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Editorial Matters – Understanding University Students

“Who are today’s university students?” The answer to that question is not so neatly encapsulated in a simple response.

Ken Steele notes in the lead article of this issue that students are a diverse group looking for variety of university experiences. They differ regionally, demographically, and by expectation and motivation. They are ethnically diverse. They are both younger—and older—than in the past. Indeed, mature students—those typically older than 25—make up an increasing number of undergraduate students.

Much attention, however, still