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The Games Played by Universal Soldiers

Doug Bradley | Posted 12.18.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

As we see with the Marines in Matterhorn in the heat of battle, they aren't pulling the trigger each time to defend democracy so much as defend themselves and each other as brothers.

Study: Dual Enrollment Students More Likely To Attend, Graduate College

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

A report by Boston-based education nonprofit Jobs for the Future urges policymakers to expand dual enrollment after determining that high school stude...

War, What Is It Good For?

Doug Bradley | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

Why was the war in Vietnam fought? Why are our wars today being fought? And have we learned anything from our failures in the past?

Hedgefunders, Hedgehogs, and Higher Ed

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

My own guess is that we are headed for a soft disaster, where most of the 3,000 colleges and universities in America, still offering a variety of learning places that is the world's envy, will not survive.

Reality vs. Illusion in Vietnam: "Go Ask Alice"

Doug Bradley | Posted 12.01.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

The Vietnam War was a war of illusion; the enemy did not fight in traditional ways.

Marines and Vietnam: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy

Doug Bradley | Posted 11.26.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes is a war novel set in 1969 Vietnam. The book presents a very real look into the misery endured by United States Marines during the war.

Dylan, Death and the Ia Drang Valley

Doug Bradley | Posted 11.25.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

As the author described his experience wounded in the dark of the jungle, waiting for either help or death, I could not help but wonder what was going through his head after he had accepted his imminent fate.

The Music, Media and Mayhem of Vietnam

Doug Bradley | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

As a Vietnam veteran, I am convinced that we will argue about Vietnam until all of us baby boomers are dead and gone. But there is a way to cut through all the commotion, and that's though music.

Why Students Who Plagiarize Get Away With Nothing

Annie Murphy Paul | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Annie Murphy Paul

How many times have you borrowed the opinion of a political pundit? How often have you retailed the wisdom of a best-selling book or an expert on TV? The ethical infraction is minor, but the crime against our intellectual lives is great.

Not All Students Are Treated Equally in Today's Digital Era: A Call for Accessible Technology in Higher Education

Sean Devine | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education
Sean Devine

Together, we can ensure that no student is left behind as a result of his or her print-related disability as we continue our path in the digital revolution of higher education.

The Economy, Outsourcing Jobs and Higher Education

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

We rely on our universities to be on the cutting edge of academic excellence. Yet, our educational institutions are outsourcing to people in foreign countries something as fundamental to education as grading term papers and final exams.

Getting the Classes You Want

Uloop | Posted 09.17.2012 | College

Like most of you out there, I have been obsessively checking course offerings, section openings, and degree requirements hoping to emerge with my dream schedule.

The Test-Score Myth

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 09.12.2012 | College
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

College-level courses are considered the gateway to a certificate or degree and completing either one of them in a student's first year is a powerful predictor of completing a certificate or degree.

Online Classrooms: Trash or Treasure?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 09.12.2012 | College
Victor M. Feraru

Any sensitive theatergoer will tell you that live theater is a completely different experience than watching the same thing on TV or your computer screen. Can the energy that an inspiring teacher calls forth be funneled into a computer screen?

College Classes That Would Actually Prepare You For Real Life

Thought Catalog | Posted 08.25.2012 | College
Thought Catalog

In response to societal changes, we have developed our new Bachelor of Arts in Successful Living to answer the needs of current college students. The BA is a demonstration in itself that a University education can indeed still be useful.

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Chose My Major

Chelse Hensley | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Chelse Hensley

By the time I realized I didn't truly want to go into politics, I had backed myself into a corner and had to choose between finishing my degree a semester early or switching majors that would delay graduation for a year.

Second Contact: Would We Go Back?

David Behling | Posted 07.16.2012 | College
David Behling

A spacecraft from Earth enters the Crab Nebula and finds the last thing they were expecting: a spacecraft from another planet, exploring the same part of space. A standoff results because neither spaceship has the ability to destroy the other.

4 Life-Changing Courses All Universities Should Teach

Brazen Life | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
Brazen Life

Should those degrees we spend tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars on should maybe focus less on forcing freshman to take sex ed and Bio 101 and instead provide us with courses on how to do our taxes?

Rick Santorum's Wildly False Claim About California Schools

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.03.2012 | College

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum claimed on Monday that most public universities in the University of California system do not offer American hist...

In Defense of College

Rachel Alexander | Posted 04.29.2012 | College
Rachel Alexander

College, to me, is a place for exploration, a place to decide which of the many things that exist in the world are interesting to you. You don't need to decide what to do with your life at age 18. In my mind, it's one of the best reasons to go to college.

PHOTO: What A Real College Classroom Is Like

Posted 01.24.2012 | College

What really happens in college classes? Reddit member rivalxshowxtime seems to have an idea. The original photo is actually pretty old, taken at t...

The Benefits of a January Term

Uloop | Posted 03.08.2012 | College

For those who attend a school with an interim program, January means returning to school. Those of you who are still at home, basking in the laziness of a longer hiatus, may be wondering what exactly a J-Term entails.

'Homosexuality As Gateway Drug' Course Allegedly Offered At University

Posted 11.15.2011 | Gay Voices

Texas' Baylor University found itself in the midst of a blogosphere firestorm last week after it allegedly offered a sociology course titled "Homosexu...

The Best First Day of School Ever!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.12.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

We would much rather still be reading on the beach, reading at the library, reading in bed after waking up late... but summer always has to end, what can you do about it?

The Hardest College Classes In The Country

| Laura Hoxworth | Posted 05.29.2011 | College

What exactly makes a class difficult? Is it a professor with indecipherable handwriting who mumbles through lectures and refuses to curve a test with...