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Research shows that campus employment and relationships with peers help college students succeed. Ariel Skelley/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Building relationships is key for first-year college students – here are 5 easy ways to meet new friends and mentors

Forming study groups and reaching out to professors can greatly improve a first-year student’s chances for success.
A new study found that those with student loans are more likely to delay medical, dental and mental health care. PeopleImages/iStock via Getty Images

College students with loans more likely to report bad health and skip medicine and care, study finds

College students who postpone medical care to save money end up paying for it down the line in the form of worse health, a researcher contends.
Affirmative action for college students in Brazil led to better employment prospects for those who benefited from the policy. Cesar Okada via Getty Images

What the US can learn from affirmative action at universities in Brazil

Research has found that race-neutral policies were not enough to achieve diversity in Brazil’s higher education system. Three scholars probe what that means for the United States.
Critics of legacy admissions argue they maintain racial hierarchies that disproportionately benefit white students. YinYang/iStock via Getty Images

Support for legacy admissions is rooted in racial hierarchy

Some colleges grant preferential treatment in the admission process to children of alumni. A researcher examines what’s behind people’s support for the practice.
A person protests outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 29, 2023. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Military academies can still consider race in admissions, but the rest of the nation’s colleges and universities cannot, court rules

Three legal experts weigh in on what the Supreme Court’s ban on race in college admissions means for students, colleges and universities, and the nation’s future.

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