Residence life

Families used housing windfalls to send their kids to pricier colleges

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As housing prices rose for some working- and middle-class American families, so did college ambitions of their students, study finds. Which leads to the obvious question: Are those ambitions now dropping as home values fall?

Early Alert & Intervention

Thu, 04/05/2012

Stewart essay on fixing or responding to bloopers


What should you do when you feel like bursting the cartoon bubble over your colleague’s head? Or your own? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, Maria Shine Stewart prescribes.

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Lawsuit over therapy dog raises questions about university housing

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Colleges might have to be more careful in answering that question from now on, thanks to federal suit against university that denied student's request for a dog in her apartment.

University Accused of Housing Bias

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Nebraska-Kearney faces federal discrimination charges -- which it disputes -- after barring student from bringing therapy dog with her to live in university-owned apartment.

Reforming the Carnivores

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A growing number of students are taking on the food system's biggest generator of greenhouse gases: meat production.

Surging Energy Costs

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Spike in gas and oil prices force colleges to spend millions more and try to change campus behavior.

Banning Trans Fats

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


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