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Felix, Meet Oscar... What Incoming College Students (and Their Parents) Can Do Now to Prepare for Sharing Space

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 4:39 PM

From music to technology to even how they communicate, today's college first-year students have little in common with their parents' undergraduate experiences. In my discussions with students and their parents, both groups are often surprised to think about another point of differentiation -- the fact that while Mom or Dad...

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Surviving the 'Holiday Homecoming': Conversations for Parents and First-Years to Have Before Winter Break

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 7:55 AM

For many, the holiday season is one filled with reconnecting and spending time with family. Yet for first-year college students heading back home -- as well as their parents -- it can also be a time of friction. After three months living on their own on campus, students may be...

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The Benefits of Self-Governance on the College Campus: Empowering Students to Govern Themselves

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 7:20 PM

College students are generally not fans of rules and regulations. Despite this, college administrators are faced with establishing more policies, restrictions and Codes of Conduct -- all in a time of increasing concerns with liability, litigation, and in some cases intrusive forms of campus policing and enforcement.

Grinnell College...

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