College, Inc.: Students


Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 05/12/2012

Three Boston U. students killed in New Zealand van crash

The students studying abroad died Saturday when their van flipped on the way to a hiking spot in the town of Taupo.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:45 AM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Crime | Tags:  study abroad, Boston University

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Why the nation needs more female engineers

A guest post from Stephanie Hill, an African-American woman who is a software engineer at Lockheed Martin.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:15 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Public policy, Students | Tags:  STEM, engineering

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 04/09/2012

The nation’s 300 best undergraduate professors?

A new book profiles 300 top undergraduate instructors; no one from Hopkins, U-Va. or U-Md. makes the list.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:27 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy, Rankings, Students | Tags:  college professors, college rankings

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/01/2012

Six tips for liberal arts colleges to produce employable grads

Many top CEOs received a liberal education, our guest bloggers note.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Students | Tags:  labor market, higher education

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Local colleges fare well on ‘LGBT-friendly’ index

A group that rates colleges for quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students gives American University five stars.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:38 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Students | Tags:  American University

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Female VMI cadets offended by sexist online posts

Dozens of postings to a photo-caption Web site amount to personal attacks against specific female students at the tax-funded Virginia Military Institute.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:33 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Students | Tags:  Virginia Military Institute

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 01/25/2012

‘Career services’ in a stricken job market

An administrator reflects on how to help graduates find a job - - let alone a career - - in one of the toughest job markets ever.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:01 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Guest post: Should St. Mary’s compensate ship-bound students?

A St. Mary’s College student says many classmates saw their grades slip during a semester on a cruise ship.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Students | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Guest post: Eight thoughts on higher education in 2012

Today’s guest bloggers offer four causes for concern and four reasons for hope.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, Pedagogy, Public policy, Students, Technology, Online

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 11/23/2011

GWU reports spike in student pneumonia cases

Forty-six cases have been reported this fall. The university is working with the D.C. health department.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:03 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Students

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Guest post: Billionaire dropouts are not the rule

OK, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs dropped out of college. But that doesn’t mean everyone else should, too, our guest blogger opines.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:59 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Public policy, Students

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Floating dorm at St. Mary’s College could taint local oysters

State agency orders halt to local oyster harvest until the students vacate the cruise ship.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:46 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Facilities, Students | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 11/01/2011

All aboard: St. Mary’s ship finally comes in

Students displaced from two residence halls by a mold outbreak are being relocated to a cruise ship. Today, after much delay, they board.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:14 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Facilities, Students | Tags:  highered

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Catholic University president: ‘Muslim students are welcome’

Catholic University president Garvey defends university against allegations of discrimination against Muslim students.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Litigation | Tags:  Catholic University

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/26/2011

St. Mary’s College to put displaced students on a cruise ship

An outbreak of mold at St. Mary’s College of Maryland left nowhere to house students. Then an alumnus of the sailing-intensive school had an idea: Put them on a cruise ship.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Students

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Study: Later classes = lower grades

Students who avoid early-morning classes tend to sleep more - - and to drink more. They wind up with lower grades.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Students

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 10/13/2011

10 great college radio stations

The universe of college radio has become a jumble of Internet, AM and FM stations run by adults. But real, student-run stations endure.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:37 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Rankings

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Burst water pipe at Gallaudet displaces hundreds

Most students have since returned to Benson Hall dorm; concern now turns to potential mold and carpet removal.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:27 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Public safety, Students | Tags:  Gallaudet University

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 09/28/2011

A cattle-ranch college for future Yalies goes co-ed

Deep Springs College grooms future leaders on two years of academics and honest toil. Come next fall, that mission will include women.

By Daniel de Vise  |  07:16 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Liberal Arts, Students

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 06/26/2011

Left of the dial: College radio days

Memories of WESU Middletown, circa 1986.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:22 PM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Students

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 05/19/2011

10 great college novels

Relive the best years of your life with these exemplars of the college-fiction genre.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:04 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Students | Tags:  the college novel

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Guest post: Colleges should be more worldly

International study is down at a time when, the author contends, colleges should be leading the way in engaging the world.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:07 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Pedagogy | Tags:  International education

