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Riley de León

4 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Marginalized Millennial

Riley de León | July 2, 2015 | College
It's time to start capitalizing on our age, millennials. In life, it is important to be aware of your inexperience. But it's equally important to be confident in your potential -- because when you really think about it, our memories, our hopes, our fears and our ideas synthesize so that we may all find our place in this noisy, social world.
Write for the Future

Discovering My True American Identity

Write for the Future | July 2, 2015 | College
I lived in America for the vast majority of my life, but I never thought of my country as defining or vital in my personal construction of identity. However, being a part of an international school community of people from different parts of the world does not dissolve the idea of nationality.
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

The Case of the Lonely Professor (or Why Students Should Reach Out to Their Professors)

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | July 2, 2015 | College
There she is, sitting in her office surrounded by books and maybe a wilting plant. The Lonely Professor. Piles of papers on her desk and no one comes to see her. She has her lonely apple for lunch. She thinks about the students she sees in her classes and wonders what they are doing now.
Ashli Mazer

Dear Graduate... 50 Life Lessons You Should Master

Ashli Mazer | July 2, 2015 | College
I, just like you, made mistakes and continue to make mistakes daily. I am no martyr. I am just a human who has a few more years under my belt. Life has a way of opening your eyes as you get older, especially once you leave the comforts of your classroom.
Lindsay Holcomb

The Tragedy of Kalief Browder and the Merits of Pretrial Release

Lindsay Holcomb | July 2, 2015 | College
The physical and psychological violence inflicted upon Browder from arrest to release by the same institutions which purport to keep us safe is a stain on the consciousness of every New Yorker as it was carried out in our name as the mangled byproduct of our collective democratic will.
Tom Snyder

Community Colleges and Health Care

Tom Snyder | July 1, 2015 | College
Programs that lead to an RN are expensive to run, and finding qualified instructors with a master's degree in nursing is challenging as these nurses can typically earn more money working in direct care.
Will Creeley

Lawsuits Necessary to Protect Campus Speech

Will Creeley | July 1, 2015 | College
For public colleges and universities, First Amendment compliance isn't optional. It's a binding legal obligation. And when legal obligations are ignored, lawsuits are necessary -- a lesson ten institutions learned the hard way this past year.
Lisa Maatz

Ending Sexual Assault on College Campuses: New Law Kicks In July 1

Lisa Maatz | July 1, 2015 | College
It seems like every week brings new and horrific stories of sexual harassment and violence on America's college campuses. Study after study shows that sexual harassment and violence are far too prevalent in institutions of higher education.
Jeannie Borin

Early College Preparation Is Important

Jeannie Borin | June 30, 2015 | College
There are countless details involved in the college admissions process, and gaining the knowledge necessary in a timely manner is crucial to ultimately making the final decision on where you will attend.
Michael Darer

Ted 2 and the Empty Plea for Equality

Michael Darer | July 1, 2015 | College
If Ted 2 is about anything, it is about--whether McFarlane knows it or not--the difference between the empty gesture, the half-hearted promise, and the reality of what dignity actually means.
Alexander J. Barron

Three Meditation Techniques for College Life

Alexander J. Barron | June 30, 2015 | College
Meditation is the practice of relaxing the body and elevating the mind. During the school year, mediation is a great way to decompress between classes and extracurricular activities.
Jonathan M. Brand

Liberal Arts-Professional Divide Is an Illusion

Jonathan M. Brand | June 30, 2015 | College
A decade ago I might have revealed my perception that there existed a strange and even dirty little secret within the liberal arts college sector -- that many national liberal arts colleges have offered robust "professional" programs, but that they could not talk about them openly.
College Tourist

10 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad in The United Kingdom

College Tourist | June 30, 2015 | College
By College Tourist; Author: Susanna Olson The United Kingdom is one of the most popular study abroad locations in the world, and here are 10 reasons why you should study there too! 1. You can blame...
Shohini Kundu

The New Silk Road: For the Riches or the Wretches?

Shohini Kundu | June 30, 2015 | College
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. -Sun Tzu When China announced its $46 billion investment to develop a "silk road" through Pakistan, the world looked east with a combination of incredulity and alarm to China's economic prowess. China's investment package is the largest Pakistan...
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Welcome to the Real World: Personal Finance Tips for New Grads

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | June 30, 2015 | College
The unfortunate reality is that most young adults have received little instruction about personal finance at the moment they need it most: when entering the workforce and starting "real life."
Sebastian Ivory

Today We Celebrate, But Tomorrow We Get Back to Work

Sebastian Ivory | June 29, 2015 | College
People need to acknowledge, that though this is a huge victory, there are more victories to be had. I still have a lot to be thankful for as a cisgendered, straight male. It is still not easy to be a gay or transgendered person in the United States. But this is a definite positive. Today we celebrate, but tomorrow we get back to work.
Michael Brenner

The Insecure American Male, and College Rape

Michael Brenner | June 29, 2015 | College
We know the answer to sexual violence against women at universities -- in principle. Swift, stern punishment of those found to be guilty -- in the short-term. The maturing of attitudes toward human sexuality in the long run.
Beverly Low

The Summer College Search is Like House Hunting

Beverly Low | June 30, 2015 | College
Exploring a variety of options, finding a good match, and making it your own place to think, create, and grow. That's what the college search process is all about.
Sumaia Masoom

"Racism As a Mental Illness": A Mainstream Media Production

Sumaia Masoom | June 30, 2015 | College
Even after audible calls for a race war and an attempt at genocide, the FBI still refuses to call the terrorist what he is, and instead falls back on its favorite time-tested explanation: mental illness.
Sheryl Sandberg

4 Wishes for the Class of 2015

Sheryl Sandberg | June 29, 2015 | College
I believe your generation will do a better job than mine at fixing the problem of gender inequality. So we turn to you. You are the promise for a more equal world. Great leaders don't just develop people like them, they develop everyone. If you want to be a great leader, develop the women -- as well as the men -- at your companies.
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