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FRONTLINES: Interview with Dr. Jean Chin

As we continue to recognize the expertise of college health leaders in our FRONTLINES column, Dr. Jean Chin, from the University of Georgia, stands out.  She is a superb role model for all who have been fortunate enough to work for or with her.  She developed her focus on service…

MCQ. Issue 22
Physical Health, Mental and Behavioral Health


Outdoor programming could be key to student wellness It was at the end of outdoor orientation at the University of New Hampshire—a five-day wilderness immersion of incoming first-year students—that a young woman on the program learned her younger brother had just died. He was 17, and there had been a…

MCQ. Issue 14
Physical Health

A Healthier U

Schools that are making going to college good for your health It is well documented that college students are, on many measures, less healthy when they leave college than when they arrive. A 2016 study found that over the course of four years in college, young adults gained about 10…

MCQ. Issue 12
Physical Health, Mental and Behavioral Health

Pursuing the Triple Aim in a Higher Education Setting

A learning and action collaborative Pursuing the Triple Aim in a Higher Education Setting: A Learning and Action Collaborative There’s something big going on in higher education. This month, eight schools will begin participating in a two-year learning and action collaborative based on improvement science and focused on “the Triple…

MCQ. Issue 11
Mental and Behavioral Health, Physical Health

Starting Young

Supporting wellness before college Twenty-five years ago, when Head of School Rick Melvoin joined the staff of Belmont Hill, an independent boys’ school west of Boston, the school’s wellness landscape looked something like this. There was one part-time counselor who was also the crew coach and resident director for the…

MCQ. Issue 10
Sexual Assault and Title IX, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health

School Spirit

Outside the administration building at Tulane University, there is a large southern Oak tree with hundreds of colorful Mardi Gras beads hanging from its branches. It is yet another reminder of how intrinsically linked this university is to the city of New Orleans. From its founding as a medical college…

MCQ. Issue 9
Mental and Behavioral Health

Q&A: Dr. Paul Barreira

The director of Harvard University Health Services on creating new models for students’ mental and emotional health Paul J. Barreira, M.D., Henry K Oliver Professor of Hygiene, has been the director of Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) since 2012. For the previous eight years, he led Behavioral Health and Academic…

MCQ. Issue 9
Physical Health, Sexual Assault and Title IX

Young Voices: Exploring UVM from WE Program and beyond

University of Vermont student Kyle Bodge on finding his niche on campus, starting in the Wellness Environment Before I decided to go to the University of Vermont, I hadn’t heard of the Wellness Environment. Choosing to live there was one of the many experiences my freshman year that allowed me…

MCQ. Issue 8
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