Student services

For athletes, a different kind of helicopter parent

Athletes' parents can be especially influential on their kids' career aspirations, and not necessarily in a good way, one study suggests.

To improve sexual climate, Colgate lets students take the reins

Colgate administrators have let students take the reins on sexual education, and the historically party-oriented campus climate may be improving as a result.

Disagreement on campus judicial systems

Students, administrators and lawyers argue over whether and how colleges should adjudicate campus assault cases at U. of Virginia conference on sexual misconduct.

Debate over student preparedness for work and who's to blame when it's lacking

New survey finds disagreement among students, businesses and college leaders over whether and how recent grads are prepared for work. But there is consensus on who's to blame: everybody.

At a small private college, all-night dining allows for more flexible class scheduling

At Lynn University, one of the first small colleges to offer a 24-hour cafeteria, students are more nourished and classes are more flexible.

Colleges foot bill for career transition programs during academic breaks

New liberal arts programs expand career services to academic breaks, bringing students back on campus for job hook-ups and development workshops -- and footing the bill.

Meningitis update: more unlicensed vaccine use possible; stay vigilant over holiday break

As the Princeton cases grow and Thanksgiving holiday approaches, CDC prepares for potentially wider use of an unlicensed vaccine and campus officials nationwide warn students to take precautions.

Georgetown takes comprehensive approach to athlete development

Georgetown's new athlete development and leadership program bridges sports, academics and student services for a comprehensive approach to leadership education.

More data show students unprepared for work, but what to do about it?

New survey shows students think they're more prepared for the work force than employers believe they are. The question, its authors ask, is what will anyone do about it?


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