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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

    Q&A with Tia Dole

    In The Steve Fund’s (TSF) first column for the Mary Christie Quarterly, TSF’s Executive Director, Dr. Tia Dole, discusses the organization’s latest research and initiatives, including its partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), which examines and supports the mental health needs of students at historically Black colleges and…

    MCQ. Issue 26
    07/18/2022
    Sponsored | Mental and Behavioral Health

    Frontlines: Dr. Tondra Moore

    Read about the perspective of college health from a distinguished HBCU college health administrator. Tondra Moore, PhD, JD, MPH has a unique background with degrees combining chemistry, law, public health and health care administration.  She currently serves as the Executive Director of Health Services at Prairie View A&M University, an…

    MCQ. Issue 26
    07/18/2022
    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
    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.