It's Hard to Study If You're Hungry
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Sara Goldrick-Rab, The New York Times
An estimated half of all college students struggle with food insecurity, even at elite flagship universities like the University of California, Berkeley, and selective private schools like Northwestern University. Former foster youth, L.G.B.T. students, and students of color are at substantially increased risk. Food insecurity is strongly linked to lower graduation rates.