Author Archives: John Fracchia

Living At Home During College: Pros And Cons Explored

According to a 2017 study by Sallie Mae, approximately half of all college students have lived at home to cut costs.  Making the decision to live at home while attending college can be a tough one to figure out.  On …

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How to Succeed as a Commuter Student: 18 Proven Tips

Being a commuter student brings experiences not shared by one’s on-campus cohort.  Besides differences in how commuter students meet and connect with their peers, there can also be the logistical challenges of navigating multiple forms of transportation, eating, and time …

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According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, one in five college students is a parent and 62% of them are single Moms.   Maintaining the balance between academic commitments and raising a family can be challenging under the best of …

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Executive Order A Positive Direction For Transgender Students

Early in his administration, President Biden signaled a significant shift from the previous administration in enforcing the rights of transgender and LGBTQ students.  EO on Preventing and Combating Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation, issued on Jan. 20, …

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Drew University Alum Founds The Juneteenth Foundation

The roots of Laquan Austion’s political career grew from his time in The Forest.

Through classroom discussions, mentoring from professors, and a key internship award, Austion left Drew with a set of ideas, skills, and experiences to find his place …

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Non-Traditional Students’ Life Experience An Advantage

There are can be huge differences in the life experience of traditional and non-traditional college age students and the orientation of many institutions of higher education often leans towards traditional age students.  For a non-traditional age student this can create …

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They Call Us Bruce: Podcast Gives Voice To Concerns Of The Asian American Community

Jeff Yang and Phil Yu may not be household names, but they are having big impact through their podcast, “They Call Us Bruce,” which provides, as they describe it, “unfiltered conversation about what’s happening in Asian America.”  To date they …

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Community Panel Series: Arts, Communications, and Languages

 

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The Launch Community Panel Series is part of our virtual Fall 2020 Launch Expo. We’ve designed these panels to engage current Drew students with success stories from Drew alums, local employers, and other students in their …

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See The Video! Community Panel Series: Business, Finance, and Entrepreneurship

About the Panel

The Launch Community Panel Series is part of our virtual Fall 2020 Launch Expo. We’ve designed these panels to engage current Drew students with success stories from Drew alums, local employers, and other students in their communities. …

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See The Video! Launch Community Panel Series: International Opportunities

About the Panel

The Launch Community Panel Series is part of our virtual Fall 2020 Launch Expo. We’ve designed these panels to engage current Drew students with success stories from Drew alums, local employers, and other students in their communities. …

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