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Mark Mothersbaugh Revisits His Literary Roots

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 9:09 AM


Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh has a lot to say about literature. Most famous for his musical talents, both in Devo and as the composer responsible for the sounds of Rushmore, The Rugrats and The Sims 2, Mothersbaugh is also a visual artist who has...

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Why Huffington Went Literary

(28) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 9:55 AM

Huffington is the free, weekly iPad magazine created by The Huffington Post. The latest issue is a special Literary edition, and here the four guest editors explain their motivations.

Before this issue was a reality, before it was even an idea worth talking about, it was an ellipsis...

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'Why Do People Hate Jews?' Is Not the Right Question

(112) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 11:08 AM

Henry Blodget raised the eyebrows of Jew and Gentile alike yesterday with an article published in Business Insider, originally titled "Why Do People Hate Jews?" This was quickly changed to "Why Do Some People Hate Jews," and then to "Why Are the Sources of Anti-Semitism," and...

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Death in The Tiger's Wife

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 8:54 AM

I was at a Broadway show the night that the Iraq War started. I was in tenth grade, I had gone to see Wicked with my mother and I am embarrassed to tell you that I ended up sleeping through a large chunk of the second act. We left the...

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Animal Collective Celebrates Brooklyn

(1) Comments | Posted July 13, 2011 | 10:54 AM

For a band with such well-established indie cred, Animal Collective played a surprisingly, disappointingly, mainstream show at the Prospect Park Bandshell on Tuesday.

The set was polished and, therefore, bereft of the unabashed energy that characterizes their best work. The band did not banter, they minded their interludes and...

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What's Wrong With American Higher Education?

(537) Comments | Posted April 25, 2011 | 11:28 PM

Most Americans believe that a college education is a prerequisite to financial success. According to a study conducted by Sallie Mae, 84 percent of students strongly agreed that higher education was an investment in their future. When asked if they would attend college solely for the experience --...

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7 States Considering Allowing Guns On College Campuses

(2490) Comments | Posted April 6, 2011 | 8:37 AM

Schools have traditionally been gun-free zones, but some states are considering loosening or changing laws when it comes to firearms on campus.

While some say that allowing guns on campus would increase violent incidents, others say that armed students would be better able to protect themselves...

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The Largest Tuition Increases In Public Colleges

(125) Comments | Posted March 29, 2011 | 12:26 PM

As states continue to slash higher education budgets, public colleges and universities struggle to find sources for funding -- and many end up hiking tuition to cover their deficits.

Some schools, University of Connecticut, saw modest increases, while others -- like nursing students at the University...

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On Sex And Faith: Being Gay at a Christian University

(12) Comments | Posted March 10, 2011 | 10:10 AM

When the anonymous writers of a gay zine distributed their publication on Harding University's campus, they expected a reaction. The volume contained probing and consistently heart-wrenching firsthand accounts of what it's like to identify as queer at the Church of Christ-affiliated college, and they knew that...

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Towson Paper Hopes To Take Legal Action Against Newspaper Thieves

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2011 | 8:49 AM

The editor-in-chief of Towson University's student paper is hoping to take legal action against those responsible for the disappearance of nearly 3,000 issues of the newspaper last month.

Copies of the Towerlight went missing Feb. 11 following the online publication of a controversial article that...

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A Pleasant Evening With Professors, But Real Questions Dodged

(1) Comments | Posted March 2, 2011 | 12:17 PM

Fans of Columbia University humanities professor Andrew Delbanco may know him as one of the nation's premier Melville scholars, but Tuesday night he was after a different tenet of American culture.

In an intimate gathering hosted by the Current, a Columbia University undergraduate journal of contemporary politics,...

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Casualties Of Debt: NYU Students, Andrew Jenks Rally Against Student Loan Debt

(78) Comments | Posted February 17, 2011 | 9:32 AM

A small but dedicated group of New York University students, graduates and their supporters came out to take a stance against student debt in an event called Casualties of Debt on Wednesday.

The demonstration, which was hosted by MTV's Andrew Jenks and NYU Local...

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AdmissionSplash: Facebook Application Predicts Likelihood of Getting Into College

(11) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 11:51 AM

Students deciding where to apply to college next fall might have an easier time compiling a list, thanks to AdmissionSplash -- a new Facebook application that tells students how likely they are to gain admission at their school of choice.

AdmissionSplash asks students to submit a...

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College Affordability A Top Priority, New Study Shows

(26) Comments | Posted February 3, 2011 | 1:27 PM

According to a recent survey, more Americans believe making higher education more affordable would be an effective means of helping those who are struggling economically than preserving social security and cutting taxes for the middle class.

Reducing college costs -- which was picked as the best means of...

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Student Papers Don't Lack For Egypt Coverage

(3) Comments | Posted January 31, 2011 | 4:39 PM

As the second week of volatile protests in Egypt commences, U.S. students can keep their pulse on the revolution abroad by going to their campus newspapers.

Often wedding university-relevant coverage with a broader explanation of international events, some student publications have stepped up in informing students of the global revolutions....

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9 Forward-Thinking Colleges

(14) Comments | Posted December 31, 2010 | 8:57 AM

As the new year approaches, there are myriad colleges and universities that exhibit what the future of higher education looks like. Some are new and some more established, but all nine of the schools mentioned below are distinctive in some way -- and are worth watching in 2011.

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Campus Thanksgiving: 8 Ways To Celebrate

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2010 | 8:25 AM

There are plenty of ways to make a Thanksgiving spent at college special (and enjoy your break from classes, naturally). And don't worry -- we didn't put studying on our list of 9 ways to celebrate on campus.

Check them out below. Did we miss anything? Add your own...

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10 Issues Affecting Student Veterans

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2010 | 6:56 AM

For a veteran, making the transition from military life to college life can be especially difficult. Beyond the stresses of the classroom, veterans must cope with a host of other issues, from anxiety disorders to simply feeling like they fit in. The Washington Post offers a list of...

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How NBC's Community Promotes Community Colleges

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 4:51 PM

When NBC's Community premiered last season, critics agreed that the show was sure to be a hit. Armed with a delightful cast -- reviewers were pleasantly surprised by Joel McHale and Chevy Chase's acting abilities -- each episode delivers a sharp, quirky and often laugh-out-loud funny script.

All of...

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The 9 Best College Radio Stations

(144) Comments | Posted October 26, 2010 | 12:01 PM

Saturday marked the wrap-up of this year's College Music Journal Music Marathon and Film Festival -- an event that packed venues large and small with fledgling artists and their fans for five days. In addition to live shows and screenings, CMJ offered panels and lectures for college radio...

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