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A Jury Found Iowa State U. Partially Responsible for a Student’s Suicide. Here’s What That Could Mean for Other Colleges (2019)

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Featured on the website for The Chronicle (subscription required for access), this article looks at the case of Dane Schussler, a junior at Iowa State University, who died by suicide after he sought treatment at the university’s counseling center. The case raises questions about the degree of responsibility higher education institutions have for their students’ well-being, the level of liability such institutions may have when their services are reduced, and if common treatment practices need revision.

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