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You Can't Divorce Tuition Bills

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When colleges first started developing systems for allocating financial aid dollars, an unchallenged assumption was that Mom and Dad were a single economic unit. That assumption can no longer be made, and colleges have struggled to find a way to deal with many scenarios of family life today -- the parents who aren't just divorced but aren't speaking, the prenup that covered college expenses, the millionaire step-parent.

Filled to the Brim

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The biggest campuses -- those in the 50,000 student range -- are self-conscious about their size.

When Movie Mocks Mommy

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New film, "Accepted," makes fun of college students' parents. Do they deserve it?

Banning Trans Fats

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Citing health concerns, college food services are making new rules about ingredients.

A Hunger Strike Epidemic?

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Student groups at four campuses either have such protests or just concluded them. Coincidence or a larger pattern?

Staph Infections Come to Campus

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Colleges across the country are dealing with a drug-resistant strain of the condition that can prove deadly.

Caught in the Web

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Disputes between administrators and student publications at 2 universities reveal some of the journalistic tensions wrought by the Internet era.

Voting With Their Mice

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Two business school students turn a class project into an Internet startup that lets students poll their own campuses.

Energy in the Dorms

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Students are behind many large-scale environmental efforts on their campuses, but are they willing to make small sacrifices in their everyday lives?

The Sociology of 'Hooking Up'

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Many researchers rely on college undergraduates as subjects for studies of human behavior. For Kathleen A. Bogle, an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at LaSalle University who trained her scholarly lens on the students themselves, focusing on that cross-section was part of the design.

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