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Nontraditional College Students

Oct 30, 2019
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The image of the typical college student is someone between the ages of 18 and 23, single and childless. 

But a new report from the United States Government Accountability Office says that 1 in 5 college students are parents. Many work full-time jobs while enrolled in classes. Many are the first in the family to attend college. And increasing numbers are military veterans.

Mariah Evans, a sociology professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, began to notice a trend in her morning classes: Her students were falling asleep.

While this would make most feel discouraged in their teaching abilities or agitated over their students' idleness, Evans instead was curious. Was there more to this than just laziness?

For LGBTQ Youth, "It Gets Better"

Apr 20, 2011

Over eighty percent of LGBTQ students report to being harassed at school. Last fall, a campaign was launched by Advice columnist Dan Savage and his party Terry Miller, to challenge homophobia and anti-gay bullying. This site's primary goal is to tell teens that eventually "It does get better." This hour, we’ll talk about what is happening now to make it better for LGBTQ teens, with representatives from Ohio State and the local It Gets Better campaign.