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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 25, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24914.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24914

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Title Houstonian 1987
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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Title The Community
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript 288 Times Change For Students Materialism and self-interest are the primary motivators for college students today, Dean of Students Connie Wallace says. Wallace a UH staff member for 21 years, says students appear to be more absorbed in their own particular situations than in previous years when world and national issues were prominent. Also, views on what is acceptable and not acceptable have changed, she said. "There is a general notion that cohabitation between the sexes is more accepted now. We, as a society, are more open and our students reflect that," she said. "Students 15 to 20 years ago didn't discuss that sort of thing." Jeanette Morgan, assistant professor of English, says students are more conservative, concerned with conforming to general standards. A 1984 Daily Cougar poll, conducted shortly before Ronald Reagan was re-elected, indicated a majority of students here strongly supported the conservative policies of the president. Since then, national collegiate polls have shown a moderation in political views, with conservative students holding only a slight edge. Morgan added that students seem to regard politics as "dirty," so they keep their distance from world affairs. "It's harder to spark a conversation on an issue in class; some may think it's socially unacceptable to disagree with their peers, or some may just want to listen," she said. Morgan, a UH faculty member for 24 years, says most students care as much about world issues as their 1960s counterparts, but they're more frustrated about what they can or can't do to improve things. Vice President of Student Affairs Paul Moore says students are not well-informed about world and national events. "They don't show political or social concern, but issues like apartheid may bring about changes," he said. Almost half of the entering freshmen who were surveyed last year said they wanted to earn master's degrees. According to UH reports, slightly more than 50 percent c f the freshmen planned to live it home with parents or a spouse A business degree was th' most common objective amon,; the freshmen. According to the 1985 UF Freshman Survey, UH student are not markedly different fron their counterparts at other universities. Last year close to 61 percent of UH's entering freshmen were in the top 20 percent of their class in high school. The national average was about 57 percent. More UH freshmen used a personal computer while in high school and tutored other students than those in the national sample. Fewer UH coeds, however, lettered in sports, drank beer or participated in speech or debate while in high school. UH freshmen are less likely to change their majors than their national counterparts, but they are more likely to need extra time to earn their degrees, marry while in college, transfer or work while attending UH. — Ruthie Piller and Michelle Gardner