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YCBK 307: The less college students sleep, the worse their grades, study finds

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (21:00): Vince and Mark discuss an article written by Teddy Amenbar that appeared in the Washington Post on Feb 13, 2022; the article is entitled: The less college students sleep, the worse their grades, study finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2023/02/13/sleep-college-hours-gpa-grades/ (Length 23 minutes)

This week’s question (44:00): Lisa and Mark discuss a Speakpipe question from Yuen from California. Yuen wants advice for parents to be able to handle the stress of waiting for their student to receive decisions.

(Length 28 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:12:05): We start a brand-new interview with Alison Merzel, a former admission officer and a current independent college coach in Ohio and a specialist and working with Jewish students.

Alison Merzel
Alison will be helping us to understand the challenges Jewish students face on college campuses, how to know if a college is a safe space for Jewish Students and how to support Jewish students. This is Part 1 of 3 (Length 26 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:23:45): Lisa shares our recommended resource for the week while Mark is in Oregon and Washington. It is the Field of Degree feature on the Bureau of Labor and Statistics website, here is a link: Field of degree : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

College Spotlight (1:38:02): Lisa shares her enthusiasm for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) for the College Spotlight. This in-depth Spotlight will air over two episodes, Part 1 of 2


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