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To Retain College Students, Look to Academic Support and Campus Activities, New Report Finds

What keeps college students coming back for more? A new report on the effects college programs have on student retention attempts to answer that question. Academic advising meetings, Greek life, supplemental instruction, scholarships and tutoring are the programs that correlate most with improved student retention rates, according to a study of nearly 1,000 initiatives at …

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The Day – Lyme Academy plans to stay open over upcoming academic year

Old Lyme — Lyme Academy of Fine Arts officials said Thursday that the school’s campus will stay open over the upcoming academic year, with fall programming in the works, while it continues to make strides to rebuild itself. The move comes after months of uncertainty and speculation over whether the academy could temporarily or permanently close after the University of New Haven suddenly announced it …

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Twitter Enlists Academic Researchers to Reduce Offensive Tweets

Twitter recently announced that it will enlist academic research groups to help in its project on conversation health. The researchers will study the behavior of Twitter users to find ways to assess how healthy the discussions are and help rid the platform of racists and trolls. The social networking site continues to take steps to tamp …

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