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C'mon Mom, Go Away Already!

When Parents Won't Cut the Cord. As a reaction to helicopter parents (who read books about the stages of grief so they can cope with their kid's growing up), colleges are literally shutting the gates on parents who can't let go.
posted by dzaz on Aug 23, 2010 - 274 comments

"UC Berkeley offer to test DNA of incoming students sparks debate"

LA Times: "When UC Berkeley officials came up with the idea of asking all new students to volunteer a DNA swab as part of an unusual fall orientation program, they expected to stimulate discussion. They weren't quite prepared for how much."
Inside Higher Ed: "Unwinding Berkeley's DNA Test"
posted by andoatnp on Jun 4, 2010 - 29 comments

iPhones at ACU

Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas becomes the first university in the US to give out iPhones to incoming freshmen. Concept videos describing how they will be used here (social), here (academic) and here (overview).
posted by Pater Aletheias on Mar 5, 2008 - 26 comments

The Wonder Year

College fresman works the system graduating from the University of Virginia in one year.
posted by blatant gizmo on Sep 20, 2006 - 111 comments

the boy from Sheepshead Bay

does he think we really care??
posted by pwedza on May 3, 2005 - 48 comments

The Washington Post makes fun of foolish freshmen at Princeton.
Jeff Linkous must have been a Yalie.
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger on Jan 16, 2002 - 11 comments

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