Student life

'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.

Orientation for Whites

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Mount Holyoke tries possibly unique approach to the controversy over programs for incoming minority students by adding section for those who are in the majority.

A Culture of Assessment

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Hofstra U. students did not think much of the services and community offered them, until the institution discovered and responded to their concerns via a cycle of surveys.

When To Call a Flu Day

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Some colleges with cases of H1N1 close down, while others stay open.

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