Higher Education (College) http://www.kunc.org en Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault http://www.kunc.org/post/student-activists-keep-pressure-campus-sexual-assault For Georgetown University freshmen, orientation this week included a new activity: mandatory small-group discussions on sexual assault.<p>"For a lot of the kids, this might be the first time they ever actually talk about sexual assault or what consent means in an environment with their peers," says Chandini Jha, a junior who helped lead several discussions and who's been pushing administrators to do this for two years.<p>Georgetown is not among the more than 70 colleges being investigated for how they've handled sexual assault cases; in fact, it's ahead of many others on the issue. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:18:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 59804 at http://www.kunc.org Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault Smartphone Apps Help To Battle Campus Sexual Assaults http://www.kunc.org/post/smartphone-apps-help-battle-campus-sexual-assaults NPR has been examining sexual assault on campus.<p>Dozens of U.S. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:32:00 +0000 Juana Summers 59513 at http://www.kunc.org Smartphone Apps Help To Battle Campus Sexual Assaults How Campus Sexual Assaults Came To Command New Attention http://www.kunc.org/post/how-campus-sexual-assaults-came-command-new-attention Call it a sign of the times that right along with required writing core courses, incoming freshmen at most schools this fall will also face a mandatory crash course on the subject of sexual assault.<p>At a Rutgers University orientation, for example, every freshman sits through a dramatization of the campus party scene that is as real as it is raw. In the performance, a character, Jess, winds up in fellow student Ryan's room, resisting his advances. Ryan persists and gets increasingly angry and aggressive. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Tovia Smith 59510 at http://www.kunc.org How Campus Sexual Assaults Came To Command New Attention When Applying For Federal Aid, 'Cross Your Fingers And Hope' http://www.kunc.org/post/when-applying-federal-aid-cross-your-fingers-and-hope Every year, <a href="http://www.finaid.org/fafsa/fafsastatistics.phtml">more than 20 million students</a> apply for federal financial aid to help pay for college. Five years ago, Mandy Stango was one of them.<p>To get there, though, Stango felt confused and woefully unprepared. That confusion started with the very first step in the process, as she and her family had to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Aly Seidel 59475 at http://www.kunc.org When Applying For Federal Aid, 'Cross Your Fingers And Hope' Tests That Look Like Video Games http://www.kunc.org/post/tests-look-video-games <em>This week, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/08/04/334896321/npr.org/ed">NPR Ed</a> is focusing on questions about why people play and how play relates to learning.</em><p>Imagine you're playing a computer game that asks you to design a poster for the school fair. You're fiddling with fonts, changing background colors and deciding what activity to feature: Will a basketball toss appeal to more people than a pie bake-off?<p>Then, animal characters — maybe a panda or an ostrich — offer feedback on your design. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 59360 at http://www.kunc.org Tests That Look Like Video Games