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/05/2011

U-Va. issues new sexual misconduct rules

The school is one of many around the nation that have been accused of downplaying or covering up sexual assault. New rules focus on victims’ rights and broaden the definition of misconduct.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Students, Public policy, Public safety | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Study: 8 top sites for potential plagiarism

Students do use ‘cheat’ sites. But they’re more likely to copy text from Wikipedia or Yahoo.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:52 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Research, Students | Tags:  plagiarism, cheating

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Dating site connects alumni — and donations

At AlumniDate, 10 percent of your membership fee goes to your former college.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development, Finance, Students | Tags:  alumni, fund-raising, development

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Naval Academy student faces rape charge

The alleged victim is a female midshipman.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Administration, Students | Tags:  U.S. Naval Academy

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/21/2011

U-Va. students rally to repair rotunda

The notion of restoring the University of Virginia’s iconic Rotunda to the original Thomas Jefferson design is not new. It dates to at least 1964, when the university’s Jefferson Society co-hosted the first Restoration Ball to raise funds for that purpose.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Development | Tags:  University of Virginia, development

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Howard University students visit Haitian classroom

A delegation from Howard University visits a Haitian school and concludes its Spring Break visit to the rebuilding nation.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Service, Students | Tags:  Howard University: Alternative Spring Break

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Howard students hear from rape survivors in Haiti

Students from Howard University hear accounts of rape and sexual abuse during Alternative Spring Break mission to Haiti.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:11 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Service, Students

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 03/16/2011

George Mason student cleared in library study room ‘abduction’

The charge stemmed from an argument with another student over a library study room. She claimed he locked her in the room; he said she made the story up.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:16 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Students | Tags:  George Mason University, students, crime

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Guest post: Howard helps Haiti rebuild

Howard University students traveled to Haiti for Alternative Spring Break, a more meaningful way to spend their time off.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Inc., Service, Students

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/28/2010

12 notable higher education stories of 2010

In chronological order: Jan. 11: The University of Virginia picks its first female president. Her first six months will not be easy. April 16: Regents end a four-year tuition freeze in Maryland's state university system. Maryland's state schools were more...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Students, Students, Students, Students, Students, Students, Students, Students | Tags:  top college stories of 2010, top higher education stories of 2010

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Many college grads stay put. . . in Philly, at least

An interesting survey by the nonprofit Campus Philly finds that many more college graduates are choosing to remain in Philadelphia than a few years ago, a finding that has to bode well for the city's future. A spring survey found...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students | Tags:  Philadelphia college graduates stay put; Philly college students stay; college alumni survey Philadelphia

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 10/29/2010

Officials: MS-13 gang will NOT invade Catholic U

Rumors of an impending assault on female students at the Catholic University of America by the violent street gang MS-13 reached such a pitch that university officials responded Thursday with a campus-wide e-mail. "I am writing to inform the Catholic...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:54 PM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Students | Tags:  CUA MS-13, CUA gang attack, Catholic MS-13 gang rumor, Catholic University rumor

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/18/2010

Study: Racial harmony begins in the dorm room

Researchers studying roommate assignments at Berea College in Kentucky found that roommates of different races were just as likely to become friends as roomates of the same race. The finding, published in the October issue of Journal of Labor Economics, suggests that racial harmony on campus might begin with innovative dorm-room assignments.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Students, Students | Tags:  black and white roommates have more diverse friends, interracial college roommates, interracial roommates have more diverse friends, interracial roommates study

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 09/14/2010

Antiabortion exhibit comes to U. of Maryland

Antiabortion activists at the University of Maryland are hosting a two-day exhibit on campus called the Genocide Awareness Project, a photo mural with 16 panels, each measuring 6-feet by 12-feet and depicting an aborted fetus. The point is to portray...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:20 AM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students | Tags:  Genocide Awareness Project, UMD abortion exhibit, UMD abortion pictures, University of Maryland abortion exhibit, anti-abortion University Maryland

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 06/09/2010

Whitman grad with Ph.D. plays online poker

After spending six years earning a doctorate in cognitive neuroscience at UCLA last fall, 29-year-old Elena Stover chose a career that might, at best, be termed a remote application of her field. She plays online poker. Stover grew up in...

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:42 AM ET, 06/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Students, Students | Tags:  Ph.D. graduate plays online poker, UCLA Whitman online poker, UCLA doctorate plays online poker, Whitman grad plays online poker