Student Wellness

Following Sex Assault Reports, Univ. of Minnesota Fraternities Rein In Parties

A string of sexual assault allegations at three University of Minnesota fraternities on consecutive weekends last fall shook the U's Greek community. The incidents and the resulting six-week moratorium on alcohol at parties spawned changes: At Homecoming fraternity parties this weekend, rules about alcohol use were tighter than a year ago. Some houses brought in private security.

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Tulane Students Sign On As 'Sugar Babies' With Dating Website

Generally, a college trumpets the news when it is declared in the Top 20 of anything. The exception: When Tulane University was ranked 20th for the number of students -- 163, as of June -- who had signed up for seekingarrangement.com, a five-year-old website that pairs young "Sugar Babies" with "Sugar Daddies" and "Sugar Mommies" who are generally older and definitely well-heeled.

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University of Minnesota Deploys the Dero ZAP Bike Commuting System

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 — Universities and colleges, non-profit organizations, and private and public employers alike are endeavoring to promote commuting by bike as an environmentally friendly and healthful transportation alternative. However, the lack of a practical and reliable way to tally bike trips has held back their efforts to encourage and reward biking. At the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) annual conference in Pittsburgh, Dero announced the solution: Dero ZAP.

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Boston U Students Consider Tough Smoking Limits

Tired of wading through smoke en route to classes, Boston University student leaders are pushing for a crackdown on smoking outside of campus buildings.

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Professor Defends Treatment of Stutterer

Calling herself “the victim of a character assassination,” the college professor who asked a student with a severe stutter not to pose questions in class said that her actions were misinterpreted, and that she did not mean to silence him.

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Few Colleges Ready To Ask Applicants About Sexual Orientation

Advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students lauded Elmhurst College in Illinois as the first in the nation to ask applicants about sexual orientation — an idea that has gotten little traction elsewhere. Now the question is, will other colleges follow suit?

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Grand Valley State Switches To 'Gender Neutral' Housing Option For Gay, Transgender Students

After months of lobbying by the gay community, Grand Valley State University quietly changed their policy this fall to include a “gender neutral” option for gay or transgender students to check on their housing application.

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University Weighing Interest For Gay Fraternity

The University of Iowa is gauging interest for a potential fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men.

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Stutterer Speaks Up in Class; His Professor Says Keep Quiet

As his history class at the County College of Morris here discussed exploration of the New World, Philip Garber Jr. raised his hand, hoping to ask why China’s 15th-century explorers, who traveled as far as Africa, had not also reached North America.

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NYPD Infiltration Of Colleges Raises Privacy Fears

With its whitewashed bell tower, groomed lawns and Georgian-style buildings, Brooklyn College looks like a slice of Colonial Virginia dropped into modern-day New York City. But for years New York police have feared this bucolic setting might hide a sinister secret: the beginnings of a Muslim terrorist cell.

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