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Diverse Issues in Higher Education featured President Marvin Krislov in "Forum Outlines Support for Students of Color Impacted by COVID-19"

10/28/2020

Diverse Issues in Higher Education featured President Marvin Krislov in "Forum Outlines Support for Students of Color Impacted by COVID-19"

Harvard University panel, titled “Innovating on Campus: Supporting Mental Health of Students of Color During COVID-19 and Beyond,” recommended ways to promote the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color — 45% of whom make up the undergraduate population. The forum, sponsored by Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health in partnership with The Steve Fund and jointly with GBH News, streamed a live virtual panel on Tuesday focusing on how COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted students of color.

Expert panelists included Marvin Krislov, the president of Pace University; Dr. Meeta Kumar, director of counseling services at the University of Chicago; Dr. Tabbye Chavous, director of National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan; and Josephine Kim, a lecturer at Harvard University. Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for GBH center for investigative reporting, was the moderator.

“If students of color don’t see themselves reflected on the walls they have to navigate, [in] the curriculum and the authors who wrote the materials they have to read for class … and [in] the food that’s in the cafeteria,” this can negatively impact their overall mental health, said Kim. “If their identity and collective strength and resilience as well as their historical trauma [are] never acknowledged and recognized, then all of this points to a lack of inclusion and poses a threat to the mental health of students of color.”

Read the full Diverse Issues in Higher Education article.

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The World featured President Marvin Krislov as a panelist discussing how mental health concerns for students of color are heightened during the pandemic in "Discussion: Mental health concerns for students of color heightened amid the coronavirus"

10/27/2020

The World, Public Radio International featured President Marvin Krislov as a panelist discussing how mental health concerns for students of color are heightened during the pandemic in "Discussion: Mental health concerns for students of color heightened amid the coronavirus"

As a result of COVID-19, institutions of higher education around the world face unparalleled challenges, particularly for the mental health and emotional well-being of their students. The pandemic has also laid bare deeply ingrained social inequities, inflicting disproportionate threats to the health and educational progress of communities of color. In the second part (watch part I here) of a series of conversations on mental health and communities of color with The Forum at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, this panel discussion, moderated by GBH News' Phillip Martin, will address the mental health challenges in navigating today’s campus climate, social distancing protocols and remote learning experiences, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at noon Eastern time.

Moderator: Phillip Martin, Senior investigative reporter, GBH Center for Investigative Reporting. Panelists: Marvin Krislov, President, Pace University; Meeta Kumar, Director of counseling services, University of Chicago;Tabbye ChavousDirector of the National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan; Josephine KimFaculty, prevention science and practice/CAS in counseling, Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

This panel discussion is presented in partnership with GBH News and The Forum at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health with the Steve Fund. 

Read The World article here.