The Answer Sheet: college life

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Fraternity pledge loses testicle in hazing stunt

Why do colleges and universities allow fraternities and sororities to haze their pledges?

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Life

Posted at 10:38 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Georgia Tech investigating 'rapebait' e-mail

The offending e-mail was reportedly sent to members of a fraternity and then went viral.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:38 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Life, Fraternity On Probation

Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013

How to be a college ‘resimuter’

Here’s what resimuters are and what they do.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campus Life, College Life

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 09/04/2013

The new variables in the college drinking culture

Why college drinking may be more dangerous than ever.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:55 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Are Kids Wilder Today?, College Life

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 07/20/2010

A how-to-get-through-college book for parents

The author of "The Naked Roommate" has written a book about college life but not for kids. Rather it is for the parents, who are now more involved than ever in their child's college.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:24 PM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life | Tags:  college and homesickness, college freshman, college life, harlan cohen, parents and college, the happiest kid on campus, the naked roommate

Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 07/09/2010

College students hitting books less, study shows

Add this to the common lament that things aren’t the same as they used to be: College students are apparently not studying anywhere nearly as much as they used to.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:11 PM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life, College Life | Tags:  college life, how much do college students study, how much do students study?, leisure college, research on studying, students studying less, study hours decline, studying and college

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/07/2010

Student sex mag at unlikely school: U of Chicago

This item might not be worth reporting if it involved another school. But a student-run sex magazine at the University of Chicago, which has long had the unfair reputation of a school where fun goes to die, rates a mention.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life | Tags:  chicago sex magazine, college life, sex magazine, sex on campus, university of chicago, vita excolatur, vita magazine

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/04/2010

How safe are college campuses?

Every time there is a sensational murder on or around a college campus, and school security becomes a hot issue, as it is today in the wake of the murder of a University of Virginia student by her former boyfriend, also a student. So exactly how safe are college campuses?

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life, College Life | Tags:  George Huguelycharged with first-degree murder, college campuses and safety, college life, huegely, lacrosse murder, murder and uva, university of virginia, uva student killed, uva student murdered, yeardley and murder

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/16/2010

Latest college trend: Mixed-gender dorm rooms

Men and women are sharing dormitory rooms at about 50 colleges and universities around the country, the latest step in the evolution of dorm living.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life | Tags:  college dorm, college life

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/16/2009

“The Naked Roommate” And Other Trials of College Life

True or False: “The Naked Roommate” by Harlan Cohen is required reading at some colleges and universities. You knew the answer was going to be “yes” or The Answer Sheet would not have brought it up. The Sheet was surprised to learn this, but found that it made sense after students and school administrators persuaded her to read the advice it offers for negotiating naked, smelly, noisy, and mean roommates, as well as dealing with professors, how to read a college textbook, sex, drugs, laundry, diet, and many other issues.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/16/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Higher Education, Higher Education | Tags:  "The Naked Roommate, college life

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 09/27/2009

Trachtenberg: New Year’s Greetings 5770

By Stephen Joel Trachtenberg--Life on a university campus is about respect, tolerance, curiosity and understanding. It is about breaking bread as one explores differences and finds commonalities....Before matriculating, I asked the Yale admissions office to match me with a roommate as different from me as they could. I was expecting someone from a small country I had never heard about, hailing from a far-off continent, but they looked only 300 miles away and found Bill, and he was different. He is the only man I ever knew who thought the “k” in knish was silent.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:16 PM ET, 09/27/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college life, stephen joel trachtenberg