Regular exercise can go a long way towards keeping off the weight gain at college and you don’t have to be a serious athlete to participate.
Research shows that young adults who don't exercise can expect an average eight kilograms of extra fat on their body by 28 years of age.
While textbooks have been said to be on their way, they are still a mainstay in higher education.
Although textbooks are often said to be on their way out, their usefulness in the transmission of knowledge suggest textbooks won't be obsolete anytime soon, the author of a book on textbooks argues.
Just as the printing press made books more affordable, technology could do the same thing for college textbooks today.
An English and economics professor explain why America's college textbook industry might undergo radical change that makes books more affordable, similar to what happened in medieval times.
Students and staff at universities have many of the same health risk factors, including poor mental health and alcohol consumption.
Universities need to work with staff, students and the community to ensure their health policies are effective.
Brains vs. brawn: Does big-time college sports value black student-athletes?
Although University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair died from heatstroke during practice, his death also resulted from a culture that exploits black players, says a professor who studies race and sports.
The U.S. leads the world in the rate of incarceration.
Stanley Andrisse was once branded a career criminal and served time in prison. Today, he is a professor at two medical schools and an advocate for higher education for those who've served time.
Merging UniSA and the University of Adelaide could produce a number of benefits.
While creating a bigger university is an important incentive for this proposed merger, good leadership and a shared vision are needed to make it a success.
Top 10 percent policies could help universities such as Harvard achieve diversity.
In tandem with affirmative action, policies that guarantee college admission to students in the top 10 percent of their class could be a viable way to achieve diversity, a law professor argues.
In 2016, it cost A$12.4 billion to operate the Group of Eight universities, of which public funds from the government provided A$6.7 billion. The London Economics report reveals that the work of the Group of 8, delivered a return of over A$66 billion to the nation.
A new report found that every one dollar of public funding spent on Go8 university research generated A$9.76 across the Australian economy, a roughly 10 fold return on the government's investment.
Historically, many American universities helped lay the foundation for eugenics, a pseudoscience used to justify racism.
Since US universities once stood at the forefront of the eugenics movement and its racist ideas, they should right the wrongs of the past by pursuing diversity on campus, two scholars argue.
Racial minorities face profiling on campus.
An incident in which a Smith College employee called police on a black student who 'seemed out of place' is just the latest in a string of cases of racial 'profiling by proxy,' three scholars argue.
Many graduate students report psychological distress, but the fear of stigma and other factors often dissuade them from seeking help.
Colleges and universities must do more to combat a "culture of silence" that dissuades many graduate students from seeking help with mental health issues, researchers argue.
Teenagers’ plans for the future can affect their school work now.
Although fewer Australian teens planned on going to university or TAFE than 15 years ago, figures were still higher than the OECD average.
Video games have inspired a revolution in university teaching. Pictured here is a scene from the popular game Fortnite Battle Royale.
(Sergey Galyonkin, Epic Games Berlin via Wikimedia Commons)
University course designers are harnessing the addictive quality of video games to develop 'Serious educational games' that engage and motivate students.
A new ‘debt-free’ college plan has little chance of success.
A closer look at House Democrats new 'debt-free' college plan reveals that the plan fails to live up to its name, two higher education finance scholars argue.
Many South African students prefer universities and neglect technical colleges.
South Africa needs to improve efforts to increase student numbers at technical colleges.
Universities should be working to make spaces more accessible for students and staff with disabilities.
South Africa has a new policy framework for students with disabilities but will it bring real change?
A crowd gathers around speakers during a rally for free speech near the University of California, Berkeley campus.
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On the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, we asked the presidents of Bowdoin, Elon and the University of Washington whether free speech should be treated differently on campus.
Congress is currently considering the PROSPER Act, which could have a dramatic impact on LGTBQ students.
Congress is currently considering the PROSPER Act, which could dramatically impact LGBTQ students' access to higher education.
Recent research shows that many students who are using cannabis for medicinal reasons are also replacing their prescription medications with it.
Cannabis may not be legal yet in Canada, but university students are already big consumers and increasingly willing to talk about it.