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Mental and Behavioral Health, College Affordability, Student Success

Analysis: Forced Medical Leaves of Absence

Are they discriminatory? Across the nation, students are being asked by universities to take medical leaves of absence due to issues with mental health, physical health, and substance use. Such leaves of absence are often justified by their potential benefits to the student, the university, or both. While in some…

MCQ. Issue 14
07/23/2019
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Success

Changing the Face of STEM

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County’s Meyerhoff Scholars Program celebrates 30 years of increasing representation in science and engineering Thirty years ago, Baltimore philanthropist Robert E. Meyerhoff came to then-University of Maryland-Baltimore County Vice Provost Freeman Hrabowski with the seed of an idea: to create a program that would enable all…

MCQ. Issue 14
07/23/2019
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Interesting People Doing Important Work: Sarah Ketchen Lipson

Eight years ago, when Sarah Ketchen Lipson began her doctoral work in public health and education at the University of Michigan, she was motivated by one major goal: to understand and address mental health in college student populations. This motivation was born from her experience working in residential life, when…

MCQ. Issue 14
07/23/2019
Physical Health, Mental and Behavioral Health

Well-Oriented

Outdoor programming could be key to student wellness It was at the end of outdoor orientation at the University of New Hampshire—a five-day wilderness immersion of incoming first-year students—that a young woman on the program learned her younger brother had just died. He was 17, and there had been a…

MCQ. Issue 14
07/23/2019
Mental and Behavioral Health

What is the Best Way to Live?

The Lifespan Research Foundation may have the answer Forget cholesterol, the best indicator of a long life may well be the quality of a person’s relationships. And Dr. Robert Waldinger has the evidence to prove it. Waldinger is the fourth director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development – considered…

MCQ. Issue 14
07/23/2019
Student Success, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Q&A: Grant Cornwell

The President of Rollins College on community and belonging Four years ago, Grant Cornwell moved to Florida to become the president of Rollins College. The decision, while very intentional, had nothing to do with the weather. Tahe former chief academic officer of St. Lawrence University and president of the College…

MCQ. Issue 14
07/23/2019
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Q&A: David Wippman

The President of Hamilton College on bringing the school into the future Hamilton, an idyllic college in upstate New York, is as sought-after as the Broadway play of the same name, and equally as difficult to get into. With an acceptance rate of only 16 percent, the school is benefiting…

MCQ. Issue 14
07/23/2019
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