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College Culture

Is There an App for Saying Hi?

Becca Atkinson | Posted 05.03.2014 | College
Becca Atkinson

People are always telling our generation that our main problem is that we grew up with technology and now don't know how to talk to each other. While I hate how holier-than-thou these statements are, these Gen-Y haters are on to something.

Universities Are People, Too, II

Gary A. Olson | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Gary A. Olson

The real point is that we must continue to hold institutions accountable for the behavior of its officials, something that never happened back in the days when bribery and cover-ups were de rigueur.

Universities Are People, Too

Gary A. Olson | Posted 11.08.2013 | College
Gary A. Olson

The reason why the penalties are appropriate is encapsulated in the word "culture." What happened at Penn State is not just about the isolated actions of certain individuals; it is about the institution as an institution.

Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Caring

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 02.12.2013 | College
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

The desire to create a more relevant and responsive university is what motivated me to pursue a career in higher education and to serve as chancellor at three different universities.

Slowing It Down

Patrick 'Mac' Hart | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Patrick 'Mac' Hart

It's funny because when I'm busy with mountains of homework I always think how nice it would be to sit and relax but then when I actually get some time to relax, I don't know what to do with myself.

So You're Becoming a College Student: A Study in Socialization

Karen Sternheimer | Posted 12.12.2012 | College
Karen Sternheimer

Socialization entails learning to be a member of a group. True, we are all individuals who bring our unique selves into any social interaction, but part of entering a new group involves learning its norms, rituals, routines, and rules.