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A study found that 22.8% of college students had experienced at least four adverse childhood experiences. Carol Yepes/Getty Images

Effects of childhood adversity linger during college years

Multiple difficult childhood experiences can lead to depression and anxiety during college, research has found. Lack of support often makes things worse.
Students at Howard University are already calling for Phylicia Rashad’s resignation as dean. David Becker/Getty Images for The Blackhouse Foundation

With support for Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad becomes just one of several deans to tweet themselves into trouble

A single Tweet the day before she took over as dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University has led to calls for Phylicia Rashad’s ouster. A scholar on college deans weighs in on what’s next.
Completing hefty reading and writing assignments can pose an unnecessary burden on students who must work. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

College can still be rigorous without a lot of homework

Higher education in the US has been faulted for not requiring students to read and write enough. But is that criticism justified? New research raises doubts.
An affirming college environment can set trans youth on a path of personal, academic and professional success. Alessandra Tarantino/AP

How to tell if your college is trans-inclusive

These are some of the key features and policies that trans prospective students may want to consider in their college exploration process.
Stigma and lack of awareness prevent students from getting food assistance. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

1 in 3 college students face food insecurity – expanding SNAP benefits on campus will help stave off hunger

The federal government has temporarily widened eligibility for food assistance to more students. Two scholars argue this needs to be made permanent and be accompanied with an awareness campaign.
Over 5,000 student-athletes were directly affected by a recent wave of shutdowns of intercollegiate sports teams. Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Colleges are eliminating sports teams – and runners and golfers are paying more of a price than football or basketball players

Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.
A fifth grade teacher conducts her class via distance learning in a classroom. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images

5 ways for teachers to build a good rapport with their students online

Just because learning is remote in many places doesn’t mean teachers can’t build more meaningful relationships with their students, a researcher who has examined the issue suggests.
Black students are underrepresented in gifted education programs. ER Productions Limited via DigitalVision/Getty Images Plus

How public schools fail to recognize Black prodigies

Anti-Black bias and lack of teacher referrals are keeping Black students out of gifted school programs, a scholar suggests.
Prison education programs have been shown to improve job prospects. Thinkstock/Getty Images

Congress lifts long-standing ban on Pell grants to people in prison

For the first time since 1994, incarcerated individuals can get federal aid to pay for college. A prison education scholar explains how higher education helps those who have run afoul of the law.
Sally Chen, an organizer with the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition, speaks through a megaphone during a rally with other students in 2019. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Although now required by California law, ethnic studies courses likely to be met with resistance

Ethnic studies were born out of resistance. Now, the courses often face resistance themselves – from white students. Is making these classes mandatory the way to go? A scholar weighs in.
College students are making plans to head home for the holidays at the same time U.S. COVID-19 case numbers are rising. William Campbell/Getty Images

Colleges and the Thanksgiving COVID-19 risk: Fauci’s right – holiday plans may have to change

Universities have seen widespread COVID-19 outbreaks this fall. Now students are preparing to travel for the holiday, and public health officials are worried.
Researchers examined the quality of students’ internship experience. Juanmonino/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Paid internships elusive for women and Asian college students

Findings add to growing concerns about the wage gap between men and women – as well as a gap between Asians and whites.
COVID-19 has not influenced a change in some students’ partying behaviors. Here, two young people talk at a bar in Marseille, France, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

COVID-19 outbreaks at universities: Students need safe places to socialize, not partying bans

Both university and government policy-makers need to re-tool their messaging to students about off-campus socializing to shape more positive mental health and COVID-19 outcomes.

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