Student services

Family Dinners, on Campus

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Southern Vermont's experiment connects local families with student "conversationalists" in dining halls to try to improve student retention and build ties to community.

Who Misuses Prescription Drugs?

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Research links ADHD and other psychological characteristics to greater abuse by students.

Path to Transfer

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Mount Holyoke College works to boost number of community college transfers, achieving unusual success for a liberal arts college.

Stressed, Yet Hopeful

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Though new freshmen reported record-low levels of emotional health in an annual survey, they're more driven than ever and more optimistic than they've been in three decades.

How Class Dictates Delay

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A forthcoming study aims to clarify that -- contrary to popular portrayals -- most students who delay college are less well-off than their peers and face obstacles stemming from academics, wealth and family matters.

Gift Horse or a Good Idea?

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Gambling industry's charitable arm urges colleges to write formal policies that encourage "responsible gaming" on campus -- and offers to show them how.

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