Laura Edghill

Laura Edghill is a freelance writer, church communications director, and public school board member living in Clinton Township, Mich., with her engineer husband and three sons. She is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute's mid-career course. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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Delaying the separation anxiety: Mom and Dad move to college

Higher Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/14/15, 10:55 am

The latest trend in helicopter parenting has arrived. 

Lori Osterberg and her husband recently moved from Denver to Portland, Ore., to live with their daughter while she attends college.

The couple considered moving just for the adventure, but ultimately decided their adventure would be to house and support their daughter as she pursues her degree.

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First lady Michelle Obama's food fight rages on

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 12/17/14, 03:38 pm

Congress threw some whole grains out of first lady Michelle Obama’s food fight last week by passing a massive year-end spending bill that eases some restrictions on schools struggling to meet the healthy school meal standards she has championed.

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UVA resists pressure to lift Greek suspension

Higher Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 12/11/14, 02:38 pm

The University of Virginia (UVA) refused to lift a suspension on Greek activities this week, despite intense pressure and questions behind the reason for the temporary ban. University officials brought Greek life on campus to a standstill a few weeks ago in response to a disturbing Rolling Stone article detailing an alleged gang rape at a UVA fraternity house. 

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