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Keep Families in Mind: An Equity-Focused approach to In-Person Learning. 10/22/2021

Keep Families in Mind: An Equity-Focused approach to In-Person Learning.

VIEWS | "There is an urgency amongst communities and schools across the nation to prioritize justice because they are essential to connecting the current realities."

https://www.diverseeducation.com/opinion/article/15280286/keep-families-in-mind-an-equityfocused-approach-to-inperson-learning

Keep Families in Mind: An Equity-Focused approach to In-Person Learning. There is an urgency amongst communities and schools across the nation to prioritize justice because they are essential to connecting the current realities.

Student loan forgiveness is a lot closer for some borrowers, and they are pumped 10/20/2021

Student loan forgiveness is a lot closer for some borrowers, and they are pumped

Student loan forgiveness is a lot closer for some borrowers, and they are pumped Thousands of teachers, nurses and other public servants are learning they could have some of their federal student loan debts erased months — and even years — earlier than expected.

Graduate Student Supports Fellow Underrepresented Students 10/19/2021

Graduate Student Supports Fellow Underrepresented Students

Schnaude Dorizan, a neuroscience doctoral student at Northwestern University, discusses her advocacy on campus to build a welcoming space for fellow graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/students/article/15279979/graduate-student-supports-fellow-underrepresented-students

Graduate Student Supports Fellow Underrepresented Students Schnaude Dorizan, a neuroscience doctoral student at Northwestern University, discusses her advocacy on campus to build a welcoming space for fellow graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.

CUNY’s Historic NSF Grant Will Help Fuel Diversity in Innovation 10/11/2021

CUNY’s Historic NSF Grant Will Help Fuel Diversity in Innovation

With $50,000 in seed money from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (NSF) already in place, institutions taking part in the New York Region Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Hub are gearing up for work that will commence full force in January 2022 when NSF provides the first of five annual $3 million disbursements to The City University of New York (CUNY).

https://www.diverseeducation.com/institutions/article/15279672/cunys-historic-nsf-grant-will-help-fuel-diversity-in-innovation

CUNY’s Historic NSF Grant Will Help Fuel Diversity in Innovation InstitutionsCUNY’s Historic NSF Grant Will Help Fuel Diversity in InnovationLois ElfmanOct 8, 2021With $50,000 in seed money from the National Science Foundation (NSF) already in place, institutions taking part in the New York Region Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Hub are gearing up for work that w...

Changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Could Help More Than 550,000 Borrowers 10/07/2021

Changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Could Help More Than 550,000 Borrowers

The program, designed to draw graduates into public service work, has previously been criticized for having notoriously tight eligibility rules.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/news-roundup/article/15279587/changes-to-the-public-service-loan-forgiveness-program-could-help-more-than-550000-borrowers

Changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Could Help More Than 550,000 Borrowers News RoundupChanges to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Could Help More Than 550,000 BorrowersJessica RufOct 6, 2021The U.S. Department of Education estimates that over 550,000 student loan borrowers could find relief as the result of major changes made to the Public Service Loan Program....

Osteopathic Workgroup Releases Statement Recognizing Inequity in Education 10/06/2021

Osteopathic Workgroup Releases Statement Recognizing Inequity in Education

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) has released a unanimous statement recognizing that systemic inequities in the American education system are negatively impacting diversity in osteopathic medical school applications.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/news-roundup/article/15279481/osteopathic-workgroup-releases-statement-recognizing-inequity-in-education

Osteopathic Workgroup Releases Statement Recognizing Inequity in Education The American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) has released a unanimous statement recognizing that systemic inequities in the American education system are negatively impacting diversity in osteopathic medical school applications.

