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How racial bias shows up in class—and what to do about it

By Lucy Berrington, MS Diversity awareness has increased on college campuses, yet many students of color routinely experience interactions and incidents that make them feel unwelcome. This potentially harms their academic prospects, according to a 2014 study by...

How to teach sexual consent

By Evan Walker-Wells A key challenge in sexual assault prevention is discussing sexual consent in ways that do not subtly undermine core messages. Well-intentioned consent messaging can counteract the crucial objectives of anti-sexual violence education, inadvertently...

How to help your anxious students

By Lucy Berrington, MS Anxiety is prevalent among students, and harms them academically, studies show. First year students appear to be especially vulnerable. Counseling and other interventions can help students develop resilience skills that support their success...

Where should colleges stand on e-cigarettes?

E-cigarettes are a public health conundrum. Most e-cigs contain nicotine, the research on their health effects is in its infancy, and the FDA is only just beginning to evaluate vaping products with a view to regulating them. All of this complicates the development of...

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