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Freshman deaths show risks of transitioning to college life

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At least eight freshmen at U.S. universities have died so far this year. How can colleges help alter the behaviors of students they're only just starting to know?

 

Ohio U. debate intensifies over anti-Israel twist to "ice bucket challenge" and 4 arrests

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In wake of Ohio U. Student Senate president's anti-Israel twist on the fund-raiser for ALS, debate has escalated, four students have been arrested, and questions are being raised about the charges against them -- and about calls for civility.

AmeriCorps, 20 years old, a limited success

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Hundreds of thousands have earned college aid for national and community service work, but the program's impact has been stunted by budget constraints and doubts that it’s the best way to spur service.

University-themed Jell-O molds send a mixed message, critics say

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Colleges and Kraft Foods say that new university-themed Jell-O molds are meant to be used to create tasty tailgate treats. But some worry they're an invitation to binge drink.

New book blames colleges for many college graduates' difficult adjustment to adulthood

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In a new book, the authors of Academically Adrift return to report on how the same cohort of "meandering" students are faring after graduation. It's not a pretty picture.

Federal scrutiny of campus sexual assaults spills into the states

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Federal attention to colleges’ handling of sexual assaults is spilling over to a handful of statehouses, where lawmakers are proposing new legislation to curb incidents and looking to convene best practices. 

Pressure on colleges to deal with sexual assault leads to growing cottage industry

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Since the federal government began applying more scrutiny to campus handling of sexual assault, more administrators and students are turning to for-profit consulting firms, prevention programs, and safety products for help.

Forty years after first female cadets, service academies still exempt from Title IX

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Congress gave the service academies a pass before they enrolled women. 35 years -- and numerous reports about sexual assault later -- why is exemption still there?

Research documents shift in relationship between college education and religious affiliation

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Research finds that, starting with those born in the 1970s, people with college degrees are more likely than others to have religious identification.

Are college marching bands hotbeds of hazing?

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Dismissal of marching band director at Ohio State reflects an unwillingness to tolerate behavior that once would have been written off as tradition.

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