Can You Teach Students to Be Happy? Colleges Are Trying.

After three years at the University of Pennsylvania, Brielle Weiner has perfected the one-sentence introduction she gives in every new class: a 21-year-old senior majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Wellesley, Mass.

But this semester in a course called The Pursuit of Happiness, she was forced to try something new: an introductory anecdote that showed her at her best.

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