Student life

The Mental Health of Students and Non-Students

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Major national study finds that disorders are widespread -- and treatment is not -- for those who are 19-25, regardless of their enrollment status.

Dorm Living as a Psychological Science

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Some small colleges are using the Myers-Briggs personality test to either match freshman roommates or help resolve conflict between them.

Drug Use, With Academics in Mind

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Students who use ADHD medications without prescriptions do so more for studying than partying -- and generally feel that the drug use pays off, survey finds.

Exam Week Zen

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Colleges aren't just offering late-night coffee and cookies during finals week, but massages and other perks to soothe the stressed-out student.

A New Look at the Impact of Diversity

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Major scholarly study finds positive impacts from having roommates from different backgrounds -- and negative impacts from being members of groups largely of one race or ethnicity.

Colleges Plan for Obama Inaugural

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Colleges and universities will celebrate and observe the upcoming presidential inauguration -- on campus and in Washington.

'Online Social Networking on Campus'

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Student affairs administrators are increasingly debating how to use Facebook and other social networking tools -- and whether and how to monitor student use. A new book -- Online Social Networking on Campus: Understanding What Matters in Student Culture (Routledge) -- aims to offer some guidance. The authors are Ana M.

A First-Generation Residence

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In twist on the theme house concept, U. of Cincinnati focuses on first-generation, low-income freshmen.

What Are Freshmen Thinking?

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Annual survey of first-year students considers money and politics (among other topics): Students are looking for jobs and leaning left.

'The Company He Keeps'

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Although he isn't a fraternity brother, Nicholas L. Syrett has immersed himself in the world of Greek history. Syrett, an assistant professor of history at the University of Northern Colorado, is interested in much more than pledging and bonding. His new book is The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities (University of North Carolina Press).

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