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UNC Program Gives Students Opportunity to Get Hands-On Health Care Work Experience

by Kaitlyn Dang / January 25, 2021

Students are getting hands-on service experience working in health care — even during a pandemic. The Carolina COVID-19 Student Services Corps allows UNC students to volunteer for service activities related to COVID-19 safety. Here’s what the program is and how it works. Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools to Begin COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

by Jason Braverman / January 25, 2021

Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Lisa Herring announced on Monday plans to begin COVID-19 surveillance testing within the school district. The district, in a statement, said the weekly testing will allow them to be proactive and identify the presence of the virus, even in individuals who may be asymptomatic. Read More


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ACHA Issues New Guidance on Protecting Vulnerable Populations Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

by B. Denise Hawkins / August 31, 2020

Along with careful and ambitious plans to reopen for the fall semester amid a pandemic have come pledges from campus leaders to keep all of their students safe. But new guidance from the American College Health Association (ACHA) urges college officials to also protect, support and engage those who are most vulnerable in the campus […]

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Fewer Black Men Are Enrolling in Community Colleges This Semester Due to COVID-19

by Arrman Kyaw / November 30, 2020

Fewer Black men are enrolled in community college this semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fox 13 reported. Read More


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School of Nursing at Hallmark University Receives $75,000 Scholarship Grant

by Max Massey / July 27, 2020

Thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Baptist Health Foundation, the Hallmark University nursing program is able to teach and prepare more future nurses. “I do wanna make the world a better place,” Britteny Whitaker, a nursing student at Hallmark University, said. Whitaker is a third-year nursing student at Hallmark, as well as a Marine […]

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Syracuse University Suspends ZBT Fraternity for Violating Public Health Orders

by Chris Hippensteel / August 03, 2020

Syracuse University has suspended its Zeta Beta Tau fraternity chapter for violating public health orders and the university’s Code of Student Conduct, an SU spokesperson confirmed Friday. The fraternity is no longer allowed to operate on campus after violating social distancing guidelines and participating in behavior that was “reckless and selfish,” said Sarah Scalese, senior associate vice […]


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Working with a disability

by Laura Kiesel

A decade ago, I was completing my master’s degree in environmental science and policy, and preparing to embark on a multi-decade career in advocacy and public policy that would have required not only long hours during the workweek, but frequent travel and overtime. Unfortunately, my body had other plans. Slowly my experiences began to erode […]

Why is student mental health at Georgia Tech and other schools worsening?

by Maureen Downey

Collin Spencer is a third-year biology major at Georgia Tech where he has served as a member of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson’s Campus Culture Action Team and as director of the Mental Health Student Coalition. After Collin and I exchanged emails about the deaths of two Georgia Tech students to suicide, I asked him to […]