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Opinion | Physical Health

Reflections on health and wellbeing from a first-year college student

When students first go off to college, they bring with them what they’re most interested in. For me, it was participation in many sports and a keen interest in physical health and mental wellbeing.  My name is Owen Chicos, and I’m a rising sophomore at Wake Forest University. I’d like…

MCQ. Issue 26
Student Success, Mental and Behavioral Health

The Meaning of Success: How the Coalition for Life Transformative Education is Changing the Game

Few would argue that college can be a life-changing experience. But what if it could change not just what you know, but who you are?  What if the goal of going to college were to achieve life-long wellbeing, as well as a good career? And what if that opportunity were…

MCQ. Issue 25
Sponsored | Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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
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