Student life

Redefining Suicide Risk -- and Prevention Strategy

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National study suggests large population of students who consider taking their own lives -- and never seek counseling.

Understanding 'Guyland'

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Leaders of colleges for traditional-age students spend a lot of time worrying about the behavior of male undergraduates -- and specifically the misbehavior of many through excessive drinking, hazing, and abusive behavior toward women. A leading sociologist and gender scholar, Michael Kimmel, has just published a new book that offers an inside look at this young male culture, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (HarperCollins).

University Fires Professor Who Mooned

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Fort Hays sees incident reflecting larger problems in college debate -- but organizers of competitions say allegations are unfair.

Waiting to Assess Gustav's Damage

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Nicholls State University is located in Thibodaux, La., about 20 miles from where the center of Hurricane Gustav hit land Monday morning. And Nicholls State may illustrate both the progress made by Gulf colleges and universities since Katrina three years ago, and the uncertainty with any natural disaster.

Warning for College Student Voters

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Many criticize a county official's message to Virginia Tech voters as alarmist and misleading. But he says he just wants students to know the possible cons of voting in their college town.

On Alcohol, Leaders Wanted

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New award recognizes college presidents for de-emphasizing alcohol, as the campaign to rethink the drinking age likewise casts a spotlight on what presidents are and aren't doing on drinking.

Smoking by Students Declines

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Analysis by American Lung Association suggests that college policies could be strengthened to further discourage tobacco use.

In New Orleans, Move-In Day (Again)

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As students return to Loyola U. campus after pre-hurricane evacuation, the campus is neat and the mood upbeat, but storm clouds loom (literally).

On Stopping Student Drinking, a Salivary Solution?

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North Idaho College's new policy calls for using alcohol test strips to determine if students in its (dry) dorm have been drinking.

'The Dionysian End to Summer'

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Smith College rings in the new academic year in a most revealing way. Still, administrators worry that its students may not be putting their best foot forward. As a result, the institution has curbed what some consider lewd student behavior at a popular academic event.

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