Student life

Exam Week Zen

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Colleges aren't just offering late-night coffee and cookies during finals week, but massages and other perks to soothe the stressed-out student.

A New Look at the Impact of Diversity

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Major scholarly study finds positive impacts from having roommates from different backgrounds -- and negative impacts from being members of groups largely of one race or ethnicity.

Colleges Plan for Obama Inaugural

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Colleges and universities will celebrate and observe the upcoming presidential inauguration -- on campus and in Washington.

'Online Social Networking on Campus'

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Student affairs administrators are increasingly debating how to use Facebook and other social networking tools -- and whether and how to monitor student use. A new book -- Online Social Networking on Campus: Understanding What Matters in Student Culture (Routledge) -- aims to offer some guidance. The authors are Ana M.

A First-Generation Residence

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In twist on the theme house concept, U. of Cincinnati focuses on first-generation, low-income freshmen.

What Are Freshmen Thinking?

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Annual survey of first-year students considers money and politics (among other topics): Students are looking for jobs and leaning left.

'The Company He Keeps'

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Although he isn't a fraternity brother, Nicholas L. Syrett has immersed himself in the world of Greek history. Syrett, an assistant professor of history at the University of Northern Colorado, is interested in much more than pledging and bonding. His new book is The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities (University of North Carolina Press).

'Sexual Depravity,' Student Fees and the Student Press

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The column, “Sexual Depravity,” was, by most people’s standards, pretty offensive (and if you think it might offend you, you might consider skipping the next paragraph).

Transparent Boycott Target

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After Washington U. in St. Louis bans the sale of bottled water on campus, other anti-bottle campaigns gain momentum.

Porn as Campus Attraction

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Producers of new feature offer free screenings to colleges, some of which accept. At U. of Maryland, legislators get movie blocked.

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