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Williams, Lee Burdette – About Campus, 2010
On a college campus, educators and students live on the edge of tragedy. They walk that edge everyday, aware that the possibility of death is always one misstep away. One careless move by any of the hundreds or thousands of them walking that edge, and their whole community falls into a canyon of grief from which they will climb only after weeks,…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, College Faculty, Grief, Coping
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Williams, Lee Burdette – About Campus, 2006
For years, educators had complained that college students were apathetic, that their turnout at the polls was pitifully low, that they didn't seem to care about national politics. Despite MTV's Rock the Vote campaign in the 2000 election, students didn't show up to vote in any numbers that gave everybody the reason to be hopeful about the nation's…
Descriptors: College Students, Political Issues, Voting, Student Participation
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Williams, Lee Burdette – About Campus, 2005
In this article, the author, director of Watauga College and residential learning communities at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, shares her experience dealing with first year college students who are taking medication to manage depression, anxiety, or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders. She stresses that this is a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Attention Deficit Disorders, Hyperactivity, Depression (Psychology)
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Williams, Lee Burdette – About Campus, 2004
Most people resist learning to some extent or another, so it is not surprising that students do as well. Like many who spend time in the classroom, the resistance the author encountered in students has been a source of frustration. The author realizes how most students harbor negative feelings towards the concept of leadership and feminism. In…
Descriptors: Leadership, Feminism, Classroom Techniques, Resistance (Psychology)
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Williams, Lee Burdette – About Campus, 2001
Article presents the author's personal accounts of experiences as interviewer and interviewee for jobs in academia. Suggestions are given on things to do and not do at a job interview. Advice for the hiring institution on how to act towards all candidates is also considered. (JDM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Employment, Employment Interviews, Job Applicants
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Williams, Lee Burdette – About Campus, 1998
Asks the question, What would happen if college faculty started noticing students, started asking them questions, and started listening to their responses? Claims that much would be learned. Includes personal stories of three students. (MKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, College Students, Cultural Differences
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Williams, Lee Burdette – About Campus, 1999
Reflects on task of reading applications for "Who's Who Among American University Students," and choosing eighty that merit the distinction. States that the captivating part was getting to hear the inner voice of students' lives. Suggests that students articulated clear, distinct career paths for themselves without the seasoned knowledge…
Descriptors: Achievement, Awards, College Students, Higher Education