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Pharmacy Students Play Crucial Role in Combatting COVID-19

Many experts agree that allowing pharmacists to play a larger role in patient care would improve healthcare access and equity in the U.S. Yet...

Colorado to Require All Colleges to Grant Academic Credit for Military...

Colorado recently passed a bill designed to ease the transition from military service to postsecondary education for the state’s service members and veterans. House...

Affirmative Action Complaint Against Harvard Dropped

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education dismissed an affirmative action complaint that was brought against Harvard University in May. The Asian American Coalition, made...

SVA Offers Student Veterans Valuable Leadership Training

Composed of member chapters on college campuses nationwide, Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a nonprofit organization that helps veterans overcome obstacles in order...

Preparing for and Supporting Muslim Students on Campus

Elon University takes pride in its origins in the traditions of the United Church of Christ. That heritage equips us to value civil and...

Students Demand, Succeed at Reinstating Mexican-American Studies Program

Following protests by Latino students, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley reinstates its Mexican-American studies program, which had been suspended since March...

Empowering Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

As the number of students with autism entering postsecondary education increases, colleges and universities offer more programs and accommodations to help them manage the...

First Impressions: Program Helps Prepare Undergrads for Dental School

The relative lack of minorities in the dental profession never deterred Devin Stewart, who is African American, from pursuing his dream of becoming a...

Interprofessional Education and Holistic Admissions Are Key to the Future of Healthcare...

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented in 2014, an estimated 10 million more people in the U.S. gained access to healthcare. But...

UCSF Delivers on Its Commitment to Diversity

Students at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine have made it their mission to connect underrepresented and disadvantaged youth to...

Student Group Addresses Role of Spirituality in Medicine

In dealing with a health crisis, patients will often turn to their religious beliefs and practices to help them cope. Yet many physicians and...

Creating a Culture of Inclusiveness

Columbia College of Dental Medicine is on a mission to increase minority presence in the dental profession At Columbia University, Dennis Mitchell is helping fill...

Concerns Raised over Proposed Teacher Training Standards

Unintended consequences could hurt minority teacher recruitment and reduce the number of good teachers in high-poverty K-12 schools Education officials are giving mixed reviews to...

Universities Respond to the Extra Training Needs for Special Education Teachers

The need for all educators to have multicultural training is essential, but it is even more crucial for teachers of students with disabilities, especially...

Teach for America Evolves to Address Criticisms

The polarizing organization is diversifying its corps members and lengthening educator-training programs All photos courtesy of Teach for America Over its 25-year history, Teach for America...

Online Internship Prepares Teachers for Influx of Digital Classrooms

Virtual education is on the rise, and some schools of education are responding by offering students the opportunity to participate in a virtual teaching...

Calendar Conflicts

As religious diversity grows on campus, so do potential conflicts between holidays and university events A few weeks after the start of fall classes this...

Pharmacy Students Given a Dose of Diversity Off Campus

Nova Southeastern University’s SNPhA chapter brings healthcare screenings to South Florida’s underserved populations Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy is a reflection of the cultural...

Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Cultural Competence to Millennials

Millennials, those reaching adulthood in the early 2000s, are particularly difficult to reach when discussing health-related topics. Every healthcare-related course that I teach to...