Updated 3:05 PM ET, Sat August 25, 2018 (CNN) -- Colin Schlank says he was in the backseat of a speeding car with a blindfold over his eyes. Music was blasting as the vehicle swerved from side to side, slamming him against its windows. It was his first night rushing Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity, at the University of Connecticut. He'd spent one semester as a freshman before deciding to join, hoping to expand his circle of friends. Now he was scared and disoriented, wondering what he had gotten himself into. Before pledging AEPi, Schlank said he had no misconceptions about what lay ahead: "I knew what Greek life was like. I knew about hazing." But he says the pitfalls of the initiation process got "really real" for him soon after fraternity brothers began berating him and his fellow pledges. Read More "I remember that one moment where I was like, 'something isn't right here,'" Schlank told CNN. "Here are the supposed leaders of the chapter, swearing in my face and … [Read more...] about Why so many college students pledge Greek life knowing they’ll be hazed
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Patient no-shows are a costly, intractable headache for healthcare providers. Millions of patients cancel, skip or reschedule appointments with their clinicians every year, creating vacant schedules and expenses that can cost the industry by one estimate $150 billion annually. Faced with such high cost, providers and payers alike have increasingly looked to tech for answers. Stakeholders across the industry — from insurers and providers to EHR companies — are engaging directly with Uber and Lyft following the companies' high-profile entrances into the market. Trouble getting to a provider, however, is just one of many factors fueling missed appointments. Other issues patients cite include cost of care, socioeconomic restraints, long wait times and scheduling conflicts. Despite big promises from tech companies, an app and a platform can't solve all of healthcare's woes. "How much of this is, they're really not that into … [Read more...] about How providers are working to stem missed appointments
David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jul 27, 2018 Less than 24 hours before Larry Nassar stood in an Ingham County courtroom, pleading guilty last November to sexually assaulting seven women, three Michigan State University board members were about 20 miles northwest, waiting to board an airplane flying them to a weekend of MSU basketball games. Joel Ferguson, Melanie Foster and Mitch Lyons all were members of the traveling party that spent the Thanksgiving holiday watching high-level basketball courtesy of the university. The three trustees, plus two Foster guests and one Lyons guest, are listed on documents showing the official traveling party for the PK80-Phil Knight Invitational. The plane left about 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Nassar, the former MSU doctor, pleaded guilty the next morning. The presence of board members on trips by the basketball or football teams isn't unusual. A Free Press review of five years of travel records — obtained under … [Read more...] about Michigan State trustees are frequent fliers on team road trips
“Sir, can you take your hands out of your pockets, please?” I complied, sitting uncomfortably on a metal bench as a Customs and Border Patrol agent flipped through the pages of my passport.Story Continued Below This was the second time in less than 12 hours I had been asked to get out of my car and submit to additional questioning. The first time was the night before, when I was crossing the U.S.-Canadian border north into the city of Cornwall, Ontario, where I had decided to spend the night. Coming back into the United States the next day, it was the same thing. Both times my car was searched, I was questioned about whom I was meeting in the area, queried about the topic of my research (my forthcoming book), quizzed about the other stamps in my passport and asked—several times—whether the tape recorder I had brought to do interviews was turned on. I had expected my visit to Akwesasne to be the low-stress portion of my travel for the book, which also included … [Read more...] about The Nation That Sits Astride the U.S.-Canada Border
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAnemona Hartocollis May 12, 2018 CLINTON, N.Y. — In the days after her son Graham hanged himself in his dormitory room at Hamilton College, Gina Burton went about settling his affairs in a blur of efficiency, her grief tinged with a nagging sense that something did not add up. She fielded requests and sympathy notes from the college, promising the dean of students a copy of his obituary “so you can see how special Hamilton was to him.” This was why his suicide “makes no sense,” she added in a puzzled aside. The next day, Ms. Burton accepted condolences from the college president, and assured him “how right a choice Hamilton was” for her son. But two weeks later, she read her son’s journal and everything changed. Mr. Burton, a sophomore, wrote that he was flunking three of his … [Read more...] about His College Knew of His Despair. His Parents Didn’t, Until It Was Too Late.