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Dartmouth bans hard alcohol in effort to curb 'extreme behaviors' on campus

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President pushes to create house system, ban hard alcohol and fight grade inflation -- all in the name of stopping "extreme behaviors."

Study finds big gaps between student and employer perceptions

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Survey finds that college students think they are being well-prepared with the skills and qualities needed for careers. Employers are dubious.

Critics, advocates doubt oft-cited campus sexual assault statistic

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It's been used to galvanize a growing movement against campus sexual assault, but critics say an often-cited statistic about the prevalence of campus sexual assault is not very reliable.

Campus advocates on sexual assault issues fear impact of 'Rolling Stone' article that boosted their cause

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An article that prompted calls for heightened campus action to prevent and punish sexual assault is discredited. Will a backlash hurt these efforts?

Domestic abuse as prevalent as sexual assault on college campuses

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Over Thanksgiving weekend two college students were killed in cases of domestic abuse, which, while not as frequently discussed as sexual assault, remains a serious problem on college campuses.

U. of Virginia board adopts policy to show it is getting tough on sexual assault, but the policy lacks specifics

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University of Virginia's board adopts policy to show it is getting tough on sexual assault on campus, but critics point out the lack of any specifics.

Students protest lack of indictment in Ferguson

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Many voice outrage over lack of an indictment.

Brown launches initiative aimed at providing internships to low-income students

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Brown University starts effort to make sure every student can have an internship. Move comes as Cornell and Duke are providing students with more learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

Colleges turn to campuswide bans of fraternity, sorority parties

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Rather than suspend partying at specific Greek chapters after a violation has occurred, some colleges opt for systemwide bans.

With Princeton Title IX agreement, higher standard of proof in sexual assault cases on last legs

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Princeton U. did not rush to change the burden of proof in sexual assault investigations, and the Education Department determined that was a violation of Title IX.

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