Student affairs / student services

Staph Infections Come to Campus

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Colleges across the country are dealing with a drug-resistant strain of the condition that can prove deadly.

Caught in the Web

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Disputes between administrators and student publications at 2 universities reveal some of the journalistic tensions wrought by the Internet era.

Voting With Their Mice

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Two business school students turn a class project into an Internet startup that lets students poll their own campuses.

Energy in the Dorms

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Students are behind many large-scale environmental efforts on their campuses, but are they willing to make small sacrifices in their everyday lives?

The Sociology of 'Hooking Up'

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Many researchers rely on college undergraduates as subjects for studies of human behavior. For Kathleen A. Bogle, an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at LaSalle University who trained her scholarly lens on the students themselves, focusing on that cross-section was part of the design.

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.

'Back in Business' on Civil Rights

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WASHINGTON -- The standard line from President Obama and his aides is that after years of relative inattention from the Republican White House that preceded it, the new administration's civil rights infrastructure is "back in business," on the lookout for evidence of discrimination in the nation's schools and colleges.

Shelving Hunger

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The difficult economy prompts students to create campus food banks for use by their peers.

Bath Salts, Spice and Drugs That Entice

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As "bath salts" are banned by lawmakers left and right, administrators consider how their own policies address designer drugs that come and go.

"[Insert Word Here] in a Can"

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A few months ago, a drink called Four Loko caught the attention of students, colleges, news media and politicians across the country. Its dangerous mix of lots of caffeine and lots of alcohol made it a target of the Food and Drug Administration, which eventually outlawed the beverage – though it has since returned, sans the caffeine.

Dubbed “blackout in a can,” Four Loko and the craze it spawned ultimately fell off the college radar.

Cue “binge in a can.”

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