Higher Ed Round-up
February 27, 2014, 10:51 pm · Updated February 28, 2014, 1:29 am·
Dartmouth Cares, a mental health umbrella organization that seeks to connect student groups around campus and educate them on topics of suicide prevention and mental health, conducted a suicide prevention training session for students this past week.The program sought to improve students' communication skills, knowledge and awareness of suicide awareness signs. The training session, although not the first of its kind, is part of university wide efforts to generate campus discussion on mental health.
Jonathon Nelson, 1977 Brown University graduate and founder of the Providence Equity Firm is the transitive owner of the United States Investigation Services which is currently mixed up in a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit for “taking shortcuts” on at least 40 percent of its cases. The company handled the cases of Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis, although those particular cases haven't been mentioned in the federal lawsuit. USIS, which was suspected of fraud in 2011, is now being accused of abandoning incomplete cases.
A new student group at Cornell University will meet for the first time in March 16 to address the issues of post-abortion distress. The support group which will meet on Sundays for seven weeks, is limited in size to create a safe and intimate space for women. The director of Cornell's Women Resource Center cited the lack of dialogue around the issue due to social and political stigma surrounding the topic of abortion. The support group will be tailored to the needs of the group and be run by Stephanie Haskins.