Parents

Data on Helicopter Parents

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Students walking across campus talking on their cells are probably chatting with Mom, survey finds.

Outside Help on the Way?

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With Rutgers planning to drop six "Olympic" sports teams from varsity status, lawmakers consider stepping in.

Feeling Squeezed

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New survey finds most Americans believe tuition shouldn't bar qualified students from a college education, as anxieties about price mount.

Giving New Meaning to 'Program for Parents'

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Many community colleges have programs for parents -- policies and tools for helping adult students balance child care and other demands of being a parent with the expectations of being a college student.

Parental Involvement Wanted

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Most students approve of the role Mom and Dad are playing in college choices -- and minority freshmen are more likely than white counterparts to want even more guidance.

Making a Pact

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Mercy College of New York begins a program to give each undergraduate a single mentor to provide personal attention from admission all the way through graduation.

Students Missing in Health Plans

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Legislation moving through Congress seems to forget college students in its provisions.

'Parenting Out of Control'

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Discussion of -- and complaints about -- the rise of "helicopter parents," whose involvement in their children's lives lies somewhere between excessive and obsessive, has reached a fever pitch over the past few years.

'The iConnected Parent'

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With the start of a new academic year -- and a new crop of freshmen leaving home for the first time -- comes the now-inevitable round of articles about the parents who have a little too much trouble letting go (nor does Inside Higher Ed

Worried About Retirement

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Should colleges and their employees be doing more to encourage savings and better-informed planning?

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