Insights & Outlooks

Reimagining Higher Ed for Equity and Student Parent Success

“Was higher ed designed for minority students?”  A student asked this question during a Temple University “Sociology of Education” class…

Higher learning for a higher purpose: Fighting inequality in the ‘human work’ era

COVID-19 has upended the global economy with astonishing speed and severity. Millions have had their work environments drastically changed,…

COVID-19

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I am in my senior year and want to take advantage of networking opportunities for my future career, but do I just become a non-present parent for my kids? Do I delay adjusting my immigration status until I am done with school, but risk losing status and being deported? What do I do? It’s a question no one else can answer for me.

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Fall 2020: A Senior In The Making, A Mother Soon Breaking

I, like the rest of nearly four million student parents, am already juggling a million different tasks all at…

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  • Building a Packet for Success

    Back to school shopping should be an exciting time for many children and parents. Yet, for families that have to decide between a pack of binders or a pack of …

  • Student Story: Illise Ellsworth, University of Utah

    Illise Ellsworth was transitioning from Salt Lake Community College to the University of Utah when the pandemic began. While finishing her last semester at Sal…

  • Lack of Broadband Access is a Barrier to Our Pandemic Recovery

    In Alabama, COVID-19 has our state colored red for a reason other than its political party representation. Our state is considered a ‘hot spot’ due to the rapi…

  • The Phoenix

    Here I lay on my pyre, contemplating change and my eventual rise. My rise was not certain because I was dying a slow death of isolation, shame, and the contemp…

  • The Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act Is Essential for College Affordability

    The month of September signals change. It is the beginning of a new season, and for many, it is the start of a new school year. One thing that has not changed,…

  • Persistence and Retention at Colleges and Universities

    The dictionary definition of persistence is having a “firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty and oppression.” For many coll…

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