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Reconciliation Act to Provide Better Funding

Since the January 12 earthquake that decimated Haiti, U.S. colleges and universities have continued to carry out aid initiatives to support relief efforts. As would be expected, some of those efforts are more traditional (think fundraisers and collection drives), while others involve technology (including social media, websites, and wikis). Other institutions have taken more creative measures.


Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) opened a satellite clinic for students who may have influenza.

Colleges and universities turn to food delivery, quarantine to serve ill students


Education the main weapon against swine flu

Heath center staff at the University of Georgia have heard from hundreds of students with flulike symptoms.


In May, seniors Mary Jean O?Malley and Zoee Turrill presented a check to DU Chancellor Robert Coombe (far left) and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.