Entries in On Campus by Kirk Carapezza
Marijuana-use and binge drinking have long been major problems on college campuses - something administrators prefer to hide or sweep under the rug. Now, one local university in northern New England is using the latest neuroscience to combat that culture - and perhaps change its reputation as a party school.
Students who want to earn a master’s degree typically have to spend a year or two on campus and tens of thousands of dollars in tuition and fees. But several universities around the world are experimenting with a new, more affordable way to grant graduate degrees.
With almost daily protests and rallies across the country, these are tense times in American politics. Perhaps nowhere has discourse and debate become more heated than on college campuses, where conservatives say they generally feel unwelcome.
A small group of professors at one local university has been working to change that by fostering diversity of thought and the search for common ground.
Colleges and universities across the country are scrambling to deal with President Trump’s temporary travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries linked to concerns about terrorism.