Colleges and Universities That Meet 100% of Need

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Colleges and Universities That Meet 100% of Need

Schools in boldface meet at least 94% of need for the majority of their students.

  1. Amherst College (MA)
  2. Barnard College (NY)
  3. Bates College (ME)
  4. Boston College (MA)
  5. Brown University (RI)
  6. Bryn Mawr College (PA)
  7. Bowdoin College (ME)
  8. Bucknell University (PA)
  9. California Institute of Technology
  10. Carleton College (MN)
  11. Claremont McKenna College (CA)
  12. Clark University (MA)
  13. Colby College (ME)
  14. Colgate University (NY)
  15. College of the Holy Cross (MA)
  16. College of Wooster (OH)
  17. Colorado College (CO)
  18. Columbia University (NY)
  19. Connecticut College (CT)
  20. Cornell University (NY)
  21. Davidson College (NC)
  22. Denison University (OH)
  23. Dickinson College (PA)
  24. Duke University (NC)
  25. Dartmouth College (NH)
  26. Emory University (GA)
  27. Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
  28. Franklin W. Olin College
  29. Georgetown University (DC)
  30. Gettysburg College (PA)
  31. Grinnell College (IA)
  32. Hamilton College (NY)
  33. Harvey Mudd College (CA)
  34. Haverford College (PA)
  35. Harvard University (MA)
  36. Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  37. Kenyon College (OH)
  38. Lafayette College (PA)
  39. Lehigh University (PA)
  40. Macalester College (MN)
  41. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  42. Middlebury College (VT)
  43. Mount Holyoke College (MA)
  44. Northwestern University (IL)
  45. Oberlin College (OH)
  46. Occidental College (CA)
  47. Pitzer College (CA)
  48. Pomona College (CA)
  49. Princeton University (NJ)
  50. Reed College (OR)
  51. Rice University (TX)
  52. Saint John’s College (NM)
  53. Saint Olaf College (MN)
  54. Scripps College (CA)
  55. Sewanee: The University of the South (TN)
  56. Smith College (MA)
  57. Stanford University (CA)
  58. Swarthmore College (PA)
  59. Thomas Aquinas College (CA)
  60. Trinity College (CT)
  61. Tufts University (MA)
  62. Tulane University (LA)
  63. Union College (NY)
  64. University of Chicago (IL)
  65. University of Notre Dame (IN)
  66. University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  67. University of Richmond (VA)
  68. University of Rochester (NY)
  69. University of Southern California
  70. Vanderbilt University (TN)
  71. Vassar College (NY)
  72. Wabash College (IN)
  73. Wake Forest University (NC)
  74. Washington and Lee University (VA)
  75. Washington University, St. Louis, (MO)
  76. Wellesley College (MA)
  77. Wesleyan University (CT)
  78. Williams College (MA)
  79. Wheaton College (MA)
  80. Yale University (CT)

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Like many people who are prescribed opioid medication for pain management by their physician, they can begin their journey taking their medication as directed. Over time, their utilization of their medication increases. They begin to look forward to taking their medication and need refills earlier than they are supposed to get them. Then life begins to fall apart.

What I did not know on the day that I heard my father state his drug history aloud, but now understand, is that opioid addiction is a disease like any other chronic disease.

In 2013 an estimated 2.4 million people were dependent on opioids, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, surpassing car accidents. In Ohio, at least 4,100 died last year- a 36% increase from 2015 when the state led the nation in overdose deaths. West Virginia and Kentucky are not far behind and have seen a significant increase in overdose deaths. Read more here.


HELP For Opioid Addiction (from 211 CT)

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) has a wide array of addiction related resources to assist residents of Connecticut, family members, and social service providers dealing with this issue:

  • Statewide toll-free number connecting residents seeking treatment and services to local walk-in assessment centers. Residents can call 1-800-563-4086, 24 hours a day, to connect them or a loved one to an assessment center in their area, or visit the website for a location:
  • Opioid Overdose Prevention/Naloxone (Narcan) Initiative:  Naloxone (narcan) is the antidote to an opioid overdose.  Pharmacists who have been trained and certified are now able to prescribe and dispense naloxone/narcan to individuals from a pharmacy.  A list of Naloxone Prescribing Pharmacists in Connecticut is available by clicking this link. In addition to certified pharmacists, Connecticut law allows other prescribers, including physicians, surgeons, Physician Assistants (PAs), Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), and Dentists to prescribe, dispense and/or administer the medication.
  • Medication Assisted Treatment Options: Which includes Methadone Clinics, Facts about Buprenorphine, Pain Management and Addiction Resources, and much more:
  • Advocacy and Support Services: Links to Connecticut Regional Mental Health Boards and other supports,
  • Tools and Strategies for Health Care Providers Treating Clients with Chronic Pain and Reducing Opioid Use:  Sign up for free, PainNet
National Resources for Treating Abuse and Addiction

