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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.

Report examines college graduates' employment experiences in years after graduation, recession

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Eighty percent of 2008 graduates found employment in the four years after their graduation, despite entering the work force as the recession tightened its grip on the country, a report shows.

Study finds that students themselves, not professors, lead some to become more liberal in college

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Study finds that the more students engage with faculty members and academics, the more their political views moderate. Student activities are what appear to encourage those already leaning left or right to tilt further.

California lawmakers would require students to get a 'yes' before sex

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A bill that passed the California Senate would require college students to get a "yes" before sex.

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