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Cardona, Adolfo Rudy – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Universities are not immune to the effects of the slumping economy, yet many of them are reporting their highest application and enrollment rates ever, as hard times compel people to look for new ways to increase their skills. Students' efforts to improve their job prospects, along with colleges' marketing efforts, have, indeed, translated to…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Marketing, School Holding Power, Student Recruitment
Fox, James Alan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The gun smoke had barely cleared from the lecture hall at Northern Illinois University where last week a former graduate student had executed five students before killing himself when local and national scribes began speculating about a new trend in mass murder American-style. The "Chicago Tribune" Web site, quick with coverage of the…
Descriptors: College Students, Violence, School Safety, School Security
Glenn, David – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article presents findings of a study on black students attending selective colleges and universities in the United States. Results of a study by sociologists at Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania indicate that more than a quarter of the black students enrolled at selective American colleges and universities are immigrants…
Descriptors: Universities, Colleges, Immigrants, Selective Admission
Bauman, M. Garrett – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
In this article, the author shares his experiences as a professor of English at Monroe Community College in New York. He compares teaching at a community college as something similar to transporting lost souls across the River Styx. He relates that the open door admissions policy practiced at his school has given him opportunities to reach out to…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Community Colleges, Personal Narratives, College Faculty
Schneider, Robert – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
In an article in the "Northern Star," a university student newspaper, reporter Lauren Stott began a lyrical note: "It's every student's dream: Wake up for school, stumble over to the computer, and download the day's class lectures ... then crawl back into bed--iPod in one hand, notebook in the other." The object of the student journalist's…
Descriptors: Student Publications, College Students, College Faculty, Higher Education
Gose, Ben – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2000
Reports on steps elite higher education institutions are taking to prevent student suicides. Notes that students are coming to highly selective colleges with more mental health problems than ever before and are overwhelming university counseling centers. Notes a recent Harvard University report calling for the hiring of more psychologists and…
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling Services, Higher Education, Selective Colleges
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