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Three students walk in the tree-lined courtyard at Roxbury Community College.

New Hope After Enrollment Declines at Massachusetts Community Colleges

The state’s community colleges have had steep, decades-long enrollment drops. Their leaders believe a proposed free college program for adult learners can help turn trends around.

A female college student sits alone in a stairwell, her chin in her hand, as another student walks up the stairs away from her in a blur.
Opinion

All the Lonely Students

In promoting social connection on campus, colleges should not ignore these six insights from research, Dave Smallen writes.

Three students pose holding hand-drawn signs with the words helpful, growth and guidance

Success Program Launch: Growing Peer Mentorship

Augusta University will increase its mentorship offerings for incoming students this fall with the help of several hundred undergraduate and graduate student mentors.

Protesters at the University of Buffalo, including one holding up a pride flag, demonstrate outside of a Michael Knowles appearance on campus.

University at Buffalo Clubs Caught in Free Speech Crossfire

The student assembly introduced a new rule banning recognition of clubs affiliated with outside groups. Some believe it’s intended to censor a conservative campus organization.

Two students sing karaoke surrounded by rainbow decorations, one of them wearing a rainbow boa

5 Ways Colleges Are Promoting LGBTQ+ Student Belonging, Inclusion

Investing in inclusive resources and fostering a respectful and welcoming campus environment are a few actions colleges and universities are taking to support LGBTQ+ students.

Faculty members receive support in the accessibility lab at the University of North Dakota

Academic Success Tip: Train Professors to Make Content Accessible

The University of North Dakota opened an assistive technology lab in May, providing training and resources for faculty and staff members to promote universal design for learning principles in coursework.

Centenary University psychology professor Tal Ben-Shahar, a light-skinned man with short hair wearing glasses, stands in front of shelves of books.

As Student Mental Health Worsens, Colleges Embrace Happiness Courses

Centenary University’s new master’s degree program in happiness studies emerges as courses related to well-being proliferate on college campuses.

Alan Bearman, a bald man with light skin wearing a business suit, smiles holding a book in a library.

New on the Job: Alan Bearman, Washburn University

Washburn University in Kansas is reimagining the student experience life cycle and established Alan Bearman as the inaugural vice president for strategic enrollment, dean of student success and libraries.