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    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Welcoming and inclusive campus environments are critical to all student’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.  A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programming will also help improve access to higher education for students from historically marginalized groups. When colleges and universities prioritize access and representation across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, and age, it is a step forward in achieving social justice and creating inclusive environments.

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    Many higher education institutions are dedicating more time and resources to promote diversity and inclusion efforts, provide education on the historical context and intersectional experiences of different identities, and advocate for actionable ways to improve diverse student experiences.

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    Mental and Behavioral Health

    How Home Shapes Who We Are And How We Feel

    What makes a house different from a ‘home’? Our renderings of ‘home’ are often represented by the affects evoked by it — one that can significantly transform the four, ordinary walls that envelop us into a place of comfort and solace or, for others, something quite different. In looking at…

    MCQ. Issue 25
    04/25/2022
    Mental and Behavioral Health

    New Healthy Minds Research Shows Worsening Trends in Mental Health Overall, BIPOC Students at Particular Risk

    A new research paper published in the Journal of Affective Disorders sheds light on the worsening mental health of college students nationwide and documents inequalities in mental health issues and treatment for college students of color. Trends in college student mental health and help-seeking by race/ethnicity: Findings from the national…

    MCQ. Issue 25
    04/25/2022
    Opinion | Student Success, College Affordability

    Reimagining access to college in Roxbury, Massachusetts 

    Educators and policymakers have been talking about providing all students access to college and career pathways for decades. The impact of technical training and two-year and four-year degrees on earnings and generational change is undeniable. Yet, progress has been, at best, slow. In Roxbury, Massachusetts, we are trying something different. For…

    MCQ. Issue 25
    04/25/2022
    Mental and Behavioral Health

    Kylie Unell’s Leap of Faith

    Kylie Unell holds a number of identities.  She is a Doctoral fellow at NYU studying German and Jewish philosophy, a board member for Jewish organizations, a writer, a podcaster, and a public speaker who is Jewish and bi-racial. But it is the acceptance of the struggles that come with her…

    MCQ. Issue 25
    03/02/2022
    Mental and Behavioral Health

    A New Survey Shows Why and How Students are Turning to One Another for Peer Mental Health Support

    The college mental health crisis is forcing new ways of thinking about student wellbeing.  With limited resources, high demand for services, and the continued challenge to reach those who are most at risk, peer-led mental health counseling is becoming wide-spread on campuses across the country. Defined as “mental health support…

    MCQ. Issue 24
    01/24/2022
    Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults.

    The McFeed is a weekly roundup of news and research on the health and wellness of college students.