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A shot down an aisle of students watching a presentation. At the front, a man stands in front of a podium and behind him a projection of a presentation about free speech, including a four-way Venn diagram, is shown.

Now on the Orientation Schedule: Free Speech and ChatGPT

Once designed simply to familiarize students with campus and each other, orientation has become a forum for imparting information about some of the most pressing issues in higher ed.

Students walk on York College's campus on a sunny day.

Laying a Path to Get Students ‘Back on Track’

An established mentorship program at York College in Pennsylvania boosts grade point averages among students on academic probation—and students report better time management, focus and other positive behavior changes.

Middlebury's stone chapel in front of a blue sky. In the foreground, lawn chairs sit in a circle on the grass.

Overcrowded Middlebury Will Pay Students to Take Time Off

Middlebury lacks sufficient housing for all the students planning to attend this fall. After exhausting other options, the college plans to pay 30 students $10,000 each to stay away.

Student Persistence Rises to Pre-Pandemic Levels

More than three-quarters of students who entered college for the first time in fall 2021 continued their education (at their...
A person wearing a falcon mascot costume poses next to a sign reading "National University."

Crafting Community… Without a Campus

National University will launch its first mascot, Navi, a peregrine falcon, at commencement this weekend. The move raises a question: How can online institutions cultivate school spirit?

A student veteran works with a staff member at Central Oregon Community College's veteran lounge.

Success Program Launch: Engaging Student Veterans on Campus

Central Oregon Community College will create a student success center for its student veterans, offering additional services and greater access to support staff.

Promoting Student Well-Being in Today’s Learning Environments

Colleges are focused, as never before, on the role of student well-being in ensuring persistence and completion. What are the...
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Augsburg Direct Admissions Promotes Relationships for Incoming Students

With its move to direct admissions for the Class of 2027, the university has shifted the role of admissions counselors to focus on student success coaching.