Student services

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.

Policy brief calls for overhauling GEAR UP, TRIO Programs

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A new policy brief from the Brookings Institution calls for overhauling federal college preparation programs.

College newspapers turn to student fees for funding

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As the print journalism decline that hit professional newspapers years ago takes hold at campus publications, student staff turn to their peers for financial support, and hope they're willing to give it.

Across the Sectors, a new Career Advice column (essay)

More administrators and professors are moving between nonprofit and for-profit colleges or working in both simultaneously. Trenda Boyum-Breen begins a new column on navigating the shift.

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U.S. says self-funded student health plans meet Obamacare threshold

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Health agency proposes that self-funded student insurance plans be considered as meeting "minimum" coverage under health care law's individual mandate.

Lesley settlement flags food allergies and campus dining

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Justice Department settlement with Lesley U. suggests that colleges may need to add specialized mealtime services for students with food allergies.


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