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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, College Affordability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Questions and Answers with Nicholas Zeppos, Chancellor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University

    Well before the media coined it “the college mental health crisis,” Nicholas Zeppos made student mental health one of his key priorities at Vanderbilt.  By the time he retired as Chancellor in 2019, Zeppos had incorporated this into every facet of university life, having come to believe that the emotional…

    MCQ. Issue 22
    07/07/2021
    Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    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.
    09/08/2021
    Mental and Behavioral Health

    This Is Us: Supporting Students with Serious Mental Health Conditions in College

    Getting through college can be hard, harder still for those with a mental health condition. From deciding to disclose a disability, to advocating for accommodations, to navigating leave and reentry policies, the journey can be so fraught with challenges that 86% of students with serious mental illness won’t ever finish. …

    MCQ. Issue 22
    07/14/2021
    Student Success

    Gloria Cordes Larson’s Speaks at Bentley University’s Commencement 2021

    Class of 2021, Good morning! Can you believe this day has arrived? I’m thrilled to see you all again and I couldn’t be happier that we’re together here at Fenway Park. Congratulations to you all! To Chair of the Board and Interim President Paul Condrin and to the Bentley board…

    MCQ.
    05/24/2021
    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.