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Campus Highlight: Emily Stott at Brandeis University

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:26:29 +00002014-04-08T15:26:29Z

You know how you are surfing the web, reading things here and there, and then you suddenly stumble upon something absolutely stellar? Even though you can't remember how exactly you found it? That's how I came across this week's Campus Highlight.

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Campus Highlight: Students at Northampton Community College

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:28:44 +00002014-03-31T07:28:44Z

Spring Break always has its ups and downs: you might not have had the experience go exactly how you wanted, but at least you got some form of a break, right? Sadly, the answer might be "no" if you are a student at Northampton Community College (Bethlehem, PA).

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Are Student Athletes Also College Employees?

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:56:47 +00002014-03-27T14:56:47Z

There's been some interesting news developing about whether or not student athletes qualify as college employees. First, some background: Football players at Northwestern University have filed a lawsuit, claiming that the amount of hours they work (among other factors) qualifies them as employees of the university. Their attempts at collective bargaining are done with the goal -- as excellently reported by InsideHigherEd.com -- of "increasing scholarships and coverage for sports-related medical expenses, minimizing the risk of traumatic brain injury through measures like reduced contact in practice, improving graduation rates with help from an 'educational trust fund,' and securing due process rights."

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Bans Pledging

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:50:20 +00002014-03-11T07:50:20Z

I first noticed this story in my Facebook feed, as a friend of mine is involved with the larger organization and announced the changes once they were official: the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is banning pledging in lieu of what they are referring to as a new "True Gentleman Experience."

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Campus Highlight: Boise State University Students

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:23:21 +00002014-03-10T15:23:21Z

For this week's Campus Highlight, I'm casting the spotlight on my home team (I'm located in Boise, Idaho). With all the stress and chaos of college, it's important to remember that there can be some amazing opportunities for plain old fun, too.

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Campus Highlight: Ceramic Art Guild at the University of Wyoming

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:24:38 +00002014-03-03T12:24:38Z

It's no secret that students are extremely busy both in and outside of the college classroom. And it's important to note that, while academic and cocurricular involvement are separate, they ideally are also complementary.

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Where to Get Help with a Paper

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:51:37 +00002014-02-27T12:51:37Z

Writing college papers is hard. Even if you're amazing at writing papers and can do so at the last minute, it's still hard. And while there is an expectation in college that you should be able to write a solid, well-argued, well-structured paper, there's also an expectation that you'll seek help if you need it with your writing.

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Campus Highlight: Phi Theta Kappa Inductees at West Virginia Northern Community College

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:02:27 +00002014-02-17T12:02:27Z

Students at four-year institutions may be familiar with Phi Beta Kappa, the honorary society. This week's Campus Highlight, however, focuses on the ten students at West Virginia Northern Community College who were recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the academic honorary society for students at two-year colleges.

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Campus Highlight: Students Involved in Gonzaga's "Alice" Production

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:24:28 +00002014-02-10T11:24:28Z

I always enjoy snooping around online or asking colleagues for suggestions as I search out each week's Campus Highlight. But this week's feature was particularly fun: the students involved in the "Alice" production...

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Valentine's Day and Long-Distance Relationships

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:14:15 +00002014-02-06T09:14:15Z

Valentine's Day -- which arrives next week -- can be especially challenging for students who are in long-distance relationships. Your partner might be back home, at another college, working somewhere, stationed somewhere, or even studying abroad. No matter the details, though, being apart for Valentine's Day can definitely be difficult.

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