This week: Campus news to look out for 10-10-13 

Check back in the next issue on Oct. 14 for more coverage.


UNLV has received an award given to just 30 universities by the Jed Foundation: the JedCampus seal. The JedCampus seal is an award given to universities that have outstanding programs with comprehensive approaches in student mental health. To earn the seal, universities take a voluntary, online self-assessments reviewing campus mental health and suicide-prevention programs. Once awarded, the seal is valid for two years. The Jed Foundation is a national non-profit that advocates suicide prevention and mental health programs for college students.


The UNLV Special Fees Committee will consider a package of possible fee increases on Monday, Oct. 14. The most significant changes are a $1.90 increase to the Student Life Facilities Fee, which would raise about $1,000,000 for the Athletics Department, and a two percent ‘convenience charge’ on tuition and fee payments made using a credit card. CSUN Undergraduate President Mark Ciavola has vociferously opposed the fee hikes, but administration has indicated they are considering the changes to be more in line with peer institutions. Most major universities in the western U.S. have convenience fees upward of two percent. The committee meeting will take place at 10 a.m. in UNLV President Neal Smatresk’s conference room.

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