Mollie Ames

Mollie is a rising senior at Harvard, where she studies History & Literature and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations. As a reporter for The Harvard Crimson, she has focused on writing investigative articles that cover topics in education, from post-graduate teaching programs to the reopening of schools in Cambridge last fall.
Before joining the Mary Christie Institute as a summer intern, she worked as a research assistant for adolescent psychologist Emily Pluhar, PhD. She also homed in on her passion for education and educational equity as an intern for Boston city councilor Andrea Campbell. Today, she serves as an instructor at the Eyre Writing Center, teaching 6th through 8th graders.
Mental and Behavioral Health

Personal and Professional:  The influence of student newspapers on college mental health

The Michigan Daily, the University of Michigan’s student newspaper, was the first to break the story. Computer science professor Walter Lasecki had faced four allegations of sexual misconduct. Not only was the university aware of the allegations, but its investigation determined his behavior did not violate the school’s harassment policy.…

MCQ. Issue 26
Opinion | Student Success, 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
Basic Needs

Judi Alperin King: The Head of the Wily Network on Basic Needs and Belonging for Students on Their Own

When she turns her camera on, Judi Alperin King, Ph.D., appears on Zoom, revealing a bare backdrop behind her, and the muffled but familiar noise of construction rumbling in the background. She quickly notes that the Wily Network, a safety net organization that supports college students’ basic needs, is expanding…

MCQ. Issue 23
Mental and Behavioral Health, Physical Health

Patterns During the Pandemic: How Eating Disorders Have Affected College Students During COVID-19

When the pandemic struck midway through the second semester of her sophomore year at college, 19-year-old Jane flew thousands of miles home to California and found herself almost entirely without the activities or responsibilities that she’d devoted herself to before. “I went home, and all of a sudden, I had…

MCQ. Issue 22