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A file photo shows the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Anthony Rostain, co-author of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, says today's college students are experiencing an "inordinate amount of anxiety." Lisa Poole/AP hide caption

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College Students (And Their Parents) Face A Campus Mental Health 'Epidemic'

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Survivor Maryland kicks off its 12th season with a challenge where participants' arms are tied to a plastic cup of water that's resting on the top of a ledge. One wrong move and the cup (and its contents) will tumble. Olivia Sun/NPR hide caption

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Today's College Students Aren't Who You Think They Are

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Rates of "summer melt" are highest for students from lower-income backgrounds, especially if their own parents didn't go through the college application process. Hill Street Studios/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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Summer Melt: Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

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College Decision Day Brings Relief, Excitement And Big Worries About Money

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Tommy Rock received his Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University in the School of Earth Science and Environmental Sustainability. Rock grew up in Monument Valley and worked in the tourism industry before going away to college. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Navajo President: Go To College, Then Bring That Knowledge Home

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Undergraduate Shira Rubin gamely demonstrates the Gesundheit machine, which collects samples of virus from the breath that sick students exhale. Rubin helps Dr. Somayeh Youssefi (left) set up the machine before patients use it. Selena Simmons-Duffin/WAMU hide caption

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When The Flu Hits Campus, The Gesundheit Machine Will Be Ready

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McNally Smith College of Music is closing at the end of its current semester, in a move that was announced via email. McNally Smith College / Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Feel In Danger On A Date? These Apps Could Help You Stay Safe

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Harvard graduate student Jack Nicoludis (right), who helped organize a campus protest on Wednesday, says the House tax bill would more than double his taxes. "This plan is going to be disastrous for higher ed," he says. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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University Graduate Students Walk Out To Protest Tax Plan That Hurts Them

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Students Kate Shulenberger (left) and Sarah Goodman on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Graduate Student Council plan a "call your congressman" event on campus. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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Grad Students Would Be Hit By Massive Tax Hike Under House GOP Plan

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Staying healthy and knowing how to find good health care is a big challenge for college freshmen leaving home for the first time. Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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