Student Wellness

Toward First-Generation Success

New research confirms what many in higher education have long suspected: Students who are the first in their families to attend college—first-generation college students—are at an unseen academic disadvantage in college.

Indiana University Student Bitten By Rabid Bat In Dorm Room

An Indiana University student bitten by a rabid bat while he slept in his Bloomington dorm room is receiving rabies shots.

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UW-Madison Plans To Improve Reporting And Tracking Of Bias Incidents

UW-Madison officials say they will try to make it easier for students to report incidents of bias — conduct, speech or expression motivated by prejudice — and they are working on a better system for tracking such reports.

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Northeastern Students’ Protest Blocks Chick-fil-A

Northeastern University said yesterday that a Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant will not be coming to campus, after the college’s student government denounced the chain amid reports that it supports groups opposed to gay and lesbian rights.

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Old Dominion U Offers Designated Housing For Gay Students

This fall, for the first time, Old Dominion University will offer dedicated on-campus housing for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and their supporters.

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U of California Sued Over Student's Drug-Induced Brain Damage

The mother of a UC Berkeley student left severely brain-damaged in 2010 after a drug overdose at a campus residence sued the University of California regents and the Berkeley Student Cooperative on Thursday, saying they knew of rampant drug abuse at the house but failed to protect the students.

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Debate At Boston U Extends To Safety

A controversy that began with the arrests of two Boston University ice hockey players on sexual assault charges has mushroomed into a broader debate about women’s safety after a recent graduate called the school’s behavioral health hot line late at night and found only what she called “a useless loop of automated menus.’’

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