The Chronicle of Higher Education
Casey reported on a variety of topics in higher education, such as greek life, technology and preparedness for the work force. She wrote 50 stories during her internship at The Chronicle. Below are a few of her favorites:
- After 6 suicides, U. of Pennsylvania takes a tough look at its campus culture: A cluster of suicides at the University of Pennsylvania has the campus facing tough questions about whether its culture discourages some students from getting the help they need.
- At several campuses, student party monitors watch over the revelry: Maximilian Kinne’s eyes scanned the room of the fraternity house. He wasn’t looking for a friend, a pretty girl, or the nearest bar. He was looking for trouble. Because on that night, he wasn’t partying, he was working.
- Callisto to offer new reporting system for survivors of sexual assault:A nonprofit organization that uses technology to improve sexual health is developing an online system for students to report sexual assaults, provide colleges with better data, identify repeat offenders, and support survivors.
- Why sororities aren’t likely to start throwing parties anytime soon: On many college campuses, fraternities own the social scene. They host the parties. They provide the alcohol. They set the rules. But as more colleges are looking to combat sexual assault, some observers are suggesting that sororities begin to exert their own control over the social scene, by hosting parties in their own houses.
- Cooper Union says ending free tuition may make it more accessible: When the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a New York college known for its no-tuition model, announced in 2013 that it would soon start charging undergraduate students, the policy shift did not go over well.
- Should college administrators yak back?: Shortly after arriving at a big student-affairs conference this week in New Orleans, Rey Junco took a look at the conversation attendees were having on Yik Yak, an anonymous location-based app.
- College students think they’re ready for the work force. Employers aren’t so sure: Ask soon-to-be college graduates whether they’re ready to enter the real world and they’ll probably say yes. After all, they are about to collect what everyone has told them is the ticket to a good job — a college degree. But ask employers the same question and you’ll get a much less optimistic answer.
- Hackers descend on a campus near you: Nick Quinlan’s parents didn’t quite understand the concept of a hackathon. No, he told them, being a hacker doesn’t mean breaking into things. It means building them.
- One reason to offer free online courses: alumni engagement: Conversations about the atomic bomb can only go so far among a classroom of 20-somethings. It’s hard for today’s students to imagine living in 1945, experiencing a world war or, for the most part, serving in the military. But bring alumni — with many more years of experience to share — into the equation, and class discussions can get a lot more interesting.