Student life

University of Chicago drops swim, fitness tests and PE requirement

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In dropping phys ed requirements, University of Chicago becomes latest institution to cut fitness and swim tests, the latter of which was required for graduation.

New book criticizes culture of sex at Yale

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Recent graduate's book takes on what he sees as hedonistic and irresponsible culture on campus.

Paul Quinn College bans pork from campus dining

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The president of Paul Quinn makes no apologies for eliminating pork from dining options as part of health initiative. But students don't always take well to menu tinkering.

Obama's deferred status order creates new problems for some DREAM students

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Undocumented students like President Obama's executive order. But as dust settles and clarity on some points has yet to emerge, many worry about unresolved issues. One Texas university tries to provide guidance.

Texas technical colleges want to link state funding and employment outcomes

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Texas technical colleges want to link 45 percent of their operating budget to the employment success of graduates.

Rutgers Clementi case shows pitfalls of social media, poor roommate communication

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The Clementi case shone a national spotlight on cyberbullying. But it also showed what can happen in the most extreme situations of poor communication between roommates.

Arizona survey examines student cheating, faculty responses

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Study at a large university identifies which students are most likely to break the academic rules, and suggests theories on how faculty can fight back. For many students, cheating isn't a big deal if it's on homework.

Students turn to crowdfunding site to bankroll projects and organizations

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Cash-poor students and organizations turn to popular crowdfunding site to fund-raise for projects that institutional sources are unable or unwilling to bankroll.

University student codes of conduct include fines for violations

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More colleges want to be able to fine students who violate conduct codes. But how they go about it, and the impact of the policies, varies.

Campus-themed Internet memes go viral

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With the help of a young entrepreneur and thousands of willing college students, campus-specific Web gags go viral.

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