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Tag: First-Generation College Students: Page 2
College Admissions is a Regressive Tax on Low-Income Students
Recently, federal prosecutors charged dozens of wealthy parents with bribing college officials to ensure entry for their children into some of America’s most elite colleges and universities. As infuriating as those headlines may be, they are simply the byproduct of a college admissions industrial complex that risks cementing our social and career hierarchy based upon the accomplishments of 17-year-olds.
April 3, 2019
Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez : Shaped by the Power of Education
Whether it is cheering on the Wolverines at sporting events, engaging with faculty during “Talk with Tuminez” broadcasts or recently updating a maternal leave policy to make Utah Valley University (UVU) more inclusive for women employees, Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez is redefining what it means to include, engage and achieve as the university’s seventh – and first woman – president.
March 22, 2019
Three CSU Institutions are Ranked Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs
Intentional diversity, a culture of constant improvement and a staff committed to meeting the needs of students and helping them succeed propelled three California State University campuses into the top rankings of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs in 2019.
March 11, 2019
UNCF Issues First Ever State of HBCUs Address, Launches HBCU Congressional Honor Roll
Institutional leaders, elected officials, advocates and other supporters of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were in attendance Tuesday for the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) inaugural State of the HBCU Address, which put forth a comprehensive legislative agenda for Congressional members to further support HBCUs and their capacity to be engines of socioeconomic mobility for the students they serve.
March 5, 2019
IIE Summit Highlights the Importance of Study Abroad
Against a backdrop of young people who communicate in fewer words and more pictures, and with young people of color continuing to avoid study abroad more than their counterparts, about 600 educators, students and administrators came together Sunday through Tuesday to share ways to promote and boost global education.
February 20, 2019
CUNY School of Medicine Aims to Impact Health Care Disparities
The two-year-old City University of New York (CUNY) School of Medicine is the rare medical school with a student body that approaches the demographic diversity of the communities it seeks to serve.
February 19, 2019
Modeling Behavior And Fostering a Sense of Well-Being For First-Generation College Students
First-generation college students are frequently found in the margins of important collegiate experiences. Instead of being strategically ushered to the center, they often disappear, leaving school completely due to unpleasant experiences, unresponsive offices, as well as inattentive and inadequate support systems on- and off-campus. Navigating the terrain of higher education without built-in support systems can be treacherous. Their first-generation status is often used as a barometer of higher education retention, academic progression and graduation rates.
February 14, 2019
Pathways to Law School Program is Yielding Success Stories
Launched in 2014, the initiative aims to diversify the legal profession by targeting members of historically underrepresented populations, which make up sizeable segments of community college enrollment.
February 8, 2019
Sorority Life as an Act of Resistance
My expectations of life as a Black, college student in the 90’s were largely shaped by a TV show called “A Different World.” The show was set on the campus of the fictional Hillman College in Virginia. For the first time I saw a group of students on television who looked like me and whose background mirrored my own.
January 14, 2019
As a first-generation Mexican immigrant woman, who stands at just 5 feet tall, I knew navigating academe would be difficult. I immigrated to the United States when I was four years old with my parents and four siblings. Although my parents lacked formal education and had very limited English skills, they knew they had to apply to legalize our status through the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
January 11, 2019
‘The Best Dissertation is a Finished Dissertation’ Reconsidered
Throughout my time as doctoral student, there is one piece of advice that I keep hearing that is both reassuring and troubling to me — “the best dissertation is a finished dissertation.” At face value, I interpret that as advice to not overthink every decision I make about my dissertation, to let go of trying to achieve perfection, and to do my best to get it done. While I agree with all of this, I can’t help but wonder “what does that say about the way we approach our work?”
December 16, 2018
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
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