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Why opioid overdose prevention efforts have a place on campus

The US is experiencing a brutal opioid epidemic. Tragedies on campuses have put a spotlight on prevention efforts and how those can be implemented in colleges. Although opioid abuse and addiction is relatively rare among college students, prevention initiatives make...

Why campus sexual consent policies should not call out disability

By Joseph Fischel, PhD, associate professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University It is undeniable that disability-specific statutes (in sex law) and codes (in university sexual misconduct policy) risk quashing intimate and sexual possibilities to...

How racial bias shows up in class—and what to do about it

By Lucy Berrington, MS Diversity awareness has increased on college campuses, yet many students of color routinely experience interactions and incidents that make them feel unwelcome. This potentially harms their academic prospects, according to a 2014 study by...

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