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Gary A. Olson

Audit Me -- Please!

Gary A. Olson | August 31, 2014 | College
College auditors may make us uncomfortable as they ask us the tough questions that we should be asking ourselves, but their role is not to trap us; it is to protect us and the institution.
David Kanegis


It's Your Life, Take Control Now!

David Kanegis | August 31, 2014 | College
Congratulations, you're a college student! For the first time you have free will to spread your wings and lead the life you want... even though you're probably not sure all that entails or exactly what's headed your way.
Michael Roth


College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School

Michael Roth | August 31, 2014 | College
Sure, we must pay attention to what our graduates will do with their education, and we must give them the skills to translate what they learn in classrooms to their lives after graduation. But we shouldn't reduce our understanding of "their lives after graduation" to their very first job.
Lennard Davis


A Meditation on Violent Language: Professor's Impassioned Tweets vs The University Memo

Lennard Davis | August 30, 2014 | College
Chancellor Phyllis Wise's letter to the campus was a prime example of violent language -- all the more violent because of its calm, rational, removed tone. This is the kind of bureaucratic language that has the power to do much more harm than an angry expletive posted about a war.
Sierra Vandervort

Sexuality Is Not Morality

Sierra Vandervort | August 29, 2014 | Women
It's time for women to stop judging each other and discriminating based on an aspect of our lives that is supposed to be private. We live in the 21st century, and if boys get to high-five each other over beer and pizza about their sexual adventures, why can't women do the same thing?
Shanlon Wu


The College Talk: The One Thing Parents Need to Tell Children Leaving for College

Shanlon Wu | August 29, 2014 | College
Lists abound about what you need to tell your children before they leave for college. But no "Top 3" or "Top 25" list can ever address the infinite worries, hopes and fears that accompany your children leaving for college.
The Daily Meal

The Best Colleges for Tailgating

The Daily Meal | August 29, 2014 | College
Dor colleges that live and breathe that sense of pride, tailgating isn't just a casual endeavor. It is an art form.
Jonathan Judaken


Boycotting University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jonathan Judaken | August 29, 2014 | College
The grounds of the academic war zone that surrounds Israel/Palestine are booby-trapped and they are shifting.
Ryan Chapin Mach


For White People, Giving Up on Ferguson Is Not an Option

Ryan Chapin Mach | August 29, 2014 | College
People of color can choose not to care about Michael Brown or Darren Wilson, but they cannot avoid the problems of prejudice in the U.S. legal system. Unlike me, black and brown people in America can't choose to be uninvolved in this discussion because at any point, these issues might come to claim their lives, their children's lives.
Max Dorfman

Love in the Time of Intifada (Part Three)

Max Dorfman | August 29, 2014 | College
I began high school in 2002, a year after the September 11th terrorist attacks, and during the height of the Second Intifada. Saying Americans--and particularly Jews, were paranoid during this time would be an understatement. The memory of our nation being attacked was a festering wound. Similarly, Jews and non-Jews...
Caroline L. Arnold

Top 10 Back to School Microresolutions

Caroline L. Arnold | August 29, 2014 | Education
As at the New Year, the new academic year sparks personal resolutions to perform better by becoming more organized, healthy, and productive.
Edward Summers


Place Matters!

Edward Summers | August 29, 2014 | College
'Location, location, location' may be considered the realtor's mantra, yet colleges and universities also know it well. Some institutions are situated in rural parts of the country, others in small and mid sized urban centers that have seen tremendous decline and disinvestment.
John G. Taft


You Only Live Once, So Do It Warren Buffett's Way

John G. Taft | August 28, 2014 | Healthy Living
Buffett used his punch-card analogy in an investment context. It's consistent with his belief that really profitable investment decisions are few and far between. But I think the punch-card analogy applies equally well to life, and to the decisions that define and shape our lives.
Andrew T. Miltenberg

College Administrators Need Refresher Course in Due Process Under the Law

Andrew T. Miltenberg | August 28, 2014 | College
It has been said that Justice is a process, not a result. In the current climate in which over 70 colleges and universities are under federal investigation, the concept of due process cannot become a victim to a frenzied rush to judgment.
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

Summer Turns to Fall

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | August 28, 2014 | College
Orientations, convocations, photos being taken for ID cards, students auditioning for plays, fraternities welcoming pledges, walk-on athletes gathering up the courage to try-out, etc. That exciting time when it feels like the sky's the limit.
Mauricio Estrella

How to Resolve An Argument, Not Just Win It

Mauricio Estrella | August 28, 2014 | Business
Every time, in the heat of arguing, it's in our human nature to do our best to win. But if we're not focused on solving the problem, we're wasting time and energy that can be diverted into something more positive.
David Halperin


Obama: We'll Protect You Against Predatory Colleges. Students: Please Do

David Halperin | August 28, 2014 | College
The president has made clear that he understands the scam perpetrated by many for-profit colleges against our vets, against single mothers, against working-class young people of color -- deceptive recruiting, high prices, poor quality, weak job placement.
Jacob Gold


What Do YOLO and FOMO Mean for Millennials' Retirement Planning?

Jacob Gold | August 28, 2014 | Money
Step back to appreciate that life is a balancing act and retirement savings needs a seat at the team next to YOLO and FOMO.
Patrick Kennedy


College Savings 101: Financial Multi-Tasking

Patrick Kennedy | August 28, 2014 | College
The words "college life" and "savings" are typically not used in the same sentence today. However, for college students preparing to move onto campus this fall, finding ways to save money may very well be as important as their academic major.
Sophia Jones

An Open Letter To My Alma Mater's Former President On College Rape

Sophia Jones | August 30, 2014 | College
I usually take great pride in calling myself an alumna of The George Washington University -- but not today. Dr. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, current president emeritus and a professor of public service at GWU, made comments on the Diane Rehm Show this week about how college women drinking too much is feeding the campus rape crisis, and in doing so perpetuated the dangerous notion that it is a woman's fault for being sexually assaulted or raped. Change is needed on campus, but it does not need to come from the victim.
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