Bryn Mawr Health Center Helpfully Emails Students Weight Loss Tips

The private women's college Bryn Mawr emailed a group of students late last week encouraging them to join the new school-sponsored weight loss program. Students received the email based on their elevated body mass index, data that was mined from their medical records collected by the college's Health Center. » 1/30/15 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

Rush After 'A Rape On Campus': A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road

It's a blue, cold Thursday in January and I'm walking down Rugby Road on the first night of fraternity rush at the University of Virginia, brushing past groups of identical gossiping boys in matching preppy outfits: fleeces, checked oxfords, khakis, boots. "Excuse me," they say politely when our coats touch, then… » 1/28/15 11:10am Wednesday 11:10am

Students' Stories of Depressingly Common Run-Ins with Campus Cops

Saturday night, after reading Times columnist Charles Blow's account of his son's detainment at gunpoint by Yale campus police, I was transported back to my own run-in with UCLA campus police in 2009. It was a typically relaxed Sunday evening, and I was headed home from the library. As I passed Ackerman Student Union… » 1/27/15 4:49pm Tuesday 4:49pm

Mount Holyoke Cancels "The Vagina Monologues" For Transgender Students

Women's college Mount Holyoke has decided to stop performing Eve Ensler's classic play "The Vagina Monologues." The college has been annually performing theater classic for decades, but since Mount Holyoke redefined its definition of "woman" to include transgender students, many felt the play was neither inclusive nor… » 1/15/15 10:30pm 1/15/15 10:30pm

Sugar Daddy Website Shockingly Not So Popular With College Women

SeekingArrangement.com, the website that promises to set up broke young co-eds with "wealthy benefactors," has just released new data ranking college campuses across America according to how many women sign up at each. The biggest surprise? Not that many college students want to date rich old guys, actually. » 1/12/15 5:50pm 1/12/15 5:50pm

1 in 3 College Men Admit They Would Rape, If We Don't Call It 'Rape'

A small survey of college men points at something equal parts interesting and disturbing: one in three of them say they would be willing to "use force to obtain intercourse" as long as nobody would find out and there would be no consequences. But very few were willing to say they would commit rape, suggesting that… » 1/09/15 6:50pm 1/09/15 6:50pm

WTF: A Bunch of College Campuses Have Tanning Beds

Tanning beds are terrible for you, a means of paying to drastically increase your skin cancer risk. The CDC disapproves, and so does the surgeon general. Seriously, they are dumb and terrible. And yet, according to a new study, they're alarmingly common on college campuses. What, because college was too healthy? » 10/31/14 12:30pm 10/31/14 12:30pm

Colleges Rarely Expel Students Found Responsible for Sexual Assault

By now, it's well established that colleges are pretty deplorable at responding to and adjudicating sexual assault cases. Of course, the institutional negligence and ineptitude doesn't end there: a new report shows that even when students are found responsible for sexual assault, it's very unlikely they'll be kicked… » 9/29/14 2:20pm 9/29/14 2:20pm

'I'm Shmacked' Kicks Its Rape Threat-Making Cofounder to the Curb

Some of you may recall the tragic tale of the tantrum of Arya Toufanian, the college party mogul who mere months ago acted foolish to a degree that should embarrass other people his age. Well, apparently his douchebaggery was too much for a site that glorifies the sort of college partying that would be grimly called a… » 9/23/14 4:45pm 9/23/14 4:45pm