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Active Minds, Strong Lives: Why Openness is Key To Well-Being

Active Minds

In recent years, there has been an increase in awareness surrounding mental health. Individuals from every generation have taken the initiative to shine a light on mental health and work towards decreasing the shame and misconceptions associated with mental health. With this being said, it is important to understand that everyone’s mental health journey is not the same.

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Thomas Edison State University Partnership Aims at Reducing Nursing Shortage

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Thomas Edison State University (TESU) Accelerated BSN BAYADA Scholars Track at Cooper University Health Care (Cooper) offers an enriched education for nursing students. It is the result of a partnership among TESU, BAYADA Home Health Care Inc., BAYADA Education, and Cooper. At the announcement of the new nursing education partnership (left to right) Wesley Trice, President of BAYADA Education, David Baiada, CEO of BAYADA Home Health Care; Mark Baiada, founder and Chairman of BAYADA Home He

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Dear David 2.0: Unmasking the College Board’s Profiteering at Educators’ Expense

The Counseling Geek

Dear David 2.0: Unmasking the College Board's Profiteering at Educators' Expense Dear David (it’s me again), This is a follow up to my original letter titled Dear David: An Open Letter to The College Board written in May of 2019. The link to the article is here should you wish to read it: [link] I doubt you will, David, as you are too busy flying around on a private charter or in first class counting your $2mil+ annual salary and sitting on your 2 BILLION DOLLAR mountain of assets.

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Earning the Commitment of the People You Lead

Steve Keating

I am frequently asked about the difference between managing and leading. I am frequently asked that by people who don’t believe there is a difference. I know almost instinctively that the people who do not believe there is a difference between managing and leading are not leading people. They are attempting to do the impossible, which is manage another human being.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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FSA Publishes Volume 5 of 2024-25 Handbook, Updates Volumes 1 and 4

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid has published and updated several portions of the 2024-2025 Federal Student Aid Handbook. What has changed so far? Volume 5 – Withdrawals and the Return of Title IV Funds is now available on the FSA Knowledge. This volume specifically focuses on how institutions should deal with overpayments when a student receives more… More » FSA Publishes Volume 5 of 2024-25 Handbook, Updates Volumes 1 and 4 The post FSA Publishes Volume 5 of 2024-25 Handbook, Updates Volumes

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Rising Student Loan Interest Rates: Who’s Safe from Soaring Rates?

Student Loan Planner

Federal student loan interest rates are projected to increase later this summer. This is the fourth straight year in which these rates have gone up. But the rate increase won’t impact everyone — only those with newly-disbursed federal student loans. Borrowers with existing, fixed-rate federal student loans will see no interest rate changes. Federal and… The post Rising Student Loan Interest Rates: Who’s Safe from Soaring Rates?

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How to Build a Strong Organizational Culture

Steve Keating

Peter Drucker, the legendary management consultant once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” What he meant by that is you can have all the strategy in the world and if the culture in your organization is poor the strategy is unlikely to be implemented. You can also hire the very best people but if your culture is poor it’s your very best people who are likely to leave first.

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Enhancing Mental Health Care for College and University Students With Measurement-Based Care

Timely MD

Mental health care is often nuanced, multifaceted, and deeply personal. Every individual’s experience is unique, and influenced by many factors ranging from biological predispositions to environmental stressors. In navigating this complex landscape, providers are responsible for effective counseling and therapy that support healing and ensure tangible progress toward well-being.

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Inaugural Newsroom Innovation Challenge Supports 10 HBCU Student Newsrooms

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Student newsrooms at select historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) can expect thousands in additional monetary support soon thanks to an initiative at Howard University. Members of The Hilltop pose with a check from Howard University's Center for Journalism & Democracy, from which fund will go toward technology and staff for the newsroom.

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Implementation of Regulations Related to Financial Responsibility, Administrative Capability, Certification Procedures, and Ability to Benefit (ATB)

College Aid Services

On Thursday, May 16, the Department of Education released a new Dear Colleague letter (GEN-24-07) which outlines forthcoming changes to several regulations that affect an institution’s eligibility to participate in Title IV, HEA programs. The updates pertain to regulations on Financial Responsibility, Administrative Capability, Certification Procedures, and Ability to Benefit (ATB).

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Can I Contribute To a 401(k) While On Disability? Explore Retirement Savings Options

Student Loan Planner

401(k)s and IRAs are the backbone of most working professional Americans' retirement plans. By contributing to these accounts while earning qualified income, you can withdraw funds after age 59 1/2 — ideally to supplement Social Security once you retire. But what happens if you become disabled and unable to work while you’re still funding your… The post Can I Contribute To a 401(k) While On Disability?

