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Colleges open their eyes: ZZZs are key to GPA

Colleges open their eyes: ZZZs are key to GPA

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…

September 13, 2012 8:00 am

Colleges open their eyes: Zs are key to GPA

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.

September 03, 2012 9:00 am
Colleges and suicide threats: when to call home?

Colleges and suicide threats: when to call home?

The issue of when colleges should notify parents their adult children may be suicidal remains fraught with legal, medical and ethical dilemmas.

January 02, 2012 9:00 am

College brochure barrage prompts worries of overkill

Lucas S. Morales has what a lot of colleges are looking for.

December 19, 2009 12:00 am

For-profit colleges boost lending

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.

August 16, 2009 12:00 am

College grads face worst job market in years

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.

April 04, 2009 12:00 am

As college donating falls, schools think long-term

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.

February 25, 2009 12:00 am

Lending tree growth stunted

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.

June 04, 2008 12:00 am

Dozens of colleges offer career counseling to alumni; schools seek lifelong relationships

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.

October 02, 2007 12:00 am

Under new program, counselors help guide students to college

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.

September 11, 2007 12:00 am

New tool for school

At business meetings the world over, PowerPoint-style presentations are often met with yawns and glazed eyes.

August 04, 2007 12:00 am

College costs top inflation, but aid not keeping pace

College price increases slowed this year, but they again topped inflation, and financial aid isn't keeping pace, a new report says.

November 07, 2006 12:00 am

A new idea to keep textbook costs down -- sell ads

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.

August 16, 2006 12:00 am

Big Oil makes big push in on-campus recruiting

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.

April 12, 2006 12:00 am

On campus, but not offline

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.

January 15, 2006 12:00 am

Interdisciplinary edge

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?

January 03, 2006 12:00 am

In order to form a more perfect school day

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.

September 20, 2005 12:00 am

Once a club for the elite of the elite, 47 U.S. schools now have $1 billion endowments

NEWTON, Mass. | Crossing the main quad at Boston College, visitors can't miss the billion-dollar view.

May 23, 2005 12:00 am

Business schools try letting students become venture capitalists

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.

January 14, 2005 12:00 am

Latest academic freedom fight: conservative students vs. liberal profs

At the University of North Carolina, three incoming freshmen sue over a reading assignment they say offends their Christian beliefs.

December 26, 2004 12:00 am

Pitfall on the 529 path

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.

November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Students who get attention get admitted

Dani Kochavi knew George Washington University was her top college choice, and she wanted GW to know it.

October 09, 2004 12:00 am

Colleges walk fine line trying to make minorities comfortable

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…

September 02, 2004 12:00 am

Colleges test their matchmaking skills

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.

August 21, 2004 12:00 am

Colleges feeding a steady diet of anti-Americanism?

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.

July 18, 2004 12:00 am
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