In this week's episode you will hear
In the News (8:07): In this week’s news segment, an article from Insider Higher Ed, “Pandemic Hurts Student Mental Health”, by Elizabeth Redden. A survey of 18,764 current college students revealed that the pandemic has caused an increase of financial stress and depression among students. Among this group, students have faced barriers to campus mental health resources. (Length 20 minutes)
Chapter 131 of 171 Answers (28:36): Mark talks through some of the important steps that athletes should take to secure athletic scholarships.
This week’s question (51:00) is from Michele in Washington and she wants to know if and how student loans help improve a student’s credit score.
This week’s interview (1:06:43) Mark’s interview with Dean of Admissions Gil Villanueva
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:13:10) Recommended resource: Mark shares a summary of the important work Professor Scott Galloway of the Stern Business school at NYU is doing to sound the alarm about the dire financial straights that many colleges are in. Here is a link to sign up for a 90-minute session Prof Galloway is leading on Thursday, August 6th from 6-7:30 pm: https://www.profgalloway.com/uss-university (Length 22 minutes)
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