Health services/medical

With CDC recommending boosters, will colleges require them?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strengthened its recommendations on further COVID-19 vaccinations, raising the possibility that colleges may begin requiring booster shots.

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Flu virus grips college campuses

The University of Michigan is among the many college campuses experiencing early outbreaks of influenza, with nearly 530 students diagnosed since the beginning of October.

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New federal COVID-19 vaccination rule affects colleges

Most colleges and universities will have to abide by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing.

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With federal money at stake, more colleges mandate vaccines

Even as pending deadline prompts more universities to comply with Biden order mandating vaccination against COVID-19 for employees of federal contractors, some are still studying the order or determining next steps.

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Students protest Amherst's strict COVID policies and debate takes off

Students object to the college’s policies limiting off-campus activities, and a debate ensues over whether the policies overreach or are appropriately cautious.

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Justice Department Settles With Brown University Over Mental Health Leaves

In a settlement with Brown, the Justice Department affirms that students with mental health disabilities must be given equal access to higher education.

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Student parents struggle with mental health

Student parents feel stressed and isolated, but most don’t know about campus mental health resources, according to a new report.

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Students in great need of mental health support during pandemic

A mountain of troubling data about rising mental health problems has health advocates and providers worried about the need for additional support for struggling students and the ability of colleges to provide it.

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NYU scholarships cover medical school tuition as doctors' debt continues to raise concern

Thanks to fund-raising prowess, NYU takes an ax to medical school tuition where others have used a scalpel. But medical school costs are clearly under the microscope.

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New campaign tries to mandate vaccination for meningitis B

A new campaign is trying to get major universities to mandate vaccination for a rarer form of meningitis.

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