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Mental Health, Top of Mind

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Student affairs officials discussed behavioral intervention teams, suicide prevention programs and other sobering realities at annual convention Monday.

Gift Horse or a Good Idea?

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Gambling industry's charitable arm urges colleges to write formal policies that encourage "responsible gaming" on campus -- and offers to show them how.

Athletes for Gay Rights

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A straight star in college wrestling launches organization to promote equity in sports for people of all orientations.

To Drink or to Study?

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We know how students spend their time, but how do their choices affect their academic success?

Some Unpretentious Bragging

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Whitman promotes its "unpretentious Northwest culture" as reason to enroll. But is advertising that feature a bit ... pretentious?

Equal Time for 'Traditional Values'

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The Texas House of Representatives has passed a budget bill that would require any public college with a student center on "alternative" sexuality to provide equal funding to create new centers to promote "traditional values."

While the Senate has yet to adopt a version of the budget bill, the inclusion of the measure in the overall budget bill and the dominance of social conservatives in Texas politics means that the measure could well be enacted. The House vote in favor of the amendment on the campus sexuality centers was 110-24.

Student Affairs Groups Won't Merge

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In a much-anticipated and close vote of whether to consolidate the two largest national organizations of student affairs professionals -- ACPA: College Student Educators International and NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education -- ACPA members opted to join forces while NASPA members did not.

Commencement Speakers Announced: Bryant, College of New Rochelle, LIM, Maryville, Mott CC, NH Institute of Art, Northeastern Illinois, Ohio U., Salve Regina, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Southern Vermont, U. of Maine-Farmington

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The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2011:

Mixed on Media

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E-readers are in, but e-textbooks are not, according to a new student survey.

'Turn Your Zzz's Into A's'

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PHOENIX -- Did you get a complete and restful night's sleep last night? If not, and if right now you're reading this article rather than focusing on work, your time might be better spent on a short nap to boost your focus and productivity.

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