YCBK 131: Pandemic Hurts Student Mental Health

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)

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/07/13/survey-finds-higher-prevalence-depression-among-students-and-difficulties-accessing

Chapter 131 of 171 Answers (28:36): Mark talks through some of the important steps that athletes should take to secure athletic scholarships.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
We discuss seven or eight of the most important things for athletes to do and know. (Length 23 minutes)

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.

Question
(Length 15 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:06:43) Mark’s interview with Dean of Admissions Gil Villanueva

Gil Villanueva
moves into the 2nd part of a deep dive of University of Richmond.

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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