Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 6:43pm
A string of sexual assault allegations at three University of Minnesota fraternities on consecutive weekends last fall shook the U's Greek community. The incidents and the resulting six-week moratorium on alcohol at parties spawned changes: At Homecoming fraternity parties this weekend, rules about alcohol use were tighter than a year ago. Some houses brought in private security.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 10/19/2011 - 6:50pm
Generally, a college trumpets the news when it is declared in the Top 20 of anything. The exception: When Tulane University was ranked 20th for the number of students -- 163, as of June -- who had signed up for seekingarrangement.com, a five-year-old website that pairs young "Sugar Babies" with "Sugar Daddies" and "Sugar Mommies" who are generally older and definitely well-heeled.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 6:08pm
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 — Universities and colleges, non-profit organizations, and private and public employers alike are endeavoring to promote commuting by bike as an environmentally friendly and healthful transportation alternative. However, the lack of a practical and reliable way to tally bike trips has held back their efforts to encourage and reward biking. At the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) annual conference in Pittsburgh, Dero announced the solution: Dero ZAP.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 6:00pm
Calling herself “the victim of a character assassination,” the college professor who asked a student with a severe stutter not to pose questions in class said that her actions were misinterpreted, and that she did not mean to silence him.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 5:59pm
Advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students lauded Elmhurst College in Illinois as the first in the nation to ask applicants about sexual orientation — an idea that has gotten little traction elsewhere. Now the question is, will other colleges follow suit?
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 9:03pm
After months of lobbying by the gay community, Grand Valley State University quietly changed their policy this fall to include a “gender neutral” option for gay or transgender students to check on their housing application.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 7:30pm
As his history class at the County College of Morris here discussed exploration of the New World, Philip Garber Jr. raised his hand, hoping to ask why China’s 15th-century explorers, who traveled as far as Africa, had not also reached North America.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 7:21pm
With its whitewashed bell tower, groomed lawns and Georgian-style buildings, Brooklyn College looks like a slice of Colonial Virginia dropped into modern-day New York City. But for years New York police have feared this bucolic setting might hide a sinister secret: the beginnings of a Muslim terrorist cell.