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Why Building Community – Even Through Discomfort – Could Help Stressed College Students

Written by Shawna Shapiro, Middlebury____It is a growing problem on campuses across America. Students entering college are reporting levels of anxiety, depression and social isolation higher than previous generations. The phrase “mental health crisis” has become commonplace within higher education circles.Today’s undergraduates belong to the group known as...

Curious Kids: Is Homework Worthwhile?

Written by Robert H. Tai, University of VirginiaCurious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to CuriousKidsUS@theconversation.com.____There’s a huge debate about homework and whether it helps kids learn during the school year. But everyone agrees that homework can take lots of time. The most commonly...