Student Wellness

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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.

Filling a Vegan Need in Texas

Think that a vegan diet is an oxymoron in cattle country? Not so at the University of North Texas, which has made following a plant-based diet very much a reality by building the Mean Greens dining hall. The idea for the vegan-only hall was developed out of student demand, and served an average of 4,500 students a day in the first week after opening August 22, shares Ken Botts, director of special programs for UNT Dining Services. “Students vote with their feet,” he says. “By showing they really, really liked it, we knew we made the right decision.”

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U of New Hampshire To Stop Selling Energy Drinks

University of New Hampshire students won't be able to buy Red Bull and other energy drinks on campus starting in January.

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Mental Health Class

As I watch seemingly happy, healthy students return to campus to start the fall semester, I cannot help but wonder what troubling emotions may be behind their beaming smiles. My curiosity is supported by the American College Counseling Association's recent survey finding the emotional health of incoming freshmen at a record low.

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Student Dies After Fall At St. Peter's College

Police say a 27-year-old St. Peter's College student died after jumping from a third-floor bathroom window in an apparent suicide.

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CU-Boulder Challenges Students To Stay Sober This Weekend

The University of Colorado is challenging students to abstain from drinking alcohol or using drugs this weekend as part of the campus's annual "Live Free Weekend."

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St. Cloud State Ends Homecoming, But St. Cloud Bars Do Not

St. Cloud State University has canceled its homecoming festivities, but that hasn't stopped a group of downtown bars from staging an unofficial homecoming celebration.

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Quinnipiac U Basketball Players Charged With Assault

Two Quinnipiac University basketball players were arrested on assault charges Sunday after allegedly hitting two other university students as they were trying to break up a fight on campus, police said.

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Md. Student Held Without Bond In Fatal Stabbing

A judge has ordered a 19-year-old Bowie State University student accused of fatally stabbing a roommate last week held without bond.

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