Student life

Fighting Gossip With Graphics

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In light of JuicyCampus and other phenomena, Princeton students take a novel approach to combating what they see as a harmful climate of anonymous innuendo.

On Secularity

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In a four-college project, professors and chaplains consider how secular frameworks enable -- and limit -- student exploration of "the big questions."

Fuzzier, More Intimate Online Controversy

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Campus-specific Web sites where students can anonymously post "confessions" have led to at least one shutdown and a host of complaints about vitriol.

Unwanted Sexual Contact, in Context

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Unusual report explores the relational and social contexts of campus incidents.

'Black Greek-Letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century'

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Black Greek organizations play a key role in the college experience of many students, but their history and role are not well understood by many white educators. A new book, Black Greek-Letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century: Our Fight Has Just Begun (University Press of Kentucky), is a collection of essays that mix history, pride and frank criticism. Gregory S. Parks, a lawyer and the editor, responded to questions about the book's themes.

Look Who's Living on Campus

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College administrators and housing directors regularly tout the benefits of on-campus living, in an effort to lure more students away from privately owned houses and apartment buildings. Many officials believe housing students on campus improves student life, and they are quick to cite studies that find these students are more likely to succeed academically. Despite these arguments, it used to be a struggle for some institutions to interest students in on-campus housing.

Your Campus ID and Insurance Card, Please

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With times tough, college health center directors report growing interest in billing insurance companies for services.

How Students Experience Violence

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New study tracks extent of emotional, physical and sexual violence. Among the findings -- reported rates of relationship violence are higher pre-college.

Operation Transition

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Now that Congress has provided billions more for veterans to become students, colleges consider what programs they need -- and the pros and cons of separate services.

'Theology in Life'

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Benedictine University’s new “Theology of Love” class will cover areas of moral theology, yes (issues of sexual and social ethics), but also sacramental theology (marriage, for instance), and systematic theology (including Christology, or the study of Jesus). It’s one of four courses comprising a new “Theology in Life” certificate program – and a component of a new bachelor’s degree in theology, which is being billed as relevant to variety of career paths. And daily life.


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