U. of Maryland discovers that, in wake of Oklahoma fraternity's racist chant, offensive statements by fraternity members will get more scrutiny -- both from those demanding tough responses and those who want no response.
Students and Violence
Too many college leaders look to their student affairs offices only when something goes wrong. They can help the institutions be more successful, too, writes Kevin Kruger.
A dispute over how to punish a fraternity ends with the resignation of the dean of students. Is this a pattern?
The film originally claimed that the "presidents or chancellors of UNC, Harvard, Notre Dame, Florida State, Berkeley, Occidental and more than 35 other schools all declined to be interviewed." It's no longer making that claim.
Recent arrests at Wesleyan following Molly overdoses raise questions of why drug arrests are so rare at small private colleges -- but common elsewhere.
Student affairs and anticrime groups warn that state legislation designed to prevent sexual assaults on campus is being poorly drafted and could hurt the efforts lawmakers want to encourage.
Two campuses that have been praised for their mental health services struggle to respond to multiple student suicides in the same academic year.
Columbia is introducing a new "sexual respect" education program -- said to include writing poetry and reflection papers -- but activists say the program will do little to prevent sexual assault.
If a student tells a faculty member about a sexual assault that the student doesn't want to report, should the professor file a report anyway? More colleges are requiring it, and not everyone agrees the policies are wise.
President pushes to create house system, ban hard alcohol and fight grade inflation -- all in the name of stopping "extreme behaviors."
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