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Friday, January 24, 2020

Student-led project aims to curtail mental health stigma

As a New Student Enrollment orientation leader, Jared Long stood in front of a group of incoming undergrads and shared a troubling statistic — a third of all college students are struggling with mental health at any one time.

Researchers say that number is on the rise. The 2018-2019 Healthy Minds Study, which uses a nationwide sample of college students, found that 36% struggle with depression and 14% have had suicidal thoughts. Nearly one in three reported anxiety disorder.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Shavers honored for focus on expanding diversity, inclusion

Growing up in segregated Little Rock, Arkansas, Anna Shavers found lifelong inspiration in the marches and rallies of Martin Luther King Jr.

It was the last speech that King gave before he died, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” that left the deepest impression on her — one that would later motivate her to pursue a career in higher education and dedicate herself to the success of others.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Huskers challenged to become guardians of MLK's legacy

Life is often defined by individual perspective, but can be shaped by a willingness to stand up and look beyond the superficial.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

MLK week features civil rights icon Ruby Bridges

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events Jan. 20-24.

The weeklong celebration will offer events for students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Lincoln community.

An MLK Brunch will begin at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22 in the Willa Cather Dining Complex, Red Cloud Room. American civil rights activist Ruby Bridges will present the event’s keynote address.

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