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This issue, we published reporting on the revisions to state-wide Title IX requirements that went into effect at the start of the month. Of these updates, the most important may be the new consequences for mandatory reporters. Faculty and staff members have been considered as mandatory reporters; however, according to the updates made to this state law, these mandatory reporters now risk termination if a report is not made. This is seemingly a good thing....

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In the midst of one recent midnight dorm discussion, my friend Jonathan brought up the knotty topic of mental health: How much is outside encouragement to blame for things like suicide? More generally, to what extent is the mind controlled by influences beyond its reach? I ended up conversing heatedly with my friend Rohan, an ambitious and passionate future neuroscientist, about a subject I knew very little about: the brain. Biological influence came into play...