Posted on Sep 28, 2006

Union's PALs are back, and they're better than ever.

The Peer Assistants for Learning help their classmates handle the rigors of coursework and the transition from high school to college campus.

PALS board

This year, they've got a new moniker: Minerva Mentors. In addition, PALs/mentors are now assigned to individual Minerva houses, where they will be available once a week for two hours for anyone who needs them. The new program uses faculty mentors for advising and to help student mentors organize programs.

The Mellon Foundation is funding the project for the next three years. The PALs pilot program began with the Reed Academic Success Fund, endowed by the Reed brothers, Preston '38 and Donald '50.

For more on this valuable campus resource, visit the new Web site at