Student life

Community Service Crackdown

U.S. Education Department turns up heat -- even demanding repayment of funds -- on colleges where fewer than 7 percent of work study money goes to students in community work.

Privacy and Politics

Wisconsin-Madison criticized for using financial aid data for political purposes -- but officials say concerns only distract attention from a big budget impasse.

Student, Interrupted

An Eastern Illinois student with post-traumatic stress disorder was essentially forced out of college after having a flashback in class.

'Haunted Halls'

With Halloween here, there could be no more fitting time for the University Press of Mississippi to release Haunted Halls: Ghostlore of American College Campuses. In the book, Elizabeth Tucker explores the history and meaning of campus ghost legends.

Freshman Year Abroad

An increasing number of colleges are offering long-term study abroad options starting in the first semester.

'Inside Greek U.'

Ever wonder what goes on behind closed doors on Greek row? A communications professor provides such a look in Inside Greek U.: Fraternities, Sororities, and the Pursuit of Pleasure, Power and Prestige, just published by the University of Kentucky Press. Alan D. DeSantis, who teaches at the University of Kentucky, is both a tough critic and defender of the Greek system.

Well, if They're Already Using It ...

If recent history is any guide, students' online behavior is not only unpredictable, but it would be futile to try to change it.

Campus Food From Around the Corner

As part of their sustainability initiatives, colleges are buying locally grown fare and marking it on the menu.

Teaching Professors to Be More Effective Teachers

Ball State U. evaluates a faculty initiative aimed at improving teaching strategies in first-year courses and bringing retention up.

Reaching Students With Chronic Illness

DePaul program focuses on a growing population that needs help (sometimes) and flexibility (all the time).


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