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

Tags: alcohol marijuana united-states society-and-culture health-and-medicine college-students trends substance-abuse

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

Tags: education covid-19 featured health-and-medicine college-students

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

Tags: gender competition gaming society-and-culture college-students

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

Tags: sleep us-higher-education green-space green-spaces college-students sunlight mental-well-being college poor-sleep student-dorms student-mental-health university-student-mental-health

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

Tags: education mobile-devices featured society-and-culture college-students

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

Tags: covid-19 depression higher-education money health-and-medicine college-students race-and-ethnicity

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

Tags: covid-19 depression higher-education money health-and-medicine college-students race-and-ethnicity

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

Tags: brains stereotypes society-and-culture health-and-medicine college-students punishment stigma rewards race-and-ethnicity

College students slept more after stay-at-home orders

One silver line of social distancing? Staying at home because of COVID-19 might have led to college students getting more sleep, researchers report.

U. Washington • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 sleep young-adults health-and-medicine college-students

Better grades aren’t why more guys do STEM

Women with better grades are still less likely to major in physics, engineering, and computer science, whereas less-qualified men are jumping in, find researchers.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education higher-education gender stem jobs science-and-technology college-students

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