Open Cafe Express - Student Affordability & Digital Equity

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:00am to 10:30am

Add to Calendar 04/22/2021 10:00 04/22/2021 10:30 Open Cafe Express - Student Affordability & Digital Equity

According to the results of a recent U.S PIRG survey, the global pandemic has further underscored some existing fault lines of inequity within higher education. Prior to the pandemic lower-income students were already less likely than their peers to purchase or rent their course materials and this issue has been further exacerbated by the far-reaching economic and social effects of COVID-19. 

The pandemic has also further highlighted existing problems around digital access with some students lacking access to reliable internet and learning technologies. These aforementioned issues hold students back from fully participating in class and ultimately affects their pursuit of a college degree.  

Joining us to share their perspectives and experiences around student affordability and digital access are Student Body President, Melanie Flowers, Interim Wellness Director, Sheariah Stevens and Graduate student, Alex Calderon. 

Click here to access the Open Cafe. 

Event Description

According to the results of a recent U.S PIRG survey, the global pandemic has further underscored some existing fault lines of inequity within higher education. Prior to the pandemic lower-income students were already less likely than their peers to purchase or rent their course materials and this issue has been further exacerbated by the far-reaching economic and social effects of COVID-19. 

The pandemic has also further highlighted existing problems around digital access with some students lacking access to reliable internet and learning technologies. These aforementioned issues hold students back from fully participating in class and ultimately affects their pursuit of a college degree.  

Joining us to share their perspectives and experiences around student affordability and digital access are Student Body President, Melanie Flowers, Interim Wellness Director, Sheariah Stevens and Graduate student, Alex Calderon. 

Click here to access the Open Cafe. 

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David Tully

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    Melanie Flowers
    Student Body President
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    Sheariah Stevens
    Interim Wellness Director, NC State Student Government
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    Alex Calderon