Student life

Taming St. Patrick's Daze

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The drinking has already begun. You might be reading this first thing Friday, but somewhere on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, students are pounding beers. They've been up since dawn on this "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day," ready to hit the bars before noon and keep it going throughout the weekend.

Spring Break. Woo.

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Spring break is here, and for most students, that means one thing: going home. What it's like for the silent majority that doesn't make it to Cancun?

U.S. Proposes New Rules on Student Privacy

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Guidelines would give college administrators more latitude in releasing information when they fear for students' health and safety.

Encouraging Interfaith Experiences

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With students of many faiths, how can colleges design spaces and organize their activities to encourage interreligious understanding amid individual spiritual exploration?

Ambiguity and Ignorance on Crime

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New research finds disconnect between campus officials, less than dazzling knowledge of key campus crime law and evidence that programs to prevent sexual assaults may be misdirected.

A Swipe at Credit Card Marketing

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New survey finds that students largely support limiting the influence of credit card companies on campus.

Among the Uninsured: 1.7 Million College Students

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20 percent of students don't have coverage -- and even among those who do, college-sponsored health plans vary dramatically in quality of benefits.

Predicting and Preventing Campus Violence

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Experts in the field gather at Columbia University to discuss school shooters, student suicides and the law, among other topics.

When Students Pay for Convenience

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Colleges confront swapping schemes in housing and course registration.

'Sex and the Soul'

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On matters sexual and soulful, colleges can be divided into two categories, the “spiritual” and the “evangelical” -- the former the domain of hookup culture, the latter of purity culture, according to Donna Freitas, an assistant professor of religion at Boston University and author of the new book, Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America's College Campuses (Oxford University Press).


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