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This is one the things that I think we often don’t address in our courses or programs. There is an assumption made that all students are “well off” and have everything they need in higher ed to be successful.

This could be food, shelter, or technology access.

It’s stories like this that indicate that students don’t have a place to live when classes let out for the semester…or food to eat during the year. I also see this in classes where students will have a mobile device, but don’t have a laptop/tablet to use in classes for basic coursework.

According to a first-of-its-kind survey released Tuesday 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.