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August 10, 2011
Coker College, as part of expanded drive on health, will require every new student to take a fitness assessment.
August 8, 2011
More Mandarin-speaking students are enrolling in college, and counseling centers must address their special needs, psychologists say.
August 5, 2011
Those returning from military service experience significantly more suicidal thoughts than non-veterans, a new study finds -- and authors say colleges can do better.
August 3, 2011
College students like to drink. Sometimes they drink too much. And sometimes they pay the price – academically, socially, and sometimes, with their lives. No matter how well-intentioned they are, educational prevention methods like posters and lectures alone will not stop all this from happening. Students know this. Administrators know this. Yet, according to new research, the vast majority of colleges, when it comes to prevention, are leaving an extraordinary resource untapped – the students themselves.
August 2, 2011
David Schaad knows a lot about farming. He knows it’s important to start work at 8 a.m., so he can harvest the leafy green vegetables like lettuce and kale before it gets too hot, and he knows to bring his harvesting knife for root vegetables like carrots, scallions and green onions.
July 29, 2011
One athletic conference's move to limit tackling -- and, officials hope, concussions -- at football practices may mark the start of a trend.
July 29, 2011
The Ivy League’s new restrictions on the frequency with which football teams hold full-contact practices, designed to reduce player concussions, are unprecedented at the collegiate level. Given the lack of research on the topic, it’s difficult to say whether the league did too much, too little or just enough -- let alone to predict the effect the rules will have in the upcoming season.
July 28, 2011
Marcus Waterbury, a graduate of the women’s institution Mount Holyoke College, didn’t think it was a big deal when, 15 years after graduation, his alma mater agreed to re-issue his degree to reflect the new name he adopted after transitioning from female to male.
July 21, 2011
A sure-to-be-controversial new study from the National Council on Teacher Quality – the same group that developed the heavily criticized methodology U.S.
July 15, 2011
College officials hope to foster good decision-making by helping students view their actions through an ethical lens.