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The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don't have enough to eat
by Caitlin Dewey
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3 April 2018
On 3 April 2018 The Washington Post reported:
Caleb Torres lost seven pounds his freshman year of college - and not because he didn't like the food in the dining hall. A first-generation college student, barely covering tuition, Torres ran out of grocery money halfway through the year and began skipping meals as a result. ... Torres is finally talking about his experience with the hunger problem on America's college campuses: a quiet, insidious epidemic that researchers say threatens millions of students every year.
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According to a first-of-its-kind survey released Tuesday (3 April) by researchers at Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, 36 percent of students at 66 surveyed colleges and universities do not get enough to eat, and a similar number lack a secure place to live. ...
Researchers blame ballooning college costs, inadequate aid packages, and growing enrollment among low-income students -- as well as some colleges' unwillingness to admit they have a hunger problem. College hunger is not a new issue, researchers caution. But it appears to be growing worse, and not merely because college is getting more expensive.
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