Colleges Ramp Up Efforts To Hold On To Students

News & Features Larry Abramson · ·
Professor Dan O'Neill talks with freshmen enrolled in his freshman seminar course on homelessness during orientation week at Millersville University near Lancaster, Pa. O'Neill, who is also an adviser, says he watches the students' study skills, how well they are managing their time, their alcohol use, sexual issues — all of the risk factors that can torpedo a student's chances of success.