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Skorton on: student health

In his latest Huffington Post blog post, President David Skorton discusses student health on campus: “I believe that colleges and universities must do more to promote the health and well-being of our students. As self-reliant as many of them may seem, undergraduates are still ’emerging’ adults, susceptible to peer pressure and inclined to engage in risky behavior. And like all of us, they can make poor decisions, suffer from injuries, stress and emotional turmoil.”

Skorton goes on to examine high-risk drinking, hazing, mental health promotion and concussion prevention. He notes: “Colleges and universities in New York and other states do not have a legal responsibility to protect their students from their own risky behavior or the risky behavior of other students. And try as we might, it would be impossible to remove all potential risk.”

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