June 1, 2013
Re "Uncoupling the hookup culture," Opinion, May 28 As a sexuality educator and author, I applaud Bob Laird's article. But I do have one concern. He stated that Boston University religion professor and author Donna Freitas "denigrates abstinence education. " Although she does have concerns, she has also written about its benefits. Stating that she denigrates abstinence education feeds into the terrible myths about virginity that perpetuate the hookup culture Laird decries.
March 19, 2012 |
A college campus may not be the best place to find conservative support, but Mitt Romney did his best at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., on Monday, deflecting questions about Planned Parenthood and birth control to rally the crowd by promising economic freedom and lower gas prices. Standing in shirt sleeves in front of an academic hall flanked by blooming magnolias, Romney repeated again and again his pledge to improve the economy by loosening regulations, lowering taxes and encouraging entrepreneurship.
March 1, 2013 |
Families aren't saving enough for college, students are falling deeper into debt and nearly 13% of graduates owe more than $50,000, according to new research. The bottom line of the research, gleaned from a pair of new studies, is that college-debt woes continue to worsen despite all the attention focused on the ballooning debt of America's young people. An analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that the number of students taking out college loans, and the amount they borrowed, both grew 70%, or roughly 7% a year, from 2004 and 2012.
August 17, 2011 |
College students may be going heavy on the books, but they could be light on fruits and vegetables, a study finds. Many may not be eating even one serving a day. Researchers surveyed 582 college students, most of them freshmen, to find out about their eating habits. As far as the fruits and vegetables were concerned, male students ate about five servings a week, while females consumed about four per week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines suggest about two to two and a half cups of fruit and about two and a half to three and a half cups of vegetables per day for this age group.
August 12, 2010
The number of college students who are afflicted with a serious mental illness is rising, according to data presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Assn. in San Diego The findings came from an analysis of 3,265 college students who used campus counseling services between September 1997 and August 2009. The students were screened for mental disorders, suicidal thoughts and self-injurious behavior. In 1998, 93% of the students seeking counseling were diagnosed with one mental disorder, compared to 96% of students in 2009.
March 14, 2012 |
College students gone wild? Nope. That crowd on Capitol Hill was students protesting a pending spike in the interest rate for college loans. The rate under the federal Stafford program is scheduled to increase to 6.8% from 3.4% for loans made after June 30. Stafford loans are typically extended to low- and medium-income undergrads to help subsidize their education. The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 cut the interest rates on Stafford loans incrementally over four academic years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2012 |
While her classmates agonize over which college to attend, high school senior Samantha Morgan is passing up offers from Cal State campuses in Long Beach and San Jose. She is heading out of California to avoid overcrowded classes and other state budget problems. And she can afford it thanks to a little-known program that offers discounts at public colleges and universities to students from 15 states, most of them in the West. Morgan is taking advantage of the Western Undergraduate Exchange to enroll at Northern Arizona University this fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2011 |
Growing numbers of college students are in school part time, and they face increasingly long odds of ever graduating, according to a report released Tuesday. The report, Time is the Enemy , by the nonprofit group Complete College America, includes data on full- and part-time students at public colleges and universities in 33 states, including California. It was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation and others. "There is a new generation of students who are poorer, more likely to be a minority, working and with families," said Stan Jones, the organization's president.
June 19, 2012 |
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Financial aid — The Better Business Bureau is warning college students and their families to use caution when dealing with companies that promise to help secure scholarships or financial assistance for school. Of particular concern, the BBB said in a recent bulletin, are firms that ask for an upfront fee for help in securing financial assistance. In one recent scam, students were notified that they were finalists for a scholarship but needed to pay a fee to be considered.