Insights & Outlooks

Time to Innovate: How We Can Harness an Unprecedented Moment in Higher Education to Better Serve Student Parents

Before the COVID-19 pandemic upturned how all of us work and learn, nearly four million student parents—more than a…

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…

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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  • Q&A with CUNY Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost José Luis Cruz

    The Higher Learning Advocates team sat down with José Luis Cruz, Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost at The City University of New York, to learn …

  • Does Covid-19 Hurt College Dreams Too? 

    There is no playbook for how to best respond to a global pandemic, and while it is virtually impossible to predict the lasting impact that COVID-19 will have o…

  • Students, Colleges Adapt to COVID-19 in the “Ground Zero” State

    On March 3, Dr. Amy Morrison, president of the Lake Washington Institute of Technology, gave her fellow presidents a blunt warning about COVID-19: “Mentally pr…

  • Nicole Agu – CUNY-College of Staten Island

    My name is Nicole Agu and I am an international student from Nigeria enrolled at the College of Staten Island in the City University of New York. I am currentl…

  • Christine Bourgeois – University of New Orleans

    My name is Christine Bourgeois and I am wrapping up my junior year as a marketing major in the College of Business at the University of New Orleans. I spent my…

  • Angel Bautista – Colorado Mesa University

    When I first enrolled at Colorado Mesa University, I hoped my time in college would help me learn critical thinking skills, find and clarify my purpose, and me…

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