Saint Joseph's University Opens First-of-Its-Kind Residence Hall For Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 10/06/2021

Saint Joseph's University Opens First-of-Its-Kind Residence Hall For Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Calling it "a new frontier for autism at college," the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph's University is building an on-campus residence hall specifically for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

https://www.diverseeducation.com/health/article/15279483/saint-josephs-university-opens-firstofitskind-residence-hall-for-students-with-autism-spectrum-disorder

Saint Joseph's University Opens First-of-Its-Kind Residence Hall For Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder HealthSaint Joseph's University Opens First-of-Its-Kind Residence Hall For Students with Autism Spectrum DisorderJessica RufOct 5, 2021Calling it "a new frontier for autism at college," the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph's University is building an on-campus residence...

Revamping Higher Ed's Mental Health Policies 10/04/2021

Revamping Higher Ed's Mental Health Policies

Recent events punctuate need for higher ed institutions to reexamine mental health policies.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/health/article/15115008/revamping-higher-eds-mental-health-policies

Revamping Higher Ed's Mental Health Policies Recent events punctuate need for higher ed institutions to reexamine mental health policies.

Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Joins Purdue University 10/02/2021

Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Joins Purdue University

Former Indiana State Health Commissioner and the 20th U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams is joining Purdue University.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/news-roundup/article/15115201/former-us-surgeon-general-dr-jerome-adams-joins-purdue-university

Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Joins Purdue University News RoundupFormer U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams Joins Purdue UniversityJessica RufSep 30, 2021Former Indiana State Health Commissioner and the 20th U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams is joining Purdue University. There, he will assume multiple titles including Presidential Fellow; the inaugu...

Native Students High School Completion Program Awarded $300,000 10/01/2021

Native Students High School Completion Program Awarded $300,000

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded the American Indian College Fund $300,000 for the Native Students Stepping Forward: Dollar General High School Equivalency Completion Program.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/latest-news/article/15115172/native-students-high-school-completion-program-awarded-300000

Native Students High School Completion Program Awarded $300,000 The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded the American Indian College Fund $300,000 for the Native Students Stepping Forward: Dollar General High School Equivalency Completion Program.

Morgan State Breaks Ground for New Health and Human Services Building 09/30/2021

Morgan State Breaks Ground for New Health and Human Services Building

Morgan State University will celebrate the groundbreaking for its new $171 million Health and Human Services Building on Thursday, Oct. 30.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/latest-news/article/15115129/morgan-state-breaks-ground-for-new-health-and-human-services-building

Morgan State Breaks Ground for New Health and Human Services Building Latest NewsMorgan State Breaks Ground for New Health and Human Services BuildingLiann HerderSep 29, 2021Rendered design of the new Health and Human Services Building, courtesy of the Office of Morgan State UniversityMorgan State University will celebrate the groundbreaking for its new $171 million H...

Holistic Health Expert Dr. Deepak Chopra to Teach Mind/Body Health At University of Central Florida 09/28/2021

Holistic Health Expert Dr. Deepak Chopra to Teach Mind/Body Health At University of Central Florida

Integrative medicine advocate Deepak Chopra will become a volunteer faculty member at the UCF College of Medicine.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/health/article/15115059/holistic-health-expert-dr-deepak-chopra-to-teach-mindbody-health-at-university-of-central-florida

Holistic Health Expert Dr. Deepak Chopra to Teach Mind/Body Health At University of Central Florida HealthHolistic Health Expert To Compliment Traditional Medicine Courses At University of Central FloridaJessica RufSep 27, 2021Integrative medicine advocate Dr. Deepak Chopra will become a volunteer faculty member at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, where he will help provide p...

Research Discovers New Strategy in Boosting Vaccination Rate and Encouraging Mask Wearing 09/23/2021

Research Discovers New Strategy in Boosting Vaccination Rate and Encouraging Mask Wearing

A new study discovered that instead of targeting anti-vaxxers, it might be wiser to focus on getting individuals who already agree with social distancing and vaccination to act on it.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/latest-news/article/15114961/research-discovers-new-strategy-in-boosting-vaccination-rate-and-encouraging-mask-wearing

Research Discovers New Strategy in Boosting Vaccination Rate and Encouraging Mask Wearing A new study discovered that instead of targeting anti-vaxxers, it might be wiser to focus on getting individuals who already agree with social distancing and vaccination to act on it.

