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Hometown roommates make campus comfortable

Hometown roommates make campus comfortable

February 24, 2015

Coming out of high school, my biggest fear was that I would be unable to make new friends in college. I knew that a roommate would be a key way to make a new friend – or a disastrous way to help ruin my freshman year. I had heard the roommate horror stories – bullies, people who don’t shower, part...

Be careful who you eat with: study says peers influence eating habits

November 7, 2013

Bussing tables might not be the most glamorous job for someone who holds a doctorate degree. Brenna Ellison, assistant professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics who received her doctorate at the University of Oklahoma State, navigated from one white-clothed table to the next as she rounded up di...