Beyond Sparky the Dog

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A new nonprofit group works with colleges to make 'indestructible' students' take fire safety seriously.

'Engagement,' Depression and Drugs

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The more students are "engaged" in their academic work, the less likely they are to drink heavily or abuse drugs. But academic engagement does not seem to have any effect, positively or negatively, on students' overall mental health, although it does seem to add to the level of stress they feel.

A Combustible Mix in Ohio

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Alcohol and smoking contributed to the fire that killed 3 Miami U. students, an investigation concludes.

When Students Learn

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Chico State wants more students in classes on Fridays; Penn State cuts back on 8 a.m. courses.

Getting Drunk = Getting Hurt, Study Finds

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Drinking to excess puts students at more risk of injury, Wake Forest researchers find.

Taking Aim at Student Sex

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Wisconsin legislators approve a bill barring campus health centers from dispensing the "morning after" contraception pill.

Congrats -- Now Don't Get Hurt

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As graduates leave the stage and head for the wide world, they often do so without health insurance.

Some college health plans cover students for the summer after graduation. But, as recent graduates decide whether to travel, or take that first job, the clock on their coverage is ticking. In many cases, the coverage disappears as soon as they get their diploma. With a growing number of uncovered recent graduates, colleges and alumni associations are adopting various ways of offering health insurance. But these efforts are frequently limited by state regulations.

A Drive Against Drinking

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California State campuses attack alcohol abuse with a mix of peer education and stricter enforcement.

Drawing Attention to Depression

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American Psychiatric Association begins information campaign aimed specifically at college students.

Alcohol Summer School

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More colleges require freshmen, as part of orientation, to take an online course on drinking-related dangers.


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