Binge: What Your College Student Won't Tell You [NOOK Book]

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In Binge, Barrett Seaman reveals what every parent, student, and educator needs to know about the college experience. Seaman spent time with students at twelve highly regarded and diverse colleges and universities across North America­. During his two years of research, he immersed himself in the lives of the students, often living in their dorms, dining with them, speaking with them on their own terms, and listening to them express their thoughts and feelings. Portraying a campus culture in which today’s best ...
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Overview

In Binge, Barrett Seaman reveals what every parent, student, and educator needs to know about the college experience. Seaman spent time with students at twelve highly regarded and diverse colleges and universities across North America­. During his two years of research, he immersed himself in the lives of the students, often living in their dorms, dining with them, speaking with them on their own terms, and listening to them express their thoughts and feelings. Portraying a campus culture in which today’s best and brightest students grapple with far more than academic challenges, Binge conveys the unprecedented stresses on campus today. While sharing revealing interviews and the often dramatic stories, Seaman explores the complexities of romantic relationships and sexual relations, alcohol and drug use, anxiety and depression, class and racial boundaries, and more. Despite the disturbing trends, Seaman finds reasons for optimism and offers provocative and well-informed suggestions for improving the undergraduate experience. Sometimes alarming, always fascinating, and ultimately hopeful, Binge is an extraordinary investigative work that reveals the realities of higher education today.
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Publishers Weekly
Seaman, a longtime reporter and editor at Time magazine, retired in 2001. A trustee at his alma mater, Hamilton College, since 1989, he became increasingly curious about how the residential college experience had changed since his student years in the 1960s. Choosing 12 colleges, among them Harvard, Berkeley, Duke and Stanford, Seaman spent two years living at colleges and investigating campus life. His findings will be utterly unsurprising to most parents, students, professors and administrators: today's students are overextended, isolated by technology, drink too much, study too little and engage in sexual experimentation that can lead-in combination with alcohol and other wrong choices-to depression, diseases and even date rape. How do today's residential campuses differ from those of Seaman's day? The author provides no comparisons, yet he seems highly alarmed by the changes he perceives. He is at his best detailing statistics, whether on campus drinking or emotional stresses placed on students; weakest when focusing on the influence of technology (he decries Instant Messaging and multitasking), the impact of sexuality and the conflicts caused by race. Seaman does recognize the need for college administrators and professors to be more engaged in student life/lives; this book is addressed primarily to them. (July) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Having edited college guidebooks, served as a college trustee, been a parent to college students, and held on to fond memories of his own undergraduate years (Hamilton College class of '67), retired Time magazine journalist Seaman decided to explore undergraduate life today and note how it has changed in the last 40 years. He selected a dozen campuses (Dartmouth, Middlebury, Harvard, Hamilton, Berkeley, Stanford, the University of Virginia, Duke, Indiana University, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Pomona, and McGill) and, over a two-year period, arranged to live with students in college housing at each school. Reporting on everything from the mundane (tripping over plastic conditioner bottles to shower in coed bathrooms) to the most sobering (observations and/or interviews with students about "hooking up," alcohol consumption, date rape, diversity, the Greek system, college sports, and mental health), Seaman shares his insights about the daily lives of undergraduates across the country. He reveals no earth-shattering surprises, but his book may be informative (although perhaps not soothing) to anxious parents sending their kids off to college. It will also provide an accessible historical overview for readers in the future. Recommended as an optional purchase for college and public libraries.-Jean Caspers, Linfield Coll., McMinnville, OR Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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* "Parents eager for a sense of what their college-age children's lives are really like…could look at Binge: What Your College Student Won't Tell You, by Barrett Seaman."—from "Going Native" by Charles McGrath (The New York Times, November 6, 2005)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118040041
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/10/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,166,581
  • File size: 355 KB

Meet the Author

BARRETT SEAMAN was a correspondent and editor for Time magazine for thirty years; he covered the White House during the Reagan administration and later served as special projects editor before retiring in 2001. He is now a trustee at Hamilton College. Seaman has appeared on the Today show and The Charlie Rose Show.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1 Daily Res Life.

2 Hooking Up: Sex on Campus.

3 How Hard Are Students Studying?

4 Emotional Troubles.

5 The College Alcohol Crisis.

6 The Date Rape Dilemma.

7 Is Diversity Working?

8 Fraternities and Sororities under Siege.

9 The Morphing Drug Scene.

10 College Sports and Res Life.

11 What’s the Right Drinking Age?

12 Who’s in Charge?

13 Improving the Undergraduate Experience.

Notes.

Index.

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