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Basic Needs, College Affordability, Mental and Behavioral Health

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Government Report Finds High Rates of Food Insecurity Among 1 College Students A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan congressional watchdog agency, cites widespread evidence of hunger on college campuses and urges officials to work with states and colleges to help more students get access to…

MCQ. Issue 13
07/25/2019
Opinion | Substance Use

Opinion: Young Adult Substance Use Disorder

The crisis within the crisis The health epidemic that now kills more people than car accidents has taken a disproportionate toll on our nation’s youth. Young people between the ages of 16 and 26 are most likely to drink alcohol and use other drugs, most likely to engage in prescription…

MCQ. Issue 13
04/30/2019
Mental and Behavioral Health

Taking the Lead

Student groups aren’t just waiting for change in college mental health policy—they’re driving it Last summer, when Northwestern University junior Allison Zanolli was mourning the loss of a sorority sister who’d taken her own life on graduation day, she turned to Facebook with her grief. Then she turned her sights…

MCQ. Issue 13
04/23/2019
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Basic Needs

Schools That Make A Difference

How Clark University works with the city of Worcester to improve the school and its host community They say if you want to change the world, start in your own backyard. For Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this truism became the place-based planning strategy that would revitalize its neighborhood and…

MCQ. Issue 13
04/23/2019
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College Affordability, Mental and Behavioral Health

Q&A: Patricia Bellinger

The Chief of Staff to Harvard University President Larry Bacow on the state of higher education, inclusion, and leadership. Throughout his inaugural address, Harvard’s new president, Larry Bacow, acknowledged the institution’s legacy of excellence. Not one for false modesty or euphemisms, the straightforward Bacow hopes to leverage Harvard’s outsized influence…

MCQ. Issue 13
04/23/2019
Opinion | Substance Use

Young Adult Substance Use Disorder

The crisis within the crisis The health epidemic that now kills more people than car accidents has taken a disproportionate toll on our nation’s youth. Young people between the ages of 16 and 26 are most likely to drink alcohol and use other drugs, most likely to engage in prescription…

MCQ. Issue 13
04/23/2019
Opinion | Mental and Behavioral Health

Help Them Cope

Student resiliency programs can be a valuable addition to college counseling services It is well documented that mental health issues have reached crisis proportions in young people and on college campuses around the country. The 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Leading Causes of Death Report tells us…

MCQ. Issue 13
04/23/2019
Substance Use, Mental and Behavioral Health, Sexual Assault and Title IX

Needing to Know

Penn State’s Piazza Center will shine light on Greek Life It is fair to say that the current relationship between higher education and fraternities and sororities is strained. After a series of heartbreaking and high-profile hazing deaths, including that of Penn State freshman Timothy Piazza, stakeholders already concerned about the…

MCQ. Issue 13
04/23/2019
Sexual Assault and Title IX

Analysis: The Evolving Balance of Justice

Title IX in the 2010s Universities have long enacted their own forms of justice under the auspices of the outside government. In the 16th Century, the University of Coimbra constructed an academic prison on its campus for the incarceration of students and faculty within its jurisdiction, in accordance with Portuguese…

MCQ. Issue 13
04/23/2019
Substance Use

A Decade of Growth in Recovery

The National Collegiate Recovery Conference celebrates its 10th year This summer, students from across the country will convene at Boston University for a four-day conference on collegiate recovery – a phrase that describes the network of people and programs that support thousands of college students in recovery from substance use…

MCQ. Issue 13
04/23/2019
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