Student Wellness

Higher Education Leaders To Urge Ohio College Trustees To Ban Smoking, Tobacco On Campuses

A measure urging a ban on tobacco on Ohio's public college campuses will be presented to the state's higher education board, the board chairman said.

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Md. Cannibalism Case Raises Questions About Troubled Students

Following tragedies like the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007 or the beating death of a University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love in 2010, campuses across the country — including Morgan — have developed intervention programs and threat assessment teams.

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Penalties for Pledging

Ivies cracking the whip on unhealthy Greek behavior

Fraternities and sororities are at the core of numerous institutions’ social traditions. But as several universities and their Greek organizations have come under fire for excessive drinking and violent behavior, Ivy League schools have stepped up to make changes to the system. With the implementation of new policies and penalties, a few are hoping to curb behaviors often associated with Greek life pledging—and the negative image these behaviors create in the public eye.

Invisible Students, Missing Programs and Policies

Taking responsibility for the safety and academic success of the LGBT population

There are more out lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) college students today than there have been at any other time in the history of higher education. In decades past, many young LGBT people experienced their coming out processes in college, yet today’s rising college freshmen have increasingly become more out and more vocal in high school and even in middle school.

B-School Outreach Scholarships

Committing to diversity and stressing inclusion with full scholarships

A common objective for business schools across the country is development of leadership skills. For this reason, MBA programs utilize team-based assignments, incorporate leader development in the core curriculum, and include a plethora of leadership and service opportunities in co-curricular offerings.

If Florida A&M U Loses Hazing Suit, Law May Limit Damages Awarded

With every troubling new revelation about Florida A&M University's Marching 100, the pending civil case against FAMU seems to grow stronger for the parents of Robert Champion, the drum major who died from being hazed on a charter bus in Orlando.

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Catholic Dioceses, Colleges Sue Over Obama Mandate

Roman Catholic leaders opened a new front against the Obama administration mandate that employers provide workers birth control coverage, filing federal lawsuits Monday on behalf of dioceses, schools and health care agencies that argued the requirement violates religious freedom.

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Experiencing The World, Limiting The Risks

Tragedy of BU students is a reminder to colleges that safety warnings are an important part of study-abroad programs

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Autistic Students Get Support In Eastern Michigan U Program

Although many young people on the autism spectrum can handle the academics of college, some need support navigating the social, time management and organizational skills required to pass courses.

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Florida A&M U Marching Band Suspended Through 2013

Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 band will remain suspended for the 2012-13 school year, university President James Ammons announced Monday.

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