Category Archives: Student Life

Students Who Pose a Risk to Themselves

December 7, 2011 Suppose a student makes a suicide attempt.  Suppose s/he just talks frequently of committing suicide.  What should a college do?  Of course do all you can to assure the safety of the student, especially encourage — perhaps … Continue reading

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“Skimpy Equality:” What Gives?

August 26, 2011 In this morning’s New York Times Sunday Styles section, Lisa Belkin (who writes a recurring column called Motherlode) has a must-read piece called “After Class, Skimpy Equality.” “What are we to make of the fact that lessons … Continue reading

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Hazing: This Time We Really Mean It?

August 24, 2011 In today’s New York Times, Cornell University President David Skorton pledges to end fraternity hazing.  I’m more than a little puzzled.  As he acknowledges, “Hazing has been formally prohibited at Cornell since 1980 and a crime under … Continue reading

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