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How Active Minds’ Interns Champion Mental Health

Active Minds

Welcome to this semester’s cohort of Active Minds interns ! We are so excited to work with this wonderful group of students in advancing our mission of changing the culture around mental health. Get to know them below: Dee Cox 1. Where are you from?

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TAIWO ADEFIYIJU

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Taiwo Adefiyiju Taiwo Adefiyiju has been named dean of students at the Community College of Rhode Island.

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Choosing an Executive Leadership Coach: What Matters

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

One of the realities of moving up the executive leadership ranks, whether in higher education or other sectors, is that the higher you ascend, the fewer people you have with whom to commensurate or in whom to confide.

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Deferrals 101

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. Several colleges with large applicant pools have released their first rounds of admissions decisions, and, predictably, these decisions have been met with a number of people howling at the moon, shouting at the rain, or simply scratching their heads.

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Pandemic’s Emergency Declaration Coming to an End: The Future of Financial Aid

College Aid Services

At the beginning of the pandemic, many adjustments were made by the Biden administration to pivot with higher education woes. Various flexibilities with unused Federal Work Study (FWS) and other government aid helped a number of colleges and universities preserve their students focused on completing their degrees. These changes were […] The post Pandemic’s Emergency Declaration Coming to an End: The Future of Financial Aid first appeared on College Aid Services.

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How Career Services Can Support Student Mental Health

Symplicity

It is no surprise to those in higher education the continued rise in student mental health concerns. A recent National Institute of Health report found that an estimated 21.0 million adults in the U.S.

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Organizations Call on Education Department to Disaggregate Admissions Data by Race and Ethnicity

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A group of organizations is calling for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to expand its collection of admissions data and disaggregate that data by race and ethnicity to address racial and ethnic gaps in bachelor’s degree attainment. Education Secretary Dr. Miguel Cardona In a Feb.

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Establishing a Positive Classroom Community with Year-Long Conversation Starters

College Counselor Traci

A healthy, supportive class community begins with open, honest conversations. These conversation starters can help get your students talking and reflecting on issues that matter. A healthy, supportive class community begins with open, honest conversations.

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2023-2024 Federal Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules Released

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What could virtual reality mean for higher ed?

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Blogs What could virtual reality mean for higher ed?

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How to contribute to our Student Spotlight feature

John Hopkins University Student Well-Being Blog

We’re pleased to introduce a new biweekly feature to the @jhuwellbeing IG account: Student Spoylight.

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Dr. Georj Lewis Steps into Presidency at Clayton State University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Georj Lewis has been appointed president of Clayton State University. Dr. Georj Lewis Lewis was president of Atlanta Metropolitan State College.

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AAC&U Elects Seven New Directors and Board Officers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has elected seven new directors and new board officers at its 2023 Annual Meeting, including Dr. Mary Ann Villarreal as chair of its Board of Directors.

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College Board Unveils New AP African American Studies Course

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The College Board has released the official framework for its new AP African American studies course. Dr. Marvin T Chiles The release builds upon the pilot program that College Board released and implemented in select U.S. public high schools last year. “I

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SHERRIE JOHNSON

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Sherrie Johnson Sherrie Johnson has been appointed vice president for external affairs, communications, and advancement at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland.

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Mott Community College Reopens Student Service Garage to the Public

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Mott Community College’s automotive department is reopening its student service garage to the public starting Feb. 13, giving drivers a low-cost option for auto repairs again, ABC12 News reported.

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U.S. Inching Closer to Goal of Working Adults Attaining Degree or Credential

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Nearly 54% of working age adults in the U.S. have achieved some kind of postsecondary degree or credential, putting the country even closer to the Lumina Foundation’s goal of 60% attainment by 2025.

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Jackson State University Faculty Senate Voted No Confidence in JSU President Thomas Hudson

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Jackson State University (JSU) faculty senate voted no confidence in JSU President Thomas Hudson on Jan. 26, the Clarion Ledger reported.

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AAUP Report Finds Indiana University Northwest in Violation of Academic Due Process

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Indiana University Northwest’s administration disregarded standards of academic due process when it dismissed tenured professor Dr. Mark McPhail, according to a report from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

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TIFFANI DAWN SYKES

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Tiffani Dawn Sykes Tiffani Dawn Sykes has been appointed vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. Sykes is a graduate of Virginia State University. She holds a master’s in sport administration from Grambling State University in Louisiana.

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Does Loan Relief Lead to Increased Tuition? Probably Not, Says the Research

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Biden administration’s recent moves towards relief for student borrowers—the debt forgiveness program currently awaiting a hearing at the Supreme Court and changes to income-driven repayment programs—have sparked controversy and criticism.

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Dr. Michelle Robinson Named Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Michelle Robinson has become senior vice provost for faculty affairs at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as of Feb.

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RANDI CONGLETON

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Randi Congleton Randi Congleton has been named chief diversity and inclusion officer at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.

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Dr. Chris Gilmer Appointed President of West Virginia University Potomac State College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Chris Gilmer will become president of West Virginia University Potomac State College, effective immediately, MetroNews reported. Gilmer has been interim president of the school for the past nine months. Dr. Chris Gilmer Gilmer will also continue as tenured professor in WVU’s Division of Liberal Arts.

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Report: Students Leave $3.6 Billion on the Table in Unclaimed Pell Funds

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The college affordability crisis has students working and borrowing all that they can in order to manage the cost of school. But a new report from the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) shows that the high school class of 2022 left an estimated $3.58

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University of Arkansas System in Talks to Buy University of Phoenix

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Arkansas system is in talks with the University of Phoenix, one of the largest for-profit colleges in the U.S., about an acquisition, according to the Arkansas Times.

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University of Louisville Launches Online Master of Science Program in Health Professions Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The College of Education and Human Development and the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville are launching an online Master of Science degree in Health Professions Education (MSHPE) to fulfill the needs of a growing health care industry.

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Talking to Educators at AAC&U About Best Practices and Diversity Hiring

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Recently, when I was asked to appear on a Diverse sponsored panel at the recent AAC&U annual meeting on the best practices of attracting, hiring and retaining diverse faculty and administrators, I approached it from a journalist’s perspective.

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Report: More Women and Communities of Color in STEM Than in Past Years

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

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University of Houston Rescind Vest Policy for Theater Students After Police Incident

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Houston (UH) has retracted a policy requiring theater students to wear vests while rehearsing scenes outdoors, a move put in place after campus police drew a gun on a Black student while he was rehearsing, the Texas Tribune reported.

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Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Creates External Affairs and Economic Partnerships Office

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) has announced the creation of a new agency office focused on promoting the value of higher education and strengthening partnerships with key partners. Dr. Rick W. Smith Sr.

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Stony Brook University Receives $12 Million to Hire Research Faculty and Bolster Innovation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Stony Brook University will receive $12 million to increase research faculty to drive innovation and expand student opportunities. The $12 million – announced by State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Dr. John B. King, Jr. – is from the state’s $53 million annual investment.

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N.C. A&T Honors 63rd Anniversary of the A&T Four Woolworth’s Department Store Sit-In

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) hosted a celebration on Monday, marking the 63rd anniversary of the A&T Four’s Woolworth’s Department Store sit-in. The sit-in by then-freshmen Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair Jr.), Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain Sr.,

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LAUREN OBERSTEADT

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Lauren Obersteadt Lauren Obersteadt has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for alumni engagement and annual giving at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Obersteadt served as executive director of alumni relations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Vanderbilt University