Student life

Colleges confront an increase in use of heroin by students

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Facing overdoses and regional scourges, campuses start to see that substance abuse problems don’t just revolve around alcohol and marijuana.

 

Colleges consider why students are getting killed falling from buildings

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A series of deaths and injuries in which students fell from buildings has some colleges rethinking policies.

 

Some dorm room deposits are called unethical

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Students spend countless thousands on housing fees for dorms they may never live in at colleges and universities they may never attend. Are these charges ethical?

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.

 

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