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Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
A new option that allows students to choose which of their test scores to send to colleges has generated renewed criticism of the College Board. College Board officials tout the option, called Score Choice, as a way to ease test taker anxiety. Some prominent admissions officials have publicly described Score Choice as a sales tactic that will…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Selection, Scores, College Admission
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A gentleman does not steal horses, spit food across the table, or pee on peoples' shoes. By that definition, John "Bluto" Blutarsky is not a gentleman, but something more extraordinary. The fictional antihero of "National Lampoon's Animal House," Bluto is a slovenly symbol of irreverence, a bloated personification of the id. Bored by the past and…
Descriptors: Laws, Films, Popular Culture, Fraternities
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2002
Discusses how a plagiarism scandal has again "mired" the University of Virginia's fabled judicial system in "trauma" and lawsuits, while some systems that are less well known, such as that of Georgia Tech, may be functioning more effectively. (EV)
Descriptors: Cheating, Codes of Ethics, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2001
Describes how death threats against black students at Penn State prompted an extended sit-in and a debate over whether the university was doing enough to protect black students and promote diversity. (EV)
Descriptors: Activism, Black Students, College Environment, Cultural Pluralism
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2001
Describes how ugly incidents involving a fraternity and sororities prompted two campuses to take a hard look at the powerful systems. (EV)
Descriptors: Fraternities, Organizational Climate, Problems, Sororities