It may seem like a small
request, but students at the University
of Texas have staged a
second consecutive sit-in for more 24-hour access to computer and study areas
before finals. In the latest protest, about 15 students stayed 15 minutes past
the close of the Flawn
The sit-ins seem to be led by students in the biology, biochemistry, and
chemical engineering departments (three fields especially known for fomenting
agitation and promoting unreasonable tactics…or not).
Prices of meal plans and food on campuses are going up this year, making it harder to afford campus meals. At Bakersfield College in California, dining service representatives say they are not out to make a profit, but to come out even at the end of the year, which makes the dining hall cheaper than local stores. Even though it is not out to make a profit, the food service manager says that the rise in fuel costs, food, and inflation, have made the prices go up. The problem affects other school as well, including Truman State University in Missouri, where meal plans have gone up in c
The Network of Future Executives at Duke University, fed up with buses on campus, is working to persuade the University to install GPS trackers on buses—allowing students to get an up-to-the-minute map of buses on the route.
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Following recent campus shootings, many campus administrations are taking steps to ensure the safety of students on campus, including monitoring at-risk students. The University of Southern California’s Student Concerns Committee is serving as a model for other schools. The committee, comprised of representatives from Residential and Greek Life, the Department of Public Safety, Student Affairs, the Center for Women and Men, the Counseling Center and Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards, identifies at-risk students and creates an individualized plan to ensure the progress
There’s grumbling from U Penn’s graduate masses this week, after a recent announcement that their two governing bodies—the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GPSA) and Graduate Student Associations Council (GSAC)—intend to merge. The unhappy constituencies range in their perceptions of the action, with some finding the breech an untoward oversight, and others finding something more a little more rotten in Denmark. Not quite fratricide, but we do find references to Russian Politburo (…you know those crazy grad students and their Russian Politburos… ).
A District Court Judge in Washington D.C recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Young America’s Foundation last month seeking to compel the Department of Defense to revoke federal aid to the University of California at Santa Cruz for alleged violation of the Solomon Amendment. The Solomon Amendment requires higher education institutions to provide military recruiters “equal access” to recruitment on campus or risk losing federal financial assistance. YAF, a conservative student organization, with the legal assistance of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, claimed that student an
Many see student athletics as an essential part of the college experience. A good team can bring national recognition to a school and add the element of entertainment for the college community. For some athletes, money becomes an issue, and a job is very hard to hold down with the demands of a practice and game schedule. Officially, student athletes are unpaid amateurs, and some feel they should be paid. Others feel athletic programs receive
Student veterans at the University of Michigan
have created a new organization to help veterans transition back into civilian
and student life, as well as to advocate for higher education benefits for
veterans. Their goals include lowering
tuition for veterans and convincing the university to accept more transfer
credits from military colleges.
A group of medical students at the University of Arizona, Medical Students for Choice, is fighting a 1974 bill that included a several million-dollar expansion of the school's stadium, but also outlawed abortions from being performed on campus. The group educates future doctors about abortion though lectures, workshops, and trips to the local Planned Parenthood to see the procedure performed.
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The Amherst College Counseling Center under scrutiny because of the recent suicide of an Amherst student. Friends, student government members and fellow students have all rallied together in order to ensure the center is doing a proper job. A petition with close to 500 signatures has three demands for the Counseling Center: a review of staff members’ qualifications, periodic reevaluation based on student feedback and specific guidelines for referring patients to outside resources. Also, student government members are creating a video to show at next year’s freshmen orientation that w