Campus Culture

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PC Zombie

Sep 22, 2010 by David Clemens |

Former student “Lamar” transferred to a University of California campus this semester and was surprised to find himself ordered to attend two mandatory “workshops,” one on alcohol abuse and the other on… Continue Reading | 9 Comments >

“Campus Culture” AQ Issue in Print

Jul 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The summer issue of Academic Questions takes the pulse of campus culture and considers how the attitudes formed in college affect broader American culture.

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Diversity: The Expanded Version

Jun 29, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

You may have thought - or wished - that American colleges and universities had finally exhausted the outer reaches of "diversity" on their campuses. Really, there's simply GOT to be a finite limit to this thing, and we really… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

A Modest Proposal for Campus Safety

Jun 21, 2010 by David Clemens |

Since the NAS report on summer reading, “Beach Books,” U.C. Berkeley has announced its own summer reading recommendations.   The theme is “Education Matters” and, not surprisingly, multicultural… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

A Word on Academic Attire

May 19, 2010 by Brian T. Johnson |

This weekend, I graduated from the University of Missouri with a BA in political science. Walking across the stage to receive my diploma gave me a great feeling, particularly after being away from school for a few years. My experience… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Symposium: Student Life

May 11, 2010 by Adam Pascarella, Amanda Fiscina , Brian Bolduc , Gregory Hirshman , Julie Robison , Mary Frances Boyle , Mary K. Daly , Nash Keune |

This symposium by eight student writers provides an inside view of campus life today and appeared in the "Student Culture" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 2).

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Early Vacations and Entitled Students

Feb 01, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Has self-esteem education gone way too far?

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Heart of Darkness

Dec 18, 2009 by David Clemens |

Teaching Introduction to Literature, I see a curious new phenomenon:  more and more students complain, bitterly, about how dark the readings are.  I’m not sure what this new critical… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Second Life Duty? Seriously?

Nov 12, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Second Life, a virtual "world" resembling a video game, enables people to interact with one another via avatars - digitized, animated versions of themselves. The creepy, sexual, Second Life universe is inhabited… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Gothic Arch and Ghost Town

Jun 21, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Princeton's gracious campus expresses confidence in the life of the mind; UMass Amherst's Chancellor cries uncle; a New Jersey ghost town points its bony finger.

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Adopt a Mascot

Jun 11, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

There are many orphaned college mascots who need a good home. Will you give them the love they need?

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For Shame!

Jun 08, 2009 by Peter Wood |

On the transformation of the idea of "shame" - and how the right kind of shame is seen as honorable. Especially on the college campus.

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Exchange Counter

Jun 04, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Meet Free Exchange on Campus, a coalition uninterested in free exchange on campus.

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40 Awkward Questions for College Tours

Jun 03, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Glenn Ricketts, Peter Wood |

You choose: either play the role of an

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Sustainability Education’s New Morality

May 15, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

What will happen when the sustainability revolutionaries take over the college curriculum?

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