Student life

What should educators make of spray-painting campus statues and symbols of the old South?

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Some people aren't waiting patiently for colleges to rename buildings or remove statues of racist figures of the Southern past. Is spray paint the appropriate tool? Some experts predict a rise in "historical guerrilla warfare."

What kind of resources do colleges provide to students with complaints?

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Fed up with slow administration responses, students have taken complaints to the press and social media -- to the frustration of their institutions. What other options do students have before they go public?

U of Minnesota responds to student complaint about posters

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Should U of Minnesota have investigated and questioned the judgment of professors whose poster promoting a panel discussion on the Charlie Hebdo murders offended Muslim students?

Senator McCaskill and others renew push on campus sex assault, make changes to bill

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Renewing their push to combat campus sexual assault, a bipartisan group of 10 senators outlined modest revisions to their legislation aimed at holding colleges more accountable.

Study finds big gaps between student and employer perceptions

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Survey finds that college students think they are being well-prepared with the skills and qualities needed for careers. Employers are dubious.

Bates College administrators squash popular Halloween-time party

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As Bates College aims to combat excessive drinking, administrators anger students by unilaterally canceling a popular drinking event held until now every Halloween season.

Sewanee puts faculty back in charge of freshman advising

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It's hard to offer meaningful advising to new students before they arrive on campus. But Sewanee says it can be done, with professors making key decisions.

 

Are college marching bands hotbeds of hazing?

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Dismissal of marching band director at Ohio State reflects an unwillingness to tolerate behavior that once would have been written off as tradition.

For extra eyes and ears, many institutions employ student security guards

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Jon Meis's heroism -- displayed when the 22-year-old engineering student pepper-sprayed and tackled a gunman at Seattle Pacific University -- is rare. The phenomenon of students working for campus security, however, is common, experts say.

Would forcing fraternities to admit women reduce sexual assaults?

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Students and faculty at Wesleyan U. push to end all-male Greek houses. Would such a shift protect women?

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