college students

  • Dalton Debrick died of alcohol before his first day of classes at Texas Tech University.
    September 19, 2014   BY Jake New, Inside Higher Ed 

    At least eight freshmen at U.S. colleges have died in the first few weeks of this school year. The deaths have cast a shadow over the campuses on which the students spent too little time, but they’re also a cross-section of the kinds of issues and decisions facing freshmen as they begin their college careers — and of the choices some young students may not be prepared to make. Continue reading

  • The University of New Hampshire in Durham is one of the state's public universities and is currently under a two-year tuition freeze. Photo by Danita Delimont and Getty Images
    August 26, 2014   BY Kyla Calvert 

    As the recession squeezed state budgets, the Obama administration made college affordability one of its signature issues, often pointing out that while average tuition at public universities rose 300 percent in the last 30 years, the average family’s income rose just 16 percent. Now that states are starting to turn the funding faucet back on for higher education, public pressure is helping drive efforts to clamp down on costs to students. Continue reading

  • Middle school and high school students need 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep, as recommended by the Photo by Flickr user D. Sharon Pruitt
    June 2, 2014   BY Rebecca Jacobson 

    Researchers at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. scoured through 43,000 responses to the 2009 American College Health Association National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey, looking for the connections between sleep problems and academic success. They found college freshmen were more affected by sleep loss than upperclassmen. An analysis of the data showed that sleep problems alone predicted if a student would drop a class, even when controlling for factors such as chronic health problems, race, gender, anxiety, depression and work hours. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2009  

    President Obama took his health reform call to young people Thursday with a speech at the University of Maryland. Kwame Holman reports on the challenges faced by the more than 10 million Americans between the ages of 19 and 26 without health insurance. Continue reading