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At One College, a Fight Over Required Drug Tests

Linn State Technical College in Linn, Mo., informed students this semester that they would be required to submit to a urine test that would be checked for illegal drugs as a condition of studying at the college.

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CU-Boulder Counselors Will Begin Offering Online, Mental Health Screenings

Program will help reach out to students who need help, but don't come into office, officials say

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19 Colby Students Charged During Party

Nineteen Colby College students were summonsed early Saturday on alcohol-related charges at an off-campus party on Collette Street, according to police.

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Mich. State Univ. President Decries Racist Incidents On Campus; Police Investigating

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon condemned a string of racial incidents that have erupted on campus and will be addressed on Tuesday evening at a meeting of several student and community organizations.

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College Buzzing About Energy Drink Sales Ban

The University of New Hampshire’s short-lived decision to ban the sale of nonalcoholic energy drinks has created more buzz than the caffeinated beverages themselves.

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University Study Looks At Campus Sex Aggression

One in 10 students at Bridgewater State University has been the victim of sexual aggression since arriving on campus, according to survey results presented last week to students, faculty, and regional and state care providers who regularly deal with fallout from such incidents.

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Univ. of Notre Dame President Protests Birth Control Inclusion

President Barack Obama's health care overhaul should be changed so that religious schools such as the University of Notre Dame aren't required to go against their beliefs and provide birth control to students and employees, the school president says.

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Univ. Of Minn. Classes Target Social Awkwardness

Help is on the way for socially awkward engineering students. The Gemini Project, a new program in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering, is teaching social and professional networking skills to students who may struggle in those areas, specifically targeting engineering students.

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Univ. of NH Backtracks On Energy Drink Sales Ban

The University of New Hampshire has backtracked on its just-announced plan to stop selling energy drinks on campus, saying it needs more time to study the idea and gather input from students.

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Med School Mental Health Insurance Snap Shot

Both employers and employees struggle with health insurance costs. While most people think of doctors' visits when they think of health insurance, mental health and substance abuse treatment fall under the same umbrella. A recent study by a group of Harvard researchers from the Cambridge Health Alliance, found treatment coverage for medical school students is on the low end of the scale. Of the 115 med schools analyzed, fewer than 22 percent provide students with complete coverage, without co-pays or coinsurance, for mental health and substance abuse treatment.

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