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It’s Time for a Study Break! Six Ways to Unwind this Finals Season

With finals approaching, it’s hard to avoid tunnel-vision and the looming anxieties about exams and culminating projects. A psychology study at the University of Illinois, however, showed that participants who took occasional breaks from their task had an improved sense of focus and memory-retention, versus those who took no breaks. Giving your brain a break … Continue reading It’s Time for a Study Break! Six Ways to Unwind this Finals Season

Being a Community Advisor: A Major Leadership Opportunity

The House Model at Carnegie Mellon University is built around close-knit communities, professional staff, exceptional student leaders and engaged residents. Community Advisors (CAs) provide a vision for how daily life can be run in each of the housing communities. They make every resident feel at home, foster positivity and inclusiveness in the halls and lead … Continue reading Being a Community Advisor: A Major Leadership Opportunity