Student life

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.

More Spiritual, But Not in Church

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As undergraduates progress in college careers, they care more about issues of faith and meaning, but are less likely to attend religious services, survey finds.

The Attack That Wasn't

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What on Monday morning was becoming a cause célèbre for bloggers and pundits alike was anything but by early afternoon, as a Princeton University student who is a member of a conservative campus group admitted to police that he fabricated an assault that he said had occurred Friday several miles from campus.

Outsourcing Remedial Ed

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Through contracts with community colleges, four-year institutions are offering developmental courses on their campuses that aren't their courses at all.

Being Active (Or Not) in Law School

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Older students tend to spend more time preparing for class but are less likely to be involved in a co-curricular activity than are younger counterparts, annual survey of law school "engagement" finds.

Frozen at the Podium

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Colleges expand programs to help students who have anxiety over public speaking, but some wonder whether these efforts will work.

Maybe He Shouldn't Have Spoken His Mind

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T. Hayden Barnes opposed his university's plan to build two large parking garages with $30 million from students' mandatory fees. So last spring, he did what any student activist would do: He posted fliers criticizing the plan, wrote mass e-mails to students, sent letters to administrators and wrote a letter to the editor of the campus newspaper. While that kind of campaign might be enough to annoy university officials, Barnes never thought it would get him expelled.

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