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Legislators Introduce BASIC Act to Help Students Meet Most Basic Needs
A group of legislators introduced legislation on Thursday that could help students meet their most basic needs — such as food, housing, child care and transportation — while pursuing an education. Named the BASIC act, the bill proposes an investment of $1 billion in grants that would help education institutions fulfill their students’ “most fundamental […]
June 10, 2021
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
Stepping Away from The Brink: COVID-19 Pushed
COVID-19 has exacerbated and accelerated for many colleges and universities the challenges they already faced – rising cost, declining enrollment, not enough financial resources to support the operational structure, and a competitive market – to name a few.
June 21, 2020
Dr. Kristina M. Johnson Named Next President of The Ohio State University
Dr. Kristina M. Johnson has been named the 16th president of The Ohio State University (OSU), according to OSU’s Board of Trustees. Currently, Johnson serves as chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) and will assume her new role Sept. 1. She will succeed Dr. Michael Drake, OSU’s first African American president, who […]
June 7, 2020
Seven Things Colleges Can Do to Help Students During this Pandemic
This year the path to and through college for thousands of students has been disrupted, but the effects on students from low-income families will be felt for generations.
May 27, 2020
COVID-19 Reveals Viral Discrimination, Higher Ed Should Pay Attention
People are still saying “the virus doesn’t discriminate,” in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. We are not equally “all in this together.” The virus is hitting vulnerable populations the hardest—our elderly, those with underlying health conditions, unhoused people, Natives, Black and Brown communities, and especially those living at any of these intersections.
May 26, 2020
PSU Receives Grant to Help Low-Income Students
Portland State University (PSU) received a $277,000 grant from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Training and Education Program to provide housing, food and financial assistance for low-income students. Through this grant, PSU will offer a full-time case manager to work with students on finding resources and an administrative assistant to help with enrollment and […]
October 15, 2019
Clark Atlanta ‘Housing Crisis’ Hints at Institutions Relying on Tuition Revenue
While Wednesday marked the first day of classes at Clark Atlanta University, nearly 150 students were still waiting Tuesday for answers about their housing accommodations on campus.
August 15, 2018
Crashing at Grandma’s? Some New York University Students to Bunk with Elderly
NEW YORK — Ah, college. Halls of ivy. Stimulating class discussions. All-night cram sessions. Sleeping in an old woman’s apartment? New York University is introducing a program next fall to help students save money by putting them up in elderly people’s spare bedrooms. It may get snickers from some students who see college as their […]
December 18, 2016
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