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What is in people's minds when they buy stocks?

When people buy stocks, they tend to have beliefs in place about how well the investments will perform and which ones are riskier bets. Economists would love to know what is going on in people's minds, but because that is ...

Exclusive analysis: College student voting doubled in 2018

College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout, according to a report today from the Institute for Democracy & ...

Online learning: What's in it for you?

Taking courses online has made it easier for thousands of college students to meet their degree requirements, but this type of learning may hold the most benefit for people who are interested in continuing education throughout ...

Historically black colleges give graduates a wage boost

In 2010, two economists claimed that graduates of historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, suffer a "wage penalty"—that is, they earn relatively less than they would had they gone to a non-HBCU.

Are you mentally well enough for college?

Last spring an 18-year-old college freshman who got straight A's in high school—but was now failing several courses—came to my office on the campus where I work as a psychologist.

Program offers pathway to medical school for students of color

Fourteen high school graduates streamed into a large lecture room at Hofstra University, each carrying a sign with the name of the college they will attend: Stony Brook University, The New York Institute of Technology, Columbia ...

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