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Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
For the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the drinking age recently questioned by college presidents, is not a topic for debate. In August the organization publicly berated the Amethyst Initiative, a group of 100 presidents and chancellors who signed a statement urging legislators to revisit the law and to examine its effectiveness. The…
Descriptors: Legislators, Drinking, Young Adults, Public Opinion
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article discusses a fight at Guilford College engaging athletes and students and the continued argument about what to call the incident. In their appeals for patience, officials have cited the college's Quaker traditions, including the "testimony of integrity," which is associated with honesty, fairness, and the search for truth. This…
Descriptors: Injuries, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Racial Relations
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Jean M. Twenge, an associate professor of psychology at San Diego State University, says gadgets and online social-networking sites have stoked the self-loving tendencies of modern students. Twenge revealed her findings from a study that describes this wired and coddled generation, known as Millennials, as the most narcissistic in recent history.…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Personality Traits, College Students, Student Behavior
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
Researchers are analyzing the root causes for the universal problem of chronic academic procrastination, which is believed to raise student's anxiety and sinks their self-esteem. Colleges of Belgium, Canada, and Netherlands have begun to develop counseling programs that draw on cognitive and behavioral research to help students lessen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Student Attitudes, Self Esteem
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2002
Describes how colleges are struggling to find ways to head off the worsening phenomenon of postgame rampages. (EV)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, College Athletics, College Students, Higher Education
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2001
Describes how a small but increasing number of students who are admitted to competitive higher education institutions are spending a year traveling or volunteering before enrolling. Some institutions, such as Harvard University, encourage this break to avoid burn-out and provide students with perspective. (EV)
Descriptors: College Students, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education