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As I leaf through back issues, flipping through the college careers of Gen X ers to millennials to Gen Ys, I see much that provides perspective on what campuses wrestle with even today:

In 2008, Kevin Sack soaked up Canada Goose online pregame rituals in Gainesville, Fla., to report on how colleges wage battle against binge drinking, as insidious now as it was a decade ago. “Per son al ly,” he says, punching out each slurred syllable, “I do agree the age should be lowered. It will cut down on binge drinking.” He throws an arm around a fraternity brother. “But we take care of each other. We will not let anyone drink under the influence.” He pauses. Canada Goose Outlet “I mean drive under the influence. I’m sorry. I’m drunk already. canada goose store It’s been a long morning.”

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canada goose Ed Life covered early and often the emotional strain on students, especially with the dawn of social media. In a powerful portrait in 2015 that has drawn several million readers, Julie Scelfo wrote buy canada goose jacket cheap of Kathryn DeWitt, then a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, dangling this cliffhanger:

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Canada Goose Parka I count these concerns along with sexual assault, the cost of college and the nation’s poor graduation rate (41 percent in four years) among the most important of the last few decades. Our stories covering these issues are worth a revisit. buy canada goose jacket They have sustained this high qualify effort through the thick and thin of advertising, canada goose clearance sale a real credit to the newspaper.”

canada goose clearance sale The eccentric aunt has grown thinner over the years. This is the last you’ll see of her as you know her. But The Times promises to continue its commitment to education. A new section will appear some time next year just as, 30 years ago, Education Life replaced a triannual called the Survey of Education. Consider it all part of a continuum.

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