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Empathizing 101

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A Capital University experiment to determine whether students can learn empathy is generating excitement among experts who study the behavior.

Goodwill Hunting

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In letter to college presidents, movie industry emphasizes willingness to help campuses deter illegal file sharing on their networks — but says campuses should expect to hear about any violations.

'Living as They Live'

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To invoke the image of a typical residence hall at a public university is to conjure pictures (or memories, perhaps) of cinder block high-rises packed with students living cheek-by-jowl for maximum cost efficiency. In recent years, however, a small but growing number of public universities -- from the University of California at Berkeley to Appalachian State University -- have installed faculty members in residence halls to live among students.

Less-Is-More Approach to Sports

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Positive reviews abound after first truncated fall athletic seasons in NCAA Division II; some critics say Division I should follow suit.

Stressed, Yet Hopeful

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Though new freshmen reported record-low levels of emotional health in an annual survey, they're more driven than ever and more optimistic than they've been in three decades.

Church and State (Universities)

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Major higher education groups urge Supreme Court to consider appeal of ruling they fear could force public colleges to financially support worship and other practices of religion.

How Athletes Spend Their Time

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NCAA survey shows certain sports put more of a premium on academic activities than others do.

A New Gossip Guru

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The new owner the controversial gossip website CollegeACB promises to clamp down on mudslinging, but refuses to reveal his identity.

No Meat For You!

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Bowdoin faces backlash over a day without dining hall options for carnivores.

Religion Financed With Student Fees

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal by U. of Wisconsin of ruling that could greatly expand the kinds of sectarian activities eligible for support at public colleges.

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