For additional resources found in the Connecticut 2-1-1 Community Resources Database:

Implicit Bias


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Implicit Bias is getting a lot of attention these days. The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science. Check out your bias score here. 

Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity

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Understanding the Impact of Food Insecurity on Health

What is food insecurity? A national study published in 2012 by The Reinvestment Fund, in collaboration with the Opportunity Finance Network and with support from the US Treasury CDFI Fund’s Capacity
Building Initiative, entitled “Searching for Markets: The Geography of Inequitable Access to Healthy & Affordable Food in the United States” 12 reported that Hartford ranks 8th from the bottom among cities of between 100,000 and 250,000 in terms of ready access to full service grocery stores. In the report’s terminology, Hartford is an “LSA” (Limited Supermarket Access) area, which means “one where the residents must travel significantly farther to reach a supermarket than the “comparatively acceptable” distance traveled by residents in well-served
areas. TRF defines “comparatively acceptable” as the distance that residents of well-served  areas (block group with incomes greater than 120% of the area’s median income) travel to the nearest supermarket.” From the perspective of the report’s authors, this is significant because
“when we look at availability (consistency in access), variety (diversity of products) and price, supermarkets consistently have shown in various research studies to be the most reliable source of access to healthy foods.”

Read the entire report here.

Who is working on this problem? Founded in 1978, Hartford Food System is dedicated to finding long-term  solutions for access to affordable and healthy food in the city of Hartford. Our mission is to fight hunger and improve nutrition in our community. Our goal is a healthy, culturally-responsive, just, resilient and sustainable food system that meets the needs of all community members. To help make this happen, we implement programs that improve access to nutritious and affordable food, we help consumers make informed food choices, we advocate for a robust and economically sound food system, and we promote responsible food policies at all levels of government. Hartford Food System aims to link the well-being of urban communities with sustainable agriculture, a more equitable food economy, and food justice. Recognizing the complexity of the issues, HFS promotes lasting solutions which require a system-based approach through non-emergency and sustainable strategies. We believe that long-term solutions to Hartford’s food problems can only be found by addressing the root causes of hunger and poor nutrition. We do our work in partnership with public agencies, farmers, producers, people experiencing food insecurity, other nonprofit organizations, business leaders in the local food economy, and many volunteers. Our activities are based in the following strategies:

1.) Increase access to normal food outlets.
2.) Deepen the connection between consumers and agricultural production.
3.) Increase community capacity to advocate for a healthy and just food system.
4.) Advance public policies to improve the affordability and quality of food.
An Organization Dedicated to Innovative, Ways to Fight Hunger and Improve Nutrition

What If We Call All These Isms What They Are?

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What If We Call All These Isms What They Are?

There’s some bad“isms” floating around out there like racism, sexism, anti-semitism, and terrorism and they’re all bringing us down. Then there’s the euphemism.  Not visible but still dangerous as it swaps out the real meaning of words (like “the poor”) for less unpleasant sounding ones (like the “economically disadvantaged.”) Or as the comedian, George Carlin famously put it, “soft words that get the human pain completely buried under jargon.”

So, I’m wondering:  What if we dig up the dirt and just call these isms what they are – Hate.  Pure,simple and evil.  As the police departments don’t report them as “ism crimes” I figure we’re onto something.  What if speaking what’s true, even if it’s an inconvenient one, can help set us  free?

Read the entire article here.

How to Lose Weight After 50

How to Lose Weight After 50 (Well, after 60)

  • Eat fruits and vegetables
  • Skip the soda and sweetened drinks
  • Make lunch, not dinner, your biggest meal of the day
  • Get some exercise every day
  • Do strength building exercise
  • Stop eating fried foods; bake, broil, grill them instead
  • Get enough sleep

Teen health sites…

 Teen health sites…