AAMC Creates Center for Health Justice 09/22/2021

AAMC Creates Center for Health Justice

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has created a Center for Health Justice, designed to address health inequities that affect communities across the nation.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/news-roundup/article/15114903/aamc-creates-center-for-health-justice

AAMC Creates Center for Health Justice The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has created a Center for Health Justice, designed to address health inequities that affect communities across the nation.

$5M Grant Focuses on Improving Health Equity in Indianapolis 09/20/2021

$5M Grant Focuses on Improving Health Equity in Indianapolis

$5M Grant Focuses on Improving Health Equity in Indianapolis Health$5M Grant Focuses on Improving Health Equity in IndianapolisWalter HudsonSep 16, 2021The Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI has received a five-year, $5 million grant from Eli Lilly and Co. to expand the Diabetes Impact Project. Known as DIP-IN, the projec...

RIT Receives $1.5 Million to Grow Its Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Internship Program 09/17/2021

RIT Receives $1.5 Million to Grow Its Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Internship Program

Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand RIT’s Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Internship program.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/news-roundup/article/15114778/rit-receives-15-million-to-grow-its-priority-behavioral-health-and-clinical-psychology-internship-program

RIT Receives $1.5 Million to Grow Its Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Internship Program News RoundupRIT Receives $1.5 Million to Grow Its Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Internship ProgramLiann HerderSep 16, 2021Dr. Cassandra BerbaryRochester Institute of Technology has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand RIT....

Seeking Long-Term Solutions to Problems Faced by Differently Abled Individuals 09/17/2021

Seeking Long-Term Solutions to Problems Faced by Differently Abled Individuals

The RadMad Disability Lab at UC Berkeley is pioneering solutions to help disabled students.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/demographics/disabilties/article/15114662/seeking-longterm-solutions-to-problems-faced-by-differently-abled-individuals

Seeking Long-Term Solutions to Problems Faced by Differently Abled Individuals The Disability Lab at UC Berkeley is pioneering solutions to help disabled students.

An Increasing Number of Higher Ed Institutions Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations 09/16/2021

An Increasing Number of Higher Ed Institutions Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations

With the fall semester in full swing, many higher ed leaders continue to watch the increase of COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant spreads. Given that COVID-19 vaccines are readily available, some institutions have implemented vaccine mandates.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/latest-news/article/15114661/an-increasing-number-of-higher-ed-institutions-mandating-covid19-vaccinations

An Increasing Number of Higher Ed Institutions Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations With the fall semester in full swing, many higher ed leaders continue to watch the increase of COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant spreads. Given that COVID-19 vaccines are readily available, some institutions have implemented vaccine mandates.

Scholarship Created to Diversify Veterinary Profession 09/09/2021

Scholarship Created to Diversify Veterinary Profession

In an effort to increase the number of underrepresented students looking to become veterinarians, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, has announced the creation of a scholarship to support diversity with the College and within the veterinary profession at large.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/latest-news/article/15114547/scholarship-created-to-diversify-veterinary-profession

Scholarship Created to Diversify Veterinary Profession In an effort to increase the number of underrepresented students looking to become veterinarians, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, has announced the creation of a scholarship to support diversity.

Researchers Engage Natives in Alzheimer's Research 09/08/2021

Researchers Engage Natives in Alzheimer's Research

Can hula dancing improve or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities?

https://www.diverseeducation.com/demographics/asian-american-pacific-islander/article/15114496/researchers-engage-natives-in-alzheimers-research

Researchers Engage Natives in Alzheimer's Research DemographicsAsian American Pacific IslanderResearchers Engage Natives in Alzheimer's ResearchJessica RufSep 7, 2021Can hula dancing improve or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities? That's a question being explored by researchers from The Unive...

