An assistant anthropology professor at American University has ignited new debate about the parameters of breastfeeding law and policy by bringing her baby to the first day of class when the child unexpectedly awakened with a fever that day.As Adrienne Pine explains in a Counterculture essay last week, she felt doing so was a better option than canceling the first session of an introductory sex, gender and culture class. The next day, she was able to find a friend to sit for $140, but meanwhile, as on other occasions, “as a single parent without help or excess income, my choice has been between sacrificing my professional life and slogging through it,” she writes, explaining “it seemed that I had little choice. I could not bring her to daycare with a fever, and I did not feel like it was an option to cancel class.”Pine posted the essay after a student newspaper reporter interviewed her and questioned her decision to breastfeed the baby during the Aug. 28 class. … [Read more...] about New Breastfeeding Policy Debate Follows Anthropology Prof’s Decision to Bring Baby to Class
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Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Washington Post Published 1:58 pm PDT, Sunday, July 29, 2018 What do top colleges have against transfer students? In May, Princeton University announced that it accepted 13 transfer students for this fall's freshman class. And while that is a tiny fraction of the 1,300 students expected to arrive this fall on campus, the news was still significant: It marked the first time since 1990 that Princeton had accepted transfer students. The image of the modern undergraduate is no longer one that packs up the family minivan three months after high school graduation to move away to college for four years. More than one-third of college students today transfer at least once before earning a bachelor's degree. Many come from community colleges, where some 40 percent of all undergraduates begin their journey in higher education. But there's a problem: While 80 percent of community colleges students say they intend to transfer to a four-year school, only 14 … [Read more...] about What do top colleges have against transfer students?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BREAKING ByErica L. Green Aug. 29, 2018 WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing new policies on campus sexual misconduct that would bolster the rights of students accused of assault, harassment or rape, lessen liability for institutions of higher education and encourage schools to provide more support for victims. The proposed rules, obtained by The New York Times, narrow the definition of sexual harassment, holding schools accountable only for formal complaints filed through proper authorities and for conduct said to have occurred on their campuses. They would also establish a higher legal standard to determine whether schools improperly addressed complaints. The new rules would come at a particularly sensitive time, as major institutions such as Ohio State … [Read more...] about New U.S. Sexual Misconduct Rules Bolster Rights of Accused, Protect Colleges
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By Emily DeRuy | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm | UPDATED: April 3, 2019 at 3:41 am For many college students, academics are an afterthought. And it’s not because they’re bent on partying or other socializing. It’s all about survival. According to several recent surveys, around one in five — or about 400,000 — California community college students has experienced homelessness in the last year. Thousands more are at risk of becoming homeless. Calling that number “shocking, alarming and tragic,” Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, on Tuesday outlined a new bill — AB 302 — that would force community colleges to allow homeless students to sleep inside their vehicles in campus parking lots overnight. “Shame on us if we turn our backs on these students and choose to ignore them,” Berman told reporters in Sacramento. While acknowledging the state’s long-term … [Read more...] about New bill would require California colleges to let homeless students park overnight