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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
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A spirited campaign to promote "hand hygiene" is under way at the University of Central Florida Orlando campus, and the urinal toter, known as UCF 5th Guy, is its front line. Like their counterparts at many other institutions, health officials at Central Florida want students to think about the germs that lurk on their hands. And then…
Descriptors: Colleges, Hygiene, Health Promotion, Prevention
Flynn, Joseph; Kemp, Andrew; Madrid, Samara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
In this article, the authors as assistant professors of teaching and learning at Northern Illinois University react to the campus killings. They share their stories and sentiments regarding the campus killings. They state that their prayers and condolences go out to their campus, to the families of the lost and wounded, and the family of the young…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, School Safety, Violence
Zemach-Bersin, Talya – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A student shares experiences of her semester-long Tibetan-studies program in India, Nepal, and Tibet. Informed by both home university and program provider that by going abroad and immersing herself in a foreign culture, she would become a "global citizen," she was encouraged to "act like the locals," "be a resident,"…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Culture, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Oregon State University, a land-grant institution with an enrollment of almost 20,000, has been shaken by controversies over both blackface and a noose in the past year. The incidents here, however, were not seen as clear-cut expressions of racial animus, for which specific people should be held accountable, so much as acts of ignorance and…
Descriptors: College Students, Cartoons, Minority Groups, Racial Bias
Grasgreen, Allie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on the imprisonment of a Muslim former student on charges related to terrorism that has struck a chord among academics and public intellectuals. Syed Fahad Hashmi, a 28-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, is being held in solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, on multiple…
Descriptors: Muslims, Political Science, Terrorism, Foreign Countries
Kelderman, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article profiles Neil Slater, the longtime leader of the jazz program at the University of North Texas who encouraged both musical perfection and artistic freedom among his star pupils. Standards are high at North Texas, which has become a Camelot where aspiring jazz musicians have come to hone their skills since 1947, when it offered one of…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Foreign Countries, Standards
Wasley, Paula – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article describes the "Physics and Theatre," a seminar developed by Rosa Alejandra Lukaszew. Lukaszew developed this seminar to merge students majoring in theatre and physics and let them find out what they have in common. Lukaszew's seminar aims to integrate these students' different viewpoints through discussions of the role of…
Descriptors: Seminars, Partnerships in Education, Physics, Universities
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
When a freshman at San Diego State University (SDSU) died of a cocaine overdose last May, the campus police chief decided to pursue a full-scale investigation. In December, he summoned undercover agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to pose as students and roam the campus in search of illegal drugs. According to college…
Descriptors: Investigations, Police, Drug Use, College Presidents
Mooney, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that language barriers and faculty turnover are the major challenges to an American college's struggles to deliver value to students in China. The Liaoning Normal University-Missouri State University (LNU-MSU) College of International Business, a collaboration between MSU and a local university in China, is designed to mirror…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Programs, Business Administration Education
Bartlett, Thomas – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article features Hampden-Sydney College, one of the last male-only colleges in the country. Along with Hampden-Sydney, just three other four-year colleges are still all male: Wabash College, Morehouse College, and Saint John's University in Minnesota. But Hampden-Sydney is, arguably, the manliest of the lot. Students who attend Hampden-Sydney…
Descriptors: Single Sex Colleges, Males, Private Colleges, Student Attitudes
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Stories of transient students missing deadlines or being misled about their voting rights are nothing new. But this year, the role younger voters played in Barack Obama's win in Iowa's Democratic presidential primary seems to have motivated a wave of college students in other states. Some of those students--and the campaigns courting them--are out…
Descriptors: Voting, Elections, Civil Rights, Political Campaigns
Gravois, John – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports how researchers at Virginia Tech, working in a variety of disciplines, are studying the long-term effects of the campus killings 10 months ago. After the killings, administrators at Virginia Tech realized that their normal institutional-review process for research proposals was not sufficient to deal with the likely onslaught…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Research, Research Proposals, Researchers
Young, Jeffrey R. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
When video recordings of Ravi Janardan's computer-science course at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities first went online, the students loved it. Instead of dragging themselves out of bed for the 8 a.m. lectures, many started skipping classes and watching the recordings instead. Recording lectures is becoming more and more common, and many…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Online Courses, Interaction, Lecture Method
Whitmire, Richard – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
American colleges are undergoing a striking gender shift. In 2015 the average college graduating class will be 60-percent female, according to the U.S. Education Department. It appears that the stark gender imbalances in American colleges nowadays is acting as an accelerant on the hookup culture among students. As a result of the rising gender…
Descriptors: Females, College Students, Sexuality, School Culture
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