By Amy Puffenberger So often, our perceptions of reality and the world that surrounds us, our very culture, is formed and influenced by the messages we see in the media.  Some may argue that these messages are harmful, others helpful, some educational, but most often so many messages are, at the very least, impactful.  Media […]

Professor Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico Mahirami Meléndez-Burgos is the Director of the Student Leadership Institute at Universidad del Este in Puerto Rico. Currently, she is about to finish her doctoral studies in educational leadership. She is very passionate about communications and public relations studies. In addition, she enjoys studying about social media as an […]

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Affairs and Professor University of Michigan Ketra L. Armstrong is currently the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Affairs, Professor of Sport Management in the School of Kinesiology, and an Affiliate Faculty in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Michigan (U-M). Prior to […]

Sarah E. Anthony Director of Finance & Strategic Partnership and Ingham County Commissioner Michigan College Access Network Biography Sarah Anthony is the Director of Finance and Strategic Partnerships for the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN). In this role, Sarah is responsible for the financial and administrative functions of the organization. Additionally, Sarah maintains existing and […]

By: Jeremiah Thompson I recently had the opportunity to listen to a panel of experts discuss potential ideas to aide low-income students attending (or aspiring to attend) higher education institutions.  Susan Dynarski, a professor with the Ford School of Public Policy and the School of Education, proposed simplifying the FAFSA. She cited studies showing that […]

The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good has hosted four webinars through the uLEAD Network, each addressing a different aspect of postsecondary access and support for immigrant and undocumented students. These webinars are an important part of our outreach, education, and advocacy efforts: they allow a national audience to learn from our […]

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Join the National Forum’s Educate the Future social media campaign by uploading a brief video of yourself to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram completing this sentence:   “I will use education to change…” #educatethefuture   For a chance to be featured in the social media campaign centered around the premiere of  THE GRADUATES/LOS GRADUADOS on Monday, October […]

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According to recently released U.S. Census data compiled by the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project, the higher education enrollment rate of 18- to 24-year-old Latino high school graduates reached 49 percent in 2012, surpassing that of White high school graduates for the first time. However, there are numerous reports that indicate that although Latinos […]

This summer, I had the privilege of teaching a group of teenage girls in Humjibre, Ghana for three weeks. The organization I volunteered through is the Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI). Their aim is to enable community members to improve their children’s health and education. By having these focuses, GHEI seeks to improve the […]

by Lara Kovacheff Badke, PhD candidate The University of Michigan’s Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS) recently offered its inaugural “Big Data Research Camp”, in which I had the opportunity to participate.  Before this intensive weeklong experience, I happily completed five years of doctoral studies without ever having to give much thought to the research terms […]