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How Loan Forgiveness Plans Can Help Social Workers

Update March 1, 2023: Challenges to President Biden’s loan forgiveness plan came before the Supreme Court this week, with a…

Creating a Bridge for Prospective Social Work Students of color at Columbia University

As part of its Social Work Pathways Initiative, The Action Lab for Social Justice at the Columbia School of Social…

On Giving Day, Help a Future Social Worker Say “Yes”

Like many countries around the world, the United States faces a shortage of social workers. According to some reports, 44…

Reproductive Justice: It’s More Than Abortion Rights

As we approach the 2022 midterm elections, the country reels from the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade,…

Columbia School of Social Work Initiates Scholarship Program for Graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

As part of its ongoing Anti-Racism Action Plan, the Columbia University School of Social Work aims to increase the number…

New Full-Time Faculty Members at Columbia School of Social Work Focus on Well-Being of Black and Latinx Americans

Following national news events such as the death of George Floyd and in response to several years of student demands,…

The Evolution of Serena Williams: Social Workers Reflect

Nearing age 41, Serena Williams is leaving professional tennis. Via the September issue of Vogue she announced that she is…

Experiencing the Impacts of Racism Through Immersive Virtual Reality Is Now Possible

As Dr. Courtney D. Cogburn sat with the visceral discomfort of the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012, she found…

Training More Social Workers in Dialectical Behavior Therapy Could Be a Solution to Rising Suicide Rates

Researchers have documented the increase in suicide rates, particularly in the Black community and among children and young adults. The…

$86 Million Grant to Reduce Overdose Deaths in New York State Celebrates Accomplishments, Enters Second Phase

After the rate of opioid overdose deaths in New York State nearly tripled between 2010 and 2017, it was clear…