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New on the Job: Q&A With Ashlie Prioleau, American University

The new assistant vice president of retention, thriving and student success at American University shares insights into her role and the value of student flourishing.

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Research: Understanding the First-Gen Experience

A qualitative study from a Virginia Tech researcher identifies five themes in the lived experiences of first-generation students in a scholarship program and five recommendations to better support them.

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24-7 Library Spaces Drive Commuter Student Success

Campus libraries with a designated room open all the time benefit students who travel to campus and any campus community member needing a late-night study space.

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Campus Engagement Tip: Reaching Students on Social Media

Higher education professionals share five strategies and four content ideas for engaging with students through an institution’s social media accounts.

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Campus Engagement Tip: Create an Affirmation Station

First-year experience staff at Lander University established a space on campus for students to reflect on their week, engage with their peers and share positivity.

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New on the Job: Q&A With Leslie Webb, University of Montana

Webb discusses her first year as vice provost for student success and campus life at the University of Montana at Missoula and her vision moving forward.

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Funding Student Success: Stipends for Professional Clothing

While career closets have gained popularity in recent years, Babson College’s new initiative provides a model for colleges without the space to house hundreds of garments to consider.

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A Blueprint for Improving Campus Dialogue and Belonging

Administrators focused on supporting meaningful engagement across lines of difference should consider 10 principles to bring about change, writes Caroline Mehl of the Constructive Dialogue Institute.