Student Wellness

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Community Colleges Put Baby Boomers Back in School

In August, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) announced that eleven colleges had been chosen to join a national program that would train 10,000 baby boomers over the next three years for new jobs in health care, education, and social service. Called the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, it is funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust. 2013 is year one, with a kick-off meeting scheduled in San Francisco in April. Community College Report spoke with representatives from three participating colleges about the benefits of the program to both the older generation and to the schools.

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Cleveland State University Plans To Be Tobacco-Free By September 2013

Cleveland State University will be tobacco-free by September 2013, according to a policy approved today by the university's board of trustees.

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Federal Auditors Say Grand Rapids Community College Lacks Written Drug And Alcohol Prevention Policy

Grand Rapids Community College has been cited by federal auditors for lacking a policy that address the risks of drugs and alcohol, and for failing to measure the effectiveness of its substance abuse prevention programs.

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Southern Oregon U Opens Food Bank For Students

A new campus food bank meant to make finding extra meals less of a hassle for hungry, class-hopping Southern Oregon University students is beginning to see use.

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Spelman College Chooses Fitness Over Athletics

Sports began on American college campuses as a way for students to blow off steam and be healthy.

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Civility Efforts Seek Better Behavior On Campuses

Jewish students in the University of California system labeled terrorists for their support of Israel.

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UCLA First UC Campus To Impose Smoking Ban

The University of California is banning smoking on its 10 campuses in 2014, but UCLA has decided to go tobacco free this spring.

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Student’s Account Has Rape in Spotlight

This year has brought news of student athletes charged with sex crimes at Boston University and at Temple, along with countless other less publicized cases.

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Texas Southern U Hazing Review Complete, Marching Band Resumes

Texas Southern University has lifted the suspension of its marching band after an internal hazing review led to 19 students sanctioned.

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ASU One Of 6 HBCUs Partnering With Regions Financial

Alabama State University and five other historically-black colleges are joining in a partnership with Regions Financial to support financial education, academics, athletics and alumni engagement at the schools, according to a news release from ASU.

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