Team links screen time and pandemic mental health risks at college

New research identifies factors associated with higher risk for negative mental health effects for college students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~8 min

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Can college students go home for Thanksgiving safely?

Is it possible to have a safe Thanksgiving with college students coming home? An expert runs down the risks and ways to mitigate them.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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Fewer young adults drink than 20 years ago

While the number of college-age young adults drinking has fallen, the number using marijuana, or both marijuana and alcohol, is up, researchers say.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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In-person college classes lead to about 3k COVID cases daily

Colleges that primarily hold in-person class are contributing to massive numbers of COVID-19 cases each day, researchers find.

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

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As college esports grow, women are left out

With colleges expanding competitive gaming, also known as esports, a new study looks at how women are being left out of the top tier.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~4 min

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5 things to look for on a college campus that benefit mental health

The design of a campus and its buildings and dorms can be crucial to a student's overall well-being.

Diane Bruce Anstine, Dean, School of Business and Entrepreneurship at North Central College, North Central College • conversation
Sept. 8, 2020 ~9 min

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Students who get homework answers online do worse on tests

The ease with which students can find answers to homework assignments online is hurting their retention and their grades, a new study finds.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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College student depression is up during the pandemic

COVID-19 is taking a toll on college students' mental health. It's also hampering their ability to get quality care for issues like increasing depression.

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~7 min

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College student depression is up during the pandemic

COVID-19 is taking a toll on college students' mental health. It's also hampering their ability to get quality care for issues like increasing depression.

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~7 min

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Scans suggest how stereotypes affect the brain

A group of Mexican American college students watched stigmatizing news clips that reinforced negative stereotypes. Here's how that affected their brains.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~10 min

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