Racial Discrimination Impacts Mental Health and Alcohol Use in Black Students 09/07/2021

Racial Discrimination Impacts Mental Health and Alcohol Use in Black Students

Black American college students are disproportionately affected by excessive alcohol use, and they are more likely to experience more negative social and health effects from drinking, compared to their white peers.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/students/article/15114431/racial-discrimination-impacts-mental-health-and-alcohol-use-in-black-students

Racial Discrimination Impacts Mental Health and Alcohol Use in Black Students Study argues that Black students who engage in excessive alcohol use, experience negative social and health effects.

UMass Receives $50M, Its Largest Gift to Date 09/02/2021

UMass Receives $50M, Its Largest Gift to Date

The University of Massachusetts has received its largest gift to date: $50 million in cash from UMass Lowell alumni Robert and Donna Manning.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/news-roundup/article/15114377/umass-receives-50m-its-largest-gift-to-date

UMass Receives $50M, Its Largest Gift to Date News RoundupUMass Receives Largest Gift to Date — $50M From Alumni CoupleSep 1, 2021The University of Massachusetts has received its largest gift to date: $50 million in cash from UMass Lowell alumni Robert and Donna Manning. The gift will go toward "increasing access and opportunity across the fi...

Montana State Receives $101M, Largest Gift Ever Given to a U.S. Nursing college 08/31/2021

Montana State Receives $101M, Largest Gift Ever Given to a U.S. Nursing college

Montana State University's College of Nursing has received $101 million — the largest donation ever given to a U.S. nursing college.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/health/article/15114294/montana-state-receives-101m-largest-gift-ever-given-to-a-us-nursing-college

Montana State Receives $101M, Largest Gift Ever Given to a U.S. Nursing college HealthMontana State Receives $101M, Largest Gift Ever Given to a U.S. Nursing collegeAug 30, 2021Montana State University's College of Nursing has received $101 million — the largest donation ever given to a U.S. nursing college. The gift comes from Goosehead Insurance Inc. founders and Montana na...

Howard University Names First Woman Chair of the Department of Surgery 08/30/2021

Howard University Names First Woman Chair of the Department of Surgery

Dr. Andrea A. Hayes has been named the first woman chair of the department of surgery at Howard University. She has also been appointed associate director of the Cancer Center.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/news-roundup/article/15114241/howard-university-names-first-woman-chair-of-the-department-of-surgery

Howard University Names First Woman Chair of the Department of Surgery Dr. Andrea A. Hayes has been named the first woman chair of the department of surgery at Howard University. She has also been appointed associate director of the Cancer Center.

New Survey Indicates Over 25% of Student Athletes Experience Sexual Abuse on Campus 08/28/2021

New Survey Indicates Over 25% of Student Athletes Experience Sexual Abuse on Campus

In a survey conducted by Lauren's Kids, a nonprofit that educates parents and children about sexual violence, more than one quarter of current or former student athletes reported experiencing sexual assault of harassment perpetrated by someone in a position of power on their campus.

https://www.diverseeducation.com/sports/article/15114208/new-survey-indicates-over-25-of-student-athletes-experience-sexual-abuse-on-campus

New Survey Indicates Over 25% of Student Athletes Experience Sexual Abuse on Campus More than one quarter of current or former student athletes reported experiencing sexual assault of harassment perpetrated by someone on campus.

08/26/2021
See You in September? Or Lose You to a Summer Virus? 08/25/2021

See You in September? Or Lose You to a Summer Virus?

BLOG | "When death is the worst case, remote learning is the only answer until we get a better handle on this."

https://www.diverseeducation.com/opinion/article/15114112/see-you-in-september-or-lose-you-to-a-summer-virus

See You in September? Or Lose You to a Summer Virus? When death is the worst case, remote learning is the only answer until we get a better handle on this.

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