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NCAA Releases Health Guidelines for College Basketball

by McLain Moberg / September 28, 2020

Nearly two weeks ago, the NCAA Division I Council approved college basketball’s new start date – November 25. Per the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committees, the decision was made to begin the year “when at least three-quarters of Division I institutions will have either concluded their fall terms or moved remaining instruction and exams […]

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Here’s Why Some Baltimore Area Colleges are Requiring Flu Shots This School Year

by Morgan Eichensehr / September 28, 2020

This is the first time many colleges and universities will be making a flu shot mandatory for their campus communities. Read More


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ACHA Issues New Guidance on Protecting Vulnerable Populations Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

by B. Denise Hawkins / August 31, 2020

Along with careful and ambitious plans to reopen for the fall semester amid a pandemic have come pledges from campus leaders to keep all of their students safe. But new guidance from the American College Health Association (ACHA) urges college officials to also protect, support and engage those who are most vulnerable in the campus […]

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Striking Delays in Autism Dx Among African-American Kids

by Elizabeth Hlavinka / August 24, 2020

African-American families with concerns about their children’s development have to surmount many obstacles before reaching an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis with providers, a study indicated. Among 584 Black children with ASD, the mean age of diagnosis was 5.4 years, more than 3 years after parents first reported concerns about children’s development, reported John Constantino, […]


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School of Nursing at Hallmark University Receives $75,000 Scholarship Grant

by Max Massey / July 27, 2020

Thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Baptist Health Foundation, the Hallmark University nursing program is able to teach and prepare more future nurses. “I do wanna make the world a better place,” Britteny Whitaker, a nursing student at Hallmark University, said. Whitaker is a third-year nursing student at Hallmark, as well as a Marine […]

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Syracuse University Suspends ZBT Fraternity for Violating Public Health Orders

by Chris Hippensteel / August 03, 2020

Syracuse University has suspended its Zeta Beta Tau fraternity chapter for violating public health orders and the university’s Code of Student Conduct, an SU spokesperson confirmed Friday. The fraternity is no longer allowed to operate on campus after violating social distancing guidelines and participating in behavior that was “reckless and selfish,” said Sarah Scalese, senior associate vice […]


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Working with a disability

by Laura Kiesel

A decade ago, I was completing my master’s degree in environmental science and policy, and preparing to embark on a multi-decade career in advocacy and public policy that would have required not only long hours during the workweek, but frequent travel and overtime. Unfortunately, my body had other plans. Slowly my experiences began to erode […]

Why is student mental health at Georgia Tech and other schools worsening?

by Maureen Downey

Collin Spencer is a third-year biology major at Georgia Tech where he has served as a member of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson’s Campus Culture Action Team and as director of the Mental Health Student Coalition. After Collin and I exchanged emails about the deaths of two Georgia Tech students to suicide, I asked him to […]