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Healthcare Workers Pushback on Indiana University Health Vaccine Mandate

by NBC News / June 14, 2021

Healthcare workers are fighting a new Covid vaccine mandate from Indiana University Health, which says all employees must get a vaccination by September or face termination. Other hospitals are facing the same challenge. Read More

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Rhodes College to Charge Health Fee for Unvaccinated Students

by Shyra Sherfield / June 14, 2021

Rhodes College has plans to make unvaccinated students cough up a little more money each semester for a health and safety fee. The college says the $1,500 fee will cover the costs of mandatory COVID-19 testing. Read More

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‘Getting a Clearer Picture’: Black Americans on the Factors That Overcame Their Vaccine Hesitancy

by Curtis Bunn / April 12, 2021

Richard J. Sylvia Jr. did not get an annual flu shot, so he wondered, why take the coronavirus vaccination? He understood Covid-19 was far more contagious and deadly, but as someone who had worked at a data center in a health clinic, he also knew that clinical trials for vaccines always took longer than the […]

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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 […]


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 […]