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

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

To make STEM more diverse, change general chemistry?

STEM students from underrepresented groups consistently get lower grades in intro chemistry courses, research finds. That gap has major consequences.

James Urton-Washington • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: education chemistry stem society-and-culture college-students race-and-ethnicity

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