Choose a Major, Plug Into Life

By Paul A. Djupe It must be so annoying to get The Question all the time. Every family gathering, I recall, was peppered with it, people pestering you probably because they didn’t know what else to ask. “So what’s your major?” is arguably one of the lesser questions about your four years in college. At…

The Quest to Find the Iron Stomach: How Students Define Binge Drinking at Denison

[Image credit: CNN, 2011] By Jeffrey Alder Stroll across Denison University’s campus, and you might guess that the most contentious Greeks at this fair college on the hill are Socrates and Plato — guess again. Universities around the country are facing an epidemic: national Panhellenic organizations, known as Greek life, have a large drinking problem,…

Changing Majors: The Law of Unintended Consequences

By Paul A. Djupe There’s this old show called Felicity that I really liked back in the day. Felicity applied to NYU on a lark to chase a boy. That’s ridiculous, obviously, but she quickly moved past that hiccup in cognition and took advantage of all that college had to offer. The reason I mention…