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Kaplan, Stephen – Liberal Education, 2020
Everyone has heard about the problematic and sometimes tragic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that affects many among our military and veteran populations. What is less known, but statistically more prevalent, is transition stress. Leaving the military and entering civilian life presents serious challenges. Entering civilian academic life,…
Descriptors: Veterans, College Students, Student Adjustment, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Jones, Tiffany; Jackson, Victoria; Ramirez-Mendoza, Jaime – Liberal Education, 2020
With the total student debt in the United States at nearly $1.5 trillion, loans are affecting the lives of many students. But while higher education pays off for the average graduate, the student loan data illustrates a unique and severe situation for Black students that has reached crisis level, even if the same isn't true for other racial and…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs, College Students, African American Students
Murphy, Brian – Liberal Education, 2020
The levels of alienation and anger animating contemporary politics, the lack of commitment to democratic institutions, the distance ordinary citizens feel from government--all are issues of enduring danger and also form the ground on which actual enemies can act. How do institutions committed to the broadest liberal education of students respond…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, General Education, Liberal Arts
Krusemark, Stephanie; White, George – Liberal Education, 2020
The global COVID-19 pandemic changed every area of the higher education experience, from enrollment to commencement. One of the greatest threats has been to relationships and community. Without classes, dorms, dining halls, clubs, and study groups, college students lack the points of social connection integral to student satisfaction and success.…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Mentors, Peer Relationship, Student Empowerment
Morales, Marisol; Perez Valencia, Jacqueline – Liberal Education, 2020
The commitment to the construction of a diverse and equitable democracy is even more imperative than ever given our changing demographics, growing inequality, and the eroding of gains of the civil rights movement. For instance, the criminalization of communities of color, with Blacks imprisoned five times more than Whites, and Hispanics nearly…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Minority Groups, Diversity
Kanter, Martha; Venkatesan, Anjana – Liberal Education, 2020
Every student should have the opportunity to attain an affordable quality college education, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, geography, or background, but rising college costs have placed higher education out of reach for too many of today's students and burdened others with often insurmountable amounts of debt. One solution to this problem…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Barriers, Tuition
Manninen, Bertha Alvarez; Mulder, Jack, Jr. – Liberal Education, 2019
The authors, Bertha Alvarez Manninen, a pro-choice associate professor of philosophy at Arizona State University, and Jack Mulder Jr., a pro-life professor of philosophy at Hope College in Michigan have argued with each other since graduate school about abortion and other issues, while respecting each other's stances and friendship. In the current…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Persuasive Discourse, Debate, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Esquilin, Marta Elena; Eatman, Timothy K. – Liberal Education, 2019
The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) at Rutgers University--Newark is an initiative that is expanding traditional notions of honors and transforming the Rutgers--Newark community. The HLLC promotes academic excellence, community engagement, and social equity. It seeks to eradicate structural barriers while critiquing deficit-based…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, College Students, Scholarship, Honors Curriculum
Levine, Peter – Liberal Education, 2019
The summer of 1961 was the summer of the Freedom Rides. Interracial groups led by college students drew global attention as they traveled on intercity buses in the teeth of white-supremacist violence. Today, powerful youth-led social movements--Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, the campaigns against gun violence and climate change, and anti-abortion and…
Descriptors: Freedom, Civil Rights, Campuses, Activism
Aragoni, Christen – Liberal Education, 2019
This article discusses how Tuskegee University architecture and construction science and management students are simultaneously learning historic preservation skills and helping to rehabilitate their local community. In what aims to be one of the first projects of the university's new historic preservation program, students in the Robert Taylor…
Descriptors: College Students, Architecture, Construction Management, Preservation
Kington, Raynard S. – Liberal Education, 2019
With the future leaders of the nation at our campuses, we must question the notion that opposition is the only option for problem solving and effecting change. While protest and opposition are appropriate in some situations, there are often other methods through which students can learn and engage as informed, passionate citizens of whatever…
Descriptors: Social Change, Change Strategies, College Role, Student Participation
McNair, Lily D. – Liberal Education, 2019
The author, Lily D. McNair, is the president of Tuskegee University. The article is based on her talk at the Networking Luncheon for Faculty and Administrators of Color at AAC&U's 2019 annual meeting. Over the past several decades, areas of diversity have become prominent in academia as institutions have created and expanded programs for black…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Inclusion, Higher Education, College Students
Morgenstern, Erin – Liberal Education, 2019
For the past twenty-five years, around 70 percent of college students have been holding down a job while enrolled. But high tuition fees and other expenses have made it impossible for today's students to work their way through college to earn enough to avoid debt from paying for their education. Students from low-income families suffer the most:…
Descriptors: Colleges, Student Employment, Labor Force Development, Paying for College
Ensign, Margee – Liberal Education, 2019
America is in peril, and there is reason to fear for the future. The peril stems from our fundamental and profound ignorance about the rest of the world. A May 2016 global literacy survey of college students conducted by National Geographic and the Council on Foreign Relations showed significant gaps between what young people understand about…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, College Students, Knowledge Level
Bouchard, Jen Westmoreland – Liberal Education, 2019
It was once difficult for students at Normandale Community College's World Languages and Cultures Department to imagine they would travel to exotic places such as Senegal and Peru but the internationalization initiative of the World Languages and Cultures Department put these life-changing experiences within reach. The World Languages and Cultures…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Study Abroad, Two Year Colleges, Second Language Programs
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