education

The Hidden Crisis on College Campuses: Many Students Don’t Have Enough to Eat

September 17, 2018

Caleb Torres lost seven pounds his freshman year of college — and not because he didn’t like the food in the dining hall. A first-generation college student, barely covering tuition, Torres ran out of grocery money halfway through the year and began skipping meals as a result.

He’d stretch a can of SpaghettiOs over an entire day. Or he’d scout George Washington University campus for events that promised free lunch or snacks. Torres told no one what he was going through, least of all his single mom.

“She had enough things to worry about,” he said.

It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry

September 17, 2018

Last fall, students at two of the nation’s premier historically black colleges, Spelman and Morehouse, went on a hunger strike. They weren’t protesting policymakers in Washington. They were pressuring their schools to allow students to donate unused meal plan vouchers to those on campus who needed them.

Food Insecurity on College Campuses

September 17, 2018
Food insecurity as a major barrier to college student success and strategies for combating this issue. By: Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Christina Chu

Tuition Will Not Increase at California State University Next Year

July 23, 2018
California State University students rallied at the Capitol on April 4, 2018, calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to increase funding. CSU is considering a tuition hike next month for the second consecutive year. By: Alexei Koseff

Addressing STEM Culture and Climate to Increase Diversity in STEM

June 25, 2018
National and private organizations have invested millions of dollars in science diversity programs designed to shift patterns of representation in STEM fields. The key to seeing student success is to promote a students' sense of belonging. By: Kimberly A. Griffin