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Notes & Coffee: January 8 - 14
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Department of Justice probes admissions ethics code; The return of earmarks; Lessons from the tax bill fight; Small college struggles in the sights; “Dancing backwards in high heels.”
Notes & Coffee: January 1 - 7
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Proposal would raise the bar for borrowers seeking loan relief; Eluding the endowment tax; Estimating the endowment’s tax future; As flow of foreign students wanes, U.S. universities feel the sting; Many large public universities don’t collect data on suicides, report finds.
2018 Spring Conferences for BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA
Each spring, volunteer teams from around the country work to coordinate regional spring conferences. Since regional spring conferences are geographically based, they provide a more personalized and relaxed conference setting. Regional conferences also allow peer education groups to expand on presentations from General Assembly as well as network for future collaborations. Applications to host a spring conference in 2019 are now available. We welcome you to attend any of the regional spring conferences if the location or dates are a better fit.
Notes & Coffee: December 11 - 17
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Final GOP deal would tax large endowments; Grand jury report on Penn State hazing finds “indignities and depravities”; More college presidents join the millionaires’ club; Bottom line up front; “Too much, too fast”?
NASPA perspective on pending tax bills and PROSPER Act
We are disheartened and disappointed that Congress is moving major legislation to floor votes without adequate time for thorough review and analysis. When legislation reforming both our tax code and the landscape of postsecondary education in our country is rushed, not only are Congressional members prevented from thoroughly reviewing legislation before being required to vote on it, but associations representing the interests of citizens and students are kept from contributing the voices of their members.