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NCORE Webinar Series

Beyond the Demands: Examining Institutional Characteristics that Predict Black Student Protest Events


Wednesday, October 6, 2021 

3:00-4:30 PM Central Time (4:00-5:30 PM Eastern, 2:00-3:30 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:30 PM Pacific; convert other time zones here)

Registration has closed for the live webinar. The recording will be linked here in about a week. 

Live captions and sign language interpretation provided. 



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Webinar Description:

In 2011, during the Occupy Wall Street Movement, students took to the streets to protest student debt and the rising costs of college. The sentiment continued at a national level in 2015 with Black students leading the way with protest demands over tuition and fees and campus climate. This study uses data from 4-year public and private institutions to examine institutional characteristics that predict Black student protest events on campuses in 2015. Specifically, we investigate institutional factors that predict Black student protest events. By using binary logistic regression, we found evidence that percent of Pell Grant recipients, selectivity, institutional size, and percent of Black undergraduate students had a significant relationship with Black student protest events. Our results demonstrate that there is evidence that there is a relationship between institutional factors and Black student protest events.



presenter Michael Carhart

Michael Carhart, Ph.D., Student Advisor, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Seton Hall University

Dr. Michael Carhart earned his Ph.D. in the field of higher education with a concentration in education research, assessment, and program evaluation. His research is focused on student collective action in higher education. Specifically, his research attempts to understand the relationship between institutional resource characteristics and Black student organization mobilization. He currently works as an academic advisor for an interdisciplinary major program at Seton Hall University. He has also taught social science courses on perspectives of race, gender, class, and culture as an adjunct at multiple 2- and 4-year institutions. He has published a supplemental text titled Living Sociology: Exercises to Train the Sociological Imagination (2015) designed to engage beginner students in the discipline of sociology.



presenter Stephanie Mayer headshot

Stephanie Mayer, Ph.D., MBA, Financial Disbursement Analyst, Columbia University

Stephanie Mayer is a recent Ph.D. graduate with a degree in Higher Education Leadership Management and Policy from Seton Hall University. She received her Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance and a minor in Jazz and African American Music. Her background and experience are focused in corporate, nonprofit, utility, and higher education finance. Current research topics include undergraduate student loan debt, graduate school enrollment and relationships in enrollment and diversity within higher education. Stephanie currently works at Columbia University as a Financial Disbursement Analyst and an Adjunct Professor.