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Collison, Michele N-K – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
A telephone survey of 1,170 African-American, Hispanic, and white 15 to 24 year olds found 50 percent saw race relations as "generally bad." Whites and minorities differed on perceptions of racial discrimination and affirmative action. Results confirm college administrators' feelings that racial division and intolerance persist on campus. Groups…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Affirmative Action, Blacks, College Students
Collison, Michele N-K – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
Many college students are paying others to attend lecture classes and take notes, a practice that angers many professors and caused one university to sue a note-taking company over copyrights. Although students and some faculty say the notes are helpful in large, impersonal classes, others say they encourage poor attendance. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, College Students, Copyrights, Court Litigation
Collison, Michele N-K – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1990
Female college students and professors at previously all-male institutions find that little has been done to eradicate age-old traditions, despite 20 years of coeducation. Men still cling fast to all-male secret societies and fraternities. Women are still struggling to establish a feeling of academic and social belonging. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Coeducation, College Students
Collison, Michele N-K – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989
As costs rise and companies discontinue coverage of college students under parents' policies, students are choosing to forego insurance rather than pay for it themselves, so suggest speakers at the American College Health Association's annual meeting. Colleges offering group-insurance policies to students are also having problems renewing them.…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Students, Costs, Economic Change
Collison, Michele N-K – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1990
Black college students are increasingly embracing the message of rap music and challenging the status quo. While not all students share the view, students advocating self-determination and emphasizing their African roots have become a vocal majority among Blacks on many campuses. (MSE)
Descriptors: Activism, Black Students, College Students, Ethnicity
Collison, Michele N-K – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1990
A study that looked at how colleges and universities encourage students to get involved in outside activities is discussed. Students who are actively involved in academic and out-of-class activities are better integrated into the institution. Student affairs officers, faculty members, and students were interviewed. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Colleges, Extracurricular Activities
Collison, Michele N-K – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989
Students in the Sea Semester, a program sponsored by the Sea Education Association, spend six weeks in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, studying oceanography, nautical science, and maritime history and then they board the brigantine "Cramer" and continue another six weeks of study on the water. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Students, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Marine Biology
Collison, Michele N-K – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1987
Minority-student retention efforts at Boston College, California State University at Fresno, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Purdue University are analyzed. Key factors common to all four institutions' retention efforts are identified: well-defined policy, high level of commitment, comprehensive student services, and dedicated…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students