College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – marijuana is a different story

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – but something else is rising

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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College-age kids are drinking less alcohol – but smoking more marijuana

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes in some areas, but the number of young adults using both alcohol and marijuana is also rising, raising concerns about a future surge in substance abuse problems.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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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.

Rebecca S.B. Fischer, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Texas A&M University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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When COVID-19 superspreaders are talking, where you sit in the room matters

Experiments in college classrooms show how tiny respiratory droplets known as aerosols can spread, even with good ventilation. The risk isn't the same in every seat.

Suresh Dhaniyala, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Catching COVID-19: Why where you sit in a classroom matters, and how ventilation can help

Experiments in college classrooms show how tiny respiratory droplets known as aerosols can spread, even with good ventilation. The risk isn't the same in every seat.

Suresh Dhaniyala, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Teens want COVID-19 advice that gives them safe ways to socialize – not just rules for what they can’t do

In a series of surveys, young people across the US described their thinking and behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Matthew Dunn, Graduate Student Researcher, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 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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