Resilience and COVID-19: College Student Mental Health, Mary McLeod Bethune and Finding Silver Linings

Let me say, right out of the gate, a global pandemic is NOT a good thing.  Death, prolonged illness, economic hardships, and despair … as I search for a silver lining, I’m NOT advocating for COVID-19.  But, humans are incredibly adaptable (Massey, 2013).  No doubt there’s plenty of “bad news” right now;  I’ve also heard families talk about how nice it is to eat dinner together again, enjoy a … Continue reading Resilience and COVID-19: College Student Mental Health, Mary McLeod Bethune and Finding Silver Linings

Good Riddance to Pomp and Circumstance

Virtual commencements put the graduate back in graduation. By Kate Shipley Richey Unprecedented times call for unprecedented adjustments, which has led countless colleges and universities to cancel, postpone, or replace their regularly scheduled commencement ceremonies with virtual commencement events. As these institutions scrap months, if not years, of planning, university officials and other curious observers wonder how to replicate the grand scale of a university-wide … Continue reading Good Riddance to Pomp and Circumstance

Sports Cancellations Create New Concerns

Mental health and academic progress now the top concerns for college coaches. By Kate Shipley Richey The cancellation of spring sports was a major moment for sports fans—no March Madness, no baseball Opening Day, and a return to the buzzer beaters of yester-year—but few of us probably took the time to consider what it meant for the student athletes, themselves (not just the ones we’re … Continue reading Sports Cancellations Create New Concerns