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Tag: Residence Life
How to Infuse Trans-Inclusive Housing in Your University-Wide Changes
For colleges and universities that will hold brick-and-mortar classes in the fall, and amidst this unprecedented review of how we keep our students safe in residential life, campuses are presented with the unique opportunity to center trans and non-binary students’ voices in creating new, more inclusive, housing practices. As broad changes on housing are being considered, now is the time to include trans and non-binary students’ experiences in charting a path forward.
July 9, 2020
Scholar-Practitioner Finds His ‘Home’ in Residential Life
Growing up with 14 siblings in rural Nebraska, Dr. Jim Tweedy had his first taste of privacy while living in the dormitories and earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
December 11, 2018
Texas Students Welcome Campus Support Groups
With $25,000 in funding from a two-year college-completion grant, the Department of Residence Life at Texas A&M University (TAMU) created two social support groups for African-American and Hispanic students to increase their comfort and confidence in college.
February 22, 2018
HBCU Sexual Assault Study Released
Often precipitated by the consumption of alcohol, attempted or completed sexual assaults directly affect about 14 percent of all female students on the campuses of historically Black colleges and universities, but the attacks often go unreported due to shame, guilt or fear.
March 20, 2011
Dormitories Seen as Retention Tools at Urban, Commuter Schools
In efforts to improve retention rates, commuter colleges are looking to an unusual suspect: residence halls.
January 30, 2011
Amid Criticism, Tennessee HBCU President Announces Retirement
Citing family and personal reasons, Dr. Melvin N. Johnson announced that he would be stepping down as president of Tennessee State University at the end of the year.
July 13, 2010
NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Will They Come?
Colleges are anxious to see if new recruiting and retention efforts can stem rising tide of â€˜economic dropouts.â€™
September 16, 2009
Will They Come?
Colleges are anxious to see if new recruiting and retention efforts can stem rising tide of ‘economic dropouts.’
September 16, 2009
Muslim Students Increasingly Find Contentment at a Catholic University
When Zeina Abusoud began as director of residence life at Benedictine University a decade ago, the number of Muslim students attending the Catholic institution in Illinois was scant.
February 3, 2009
A SPACE OF THEIR OWN
Ethnic-themed dorms offer a supportive environment for minorities, but critics say they stunt personal growth by promoting self-segregation.
December 10, 2008
Morehouse College’s Next Step in Eliminating the N-word
As a first-year student at Morehouse College, Alex Bibb, 21, said the N-word every other sentence. Now a graduating senior, the word has nearly disappeared from Bibb’s vocabulary.
November 3, 2008
Schools Drop Landlines As More Students Carry Cell Phones
Consumers are moving away from being tied-down by landlines. And so too are universities as more students carry cell phones.
June 15, 2008
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