University of South Carolina students sold homemade chocolate roses last week to benefit Birthright of Columbia, a pro-life organization that counsels pregnant women against abortion in Columbia (the town where USC is located).
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Spring Break is months away but students at the University of Kentucky are already planning spring break service trips in neighboring Tennessee and Georgia. Student volunteers will work with senior citizen centers, child development centers and Habitat for Humanity.
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The University of Alabama chapter of Alpha Psi Omega sorority
recently held their annual West Alabama AIDS Outreach Benefit to raise
money for the West Alabama AIDS Outreach.
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Several students at Stanford University have created a nonprofit organization to “help facilitate the transfer of free medication from drug manufacturers to consumers.” SIRUM (Supporting Initiatives for the Redistribution of Unused Medicine) hopes to link pharmaceutical companies and other donors to free clinics. Students were inspired to start the organization in response to the devastating tsunami that struck Indonesia two years ago.
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The University of Washington has opened a student-run clinic in south Seattle to make health care more accessible to Seattle residents. At the Al-Shifa Clinic community members can receive free medical care while a team of 10 medical students and 20 undergraduates gain valuable experience. A board of faculty oversees the clinic’s operations and a board of community members ensures that the clinic meets the community’s needs. Tipu Khan, a fourth-year graduate student in medicine and the clinic’s board president and director, got the idea for the Al-Shifa Clinic from his undergraduate
The 19th annual Operation Santa Clause event had 20 UPenn
elves give out 125 gifts at Our Mother of Sorrows School after the original
target recipient, Drew Elementary, turned down the offer due to religious
concerns. Well, all the Penn volunteers wanted was to give and see smiles, and
that's exactly what happened.
Rape advocacy, activism, and awareness-raising continued this week at a variety of college campuses. At the University of Kentucky, the student volunteers of Women’s Place organized a performance of “SOARS” (Story of a Rape Survivor), a play written by the sister of a woman who was raped in her freshman year of college (with help from the victim herself). Students contacted SOARS and organized the event, which drew over 250 attendees. At Boston College, the Women’s Resource Center, together with the Women of Color Caucus, the Campus Ministry, Sisters Influencing and Empowering Sister
As Valentine’s Day came and went, students commemorated the day of love with more than roses and chocolate. National Condom Week and Sexual Responsibility Week were also celebrated this past week, revealing that there was more on the minds of college students than hearts and hugs. American University’s Women’s Initiative organized and hosted several events in celebration of Sexual Responsibility Week, a national celebration held annually during the week of Valentine’s Day. The week began with a “Passion Party,” the naughty – and educational – equivalent of a Tupperware Party, and cul
The University of Iowa dance-a-thon raised over $880,000 for UI Hospitals and Clinics' Children's Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network. This was UI’s 13th annual dance-a-thon, a 24-hour event chronicled through regular updates and photographs in the Daily Iowan.
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The Black Student Alliance at Colorado State University held a game night where students participated in safe-sex themed games to raise awareness of the rapid spread of HIV and other STDs in the black community.
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