2 Years Later: #SAgrad Student Affairs Stories From The Boston Marathon

It’s been two years to the day since the bomb went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013.  As I reflect on the events of this day, I wanted to re-share the stories of the graduate students who were in the practicum course I was teaching at the time.  They all represent different perspectives on the tragedy and how these new professionals worked through it while also helping others.  Many are stories of people who temporarily set aside their own healing to help others. Working in student affairs and higher… Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Cornell Admissions’ Student Blogs

The use of first-person student blogs on admissions websites isn’t new, but Cornell University has given broad latitude to its student bloggers to share their uncensored experiences.  From the blog landing page, one has links to student blogs on independent platforms including Tumblr, Instagram, WordPress, and others.  It’s a refreshing take on student admissions blogs that break out of the usual university template. This is a post from my ongoing effort to highlight interesting examples of social media efforts by colleges and universities every Monday.  Check out past examples here.  Have an example to share?  Tweet… Read More