Category: Students

Read stories, issue briefs, op-eds, and more by or about Neag School current students.

Fresh Talk: When Urban College Campus Lead to Gentrification

December 4, 2019

“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.

Grad Students Left Out of the Conversation on College Mental Health

November 13, 2019

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.