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Basic Needs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health

LaGuardia’s Mental Health Peer Specialist Training Program Provide Careers and Community for People with Mental Health Conditions

The pandemic got Sylvia Mahjabeen thinking about her education again. She had spent the last decade cycling through jobs, in industries like retail and fast food, and left her latest gig, packing for Amazon, when lockdown began. The longtime Queens resident from Bangladesh decided to give school another shot. Nearly…

MCQ. Issue 27
10/13/2022
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health

Policy Decisions on Affirmative Action and Student Debt Directly Impact the Emotional Health of Students of Color

Two critical issues that affect mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color and their education are currently on the national stage. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on October 31st regarding landmark college race-based affirmative action cases. Whatever opinion emerges will have a bearing on whether colleges…

MCQ. Issue 27
10/13/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health

Supporting Healthy Social Interactions for Students in a Post-Pandemic World

The Making Sense of Science column is a partnership with the University of Maryland School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, Center on Young Adult Health and Development. It’s 8:30 on a Saturday night. It’s your first semester away at college, and you’re still getting the hang of…

MCQ. Issue 27
10/12/2022

Q&A with Dr. Judi Alperin King: Supporting students without a safety net during the holidays

In 2014, Dr. Judi Alperin King, PhD, founded the Boston area’s first organization dedicated to supporting students who would otherwise need to navigate college on their own: the Wily Network. Eight years later, Dr. King and her team work with 75 students, called Wily Scholars, across ten campuses. For their…

MCQ. Issue 27
11/30/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Big Thinking at Bennington College

Laura Walker did not set out to be a college president though the decades she spent in public media may have prepared her well for the job.  The former president and CEO of New York Public Radio says her primary mission has always been in alignment with the one she…

MCQ. Issue 27
10/13/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health

From the Quadcast: A Conversation with Dr. Eric Wood, Counseling Center Director at Texas Christian University on TCU’s Comprehensive Collaborative Care Model

MM: Dr. Wood is well-known as a change agent in the college mental health community. He is the architect of the TCU Comprehensive Collaborative Care Model, which to me, sounds like a counseling center without walls. What are some of the drivers of that very interesting approach? EW: The drivers…

MCQ. Issue 27
10/13/2022
Opinion | Mental and Behavioral Health

Op-ed: Displaying calorie counts in campus dining halls leads to unhealthy behaviors for students at risk of eating disorders

Seeing a number on a food label used to stop me in my tracks. Now, I avoid checking calorie counts at all costs – but other students aren’t always able to make this same decision.  My freshman year of college, I was struggling with an eating disorder that had silently…

MCQ. Issue 27
10/12/2022
Opinion

ESAs and College Students

Many college students grow up with pets in their homes. When they go off to college, in addition to all the adjustments to college life, they also have to adjust to life without their constant companion. My second half of my first year and the first semester of my sophomore…

MCQ. Issue 27
10/12/2022
Opinion | Sexual Assault and Title IX, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Intersectionality is a key consideration in sexual assault policies on campus

From the beginning of the #MeToo movement, many among us have felt that our stories of sexual assault and harassment were finally given legitimacy. Though never brave enough to formerly join the social media movement by telling my own story, I embraced it as a win for people who had…

MCQ. Issue 27
10/12/2022
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