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'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).

'Sexual Depravity,' Student Fees and the Student Press

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The column, “Sexual Depravity,” was, by most people’s standards, pretty offensive (and if you think it might offend you, you might consider skipping the next paragraph).

Transparent Boycott Target

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After Washington U. in St. Louis bans the sale of bottled water on campus, other anti-bottle campaigns gain momentum.

Porn as Campus Attraction

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Producers of new feature offer free screenings to colleges, some of which accept. At U. of Maryland, legislators get movie blocked.

Orientation for Whites

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Mount Holyoke tries possibly unique approach to the controversy over programs for incoming minority students by adding section for those who are in the majority.

A Culture of Assessment

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Hofstra U. students did not think much of the services and community offered them, until the institution discovered and responded to their concerns via a cycle of surveys.

When To Call a Flu Day

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Some colleges with cases of H1N1 close down, while others stay open.

Where's the SGA President? AIPAC

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WASHINGTON -- The theme of this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference is “relationships matter” -- the significance of which should not be lost on the 193 student government presidents the lobbying group brought here for the occasion, as Jonathan Kessler, AIPAC’s leadership development director, told them Saturday. “Every conversation, every relationship starts somewhere.”

Poking Fun at Community Colleges

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NBC to debut sitcom, co-starring Chevy Chase, following a lovable group of "losers" at a two-year institution. Some in academe, however, are not laughing.

Lost Men on Campus

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Scholars at national conference link issues of identity and masculinity to gender gaps in academic performance.

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