Student life

Why More Colleges Want Jewish Students

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Small institutions that have had low enrollment levels for Jews are pushing to increase them -- and in so doing raise delicate questions.

Rooming With Your Child

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College of Saint Mary offers alternative on-campus housing opportunity for single mothers.

The Mental Health of Students and Non-Students

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Major national study finds that disorders are widespread -- and treatment is not -- for those who are 19-25, regardless of their enrollment status.

Dorm Living as a Psychological Science

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Some small colleges are using the Myers-Briggs personality test to either match freshman roommates or help resolve conflict between them.

Drug Use, With Academics in Mind

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Students who use ADHD medications without prescriptions do so more for studying than partying -- and generally feel that the drug use pays off, survey finds.

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.


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