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The Almighty 'A' is the Death of Learning

Anne Sobel | Posted 01.04.2016 | Education
Anne Sobel

Its no secret grade inflation is cause célèbre at universities, but the pressure to give A's is a Frankenstein of our own design. Like hog futures, real estate, and diamonds, an A only holds the intrinsic value we assign it.

Is a Photography Degree a Waste of Time?

Michael Carpenter | Posted 12.18.2015 | College
Michael Carpenter

After some in-depth research, I've put together a list of pros and cons for getting a photography degree versus teaching yourself, and the results might surprise you.

Will The University Become Extinct?

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 12.09.2015 | Education
Michael Ernest Sweet

These days it seems trendy to question the necessity of a university education. Blogs, articles, even documentaries, are popping up all over the place...

Career/Technical Education Helping High Schoolers

Jack Jennings | Posted 12.09.2015 | Education
Jack Jennings

Many kids today are strongly urged to go to college, but don't like the usual route to get there--an emphasis on academic subjects. Therefore, they find high school "boring." Career/technical education can be attractive to those students because its purpose is to teach skills needed to get a job.

A College President's Christmas List, 2015

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 11.30.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

I am submitting my annual Christmas list with the hope that you will recognize how good my fellow college presidents and I have tried to be during the past year. We have strived to remain student-centered, faculty-friendly, alumni-attentive, constituent-conscious, and donor-diligent.

Diversity of International Students in the US

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

The latest Open Doors data indicates yet another year of growth in international student enrollment. Between 2009 and 2014, the number of international students has increased by 41 per cent to reach a total of 974,926.

Opportunities to Learn, Work With Video Games Multiply

Rich Taylor | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
Rich Taylor

Activision Blizzard's purchase of mobile games developer King Mobile made headlines around the world last week, demonstrating once again that video ga...

Higher Education Can Make a Deeper Difference: Supporting the College Dream for All Students

Karen S. Haynes, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Karen S. Haynes, Ph.D.

Every day on my campus, I encounter and interact with students who at one time thought, or perhaps were told, that college was not a place for them. Unfortunately, too many students with the ability to succeed in college have the same experience.

A College Degree Is Increasingly Likely To Land You In Low-Wage Work

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business

Trying to get a good job is no longer as easy as pointing to a college degree on your resume (not that it was ever exactly easy). New research from t...

Should Major Decisions Be So... Major? Career-worthy Majors for All

Brad C. Phillips | Posted 05.12.2015 | College
Brad C. Phillips

New information released on the economic value of different college degrees just upped the ante on an already major life decision. America's college students - whether they are high school graduates or an increasing number of middle-aged adults pursuing bachelors degrees - face dramatically varying risks and returns depending on their chosen major.

What Are You Doing After Graduation?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 05.05.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

This is one of the most terrifying questions you can ask a graduating senior. The day after commencement, you've officially joined the ranks of the unemployed. Welcome to the real world. The job hunt after college is tough. However, if you know the common do's and don'ts before you apply for a job, step into an interview or negotiate a job offer -- you'll be employed in no time.

5 Ways to Survive Grad School... With Kids

Camia Gavin | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Camia Gavin

When I started grad school, I was already pregnant. It was intimidating, and I changed daily from excitement, to determination to, "What am I thinking?!"

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Mike Huckabee Once Attacked An Opponent For Not Having A College Degree

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mike Huckabee says it's not an issue that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) doesn't have a college degree. Walker, a potential 2016 pr...

Judge Scott Walker on His Record, Not His Education

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

There is no doubt that we need to continue to help everyone who wants a college education to be able to afford it. And college still needs to be a path by which people can learn and demonstrate their excellence. But it is critical that it is not considered the only path.

6 Reasons to Love (Okay, Grudgingly Accept) Your Student Loans

Equal Justice Works | Posted 04.14.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Valentine's Day is coming up, but we know you don't want to put a ring on your student loans. Even if you can't love them, here are six good reasons to value your loans.

Contemplating College at Age 53

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 03.15.2015 | College
Dean Dauphinais

In a world where popular opinion says that a college degree is necessary in order to find a decent job and be successful, I've managed to meander my way through my work life without one.

Higher Education in Hawai'i

Geoffrey Bannister | Posted 01.25.2015 | Hawaii
Geoffrey Bannister

Education can have an invaluable impact on individuals, families and communities. Our university was founded on the idea that the people of Hawai'i should have higher education alternatives available.

Freaking Out About Graduating? Don't.

Erin McKelle | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Erin McKelle

Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.

Is College Really Worth The Money Anymore?

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 11.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Over half of U.S. grandparents currently contribute or plan to donate to their grandchildren’s college funds, accor...

7 Tips For Choosing A College Major You'll Love

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 12.17.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Still, not knowing what to study when first starting college is normal--between 20% and 50% of students start off as undeclared. Your early years are the perfect time to explore your interests and figure out what you love doing.

Education Is Worth the Investment

William J. Lowe | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
William J. Lowe

There is no greater financial investment in one's future than a college degree. While this viewpoint has its critics, the reality is the value of a degree has never been greater.

College Education or College Degree?

Troy Henderson | Posted 10.12.2014 | College
Troy Henderson

Gather any group of college professors in any discipline in any part of the country, and most (if not all) have noticed a mindset affecting many college students in which they seem to value their degree more than their education.

Let's Be Clear: College Isn't Right for Everyone, But It's the Key to Socioeconomic Mobility

Nancy A. Roseman | Posted 08.18.2014 | College
Nancy A. Roseman

Let me be clear. College is not right for everyone, but it undisputedly remains the ticket to socioeconomic mobility. We need to stop debating its value, and instead focus on ensuring more students have access to college.

Three Ways For You To Stay Competitive In The New Economy

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

Landing a 9-to-5 job with a pension is harder today than ever. In order to thrive in the 21st century, you have to be a savvy citizen of the digital economy or risk being left behind.

No, Education Isn't Enough to Get You Out of the Ghetto

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Over 73 million adults have a college degree in this country, but less than 2 million of them are members of the One Percent. Most earn less than a fifth of what they'd need to qualify for the One Percent.