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How to encourage students to get the sleep they need

Julia Haskins The value of sufficient sleep can’t be overestimated, especially for busy college students. Researchers consistently find that not getting enough sleep can significantly affect how students function. Lack of sleep has a negative effect on the regulation...

Encouraging students to practice consent and self-empowerment

Evan Walker-Wellsn Sexual assault remains a problem in higher ed. Among a random sample of New York undergrads, 22 percent reported experiencing at least one incident of sexual assault since entering college (PLoS ONE, 2017). Women and gender-nonconforming students...

Ingredients to help students start the day right

Julio Flores & Diana Whelan It’s a cliché, but it’s true: Breakfast is a vital part of the day—especially for students who need energy for those extra-long days on campus. “Breakfast kick-starts your energy for the day. It’s fuel, both for [your] brain and body,” says...

How to support students who have experienced sexual assault

Chamonix Adams Porter Research has shown that student communities include many survivors of sexual abuse and assault. When survivors receive positive social support, they’re less likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or substance abuse issues,...

How to help students prepare for and ace their interviews

Jeff Onore & Macaela Mackenzie Interviewing for a job or internship doesn’t have to be intimidating for students, whether they’re applying for an internship, volunteer position, or post-grad dream job. And yet it is. But acing an interview is often a case of practice...

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