analyst

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