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Case of the hovering parents

Universities laying ground rules to give freshmen more independence

Bill Geary, his wife, Marianne, and their son, Mike, looked at a campus map during Northeastern University's student orientation.
Bill Geary, his wife, Marianne, and their son, Mike, looked at a campus map during Northeastern University's student orientation. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan) Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan
By Sarah Schweitzer
Globe Staff / August 20, 2005

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Suzanne Alund would dearly like to follow the ground rules suggested by Northeastern University administrators at orientation for parents of incoming freshmen. The 49-year-old from Albany, N.Y., has committed them to memory: Do not call a student, let her call you; do not e-mail in lieu of calling; do not call the university president when a roommate situation flares. (Full article: 1197 words)

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