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Steve Nelson

Who Matters in America? A Call for Political Correctness

Steve Nelson | February 8, 2016 | College
The rise of so-called "political correctness" is not the infantilizing of students. It is the long overdue voice given to the real experiences of all students.
Kelly Wilz

A Feminist's Guide to Critiquing Hillary Clinton

Kelly Wilz | February 8, 2016 | Politics
Call out sexism and misogyny -- especially if it's coming from someone who claims to be progressive. However, I worry the label is being thrown around loosely and being applied to many well-meaning, non-sexist male critics of Clinton.
Josh Kahn

The University of Pennsylvania Has An Empty Bed Epidemic

Josh Kahn | February 8, 2016 | College
It feels as if both Penn and its students choose to tune out potential solutions to the problem of sleep deprivation even though we regularly obsess over it.
Gary A. Olson

Division II Programs Offer Student-Athletes Balance

Gary A. Olson | February 8, 2016 | College
Many student-athletes pursue their goal of playing an NCAA sport in college. While most people who follow college sports are familiar with Division I and its star athletics programs -- Alabama, Kentucky, Penn State -- few can articulate what the organization's three divisions stand for.
Dylan Brodsky

3 Ways to Get Better Sleep in College

Dylan Brodsky | February 8, 2016 | Healthy Living
Sleep is a necessity (and a luxury) for all of us, especially while in college. There's nothing wrong with needing reminders here and there to keep you on the right track, so figure out what works best for you and keep up with it. If nothing else, get your friends in on the movement with us and help others refuse the snooze.
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Suffolk University and the Collapse of Shared Governance

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | February 8, 2016 | College
In an ugly soap opera still unfolding, Suffolk University's efforts to govern itself responsibly imploded over the past couple of weeks in an acid cloud of public "he said/she said." As the Suffolk debacle deepened, the finger pointing became a matter of public record.
Alexandra Villarreal

Columbia University Students Consider the Value of a Western Education

Alexandra Villarreal | February 8, 2016 | College
Alexander McCoy is a current sophomore in Contemporary Civilization at Columbia University. Photo credit: Gabriella Levy. Before coming to Columbia University two years ago, Alexander McCoy served as a guard for the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia, where he witnessed a beheading...
Garrett Mintz

Why Is the Ivy League Elite?

Garrett Mintz | February 5, 2016 | Business
As far as I was concerned, students that graduated from Ivy League schools were leaps and bounds more prepared for their careers than students who graduated from second-tier schools. But is that really true?
Michelle Green

The Elephant in the Room: Cell Phone Use and Social Media

Michelle Green | February 5, 2016 | College
Our generation, with more means of communication than any before us, has forgotten how to talk to one another.
Vince Bertram

Three Questions High School Seniors Should Ask When Choosing a College

Vince Bertram | February 5, 2016 | College
With acceptance letters in hand, you are now in control, and the responsibility rests with the university to explain why you should choose it. This mindset can also be helpful for younger students who are looking ahead to their own college applications.
Caitlyn McCain

The Advantage of a Liberal Arts Living Space

Caitlyn McCain | February 5, 2016 | College
When you enter a liberal arts living space, the people you spend your time with will help you become a well-rounded student and individual. They demonstrate every day how valuable differing perspectives are to your academic and social experience at college.
Kiara Williams

The Formula to Happiness

Kiara Williams | February 5, 2016 | College
Inevitably, we compare ourselves to others, and it makes us question our self-worth and capabilities. Here are a few simple tips to making you a happier person:
Brad Streicher

Let's Stop Glorifying Sleep Deprivation

Brad Streicher | February 8, 2016 | College
It seems we live in a culture that has assigned a degree of respect to anyone who proudly proclaims, "Yeah, I pulled an all-nighter." We shouldn't be impressed; we should be sorry.
Linda DeMers Hummel

A Teacher's Regrets

Linda DeMers Hummel | February 5, 2016 | Education
This is the life of a teacher. Once in a while, you get stories like the one Marcus is telling me. He is all grown up, with children of his own. But he still remembers what you said. You write a long apology back, and you hope maybe he will forgive you.
Danny Glover

Sanders Campaign Is a Genuine Progressive Social Movement for Democracy

Danny Glover | February 4, 2016 | Politics
Bernie Sanders' campaign has already accomplished what most observers thought was impossible. This campaign is a rare, perhaps unprecedented event in this country's modern electoral history. It deserves the support of everyone who favors social and economic justice.
JamesMichael Nichols

Why I Love Being Queer

JamesMichael Nichols | February 4, 2016 | Queer Voices
For me, being different from the rest of the world is one of the most special things about being queer.
Joseph A. Domino

Why I Paid Myself $72,000 to Teach College

Joseph A. Domino | February 4, 2016 | College
Unlike most adjunct professors who face economic hardships, I did exactly this (paid myself) for six years. I had been a technical writer for 30 years and along the way some gigs paid well. I saved a lot, invested, and managed to remain debt-free.
Jess Davidson

My Rapist Might Not Know He's a Rapist

Jess Davidson | February 4, 2016 | College
There was an obvious difference in the way my rapist and I had interpreted the incident, and his response gave little indication of any remorse for the irreparable damage done that night. A disturbing thought formed: What if he doesn't know what he's done?
Carol J. Carter

Private University Options for First-Generation Students: "A More Intimate Learning Experience"

Carol J. Carter | February 4, 2016 | College
According to research done by the Council of Independent Colleges, a higher proportion of first-generation and low-income students enroll at private colleges than at public universities. Additionally, more of these students graduate without debt than their counterparts at public universities.
Stephen Gray Wallace

Tides, Timing and the College Admissions Process

Stephen Gray Wallace | February 3, 2016 | College
Making the most of a college education. Perhaps it's as simple as tides and timing to best prepare young people for what lies ahead.
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