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College health officials are finally realizing that healthy sleep habits are a potential miracle drug for much of what ails the famously frazzled modern American college student: anxiety, depression, physical health problems and — more than most students realize — academic troubles. Some stu…
Some universities are giving students what a growing body of research reveals could make a huge difference in their college careers: ear plugs, sleep shades and napping lessons.
The issue of when colleges should notify parents their adult children may be suicidal remains fraught with legal, medical and ethical dilemmas.
Lucas S. Morales has what a lot of colleges are looking for.
Some of the nation's biggest for-profit colleges and vocational schools are boosting enrollment in tough times by making more loans directly to cash-strapped students, knowing full well many of them probably won't be able to repay what they borrowed.
David Maley left his internship at Lehman Brothers last summer figuring he would be back on Wall Street in a glamorous investment banking job once he graduated from Colgate University in May.
The legions of fundraisers colleges hired during the boom years have a new mission for these tough economic times: Go easy on the hard sell. Talk about financial aid, not shiny new buildings. If prospects can't give now, lay the groundwork for when the economy recovers.
The credit crunch has driven dozens of lenders out of the student loan market. But a number of new Web sites are trying to sidestep the traditional players, facilitating loans between students and anonymous investors or even friends and family members.
Dozens of colleges and universities have begun offering career-counseling services not just to recent graduates but to thousands of alumni, including some former students who completed their degrees a decade ago or longer.
For Meghan Bridges, the push came from her mother, who went online to help her research the arcane world of financial aid and find her way to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
At business meetings the world over, PowerPoint-style presentations are often met with yawns and glazed eyes.
College price increases slowed this year, but they again topped inflation, and financial aid isn't keeping pace, a new report says.
Textbook prices are soaring into the hundreds of dollars, but in some courses this fall, students won't pay a dime. The catch: Their textbooks will have ads for companies including FedEx Kinko's and Pura Vida coffee.
AUSTIN, Texas | University of Texas senior Thuan Phan switched majors from computer science to geological sciences, figuring the field trips would make it more fun. Now his degree turns out to be lucrative, too.
Andy Steele lives just a few blocks from the campus of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., so commuting to class isn't the problem. But he doesn't like lectures much, isn't a morning person, and wants time during the day to restore motorcycles.
For first-year students, they are kicking around some heady questions: Is there such thing as absolute mathematical truth? Can a perfect circle exist? What if two plus two didn't equal four?
At first, some grumbled and noted the irony. A new federal law requiring schools to teach about the Constitution didn't seem to fit the spirit, at least, of the document they were supposed to celebrate.
NEWTON, Mass. | Crossing the main quad at Boston College, visitors can't miss the billion-dollar view.
Venture capital is agony and ecstasy, bust and boom, the stress of gambling and the thrill of a front-row view on the latest technologies. And when real money is involved, it's also one of the hottest classes on business school campuses.
At the University of North Carolina, three incoming freshmen sue over a reading assignment they say offends their Christian beliefs.
Chris Simmons isn't some rank amateur when it comes to the complexities of college savings. He's a higher education lobbyist in Washington, D.C., and he's worked in the field for years.
Dani Kochavi knew George Washington University was her top college choice, and she wanted GW to know it.
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Gizelle Clemens' first day at Trinity College was a busy one. There were ice-breakers, and introductions to other minority students, upperclass mentors and administrators. Then came a bus tour of Hartford's ethnic neighborhoods, pointing out places students can go for a br…
At Barnard College in New York, administrators read over lifestyle surveys and even a student essay in their efforts to make a successful freshman roommate match.
Ben Shapiro isn't the only conservative railing against liberalism on America's college campuses. But right now -- thanks to a marketing campaign taking place mostly in cyberspace -- he's the one getting the most attention.
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