Residence life

Surging Energy Costs

Spike in gas and oil prices force colleges to spend millions more and try to change campus behavior.

Banning Trans Fats

Citing health concerns, college food services are making new rules about ingredients.

Stanford ... Without Tests and Tuition

University investigates two cases in which people claimed to be part of the institution but were not.

Energy in the Dorms

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'

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.

When Students Pay for Convenience

Colleges confront swapping schemes in housing and course registration.

LEEDing the Pack

While Duke showcased its new platinum-rated residence hall at an annual meeting of college housing officers, other campus reps talked getting certified on a budget.

Pampering or Priority?

This fall, freshmen at George Washington University will have a little work to do that their predecessors did not: cleaning their own bathrooms. The university announced last month that it will eliminate its maid-like housekeeping services (which included vacuuming the rooms and cleaning private bathrooms) in freshman residence halls.


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