The California state legislature unanimously passed a bill this month requiring universities to redefine their official definitions of consent as an "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity." The bill's passing is an incredibly needed step in the right direction.
As the result of an unprecedented "search and destroy" campaign by Occupy's Strike Debt Working Group and their Rolling Jubilee team, 2,761 individuals have been unburdened of their student debt to the tune of $3,856,866.11.
Millennials are most likely to get hands-on with causes they care about when organizations offer a range of volunteer opportunities, from one-time commitments to long-term, pro-bono skills-based opportunities. However, don't expect them to give their time and talents blindly.
It would have made a world of difference if my curriculum focused on more practical working skills rather than just industry fundamentals and core classes. Here are a few classes I wish were on my roaster during college.
This past Friday, Bill Maher announced Rep John Kline as the winner of his #FlipADistrict Campaign, a contest which Maher created to find the worst representative in the country and oust them from office.
Here's hoping Pussy Riot makes up its mind and refocuses its energies on the Putin regime. Otherwise, their two years behind bars will translate into the proverbial 15 minutes of fame, and their courage and sacrifice will be written not in history books but in the wind.
Just because your boyfriend doesn't push, shove or hit doesn't mean he's good guy. It means somewhere along the way he learned not to hit a girl. But he didn't learn how to treat her. He is still capable of something called emotional abuse.
Experts who know precisely how the government calculates EFCs say there's one overarching reason for this shock: the formula is so outdated--it's loosely based on a family budget from 1967--that it's no surprise many 21st Century families are astonished when they receive their EFC estimates.
Members of fraternities and sororities know that their organizations are a lot more than what they are perceived to be. Fraternities and sororities aren't perfect, but they have the potential to equip their members to handle mental health challenges better than other parts of a college campus.
Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.
London: You often mention shows you've DVR'd from BBC America for no reason while in conversations about trail mix at Whole Foods.
Camp counselors are given numerous opportunities to teach, listen, support, mediate, aid, lead, and make critical decisions. There is no career that doesn't implement these skills, meaning there is no person who would be wasting their time by spending a summer at camp.
There are too many young people in this country who are not given the opportunity to rise to their full potential with a college education. What are institutions of higher education missing through the absence of students like Michael Brown?
If you're currently without coverage or want to explore better options, this is the perfect time to start researching what's available.
As you experiment with different strategies, the most important thing is that you give yourself a break. Don't be too harsh on yourself if you can't stick to the changes, but don't give up either.
Leaders need to listen carefully to their staff. While staff members may have come to a different conclusion than you would have given the facts involved, their advice should be followed unless you feel strongly they are wrong.
Before arriving here, I had thought this was what monsoon season meant: constant torrential rain. Heavy rains, I imagined, had to be better for agriculture than the previous multi-year drought. But I was wrong.
If you plan to study abroad this year, relying strictly on cash and debit cards can be a gamble. Cash can easily be stolen. Debit cards can charge foreign transaction fees and don't have the same protections as credit cards. Rather than relying on cash, consider using credit cards responsibly for your overseas spending.