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Meyer, Thomas J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
Students' concern for their own educational future is causing them to work to preserve federal and state financing for education and to become active in a variety of political causes on campus, even as traditional campus activities and student interests flourish. (MSE)
Descriptors: Activism, College Students, Federal Aid, Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
A brief review looks at student characteristics, interests, and preferences in entertainment, reading matter, politics, fashion, college choice, college major, food, alcohol use, fraternities and sororities, and military training. It identifies the most common reasons for attending college and the countries from which the most foreign students…
Descriptors: Activism, Alcoholic Beverages, Career Choice, Clothing
McMillen, Liz – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1986
The trend toward including instruction in critical and logical thinking as a required element in the college curriculum, and the various approaches to teaching it, are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Curriculum, College Students, Critical Thinking
Biemiller, Lawrence – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
The American College Health Association's Task Force on the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome statement on recommended school policy for attendance of AIDS-infected students, campus health education and testing, legal protection, information dissemination, victim privacy, and other issues is summarized. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Attendance Patterns, College Students, Communicable Diseases
McCurdy, Jack – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1983
The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) has begun a career counseling program for student-athletes to help them explore and plan for non-athletic careers. Because few athletes ever become professionals and because they are isolated from the mainstream of university life, UCLA officials believe that a special effort is needed on their…
Descriptors: Athletes, Career Counseling, College Programs, College Students
McMillen, Liz – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1986
Math and science instruction now often includes more brief, informal writing exercises, sometimes completed in class, as a means of helping college students think more clearly. While writing skills are not emphasized, student writing often improves as a by-product. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Curriculum, College Students, Diaries
Meyer, Thomas J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
Seventeen student volunteers form the Franklin Pierce College Fire Department. When the firefighters are on duty, they must carry electronic pagers at all times. They also participate in dormitory inspections and attend weekend sessions at a local firefighters' training school. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Students, Fire Fighters, Fire Protection, Higher Education
Greene, Elizabeth – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
Cocaine, the highly addictive substance, is being used by alarming numbers of undergraduates, and many are selling it on their campuses to support their own habits. A questionnaire for students who might be in trouble with cocaine and don't know it is provided. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction
Evans, Gaynelle – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1986
Increasingly, institutions are offering counseling on contraception, pregnancy, and other sex-related issues because of concern about a number of legal, medical, and ethical issues arising from student athlete pregnancy such as the safety, injury, privacy, and the college's responsibility to the student. (MSE)
Descriptors: Athletes, College Students, Contraception, Counseling Services