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Inside Higher Ed Shares Ways to Cope With the Student Loneliness Epidemic
Johanna Alonso writes the following in “The New Plague on Campus: Loneliness” for Inside Higher Ed:
On the first stop in his ‘We Are Made to Connect’ campus tour, U.S. surgeon general Vivek Murthy visited Duke University Oct. 25 to spread his message about the importance of social connection. …
The Duke visit launched the surgeon general’s planned monthlong tour of college campuses across the country to talk up his ‘5-for-5 Connection Challenge,’ in which he encourages students to take five actions for five consecutive days that express gratitude, offer support or ask someone for help. …
The student loneliness epidemic is often associated with the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, which prevented young people from making connections in their usual classroom and extracurricular settings, but the issue dates to well before 2020.
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