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40 Years Later

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. There’s a teenage kid No matter what he did Nobody ever understands And he don’t measure up And he’s had enough Can’t be his daddy’s little man So he pulls out that hot rod Chevy Puts in his favorite cassette He ain’t goin’ to no college The world is waitin’ up ahead * It's hard to believe it’s over 30 years since Bob McDill wrote those lyrics as part of the Leroy Parnell hit, On the Road — and while some of the references are dated (cassette tapes?

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Drexel Offers Half-Off on Tuition Costs for Community College Grads

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Drexel University is offering tuition at half the cost for students who have earned an associate degree from any accredited community college in the U.S. Dr. Dawn Medley “Our experiential education model has proven to be one of the best ways for students to prepare to be leaders in their careers, so it's incumbent on us provide opportunities for more students to earn a Drexel degree,” said Dr.

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Now Available: Federal Direct Loan Interests for 2024-25

College Aid Services

The Department of Education has published the fixed interest rates for Federal Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized, and Direct PLUS loans that are disbursed from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025. The respective interest rates for each loan is 6.53% for undergraduates, 8.08% for graduate or professional students, and 9.08% for parent borrowers based on… More » Now Available: Federal Direct Loan Interests for 2024-25 The post Now Available: Federal Direct Loan Interests for 2024-25 first app

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FAFSA Delay: Tips for Maintaining Optimism and a Positive Attitude in the Financial Aid Office

HEAG

Although the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) serves as a gateway for millions of students to access critical financial assistance to make their dreams of a higher education accessible, this year’s application rollout has added significant barriers to … Read more ».

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Make Higher Education More Inclusive for LGBTIQ+ Students 

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IDAHOBIT is here again! Today, May 17, marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. The intention of the. Read more Artikkeli Make Higher Education More Inclusive for LGBTIQ+ Students julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran Nyyti ry.

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Report: Minority First-Year Students Less Likely to be Satisfied with College Experience

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In their first year on campus, students of color and students from lower income households are less likely to be satisfied with their college experience. And a third feel as though they’ve been discriminated against because of their identities, according to a new EAB report. Michael Koppenheffer The report draws on responses to EAB’s 2024 First-Year Experience Survey, which asked almost 13,000 2023 high school graduates a series of questions related to overall college student perspectives, exper

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EDExpress, EDconnect Issue Sends Files to Incorrect SAIG Mailbox

College Aid Services

FSA has discovered an issue that sends exported files from EDExpress to the transmission queue for the incorrect SAIG mailbox in EDconnect 8.6.1 and “all current and prior” versions of EDExpress. Although there is no long term solution yet, officials recommend that users make sure that they are in the correct TG mailbox during the… More » EDExpress, EDconnect Issue Sends Files to Incorrect SAIG Mailbox The post EDExpress, EDconnect Issue Sends Files to Incorrect SAIG Mailbox fi

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Consolidation Deadline Extended to June 30th! Don’t Miss Out on Credit Toward Loan Forgiveness

NCLC Student Loan Borrower Assistance

Consolidation Deadline Extended to June 30, 2024 Today, the Department of Education announced that the consolidation deadline to take advantage of the payment count adjustment has been extended until June 30, 2024. Borrowers with older federal student loans that are not held by the Department need to apply to consolidate those loans into a Direct Consolidation Loan in order to get additional credit toward having their loans canceled through income-driven repayment (IDR) or Public Service Loan

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Two Skills Every College Student Needs for Success

CAMPUSPEAK

In today’s fast-paced professional world, mastering executive presence and emotional intelligence (EI) is more than just a beneficial skill set;… The post Two Skills Every College Student Needs for Success appeared first on CAMPUSPEAK.

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STACY W. SMALLWOOD

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Stacy W. Smallwood Stacy W. Smallwood has been named executive director of Wake Forest University School of Divinity’s Faith COMPASS Center. He serves as associate professor of community health and founding director of the Office of Health Equity and Community Engagement in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.

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The Changing Landscape of Professional Judgment – Webinar (Recording)

College Aid Services

The Changing Landscape of Professional Judgment The Changing Landscape of Professional Judgment Broadcast date: Thursday, May 16, 2024 In this session, we will discuss the recent updates to Professional Judgment and ways to make the PJ process more manageable and less intimidating. The session will focus on changes to the process, implementing PJ, what is… More » The Changing Landscape of Professional Judgment – Webinar (Recording) The post The Changing Landscape of Professional Judg

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Vegetable Frittata

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Serving Size: 1 slice | Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups vegetables, chopped (mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes) 6 eggs 1/4 cup nonfat milk 1/2 cup shredded cheese Directions: Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Add vegetables and sauté until tender, 3–5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low. While vegetables are cooking, beat eggs and milk together in a medium-sized bowl.

