#Student Affairs

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Simon’s Rock adds deans; BCC debt forgiveness; Berkshire Museum director departs; Credit Union of the Berkshires, Greylock merge; MCLA rises in rankings, adds faculty

GREAT BARRINGTON — Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon’s Rock announce the appointment of several new deans to help guide the future of academic affairs and student support services at the institution. Dr. Kristy McMorris has been named the new Dean of Studies and Brendan Mathews has been selected as the new Dean of Faculty & Curricular Development. Additionally, Dr. John Morrell has been named the new Associate Dean for Bard Academy and First Year Students, and Dr. Ken Knox has become the new Associate Dean of Studies for the Sophomore Year and the Upper College.
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Opinion: Reimagining public safety at Eastern Michigan University

Trigger Warning: Mentions of Police Violence, Sexual Violence, and Racism. The Eastern Michigan University Police Department prides itself on community policing efforts and being relatively free of controversy. However, since at least 2016, some students of color at EMU have reported being fearful of campus police. Likewise, students who have come forward about experiencing sexual assault on EMU’s campus have alleged that the EMU PD downplayed and turned a blind eye to their experiences.
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Lewis A. Marrara II, 54, Lewisburg

Lewis Anthony “Chip” Marrara II, 54, of Lewisburg, entered eternal rest Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. He was born April 16, 1967, in Bellefonte to Cynthia and the late Lewis Marrara. A 1985 graduate of State College High School and 1989 graduate of East Stroudsburg University, he earned his M. Ed...
Lockhaven Express

LHU opens Student Success Center as central location for student support on campus

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently celebrated the opening of the new Student Success Center (SSC) on campus during an open house event on Tuesday, Aug. 24. For the first time, LHU students will have access to a concierge-like experience, where their needs and concerns can be met and addressed by both professional staff and peer mentors.
Pitt News

Senate committee discusses budget, Outlier at year’s first meeting

Despite Pitt enrolling roughly 880 students more than it initially planned for, the University’s multibillion dollar budget for the 2021-22 school year isn’t seeing many changes. The University Senate’s Budget Policies Committee held its first meeting of the academic year via Zoom on Friday, where members discussed the University’s 2021-22...
Cornell Daily Sun

New Program House Opens, Creating Community Among Student Veterans

In the former home of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, visitors can now find a different kind of camaraderie — a community of student veterans. After years of advocacy from student veterans, the new Cornell Veterans House opened this fall, housing 26 undergraduate students — including 20 undergraduate student veterans, a veteran law student, an undergraduate military family member, two Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps undergraduates and two non-military students.

USI Celebrates Opening Of Aquatic Center, Installation Of New Campus Sculpture

USI Celebrates Opening Of Aquatic Center, Installation Of New Campus Sculpture. The University of Southern Indiana officially marked the opening of the new Screaming Eagles Complex and Aquatic Center and the reveal of new campus art installation The Screaming Eagle with an open house and campus celebration on Thursday, September 16.

Celebration of life held for local student

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A celebration of life took place Saturday to honor the life of Indiana State University student, Dylan McConkey. McConkey was a freshman majoring in Computer Science from Peotone, Illinois. He passed away at ISU on August 22, 2021. This weekend he is being remembered by...
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GCC awarded $2.2M from education department to help adult learners

BATAVIA – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Genesee Community College a grant totaling $2.2 million to help unemployed workers, low-age workers and returning high school and college students enter or continue their education. The federal TRIO Educational Opportunities Center grant comes in the form of a five-year cycle...

Hurricane damages force Décou-Labat relocation to Hyatt

An email on Sept. 17 from Patrick Norton, senior vice president and chief operating officer, and Dusty Porter, vice president of Student Affairs, revealed extra damage from Hurricane Ida and Tropical Storm Nicholas to Décou-Labat Residences. All four buildings — A, B, C and the townhomes — will not be ready for student living by Sept. 24 as originally communicated. The additional damage from Tropical Storm Nicholas delayed the repair timeline for Décou-Labat.

Pacific Islander, American Indian students call on UCLA for more representation

Two student organizations representing Pacific Islander and American Indian students are calling on UCLA administrators to address the lack of representation that they feel on campus. In the letter, the Pacific Islander Student Association and American Indian Student Association called on Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost...

Staff member returns to Rollins after 13 years

To step into Donna Lee’s office is to get a glimpse of her life story. The walls are lined with colorful posters, a former student’s self-portrait, and pieces of art gifted to her by colleagues. A doll from her hometown of Jamaica in Queens, New York sits beside an African candle. She even displays “vintage” copies of Brushing — Rollins’s literary and arts journal — that she has collected from over a decade ago.

Faculty approves resolution to require vaccinations for all at Westminster

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.- Westminster's faculty has approved a resolution asking College leadership to require COVID-19 vaccination for everyone on campus. That includes students, faculty and staff. Currently vaccinations are not mandated by the institution, but strongly encouraged. "The faculty of Westminster College calls on the Board of Trustees to immediately...