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April 18, 2005

The more students are "engaged" in their academic work, the less likely they are to drink heavily or abuse drugs. But academic engagement does not seem to have any effect, positively or negatively, on students' overall mental health, although it does seem to add to the level of stress they feel.

April 15, 2005

Teaching assistants at Columbia and Yale vote to strike; students walk out of classes at Emerson to back faculty union.

April 15, 2005

A study of industrialized nations finds Sweden has the most affordable higher education system and the Netherlands has the most accessible.

April 15, 2005

A Berkeley dean talks about taking Hampshire's top job, politically active campuses, and becoming one of the few openly gay college presidents.

April 15, 2005

A flurry of activity suggests Congress may make progress on extending the Higher Education Act after all.

April 14, 2005

Students are deeply committed to exploring their spiritual and religious lives, but don't get much help from colleges, researchers say.


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