Student life

When 'Not Gay' is 'Not OK'

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We come from old Virginia,
Where all is bright and gay.

Asking for Input -- Deliberately

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Carnegie Mellon's "Campus Conversations" are premised on the idea of polling, not by phone, but after informed discussion and debate. The "deliberative polling" model is spreading.

Extending the Arm of Campus Law

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Several colleges are considering proposals to apply their on-campus rules to off-campus incidents.

Unprecedented Detail on Asian Applicants

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In move that could have national implications, U. of California is changing undergraduate applications so that students will have 23 subgroups to identify themselves.

How, Then, Shall We Learn?

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Holy Cross expands first-year living-learning program built around small seminars to the entire freshman class.

Scrutiny for Student Fees

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In challenge to support for NYPIRG, appeals court rejects SUNY-Albany's use of "advisory" votes on whether certain groups should get college funds.

Presidential Politics and the Student Vote

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Obama, Giuliani have support of 18-24 year olds, who also like idea of a major third-party candidate, twice-yearly survey from Harvard's Institute of Politics shows.

Campus Fight Club

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In wake of student's boxing death, a dorm activity that few college officials say has been on their radar attracts attention.

Flu U

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At U. of Michigan, a dormitory becomes a laboratory for a major public health study.

Averting Assault

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New study shows that freshman fraternity members who participate in a prevention program end up committing fewer acts of sexual coercion.


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