Student life

Involved Parents, Satisfied Students

Data from engagement survey find students with "helicopter parents" to be more content with their college experience than others -- but with lower grades.

Striking Students

Columbia undergraduates are protesting, among other issues, administration's response to recent campus hate incidents; UMass Amherst group is upset at college costs and more.

When 'Not Gay' is 'Not OK'

We come from old Virginia,
Where all is bright and gay.

Asking for Input -- Deliberately

Carnegie Mellon's "Campus Conversations" are premised on the idea of polling, not by phone, but after informed discussion and debate. The "deliberative polling" model is spreading.

Extending the Arm of Campus Law

Several colleges are considering proposals to apply their on-campus rules to off-campus incidents.

Unprecedented Detail on Asian Applicants

In move that could have national implications, U. of California is changing undergraduate applications so that students will have 23 subgroups to identify themselves.

How, Then, Shall We Learn?

Holy Cross expands first-year living-learning program built around small seminars to the entire freshman class.

Scrutiny for Student Fees

In challenge to support for NYPIRG, appeals court rejects SUNY-Albany's use of "advisory" votes on whether certain groups should get college funds.

Presidential Politics and the Student Vote

Obama, Giuliani have support of 18-24 year olds, who also like idea of a major third-party candidate, twice-yearly survey from Harvard's Institute of Politics shows.

Campus Fight Club

In wake of student's boxing death, a dorm activity that few college officials say has been on their radar attracts attention.


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