This past fall, students in the Neag School’s Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) graduate program have been publishing op-eds in the Hartford Courant on topics related to higher education administration.
“The expansion of college campuses into urban areas contributes to the issue of gentrification, as colleges and universities have the ability to impact the socio-cultural landscapes of the communities they choose to inhabit,” says Santana Mowbray, a graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program.
“In order to reach the goal of a more diverse student population that is equitably served, it’s not enough to offer admission to a more diverse range of students — they must also be provided a network of programs and resources that supports their needs,” says Kailee Himes.
As a first-generation college student from a low-income background, I did not have access to mental health treatment until I went to college. I struggled immensely my whole first year, and I decided to try the counseling center because the resident assistant on my floor recommended it to me.
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Even though suicide is the second-most common cause of death among college students — 1,000 students take their lives each year on college campuses — universities haven’t found the right solutions to their students’ mental health problems.
It was spring of my first year of graduate school. The days were getting longer, yet I found myself less able to get myself out of bed. I spent the hours in my assistantship on edge, taking bathroom breaks to keep myself from crying. In class, I could not focus as my throat tightened around what felt like a rock. At home, I barely had time to do anything beyond coursework.
I was tired in my body and soul. I hit my breaking point when the idea of driving back to campus one day made me sob uncontrollably.
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Editor’s Note: Jeremy B. Landa, Neag School doctoral student in the Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy program, prepared the following issue brief — in affiliation with the Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA) — exploring the distribution of Black or Hispanic educators across Connecticut’s school districts.
In partnership with a consortium that includes six other universities across the nation, the Neag School’s special education doctoral program and Center for Behavioral Education and Research (CBER) will once again be part of a federal grant designated to support a total of nearly 30 future scholars in the field of special education.