Student life

Incoming freshmen more driven by money than ever, survey shows

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The impact of rising costs in a post-recession economy on the concerns and decisions of incoming freshmen is stronger than ever, an annual survey shows.

Swarthmore Hillel rejects ban on anti-Israel speakers

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Swarthmore College's Hillel chapter says it won't adhere to guidelines barring it from cooperating with or hosting anti-Israel groups or speakers. In response, Hillel headquarters draws a hard line.

NSSE 2013 measure student engagement and learning outcomes

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Revamped version of annual survey, NSSE, examines students' use of effective learning practices, academic advising and technology in the classroom.

Can colleges build students' cultural capital? And should they?

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Academic and student affairs officers discuss their responsibilities to help first-generation students overcome deficits in exposure to arts and culture -- and the pros and cons of requirements.

Twitter thread examines attention-seeking male professor stereotype

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Do male professors need and seek out attention from their female students? A popular feminist blogger thinks so, as do many of her Twitter followers.

New religious dorms part of faith-based housing trend

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Indicative of a larger trend, several faith-based dorms are opening on campuses, and not just private ones.

Changing the 'hook-up culture' conversation on college campuses

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A New York Times piece about the sex lives of Ivy League women elicited quite a bit of eye-rolling. Some college students are trying to change the "hook-up culture" conversation.

 

Wake Forest jazzes up campus, encouraging students to de-stress and interact

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Wake Forest officials worry their students are too stressed out and plugged in, so they've been stealthily installing instruments, games and tables for relaxation and interaction around campus outdoor areas. It's the first step in a larger "well-being" initiative.

Colleges with party emphasis maintain economic, social inequality, new research suggests

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Research featured in new book suggests that, in effort to lure full-pay students, universities have shifted their institutional priorities to the benefit of the affluent and the detriment of everyone else.

White men alienated in higher ed workplace, survey suggests

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In survey of experiences of student affairs professionals, a surprising trend emerges: the alienation of straight white men.

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