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Healthier Foods, Healthier Minds

Ed.gov Homeroom

By: Cindy Long, Administrator, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Setting kids up for success. It’s what every parent, guardian, and educator wants for our nation’s schoolchildren. They understand the power that small changes have to make a big difference in the learning environment. That’s why here at USDA, we recently announced a generational investment in Continue Reading The post Healthier Foods, Healthier Minds appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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FAMU Deploys Independent Investigation into Donation, Announces Interim VP for University Advancement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Donald Palm The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees voted during a May 15 meeting to conduct an independent investigation into the handling of a $237.75 million gift. FAMU received the gift — a donation to support of student success initiatives and athletics — from the Issac Batterson 7th Family Trust and Chief Executive Officer Gregory Gerami, a Texas hemp farmer and the founder of Batterson Farms Corp.

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FSA Issues Reminders for Schools Participating in Federal Perkins Loan Program

College Aid Services

The Department of Education has outlined the steps that every institution must take if they are still participating in the Federal Perkins Loan Program and not issuing news loans past 2017. These requirements include important guidelines for reporting, borrower notifications, collection procedures, and how to handle loans that have been in default for more than… More » FSA Issues Reminders for Schools Participating in Federal Perkins Loan Program The post FSA Issues Reminders for Schools P

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5 things you should know about fentanyl

John Hopkins University Student Well-Being Blog

Here are some things to know about the opioid fentanyl, and how harm reduction tactics can reduce its impact. 1. Fentanyl is an opioid 50 times more potent than heroin. Opioids are pain killers that people sometimes use recreationally for their euphoria and relaxation effects. Fentanyl has medical uses, primarily to control severe pain after surgery and in advanced-stage cancer treatment.

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a musing on email signatures

Patter by Pat Thomson

I haven’t often thought about the work that’s done in email signatures. But I do generally have a look at what people have sitting there underneath their name. And I’ve recently been struck by five things: a lot of colleagues put a prepared corporate logo from their university or research centre in their signature. I have never used any of those ready-made shiny happy decals, partly because my email doesn’t seem to like them, but also partly because I like to think that my email is for me not ju

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Nearly 4,000 Students And Counting Return, Graduate CUNY

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The City University of New York (CUNY) re-enrolled 16,319 stopped-out students during the 2023-24 academic year thanks to its CUNY Reconnect Program. CUNY Reconnect is a city-funded program designed to engage New Yorkers who earned college credits but stopped short of getting a degree. The program was conceived by New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and grew out of an initial $4.4 million investment from the city.

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EDExpress, Release 2.0 Provides Full Access to Pell Grant and Direct Loan Programs for 2024-25

College Aid Services

EDExpress for Windows 2024–25, Release 2.0 is now available for download and allows users to access the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loan, and TEACH Grant programs for the 2024-25 academic year. The update also brings additional changes to the program’s user interface to streamline several processes and ensure that data is consistent with what… More » EDExpress, Release 2.0 Provides Full Access to Pell Grant and Direct Loan Programs for 2024-25 The post EDExpress, Release 2.0 P

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You never walk alone

John Hopkins University Student Well-Being Blog

Content note: This poem was originally delivered as a spoken word performance at the 2024 Out of the Darkness Walk, an annual event designed to engage young adults in the fight to prevent suicide. It discusses suicidal feelings. My footsteps pound hard ground I’m running Running Running I don’t know where I’m going It’s hard to tell When the path in front of you Is as dark as the moonless night above you I’ve long given up on dreams Long given up on shooting stars But I cast a wish to the sky an

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You Did It! You’ve Completed Another Year of College!

I'm First!

Ah, yes. The time has come for summer break when we all return home and have an actual break from the hustle and bustle of college life.

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Dr. Donovan Livingston Returns Home, Merging His Hip Hop Self with His College Advisor Self

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Donovan Livingston, award-winning educator, spoken word poet, and public speaker, has spent his career in education bridging the gap between his artistic sensibility and commitment to college access, and social justice. “A lot of my work is grounded in how Hip Hop informs student experiences in college,” Livingston said. Before attending the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill for undergrad, the Fayetteville, North Carolina, native had a budding interest in Hip Hop and spoken wo

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