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    Student Success

    Student success focuses on higher education access, student retention, and successful completion of college with strong correlations to mental health.  Re-enrollment and retention rates vary with race. Black students are significantly more likely to drop out or discontinue enrollment than white counterparts due to a number of socioeconomic and racial disparities. Low-income, first-generation students are nearly four times more likely than their peers to drop out after their first year.

    Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    A Global Mindset: Student Mental Health at Minerva University

    Statistically speaking, students at Minerva University are far from average. The San Francisco based school is need-blind and merit-based, admitting less than 2% of those who apply.  Eighty percent of the students receive financial aid.  Only 12% are American.  The rest come from 70 separate countries. While Minerva students begin…

    MCQ.
    11/10/2021
    Mental and Behavioral Health

    Dear Professor: Here’s What We Wish You Knew

    Insights from Interviews on the Role of Faculty in Student Mental Health Amid the pandemic, faculty have played an outsized and unprecedented role in student mental wellbeing. Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, professors often represented the only contact students had with their colleges or universities. Some faculty have embraced this…

    MCQ. Issue 23
    10/20/2021
    Opinion | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Commuter Students Need to Feel Part of the Campus Community – Now More than Ever

    For many universities this fall, students will be stepping onto campus for the first time after a lengthy quarantine for in-person instruction. Among them are student commuters. While most students may relish the opportunity to live on campus and socialize with peers, others choose to commute from home for financial…

    MCQ. Issue 23
    10/20/2021
    Opinion | Mental and Behavioral Health

    The Time We Wish We Had

    I went to a birthday party this August, a few weeks before school started again in-person for the first time since March, 2020. A rising senior, I realized that, with the exception of a few close friends, I probably wouldn’t know most of the people at the party, or at…

    MCQ. Issue 23
    09/22/2021
    Mental and Behavioral Health

    Questions and Answers with Dr. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

    When Jeffrey Jensen Arnett applied the term “emerging adults” to the young people he was studying in the 1990s, he didn’t just change terminology, he challenged society’s perception of an entire generation and what was expected of it. The term, connoting transition, was made famous by Arnett’s 2000 article in…

    MCQ. Issue 23
    09/08/2021
    Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults.

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