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John A. Roush

Higher Education and the American Dream

John A. Roush | July 28, 2015 | College
It's a fair assessment to say that the business model of higher education in this country is broken. How we reached this point is complicated, and the biggest casualty of this sad state of affairs may be the American dream itself.
Mary Green Swig

Haunted by Student Debt to the Grave

Mary Green Swig | July 27, 2015 | Politics
Many people, including many student debt holders, may be surprised to learn that people can be pursued for student debt even into their elder years. In fact, the government is withholding Social Security payments for some retirees, because their student loans have not been fully repaid.
Ryan Hirsch

Why Mental Health Should Be Supported on College Campuses

Ryan Hirsch | July 27, 2015 | College
Colleges can play an important role in reducing mental health stigma. Peer support services, coordination between on-campus and off-campus providers, and targeted services for more susceptible communities are a few ways to improve care and better support students. Students, along with administrators, can advocate for increased visibility and publicity of mental health issues and resources.
Samara Wolpe

ABC Family Generation

Samara Wolpe | July 27, 2015 | College
This year, a generation of kids will be thrust into the long awaited but still unsettling age of puberty and turn to ABC Family for answers. While you enjoy your show, think about what that half hour is creating in our generation.

Happiness In A Relationship Depends On One Thing

Unwritten | July 27, 2015 | Women
It happened to me, before I realized it was "happening to me." Of course I still loved my family and friends. But, all of a sudden, they weren't really my top priority. I wasn't really my top priority. This is the biggest faux pas you can commit in your romantic relationship: making each other your entire life.
Rachel Scott

7 Things to do Before the Semester Starts

Rachel Scott | July 27, 2015 | College
It's hard to believe those summer days are slowly drifting away. The start of the next school year is just around the corner and there are a few things you should check off your to-do list before heading back.
Jordan Weiers

An Open Letter to Sen. Bernie Sanders

Jordan Weiers | July 27, 2015 | College
Sen. Sanders, there is one issue that you must progress greatly on if you wish to become the president that America needs in 2016. That issue is racial justice. Saying that racism exists in your next speech or adding #blacklivesmatter to the end of your next tweet is not enough.
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Higher Education: Like a Fire Bell in the Night

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | July 27, 2015 | College
It may be that the crisis must worsen with additional shocks to the system before conditions improve for higher education. The smart money -- supported by fairly consistent data recently -- is arguing that change must come soon.
Lexi Herrick

21 Ways to Make the Most of Your Internship

Lexi Herrick | July 27, 2015 | Women
Maintain your contacts as much as possible after you leave your internship. Check back in every once in a while, and reach out to them when you're looking for more permanent positions.
Write for the Future

Middle Child Girl Power

Write for the Future | July 26, 2015 | College
was exhausted, frustrated, but refused to release the smile on my face. For two hours, I repeated the words "circle", "triangle" and "square" as I stood before a classroom in a small school in the Floating Villages of Cambodia.
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Expect More of Yourself

Dr. Roger H. Hull | July 24, 2015 | College
If one wants to push others to the limit, one should push oneself first. Doing so can be done in the obvious way of being the first in/last out of the office. In my years of leading two colleges, I generally followed that formula--well, at least half of it.

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Day in College

UChic | July 24, 2015 | College
I Wish I Knew is a series of personal essays written by the courageous young female ambassadors of UChic. Learn how to survive and thrive during your Freshman Year from girls who have been through it.
Madeline Wahl

No, I'm Not Going to Hide My Tampon From You

Madeline Wahl | July 24, 2015 | Women
There's no shame in being a woman and there's definitely no shame in being a woman who has a period. There's also no shame in being a woman who wants to have sex while on her period.
Dr. Bill R. Path

Finding More Than Yourself in College

Dr. Bill R. Path | July 24, 2015 | College
Young people need extracurricular activities to help them develop into well-rounded adults. However, if students want to get the most out of college, they need to engage in these activities but not allow them to become a distraction from their academic endeavors.
Steve Rhode

How Can I Get Navient to Work With Me on Repayment?

Steve Rhode | July 24, 2015 | College
Navient has every right to contact the cosigner on the loan. The cosigner agreed to be 100% responsible for the loan if you defaulted. That's the role of the cosigner. The get all the liability and none of the benefit.
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

Belonging: Pre-Camp Speculations

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | July 24, 2015 | Impact
It is only from discovering human connections from the people around us that we begin to understand ourselves and our leadership abilities better.
Caroline Catlin

Why I Chose Summer Camp

Caroline Catlin | July 23, 2015 | College
They've taught me about choosing joy over hardship, about embracing my own silliness, about how to work on things I needed to work on to in order to become the person I want to be. And most of all, perhaps, they've taught me to treasure the magic of small moments.
Daniel Raphael

Looking Back at the 'Arab Spring'

Daniel Raphael | July 24, 2015 | College
It has been nearly half a decade since Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest of the humiliation he suffered by the Ben Ali regime. This protest ignited a set of global protests known as 'the Arab Spring', calling for the overthrow of autocratic regimes, and for greater civilian control of society.
Breana Brill

10 Ways Incoming College Freshman Can Start Preparing for College

Breana Brill | July 23, 2015 | College
Last year, I was a soon to be college freshman and I didn't even know where to begin with preparing for college. And if there is anything I learned from preparing for my first year of college, it's not to procrastinate.
Greg Lukianoff

A Big Victory in Georgia Points the Way to Ending Abuses of Freedom of Speech on Campus

Greg Lukianoff | July 23, 2015 | College
Today marks the official end of an eight-year legal odyssey for one student who was kicked out of his college for clearly protected speech back in 2007. While this shameful incident at a college in southern Georgia could have easily ended in obscurity, the hard-won triumph in this...
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