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Interview with Dr. Giang Nguyen, the Executive Director of Harvard University Health Services

This FRONTLINES interview gives a fascinating look at an eloquent leader in college health whose journey, family values and wisdom are examples of excellence and expertise; Dr. Giang Nguyen is a model for all college health centers.  His journey began in Saigon, Vietnam, leaving for the United States one week…

Mental and Behavioral Health

Personal and Professional:  The influence of student newspapers on college mental health

The Michigan Daily, the University of Michigan’s student newspaper, was the first to break the story. Computer science professor Walter Lasecki had faced four allegations of sexual misconduct. Not only was the university aware of the allegations, but its investigation determined his behavior did not violate the school’s harassment policy.…

MCQ. Issue 26
Mental and Behavioral Health

Questions and Answers with Marvin Krislov, President of Pace University

Pace University’s mission is captured in the Latin word “Opportunitas,” which the school defines as “Providing all students, regardless of economic background, access to the transformative power of education.” As evidence that it lives up to its word, Pace has been ranked as the best private, four-year college or university…

MCQ. Issue 26
Opinion | Substance Use

The Importance of Integrating Routine Screening for Substance Use in College and University Mental Health Service Settings

Alcohol and other substance use among young adults in general and college students in particular is a significant public health concern. Alcohol and substance use increase with age, tend to peak in young adulthood (i.e., between 18 and 25 years old) and diminish in later adulthood. Recent national statistics indicate…

MCQ. Issue 26
Mental and Behavioral Health

Outcomes of intervention on connectedness show power of peer relationships in college

The Adolescence Research Group, a psychology lab at the University of Virginia, explores the experience and social development of teens and young adults. A recent study published in the College Student Affairs Journal evaluates an intervention called The Connection Project, which the group designed in-house to help change the quality…

MCQ. Issue 26
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