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Standing Up to Jewish Hate: Rabbi Ron Fish Engages WJC Community in an Essential Conversation about Antisemitism

Standing Up to Jewish Hate: Rabbi Ron Fish Engages WJC Community in an Essential Conversation about Antisemitism

While the prevalence of antisemitism on college campuses across the country has snapped into sharp focus in recent months, it’s an issue that’s been present for far longer. In an effort to place education about and understanding of Jewish life and culture at the forefront of this essential dialogue, members of the William James College community convened on Thursday, January 25 to welcome Rabbi Ron Fish to campus for a community conversation hinging on the history of antisemitism and the complexity of dealing with it on college campuses. More than 50 faculty, staff, and students attended Lunch & Learn: Understanding Antisemitism Today and Yesterday, which was co-sponsored by the Jewish Student Alliance and Dean of Students office.

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Mass School Administrators' Association and WJC Now Offer a Joint Leadership Licensure Program/Graduate Certificate in School Leadership (LLP/GCSL)

William James College (WJC) today announced an expanded partnership with the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association (MSAA) that includes an advanced online program for teachers, school administrators, and other education professionals interested in furthering their leadership skills. Housed...

Dr. Paola Contreras Authors Boston Globe Letter to Editor on Exploitative Nature of Commercial Sex

Dr. Paola Contreras, associate professor in the Counseling and Behavioral Health Department, authored a Letter to the Editor in the February 5 edition of the Boston Globe, which commended the Globe for exposing the exploitative nature of commercial sex, and called for the transfer of shame to where it...

William James College Partners with the Newton Food Pantry to Fight Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is on the rise around the country and across the Commonwealth, even on college campuses. According to recent studies almost 25% of college students in the US have experienced hunger which can have a long-term impact on their physical and mental health. A new campus-based food pantry,...

William James College and Ruderman Family Foundation to Launch College Mental Health Initiative Through $250,000 Grant

William James College (WJC), a leader in behavioral health workforce development and the Ruderman Family Foundation, an internationally recognized organization that works to end the stigma associated with mental health, have today announced a new partnership to create the Ruderman Family Foundation Fellowship...

Military and Veterans Psychology Highlights

Dr. Jenny D’Olympian received the 2023 Deborah Sampson Award. Presented at the annual Women Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony in Boston, and William James College was proud to host the conference Advancing Veteran Suicide Prevention: Military Culture, Moral Injury and Military Resilience on October...

DESE Awards BHELS Contract to Lead Teacher Diversification Training

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has awarded William James College’s Center for Behavioral Health, Equity, and Leadership in Schools (BHELS) a one-year, $425,000 contract to support the development of a diverse and culturally responsive educator workforce across...

William James College Associate Professor, Dr. Jason P. Kaplan Named 2023 Trainer of the Year by the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association

Dr. Jason P. Kaplan, Associate Professor and Chair, School Psychology Department at William James College (WJC) has been named 2023 Trainer of the Year by the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA.)

William James College Associate Professor, Dr. Natalie Cort Named Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts Psychological Association

Dr. Natalie Cort, co-director of the Center for Multicultural & Global Mental Health and an associate professor in the Clinical Psychology Department at William James College (WJC) has been named the 2023 Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA). A practicing clinical...

WBUR Highlights Program on Suicide Prevention for Veterans

WBUR’s Producer, Reporter, and anchor Lynn Jolicouer, covered William James College’s "Suicide Prevention for Military Veterans Through Lethal Means Counseling" program in an in-depth report.

William James College to Bestow Three Honorary Degrees at Commencement on Sunday, June 11

William James College 2023 Commencement Honorees include Mental Health Advocates and Innovators Michael Curry, Andy Pond, and Keynote Speaker Joan Mikula.

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