Passion for Helping Students Leads to National Recognition for EKU faculty member

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Nov. 23—According to a press release from EKU, Everyone needs a person. Someone who mentors, scolds, encourages, influences, challenges, impacts. Starr Wentzel gladly serves as that person for dozens of first-generation college students at Eastern Kentucky University. Wentzel, director of EKU’s first-year courses and learning communities, was recently named Outstanding […]

Coronavirus spurs students to seek public health degrees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When COVID-19 hit, Jakira Lewis put her academics into practice. A second-year student at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health, Lewis dove into working as a case investigator and contact tracer. “It was really exciting at first getting that firsthand experience,” she […]

COVID: When can Fresno State, CSU students return to class?

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Spurred by the approval of coronavirus vaccines, the 23-campus California State University is planning to return to mostly in-person learning by fall 2021, according to an announcement Wednesday from outgoing CSU Chancellor Timothy White. The universities, including Fresno State, were among the first in the nation to switch to distance […]

School closings threaten gains of students with disabilities

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Paraprofessional Jessica Wein helps Josh Nazzaro stay focussed while attending class virtually from his home in Wharton, N.J., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Without any in-school special education services for months, Nazzaro’s normally sweet demeanor has sometimes given way to aggressive meltdowns that had been under control before the pandemic. The […]