Student services

Settlements put colleges' duty to ensure blind students access to materials under new scrutiny

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Colleges' responsibility to ensure that blind students have equitable access have become much more clear with a trio of recent settlements; exactly how to meet those obligations is less certain.

Swarthmore actions on sexual assault likely to help OCR case

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Heeding outside review, Swarthmore will improve sexual assault prevention and response, even as federal officials investigate a Title IX complaint there.

College grads less engaged in work than those with less education, survey finds

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Bachelor's-degree holders are less likely to be involved in and enthusiastic about their work than people with more or less education, survey finds.

33rd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience

Date: 
Sat, 02/15/2014 to Tue, 02/18/2014

Location

One Market Place Manchester Grand Hyatt
92101 San Diego , California
United States

Sexual assault activists protest level of federal Title IX enforcement

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Sexual assault survivors and activists take their rallying cry to U.S. Education Department in Washington, protesting and urging the feds to do more to enforce Title IX.

HBCUs get some help, but still struggle to meet NCAA academic standards

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Despite some targeted support from the NCAA, historically black colleges struggle to keep up with increased academic standards. Given enrollments dominated by underprepared students, is more money enough?

Student expelled for being gay and charged $6,000 in back tuition protests with online petition

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A student expelled for having a lesbian relationship and ordered to repay $6,000 in scholarship money is fighting back.

Obama, Biden, celebrities and politicians talk mental health and its impact on students

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College health officials can't go a day without discussing mental health, but President Obama tried to accelerate a national discussion about it at a White House conference Monday.

Data track student health by visits and diagnoses

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Respiratory problems and birth control are the most common issues among students visiting health centers, growing database shows, but students with mental health issues require more care.

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