Student Wellness

Net Installation To Begin On Campus-Area Bridges

After three-and-a-half years of committee meetings, city negotiations, community outreach efforts, temporary patches, and much public and private debate, Cornell University will begin to install nets on the gorge bridges next week in an effort to deter suicide attempts.

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UK, UofL Team Up To Curb Alcohol Abuse

With the fall semester starting soon, two distillers on Tuesday sweetened their contributions to Kentucky's two largest universities to try to curtail underage and binge drinking among students — all-too-common campus rituals nationwide that carry serious hangover effects.

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UC To Offer Online Mental Health Screening Tool For Students

Counselors at the University of California are updating the way they approach student mental health.

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U of California Reaching Out To Depressed Students Online

The University of California is hoping to prevent suicides through a confidential online effort to get troubled students to seek help in person.

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Ohio Higher Ed Panel: Ban All Tobacco On Campuses

Ohio higher education officials voted unanimously Monday to urge the state's public campuses to ban all sales and use of tobacco products, including smoking outdoors.

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Getting Our New Graduates Employed

A call for better job preparation during the undergraduate years

Now that we have all waved our classes of 2012 on their way with pomp and circumstance—and hopefully with sunny graduation days—it’s only natural to turn our attention to the classes of ’13, ’14, and ’15. But to read the headlines of the past few months, there’s still plenty to worry about concerning the graduates who are just entering the workforce and for whom the forecast is considerably cloudy.

A Higher Education

The sometimes risky road to college

Rising high school juniors and seniors are beginning to set their sights on the college admissions process—a long and winding road that typically includes web-based research, counselors, essays, and overnight visits to experience campus cultures.

Sounds good.

Yet, for too many students, these overnights include a different kind of education: underage drinking and intimate sexual behavior, in some cases for the first time.

Students Warned Of Financial Aid Scams

Prospective college students should beware of fee-based sites and sales pitches that promise to secure scholarships and financial aid, the Connecticut Better Business Bureau says.

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