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Oldfield, Kenneth – About Campus, 2012
In 2007, "About Campus" published the author's article "Humble and Hopeful: Welcoming First-Generation Poor and Working-Class Students to College." It has been used as a handout in various student orientations, included as a chapter in Teresa Heinz Housel and Vickie Harvey's "The Invisibility Factor: Administrators and…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Economically Disadvantaged, Working Class, Socioeconomic Background
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Coburn, Karen Levin – About Campus, 2006
The relationship between college students and their parents is far closer than it was when most of today's educators were in school. Tapping into the upside and managing the potential drawbacks of highly involved parents is taking on great importance on an increasing number of campuses. Whether people call them "helicopter parents" or…
Descriptors: Parents, Baby Boomers, Parent Participation, High Achievement
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Schroeder, Charles C. – About Campus, 1999
Interviews with two college presidents from Rhode Island and West Virginia discuss whether alcohol can coexist with learning on campus. To make room for a culture of learning, campus administrators state that the alcohol problems must be addressed. Initiatives such as Fraternity Alcohol Policy, Up All Night, and Mountaineer Parents Club are…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, College Environment, College Presidents, College Programs