Health services/medical

Post-Roe, colleges emphasize student digital privacy—or lack of it


Even as colleges adapt to the fall of Roe v. Wade, institutions have offered students a range of direct, indirect and sometimes outdated messaging about protecting medical information that could make them vulnerable.

A dark-haired young woman wearing headphones taps on a smart watch.

Conservative colleges celebrate the demise of Roe v. Wade

Some religious colleges are celebrating the demise of federal abortion rights while others are taking a more nuanced stance. A rare few are condemning the Supreme Court’s decision outright.

Activists outside the Supreme Court hold up signs, one of which says "Roe Is Dead."

Survey: College students reflect on mental health and campus help

33% of students feel the pandemic has made them focus more on caring for their mental health.

While the pandemic has taken a serious toll on students, few have stayed in a dark place the entire time, and the present time period is rated by the greatest percentage of students as the best one in terms of mental health.


Some colleges require medical-grade masks instead of cloth

Some colleges say cloth masks will no longer meet their masking requirements, and they are requiring medical-grade masks instead.


Winter graduations could be super-spreader events

With the Omicron variant fueling a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, one expert is urging institutions to use layered mitigation strategies to minimize contagion during December graduation ceremonies.


With CDC recommending boosters, will colleges require them?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strengthened its recommendations on further COVID-19 vaccinations, raising the possibility that colleges may begin requiring booster shots.


Flu virus grips college campuses

The University of Michigan is among the many college campuses experiencing early outbreaks of influenza, with nearly 530 students diagnosed since the beginning of October.


New federal COVID-19 vaccination rule affects colleges

Most colleges and universities will have to abide by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing.


With federal money at stake, more colleges mandate vaccines

Even as pending deadline prompts more universities to comply with Biden order mandating vaccination against COVID-19 for employees of federal contractors, some are still studying the order or determining next steps.


Students protest Amherst's strict COVID policies and debate takes off

Students object to the college’s policies limiting off-campus activities, and a debate ensues over whether the policies overreach or are appropriately cautious.



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