Student life

Match at First Site

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More colleges let students search for their ideal roommate using online services -- and several companies aim to attract business in that market.

H1N1 Creeps Onto Campuses

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With fall classes beginning at many institutions, administrators are getting a chance to test out the "swine flu" prevention and containment plans they've been formulating since the virus first appeared last spring.

Early Pomp and Circumstance

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Saying tradition matters, a growing number of institutions are introducing convocation ceremonies, or dusting off existing ones, as part of strategies to improve retention.

Making a Pact

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Mercy College of New York begins a program to give each undergraduate a single mentor to provide personal attention from admission all the way through graduation.

Impact on the Healthy

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As H1N1 spreads, it leaves uninfected students unsure about whether to go to crowded frat parties or to fill a football stadium on game day.

The Civic Engagement Gap

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Students and faculty members both think colleges have a key role to play, but don't necessarily think that role is being fulfilled.

Curbing College Gambling

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New report proposes policies to curb and treat students' underage and excessive gaming.

Will Work for Beer

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Economists find evidence that college students choose to take jobs not to pay tuition but to cover other expenses and, unless they work a lot, those jobs don't do much to harm their academic performance.

'We Are Students for Equality'

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WASHINGTON -- Thousands of students from hundreds of colleges converged here Saturday and Sunday for the National Equality March, the first national protest for gay rights in more than a decade.

Students from as far away as the University of Southern California and as close as George Washington University put down their books, rescheduled midterm exams and skipped team practices to bring student voices to the calls for same-sex marriage and an end to the military’s ban on openly gay service members.

Students Missing in Health Plans

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Legislation moving through Congress seems to forget college students in its provisions.

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