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Student Forum Newsletter for November 2020 (TikTok and Student Loan Debt)

On Sept. 26, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Sept. 18. Barrett’s confirmation hearing began on Oct. 12. Barrett is an American attorney, jurist and academic who serves as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Before and while serving on the federal bench, she has been a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, where she has taught civil procedure, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation.

Student Forum Newsletter for October 2020 (Electoral College and 2020 Election)

For this month’s Student Voice Vote, it’s time to make your voice heard as a student participating in the Student Governmental Affairs Program (SGAP). In this newsletter, you will be asked to make your voice heard on an issue facing the country: Who should be elected president of the United States in the 2020 election?

Teacher Spotlight -Jill Villasana from Columbia, Missouri

With 20 years of teaching experience, Jill Villasana has always been a high-energy kind of teacher, which makes teaching students virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic feel “different.” “If a student wants to work on their assignments virtually at 11 p.m. or 6 in the morning, they have the option to do that and can get extra hours at work or care for their family members,” Villasana says. “Allowing students flexibility to work on school when they want to is an obvious benefit. For our students that plan to go to college, they are certainly being expected to manage a more collegiate schedule and work ethic.”

Student Forum Newsletter for September 2020 (Confederate Statues and DACA)

Amid a pandemic, a summer of civil unrest...

Student Forum Newsletter for May 2020 (Surveillance Law and Equal Rights Amendment)