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College today: More students are older, working, supporting others

June 03, 2019

We talk about college affordability a lot these days, but the challenges for some students go beyond just money: Forty percent work full time and one fourth have children or other dependents.

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Podcast: Students, faculty, staff all feel the pain in college closures

May 28, 2019

Laura De Veau had been with Mount Ida College for 10 years—first as director of residence life, then later as vice president for student affairs—when the Newton, Massachusetts, school announced on April 6, 2018, that it would be closing down six weeks later.

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Today’s students are different … so why isn’t financial aid?

May 16, 2019

If you’re like most Americans, when you hear the term “college student,” a picture comes to mind: A young person — late teens or early 20s — walking across a leaf-strewn quad with a backpack slung across one shoulder. It’s an evocative image — iconic, even.

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Panel of ‘today’s students’ speak their truth to college experts

May 01, 2019

University of Michigan students looking for help with their finances ended up helping themselves—with a crowd-sourced book on making it through college on a budget.

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Homeless, hungry college students deserve better

Feb 20, 2019

Uncertainty is part of college: We’re unsure about what major to choose, about homework and class assignments. We’re trying to figure it all out at once. But the worst stress comes from being unsure whether you’ll have a home or enough food.

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Tone deaf advice – What happens when we don’t listen to students

Jan 22, 2019

In January 2018, the University of Michigan’s Central Student Government issued an 87-page affordability guide for students that contained cost-cutting suggestions along the lines of “Fire your maid,” and “Do your own laundry instead of hiring a service.”

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“I decided to keep going” – High school dropout to college freshman

Jan 21, 2019

Nyla Wills dropped out of high school as a sophomore about six years ago to help care for her ailing mother and work to support the family. In 2017, when it came time to continue her education, she did so through a Goodwill Excel Center.

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Education is changing lives at California’s San Quentin prison

Oct 18, 2018

San Quentin, one of the country’s most notorious prisons and the subject of movies, songs, and TV shows, is fast becoming known for something else: rehabilitation.

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Housing, food are big problems for many in college

Sep 17, 2018

It’s early in the fall semester, but many college students are already checking their bank balances, worried how they’ll pay for tuition, books, and other expenses. For some the financial crunch gets even more drastic: They’re homeless.

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