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Grants Bolster Sacramento State's Mental Health Outreach

Flush with grants for outreach and prevention, Sacramento State is launching a new program to help mental health counselors reach more students and expand the services that are available on campus.

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At Augsburg, Students Balancing Books And Sobriety

As college students head back to school this week, a small incoming class at Augsburg College is trying to do it — sober. The two dozen new students in the school's StepUP program have all struggled with substance abuse.

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UMaine-Augusta To Prohibit Tobacco Use On Campus

The University of Maine at Augusta will ban tobacco use starting in January, joining a growing number of colleges and universities in Maine and around the country.

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Seniors Stay for Furry Friends

Half of Saint Mary’s College (Ind.) seniors typically decide to live off campus, and officials predicted even fewer numbers would remain on campus this year, due to class size. But thanks in part to a new pet policy, 75 percent of seniors this year will stay in residence halls. “Students were choosing to move off campus because they were allowed to have a pet [there],” says Janielle Tchakerian, assistant vice president for student affairs and director of residence life and community standards. “We looked at how we could accommodate that.”

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HSU Hazing Aftermath Spreads To Other Teams

In the wake of the decision to suspend the men's soccer season following allegations of hazing, the Humboldt State University Athletic Department will institute a new policy of random drug and alcohol testing for student athletes.

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Arkansas Tech Suspends Fraternity Over Hazing

Arkansas Tech University tossed a small fraternity from campus Wednesday following a student's arrest on a battery charge for alleged hazing that left a student hospitalized for weeks.

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Higher One Announces College and University Recipients of Financial Literacy Counts Grants

Higher One, a leader in providing services to higher education administrators and students at more than 1,200 campuses across the U.S., is pleased to announce the fifteen recipients of its Financial Literacy Counts grant program, which awarded $51,000 in its second year.

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Incoming WMU Freshmen Required To Take Alcohol Safety, Finance Management Course

Incoming Western Michigan University freshman Brandon Weber spent at least six hours this summer taking three mandatory online quizzes about alcohol use, managing his finances and about the university.

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Humboldt State Suspends Soccer Team For Hazing

The president of Humboldt State University on Tuesday suspended the school's men's soccer team for the coming academic year as a result of a new recruit hazing ritual involving most of the team's players.

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UND Improves Move-In Weekend For Newcomers

In past years, UND’s residence hall move-in began on Friday and ran through the weekend. This year, move-in begins Saturday for a number of reasons. Bypassing Friday allows the university to compress Welcome Weekend events in hopes of keeping students more engaged during their first few days on campus.

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