Student Wellness

Cleaning Out My Inbox

 

I HAVE LEARNED THAT THIS COLUMN CAN touch a few nerves. Two examples of this are editorials I wrote about guns and alcohol, both of which continue to draw reader response long after they were published.

Remedial Nation

As two- and four-year colleges face an onslaught of unprepared students, they are turning to new strategies.
 

Seeking a Drinking Age Debate

Perspectives from an Amethyst Initiative signatory about moving the dialogue forward
 

AS AN ENTHUSIASTIC signatory to the Amethyst Initiative, a joint statement issued by college and university presidents and chancellors urging public debate on the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, I am pleased to say the discussion is certainly underway.

A Long Overdue Conversation

 

A strange and inspiring thing happened this summer. Higher education grew a backbone. In July a group of 100 college and university presidents calling themselves the Amethyst Initiative came forward with the not-so-surprising news that young people on college campuses drink alcohol before they reach the legal age of 21.

Coming to Terms

How mediation can resolve campus disputes without litigation
 

DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING campus disputes sound familiar to you?

--An academic department chair is struggling with warring factions among the faculty who do not get along and are engaged in petty in fighting.

Prepping Employees for Their Golden Years

Part one of a two-part column on retirement planning at colleges and universities
 

Students in Need, Schools at the Ready

Substance abuse, depression, and eating disorders are ever-present problems on college and university campuses. But higher ed leaders are on the case.

A Different Kind of Intervention

Armed with new data, campus leaders are taking a more broad-based approach to handling substance-abuse issues.
 

Ailing College Health Programs

Cures for college-sponsored program woes
 

AMERICA'S COLLEGE HEALTH systems are gravely ill. Unless faculty and campus administrators address these coverage issues, students could be one disease or accident away from losing the education for which they are paying.

Alleviating SILENT Suffering

Higher ed responds to higher numbers of students facing depression and other mental health issues with a holistic approach.
 

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