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Survey: College students reflect on mental health and campus help

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33% of students feel the pandemic has made them focus more on caring for their mental health.

While the pandemic has taken a serious toll on students, few have stayed in a dark place the entire time, and the present time period is rated by the greatest percentage of students as the best one in terms of mental health.

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Many tuition-free college programs put up barriers for adults

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The requirements for tuition-free college programs can often create obstacles for adult learners who want to participate, according to a new report.

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Professors, colleges and companies struggle to make digital courseware accessible

High-tech instructional materials are gaining popularity with instructors, but they can be problematic for students with disabilities. Colleges and publishers say there’s no easy fix.

State law likely conflicts with DeVos's Title IX proposal

Lawyers and Title IX practitioners have identified potential conflicts between the Trump administration's new proposed regulations on the gender discrimination law and state policy.

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Colleges cancel class due to poor air quality from California fires

Dozens of colleges in California have canceled classes, some through the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Florida State launches 'resilience' project to teach students about effects of early trauma

Florida State administrators launch campaign for all 6,000 new students, designed to teach them how to cope with both everyday stressors and early trauma, which is shown to lead to greater health problems.

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PayScale rankings of ROI have influence (and significant limitations)

The compensation company was early in drawing attention to graduates’ incomes. Others have entered the fray, and all are imperfect.

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Students turn to Twitter, Facebook with sexual assault complaints

Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse, more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases.

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Outsourced employee-style counseling can work for first-generation college students

Outsourced counseling designed as an employee benefit helps low-income students succeed in college, the Dell Scholars Program finds, and colleges may be following suit.

Gallup surveys graduates to gauge whether and why college is good for well-being

Gallup rolls out the results of an attempt to measure what in college makes for a great life and a great job -- and finds small numbers of graduates hitting both marks.

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