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WordPress theme for college newspaper?

The website for my college newspaper is undergoing a bit of an overhaul and we were looking for a good WordPress theme to replace our current one. It should be simple, with a header image, something to feature a "front page" story as well as categorical images for sports, campus events, etc.
posted by rmttws on Sep 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Best backpack for a college student?

I need to get a good backpack for college. For the first time in my life, I will be walking (and perhaps biking) to get around. I need something that will keep my books and laptop dry. Bonus points for a backpack that I could comfortably wear on bicycle trips. [more inside]
posted by gray17 on Jul 11, 2013 - 15 answers

Feedback on Draft Campus Policy About Free Speech

My school is currently working on a new "Respect for Freedom of Expression Policy". A PDF of the latest draft is available here. I would appreciate any feedback about ways to improve it, especially from the perspective of allowing maximum free speech, protest, and dissent, and limiting the ability of the school to crack down on campus activism. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on May 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Wait, you're not a student. Are you trying to crash here?

I now live in an area populated by college students. Everything in this neighborhood revolves around the major university in question. Problem is, as much as I look like one, I'm not a college student. And when asked, I feel awkward saying no I don't go to school here. What should my appropriate response be? [more inside]
posted by signondiego on Mar 30, 2013 - 26 answers

Ideas for Campus Campaign Against Chick-fil-A

What ideas do people have for a college campaign to get our Chick-fil-A removed from campus? A group of us have been meeting, talking, planning, strategizing, and I would love to hear any thoughts from other people about how to be effective and efficient with this. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Aug 28, 2012 - 27 answers

Crime is everywhere, crime, crime!

Help me get my head on straight regarding a recent suspicious activity report we submitted and the police visit that resulted. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Aug 11, 2012 - 21 answers

Can or should I go back to college?

I'm in my 30s. Can/should I go back to college? What about student loan debt? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jul 17, 2012 - 25 answers

Keeping the public in public process

Planners, Social Media Experts, and Community Activists: Have you encountered any really great uses of the internet for keeping a community informed and engaged in a public planning process? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on May 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me identify this Australian university-set movie.

I saw this movie on TV at least 10 years ago, maybe more. The main character was a female university student. I think she had long dark hair. I THINK that the cast were primarily Australian, but not sure - probably American if not Australian. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on May 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Spouses on academic interviews?

The search committee encouraged Mr. Anonymous to bring me on his campus interview. Huh? Do I go? And if so, how do I handle it gracefully? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Can we ask a sick person to leave?

Can we ask a sick person to leave? [more inside]
posted by MorningPerson on Nov 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Academic novels from student perspective

I'm looking for academic novels from the student's perspective (apparently this is a subgenre of campus novels called varsity novels). Bonus for books considered "young adult." [more inside]
posted by alicat on Nov 15, 2009 - 28 answers

Where is class gonna be?

Who decides when and where (and which) classes will be held in a typical public, American University? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Dec 3, 2008 - 24 answers

Campus Architecture

What Universities have great modern architecture projects on campus? [more inside]
posted by senorpuma on Dec 2, 2008 - 27 answers

Campus Bandwidth Fix

My roommate and I both are pretty upset at the speed of the wired network on our college campus. We get faster wireless reception from the campus's library next door. Is there a way we could bond the two connections? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Sep 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Suggestions for activism on a college campus?

How can I make volunteering/charity fun or interesting for college students? [more inside]
posted by nuclear_soup on Aug 20, 2008 - 10 answers

Philly quick and fun activities?

new-to-Philly-filter: Casual, short dating activity--no food, coffee, or alcohol? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 18, 2008 - 8 answers

How do blind people navigate college campuses?

I hope this question doesn't come off as crass, but I've always been curious when I see blind people on campus. [more inside]
posted by bmalicoat on Apr 16, 2008 - 25 answers

Will they let me in?

I'll be visiting the USA for a couple of weeks this summer, and I would like to attend a few classes at Caltech in order to get an idea of what school is like over the pond. Will I be able to do so? [more inside]
posted by koenie on Feb 27, 2008 - 12 answers

Is a job in Education sheltered from the market?

I have just been offered a staff position at a large University of California campus. Given that my current job is with a small (employees<15) consulting company in the technology field, and given the current national (and global) economic situation; is a UC job more likely to be stable in the next 5 years when compared to one in a small tech company? Also, what's it like to work at a UC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2008 - 16 answers

Misfortune of a fortunate job?

Help analyze my terrible work situation! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2007 - 23 answers

Separation of church and medical care?

The school nurse called my best friend a slut! Well, not exactly, but darn close. [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on May 13, 2007 - 68 answers

Can you recommend any poems about university life?

Can anyone recommend any poems about university life? It is for a book group where we're reading some campus novels and we're looking for a poem on the same subject.
posted by janecr on Jul 19, 2006 - 13 answers

Campus activism event ideas and advice

What are the most successful/engaging/popular events you've seen put on by campus activist groups? Any general tips for organization or planning? A new campus pro-choice group has sprung up to fill an ideological void, and a friend is running the show. [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Jan 26, 2006 - 16 answers

Flip Flopping Daughter

My daughter has announced she doesn't want to live on campus next year (freshman). We agreed months ago she would live at school (an hour commute). Any personal experience with changing your mind? I'm concerned about her driving daily on congested highway (NJ) and about her not facing her fears.
posted by Mutha on Jun 15, 2005 - 44 answers

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