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Northwestern Professor Writes Disturbing Article in Support of Teacher-Student Relationships

A Northwestern professor’s article demonstrates the administration’s perverse attitude towards sexual assault on college campuses.

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Sexual assault on college campuses is a systematic problem that many, from small student organizations to the White House, are trying to address and solve. The conversation has focused primarily on the issue of students assaulting other students, but colleges have also been combatting sexual assault in the classroom by banning sexual relationships between professors and students.

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Superb Idea: Have Students Role-Play the College Recruiting Process

It's not enough to tell kids to go to college. You have to invest them in the idea, too.

Teachers always tell students to "go to college" but if the kids don't know anybody who's actually gone, it can be pretty tough to sell them on voluntarily heading somewhere that seems unfamiliar and abstract. So Tobie Lynn Tranchina, a fourth-grade English as a Second Language teacher at Terrytown Elementary in suburban New Orleans, came up with a brilliant solution. She solicited college brochures and applications from a slew of schools and created an innovative project to familiarize her kids with college and invest them in continuing their education.

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Healthy Eating 101 With CoFed

CoFed creates sustainable, student-run cafes & food stores at college campuses as an alternative to the typical fast food options offered.

Will junk food be a relic on college campuses? Maybe so: This summer, GOOD told you about CoFed, a training program and research institute founded to empower students to create ethically-sourced, community-run cafes on college campuses. Instead of fast food, students can grab healthy, organic, affordable alternatives. They're now working with eight schools: University of Washington, Oregon State University, Humboldt State, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, City College of San Francisco, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

CoFed Director Yontan Landau ( who co-founded the organization with Alex Stone) reports that check-ins with campuses have revealed amazing successes, "in many cases beyond what we could have guessed in such a short time." One school has a vice provost devoting staff time and a cafe space committed rent free, for example, while another is partnering with their local grocery co-op and has already raised several thousand dollars. The Berkeley Student Collective, the initial inspiration for CoFed's work and already a fully-student run food store, is opening its doors on Bancroft Avenue in November, and has already been attracting national press.

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