Laura’s Recent Stories
Education Dec 04Think finals are tough? Real challenge for growing number of college students is getting enough to eat
Every morning, as Christine Janumala prepares for her classes at Columbia University, she makes sure her bag is packed with all the essentials. Textbooks. Note pads. Pens. And at least one empty tub of Tupperware. While the school supplies will…
Education Jun 15Nonprofits step in to support college students who need it most
Debbie Chen had always struggled with her schoolwork. So when she arrived at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Chen — whose parents never went to college — worried she might have trouble juggling her assignments and other campus activities.
Education Jan 12Why colleges aggressively recruit applicants just to turn them down
“Recruit to deny” makes schools look more selective, at students’ expense.