Student life

No More Mr. Saggypants

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U. of West Alabama tells students what they can't wear and finds little opposition. Among its rules: no "sagging pants," caps or hoods in class.

Are You Ready for 'Islamo-Fascism Week'?

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"Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" is still three weeks away, but the event and a similar campaign from Young America's Foundation are already setting off campus controversies and debates about tolerance and free speech.

Community Service Crackdown

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U.S. Education Department turns up heat -- even demanding repayment of funds -- on colleges where fewer than 7 percent of work study money goes to students in community work.

Privacy and Politics

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Wisconsin-Madison criticized for using financial aid data for political purposes -- but officials say concerns only distract attention from a big budget impasse.

Student, Interrupted

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An Eastern Illinois student with post-traumatic stress disorder was essentially forced out of college after having a flashback in class.

'Haunted Halls'

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With Halloween here, there could be no more fitting time for the University Press of Mississippi to release Haunted Halls: Ghostlore of American College Campuses. In the book, Elizabeth Tucker explores the history and meaning of campus ghost legends.

Freshman Year Abroad

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An increasing number of colleges are offering long-term study abroad options starting in the first semester.

'Inside Greek U.'

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Ever wonder what goes on behind closed doors on Greek row? A communications professor provides such a look in Inside Greek U.: Fraternities, Sororities, and the Pursuit of Pleasure, Power and Prestige, just published by the University of Kentucky Press. Alan D. DeSantis, who teaches at the University of Kentucky, is both a tough critic and defender of the Greek system.

Well, if They're Already Using It ...

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If recent history is any guide, students' online behavior is not only unpredictable, but it would be futile to try to change it.

Campus Food From Around the Corner

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As part of their sustainability initiatives, colleges are buying locally grown fare and marking it on the menu.


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