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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Q&A: Dr. Rachel Levine

Nearly every day for the last four months, Dr. Rachel Levine has stood six feet away from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.  As Secretary of Health, she appears with him at daily news briefings, providing the data and the detail behind the state’s policies regarding COVID-19. Levine’s turn in the public…

MCQ. Issue 18
07/14/2020
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Q&A: Mackenzie Mertikas, Student Association President, Syracuse University

In the wake of nationwide college closures due to the coronavirus crisis, many students, suddenly at home with their parents and siblings, are struggling to adjust to their new normal. Somewhere in between the adults they are soon expected to become and the children they once were, students at home…

MCQ. Issue 17
04/09/2020
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College Affordability, Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Q&A: Philip Glotzbach, President of Skidmore College

Philip Glotzbach has been president of Skidmore College for the last 17 years, a period in which the idyllic school in upstate New York has changed significantly – as has higher education overall. Founded in the early 20th century as an institution for women hoping to gain self-sustaining professional and…

MCQ. Issue 17
04/09/2020
College Affordability, Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Q&A: Dr. Michael Drake, President of The Ohio State University

With over 68,000 students, The Ohio State University is one of the largest institutions in the country. When asked if it is more challenging to preside over such a big school, its president, Dr. Michael Drake, likened it to swimming in an ocean as opposed to a pool. “There’s a…

MCQ. Issue 17
04/09/2020
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health

Q&A: Kent Syverud: Chancellor of Syracuse University

Kent Syverud’s earnest participation at the Presidents’ Convening on College Student Behavioral Health in September of 2019 prompted a follow-up interview at the school’s central New York campus. It was clear from his remarks at the Convening that the subject was of personal importance to him. On a panel discussion,…

MCQ. Issue 16
01/14/2020
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Q&A: John Silvanus Wilson

Discussing diversity and inclusion with the president of Harvard University’s senior adviser and strategist This past October, Harvard University won a closely-watched lawsuit that kept at bay an effort to overturn affirmative action in higher education, making Harvard a standard bearer once again. As the leader in charge of the…

MCQ. Issue 16
01/13/2020
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
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Physical Health, Sexual Assault and Title IX

Q&A: Dr. Mamta Accapadi

Rollins College’s Vice President of Student Affairs works closely with President Grant Cornwell There’s no doubt that presidents have a large role to play in their students’ health and wellbeing, from directing policy to setting a tone that affects campus cultures. But the myriad of factors that impact student wellbeing…

MCQ. Issue 14
07/23/2019
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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