Student life

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.

'Sustainability Failures'

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Mark J. O’Gorman’s presentation stuck out amid the normal conference fare. He wasn't in town to discuss "successes" or "best practices." His talk had the word “failure” in the title.

“Whatever scorecard you’re using to talk about sustainability…it’s not good enough,” O’Gorman said Tuesday at the Society for College and University Planning Annual Conference, meeting this week in Montreal. The full title of his session was "Reconciling a Sustainability Failure: Green Planning But No Green Building."

Facebook Profile Meets Catholic Values (and the Campaign)

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U. of Dayton is considering disciplinary action against the son of a U.S. Senate candidate in Colorado whose Facebook profile was found to contain offensive material.

A Debate Performance Laid Bare

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What happens when video of two coaches engaging in an obscenity-laden shouting match -- complete with a mooning -- hits YouTube?

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.


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