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A parent's guide to Greek life today
Many parents have a predetermined positive or negative opinion of Greek life based on their own experience. When my daughter began her college search, she wanted a campus with an active Greek presence. I had reservations, influenced by stories I heard and read about partying, drinking, hooking up and more. My daughter was barely 18 — my concerns were...
During second semester, students start planning for next year’s housing. They compare on- and off-campus options, consider which friends would make good roommates or housemates, and factor their daily routine and budget into the equation. It’s an exciting but also sometimes nerve-wracking process, especially for freshmen. What should you know in order to help your student make a good decision? Staying...
Out and about in town, I often overhear people whose children have recently started college greet each other with, “How does (student's name here) like school?” The response generally is, “They LOVE it!” Now, I understand one might not want to go into personal details while standing on line at the deli counter or cashing a check at the bank....
During a dash to Home Depot on move-in day with just the two of us in the car, I made my daughter put down her phone and listen as I told her two things: she could call for help, any time, no matter what, and she could bring anyone home as long as they treated her respectfully. To me, these...