The Columbia Chronicle


‘Academically Adrift’ claims students aren’t learning while attending college

By Shardae Smith

February 14, 2011

Imagine attending college for two years only to find out you didn’t retain much of the curriculum. The U.S. higher education system is failing its students, according to a recent book published by professors from New York University and the University of Virginia.The book “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses” was written by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa and was released in January. It asserts that studen...

Simply sweet

By TaylorGleason

December 7, 2009

It’s early December, which means your holiday has already been in effect for the past two weeks.With the holiday season in full force, being a college student, and most likely a broke one, you probably do not have the patience for fancy holiday recipes. So let’s bring third grade back, college-style.Peppermint bark may arguably be the easiest treat of the season, so ditch the double boilers and the gourmet ingredient...

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