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Ashburn, Elyse – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The service learning movement has gained new energy with the election of President Obama, who has made increasing service a central plank of his higher-education agenda. But across the board, colleges and universities struggle with service learning's twin goals of providing meaningful help to the community and academic rigor to students. The…
Descriptors: Service Learning, School Community Relationship, School Community Programs, Instructional Development
Foster, Andrea L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Revitalization is what Morningside College had in mind in 2006, when it lifted a ban against eating in the library. That is when its library cafe, which opened a year earlier, began offering sandwiches and soups that could be carried into study areas and computer labs. Morningside has joined those that are casting aside their libraries' stuffy…
Descriptors: Colleges, College Faculty, Library Services, Research Universities
Gose, Ben – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
College admissions essay coaches have been hanging out shingles since the early 1990s. The business has grown sharply over the past decade thanks to the ease of editing via the Internet and students' desire to gain any possible edge as many colleges have become more selective. The companies, with names like Cambridge Essay Service, EssayEdge,…
Descriptors: Essays, College Admission, College Applicants, Professional Services
Monaghan, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1987
Professors and staff members of the University of Portland took the "urban plunge" when they visited the state's Adult and Family Services offices, shelters for the homeless and for battered women, an alcohol- and drug-rehabilitation center, and served lunch at two soup kitchens. A project at Notre Dame is also described. (MLW)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Faculty, Community Services, Economically Disadvantaged