Pandemic still affecting UK students’ mental health, says helpline

The pandemic is still taking its toll on UK university students’ mental health, experts are warning, as figures show that growing numbers are seeking help from peer-run helplines for anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. Nightline, which is staffed by anonymous student volunteers, said it had recorded a 51.4% increase in calls in 2020-21, and that … Read more

Black Students At Harvard Have Always Resisted Racism

Harvard University, like most schools in the Ivy League, has deep ties to the transatlantic slave trade. A 2019 report commissioned by President Lawrence Bacow found that faculty and staff enslaved 70 people, some of whom lived on campus; that the school’s donors profited from the slave trade; and that the university promoted the racist … Read more

Exeter University failed to respond to student’s ‘cry for help’, inquest finds

A coroner has strongly criticised the University of Exeter over the suicide of a student, claiming it failed to respond effectively to his “cry for help” after a disastrous set of exam results that followed months of isolation in near empty halls of residence during the pandemic. Guy Davies, the assistant coroner for Cornwall, concluded … Read more

Our State Lawmakers Tried to Block College Students From Voting

“If you’re a college student in Montana and you don’t have a registration or a bank statement or a W-2, it makes me kind of wonder why you’re voting in this election anyway,” said House Speaker Wylie Galt when SB 169, a voter ID bill disenfranchising students and other voters, was passed by the Montana … Read more

Why UF Students Like Me Don’t Want Ben Sasse As Our School President

The ubiquity of one question has basically defined my past two weeks as a student at the University of Florida (UF): “What were you doing when you found out the news?” I had just woken up from my weekly post-calculus session nap. After sticking the landing from my lofted dorm bed, I reached for my … Read more

What’s Up With the Lawsuits Threatening Student Debt Forgiveness

This story is published as part of Teen Vogue’s 2022 Economic Security Project fellowship. Well, that was fast. Within weeks of President Biden announcing federal student debt relief, lawsuits started rolling in to block the plan. For as long as activists and advocates have been pushing the Biden administration to cancel student debt, experts have … Read more

A School “Paused” Its Student Newspaper After an LGBTQ Pride Issue

Grand Island, Nebraska is a quiet city. Nestled in the center of the state, the town’s population nearly doubles in size once a year when tourists travel in for the annual sandhill crane bird migration. But once the birds leave, so does the noise. That is until earlier this year when a local high school’s … Read more

Some School Districts Are Bringing Police Officers Back

But experts who have studied police in schools note a lack of evidence to suggest that police improve safety. A review of the research on school police released in May by the education nonprofit WestEd found no link between placing police at schools and prevention of crime. Meanwhile, the bulk of the research on the … Read more

Afghan women protest after students expelled from university dorms | The Citizen

About 30 Afghan women protested in front of Kabul University on Tuesday after authorities expelled students from the dormitories allegedly for breaking rules. The protesters claimed that all the evicted students were women in a move that comes as the Taliban has increasingly restricted girls’ access to education.  “Today’s protest was for girls who have … Read more