Online racial harassment takes a toll, hunger and poverty afflict college students

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Online racial harassment hurts the academic confidence of Hispanic and Black students, according to new research from UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology. And more college students are experiencing hunger and poverty, necessitating food banks on campuses.

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  • New research shows how online racial harassment affects Black and Hispanic youth

    New research from the School of Human Ecology at the UW–Madison shows that online racial harassment leads to lower academic confidence for Hispanic and Black students. The professor behind the research tells us what this means for students of color in an increasingly online world.

  • College students facing food insecurity

    As both college tuition and inflation climb, a greater number of college students are experiencing hunger and poverty. Many colleges have opened food banks to help. We talk with a representative from Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin about why students are going hungry and how to feed them.

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  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Alvin Thomas Guest
  • Matt Stienstra Guest

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