Student affairs / student services

Student activists spur sexual assault complaints, but some say Education Department is overstepping its bounds

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Student activists have shined a national spotlight on sexual assault on campuses, but others are encouraging colleges to fight back against federal rules they say are overreaching.

Following criticism, Otterbein changes sexual assault policy

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Otterbein stops requiring victims of sexual assault to sign form saying they should not discuss the matter.

Students question whether canceling classes helps address social justice issues

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Dartmouth and Oberlin canceled classes to address controversial speech and racism with a day of forums. Some students and others question whether approach is appropriate or effective.

Survey finds that business executives aren't focused on the majors of those they hire

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Survey of executives suggests that companies are more concerned with graduates' broad skills than their field of study.

 

Wake Forest jazzes up campus, encouraging students to de-stress and interact

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Wake Forest officials worry their students are too stressed out and plugged in, so they've been stealthily installing instruments, games and tables for relaxation and interaction around campus outdoor areas. It's the first step in a larger "well-being" initiative.

Colleges with party emphasis maintain economic, social inequality, new research suggests

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Research featured in new book suggests that, in effort to lure full-pay students, universities have shifted their institutional priorities to the benefit of the affluent and the detriment of everyone else.

White men alienated in higher ed workplace, survey suggests

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In survey of experiences of student affairs professionals, a surprising trend emerges: the alienation of straight white men.

Clemson professors criticize 'trivializing' disability awareness event

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Clemson University aims to raise disability awareness with a role-reversal day, but some professors find the event demeaning.

Community college learns that boosting retention comes with a cost

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A community college tries to boost its completion rate, but takes a 20 percent enrollment hit in the process.

Age change for Mormon missionaries means financial and cultural changes for Utah institutions

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A lowered age of eligibility for Mormon missionaries is likely to ripple through higher education, pressuring the finances of LDS-heavy institutions and reshaping undergraduate culture for those of the faith. 

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