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Jodi Okun

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Should Money Be the Deciding Factor in Your Child's College Choice?

Jodi Okun | April 17, 2014 | College
May 1 is just around the corner. This is traditionally the final deadline for high school seniors to decide which financial aid package they are going to accept to attend college in the fall.
Paul Stoller

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The Brave New World of Campus Life

Paul Stoller | April 17, 2014 | College
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) recently released a report that compares faculty and administrator compensation. It comes as no surprise that the salaries of administrators and coaches, according to the AAUP report, have skyrocketed. Meanwhile, faculty salaries, which inched forward for the first time in five years, continue...
Arianna Huffington

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Congrats, Graduates: Now Go Out There and Redefine Success

Arianna Huffington | April 17, 2014 | College
We're coming up on one of my favorite times of the year: that time, just after spring breaks out but before summer begins, in which thousands of college graduates are released into the world. And as they go forth we give them lots of advice. The advice varies, sometimes conflicts, but the general idea is: Here is what you need to know in order to succeed in the world. This year my book tour is taking me to a lot of colleges, and my first piece of advice is to start by defining success for yourself -- by being clear about what you want, what you value and what you are about. But to do that, we need to abandon, or at least mitigate, some of the worst practices of the adult world that students are already mired in: burnout, sleep deprivation, stress and anxiety. This is all the more important because this generation is starting out their adult lives burdened with multiple deficits.
Unwritten

The Six Mysteries of Grinding We May Never Understand

Unwritten | April 17, 2014 | College
Being a normal college kid that likes to go to bars and parties, I'm pretty well versed in grinding culture. But there are still some things that I fundamentally don't understand about it.
Chuck Cohn

BIO

Improve Your Chances of Grad School Admission By Studying Abroad

Chuck Cohn | April 17, 2014 | College
For many people, it is a once-in-a-lifetime educational pursuit. Yet, studying abroad may also improve your chances of gaining acceptance into graduate school. How?
LearnVest

BIO

7 Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund

LearnVest | April 17, 2014 | Money
Saving up your hard-earned cash to stash away an emergency fund? Well, it can be a hard sell. Spare cash can be hard to come by, and, after all, taking a vacation is a heck of a lot more fun. Or at least a lot of us seem to think so.
Steve Nelson

BIO

Elite Education Is Affordable After All! (Just Not for Americans)

Steve Nelson | April 17, 2014 | Education
Under the banner of globalism or multiculturalism, American educational institutions are engaged in a tangled and controversial web of international arrangements.
Greg Lukianoff

BIO

'Game of Thrones' Quote Deemed Too Threatening for NJ Community College

Greg Lukianoff | April 17, 2014 | College
If there's one thing I've learned as president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), it's that I will always be amazed by the absurd ways colleges try to censor students and faculty. Unfortunately, another school, Bergen Community College (BCC), has amazed me again.
Evelyn Lauer

Why Life in Your 30s Is Better (and Worse) Than Life in Your 20s

Evelyn Lauer | April 17, 2014 | Women
It gets better: more simple, more meaningful, more established, more fulfilling, more STABLE. You'll have fewer fights, cry less tears and make fewer bad decisions. But you'll also have less fun.
André Rouillard

The Girl Who Ratted

André Rouillard | April 17, 2014 | College
After all of the steps forward that Vanderbilt has taken in my four years here, this thread represents one hundred steps backward.
Ashley McDonald

Why Being Called 'Woman' Isn't a Bad Thing

Ashley McDonald | April 17, 2014 | College
One time, I asked my mom if the fact that my dad called her "woman" bothered her. "No," she replied. "Why would it? I am a woman, after all."
Thomas E. Perez

BIO

Investing in Skills to Build a Secure Middle Class

Thomas E. Perez | April 17, 2014 | Business
The good news is that we have an invaluable resource that can help deliver the world-class job training that prepares workers for the jobs that need to be filled: our community college system.
Skyler Gray

Hillary Clinton and Our Separation of Powers: A Law Student's Perspective

Skyler Gray | April 17, 2014 | College
Presidential candidates with Hillary's governmental experience do not come around everyday, and we need her profound insight to work towards breaking though the partisan standoffs that seem to characterize current U.S. politics.
Nancy A. Matthews

Taking Back the Night in Chicago

Nancy A. Matthews | April 17, 2014 | Chicago
The violence that doesn't get much attention in Chicago is the routine and relentless violence against women and girls that occurs every day -- dating violence, date rape, intimate partner violence, stalking.
Marcel Edwards

Military Sexual Trauma Survivor Says NO MORE

Marcel Edwards | April 17, 2014 | Women
Like many military members who survive a sexual assault, the process of reporting the rape and seeking some justice was a long, despairing and ultimately fruitless effort.
Sen. Claire McCaskill

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Targeting Sexual Assaults on Campuses -- Starting With the Facts on the Ground

Sen. Claire McCaskill | April 17, 2014 | Politics
It's just as much a rape to take advantage of a classmate who's incapacitated in a dorm room as it is to assault a stranger at gunpoint. I fear that too many students at our colleges and universities think there's a difference.
Adora Svitak

BIO

'Humanities Folks' Need to Pay Attention to STEM, and Vice Versa

Adora Svitak | April 17, 2014 | Science
When I was little, I hated a lot of things, but most of all I hated math. By extension, I disliked anything that stank of equations: physics, chemistry, technology, engineering. And then something changed.
Calvin Chen

Japan, South Korea Rift and Obama's Role in Diplomacy

Calvin Chen | April 16, 2014 | Politics
Given the potential risk of an ongoing diplomatic feud between these two countries, the U.S. should continue its role as peacemaker.
The Motley Fool

3 Things Wealthy People Do Differently

The Motley Fool | April 16, 2014 | Money
Napoleon's definition of a military genius was "The man who can do the average thing when all those around him are going crazy." Rich people are similar. They remain normal when everyone else can't.
Lee Wang

10 Things I Learned in My 20s About Investing

Lee Wang | April 16, 2014 | Money
I didn't want to work the next five, 10, or 30 years of my life and have nothing to show for it. I started to venture outside my comfort zone and aggressively learn and invest moderately. That's not to say I have a grand portfolio, but I've definitely put myself in a position to succeed.
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