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Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

CFES Looking to Help Five Low-Income Schools

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | January 24, 2015 | College
A national nonprofit, College For Every Student (CFES), ­­is searching for five schools to participate in a high-impact program that will help low-income students become college and career ready. The five schools will receive Closing the Gap awards through support from private donors. "Over the last 30 years, the gap...
Christina Berchini

6 Reasons I'm Thankful You Fired Me

Christina Berchini | January 24, 2015 | College
Had you never fired me, I'm not sure that I would have made the changes necessary to perform well at the following summer's internship in public relations (yes, someone else actually hired me) or, really, any of the professional endeavors which followed. Failing my first internship taught me many things.

30 Different Ways To Tie A Tie That Every Man Should Know

ShirtsMyWay | January 24, 2015 | Style
You can make a statement with these knots any day of the week or simply use them to look elegant and stylish during those special events where you really need to stand out. Either way, you'll practically be a forefather of men's fashion no matter which style you choose.
Chad Williams

Should Black Athletes Attend the University of Michigan?

Chad Williams | January 23, 2015 | Black Voices
In my estimation, it is appropriate, if not essential, that black athletes pass over the University of Michigan and take their talents to institutions that are committed to the worthy ideals of accountability and racial diversity and value black students as more than muscle and sinew.
Chris Mettler

Financial Sense 101: Prepare For College Before the Freshman Fifteen

Chris Mettler | January 23, 2015 | College
As students look forward to attending school and experiencing all that college has to offer, they may not be thinking about how to properly manage their money. Making smart financial choices while in school will not only ease the burden of college debt, but also set them up for financial success beyond graduation.
Sofia Stafford

Path to Purpose Series: Leaning in to Social Entrepreneurship

Sofia Stafford | January 23, 2015 | College
Now in my second semester of sophomore year, I can confidently say that college has truly been a transformative experience but not because of the reasons I thought it would be when I stepped foot on campus and not until I began to look at my time at college through a different lens.
Kara Beckman

On a Couch With a Dog: Lessons, Love, and Loss

Kara Beckman | January 23, 2015 | College
When everything else in our lives is consistently shifting, we want to be able to come home to familiar surroundings, and feel as though something is permanent and stable. However, even those things that seem constant are subject to the will of time, and will change.
Gad Saad

Intellectual Diversity on American University Campuses

Gad Saad | January 23, 2015 | College
University students should rightly be exposed to a plurality of viewpoints as part of their intellectual growth, rather attending the "flock of sheep association of like-minded individuals."
Jim Downs

'Do You See What I See': The Debate Over Black Confederates

Jim Downs | January 23, 2015 | College
Doing black history means more than just finding black people in the archives and stating whether they did or did not do something.
Dan Butin

Deflate This! On Footballs and Higher Education

Dan Butin | January 23, 2015 | College
We must begin to offload the transfer of information to other means and embrace our role as helping students to transform knowledge. And this transformation, in turn, may actually help us to do all those other things we claim to do.
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Are Community Colleges the Answer?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | January 23, 2015 | College
President Obama's State of the Union address this week laid out proposals to revamp the tax code by raising taxes and fees on the wealthiest Americans and largest financial institutes. The additional money from these taxes would be used to pay for free tuition for two years of community college....
Jessica Adair

The Millennial State of the Union Must Not Be Overlooked, and Here's Why

Jessica Adair | January 23, 2015 | College
If you're reading this and think that young adults should simply work their way through school with a summer job or forgo higher education entirely, know this: That is not how our economy works anymore.
Peak Johnson

Reflections of a Temple Grad

Peak Johnson | January 23, 2015 | College
So many thoughts started to form in my mind as my row started to join the long line of graduates. It amazed me at the time, and it still does on occasion, that a kid from North Philadelphia who originally had no plans on attending an institution of higher learning was now graduating from college again.

5 Reasons Why College Girlfriends Rock

MiddleSexy | January 23, 2015 | Women
There is something so special and irreplaceable about the friends that you make in those truly transforming college years. I wouldn't want to repeat them but man, those years were something else. Here are five reasons why girlfriends from your college years are special...
David Halperin

Inside the ECMC-Corinthian Deal: Will Students Be Protected?

David Halperin | January 23, 2015 | College
The U.S. Department of Education's ill-advised effort to broker the sale of 56 campuses of the discredited Corinthian for-profit college chain to ECMC, a student debt collection operation, has hit some snags.
Graham Palmer

A New Dawn for India and Afghanistan

Graham Palmer | January 23, 2015 | World
Continued and improved assistance to Afghanistan must form a crucial part of Modi's efforts to lead India forward.
Wil Weldon

A Third Generation Duke Alumnus' Response to Franklin Graham

Wil Weldon | January 23, 2015 | Religion
Franklin Graham has little or no connection with Duke, and knows little about its heritage and traditions and commitment to its religious and educational values. My personal and family connections to Duke and Islam lead me to an entirely opposite conclusion from Mr. Graham.
Eugene Fram

Faculty Alert: Why Are Employers Giving Low Marks to College & University Grads?

Eugene Fram | January 22, 2015 | College
What can educational institutions do to improve the low marks given their graduates by their employers?

5 Financial Habits You Should Adopt When You're Young

LearnVest | January 22, 2015 | Money
How you handle your money early on in life -- from being a stickler about adhering to a monthly budget to starting to save for retirement as soon as possible -- can lay the groundwork for a strong financial future.
Nate Jara

American Sniper and the Fetishization of Patriotism

Nate Jara | January 23, 2015 | College
These kinds of films overwhelmingly contribute to the commodification and the fetishization of patriotism that often force people to choose not to voice criticisms for fear of being called unpatriotic.
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