Student life

The 3 A.M. Phone Call

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College housing officers identify tactics to avert disaster and to respond after the fact.

'All the Bells and Whistles'

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As community colleges enroll more full-time and traditional-age students, many are building stand-alone student centers in the mold of those found on the campuses of four-year colleges and universities. Given that some two-year institutions have begun building dormitories, some see the promulgation of these multi-use facilities as yet another step in the ongoing transformation of the community college.

No Gender Gap for Victims of Violence

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College students of both genders are equally likely to suffer physical or emotional violence, although the nature of violence differs, a new study says.

Cut Student Services? Think Again

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Study finds link between investing in student services and higher graduation and persistence rates.

'The Unheard Voices'

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Every semester, "service learning" programs send students out to local community organizations to get their hands dirty, putting to use the concepts they learn in the classroom. The intended outcome is a symbiotic relationship between the college and the community.

Sleepwalking Students

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New study blames academic stress for college students lacking both quality and quantity of bed rest.

Ready to Feel Old?

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Beloit's latest "mindset" list says that for your new students, text has always been hyper, the Green Giant has always been Shrek, and women have always outnumbered men in college.

Reorienting Themselves

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Some community colleges move substantial portions of new student orientations online to maximize efficiency; others push face-to-face programs to make process more personal. Is there a happy medium?

Where Phones in Class Are OK

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New courses about iPhone-application development teach students how to program and design -- and, if they're lucky, make money.

Colleges Review 'Community'

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Some loved it. Some hated it. But everyone is a critic.


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