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This College Class On 'Historical Frauds' Could Be The Key To Fighting Pseudoscience

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living

Pseudoscience has been enjoying a major resurgence as of late, thanks in large part to the leadership of our conspiracy theorist in chief, President D...

College's Break With Climate Change Deniers Riles Debate Over Divestment Strategies

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

Barnard College’s Board of Trustees announced earlier this month that it had made a “unique” climate decision. After months of deliberation and ...

Ivy League Acceptance Rates Expected To Be Lower

Dee Blackman | Posted 03.22.2017 | Education
Dee Blackman

The Ivy League is on track to receive a historic number of applications for the Class of 2021. As a result, many Ivy League colleges are expected to r...

As A Professor Of Color, My Job Is To Heal

The Well | Posted 03.16.2017 | Black Voices
The Well

This post is by Vaughn Calhoun and originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell’s digital magazine. Earlier this fall, I ran into one of my most promisi...

Taking The LSAT Is No Longer Required To Get Into Harvard Law School

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 03.09.2017 | Education

Harvard Law School says that beginning this fall it will no longer require students to submit the traditional Law School Admissions Test as part of th...

Dear Betsy DeVos: I’m a Liberal Professor Who Lets ALL Students Speak

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 03.01.2017 | Education
Ken Schneck, PhD

[Scene 1] ME: I am Ken. And I’ve been a liberal social justice warrior (SJW) professor for eight years. AUDIENCE: Hello, Ken. [End Scene] But here...

Right-Wing Troll Milo Yiannopoulos Inspires Free Speech Bill

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics

A bill to protect free speech on college campuses, introduced Thursday in Tennessee’s state House, was informally named in honor of Breitbart News e...

The True Value of a College Education

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 02.10.2017 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

What does value mean? What does value mean in terms of higher education? Too often, this word is associated with the meaning “costs less.” This te...

Betsy DeVos Needs To Fix Title IX

Michael Lissack | Posted 02.07.2017 | Education
Michael Lissack

The confirmation today of Betsy DeVos as our next Secretary of Education means there is a new sheriff in town. One of her most urgent priorities must ...

Why Do Students Value College?

David Steele-Figueredo | Posted 10.20.2016 | College
David Steele-Figueredo

Most of the discussion on the value of a college degree is based on its economic value. The popular media emphasizes that a college graduate earns hun...

There Are No Artisans To Build Trump's Wall

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Mexico might not pay for the Trump wall, but Mexicans most certainly will build it. The reason: There is a critical labor shortage in the United States of skilled craftsmen and women.

Bridging The Gap To College Success

Wes Moore | Posted 09.09.2016 | Black Voices
Wes Moore

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2015 only 17 percent of Black men ages 25-29 had completed a bachelor's degree or higher.

8 Alternatives to Taking Out Student Loans

Aja McClanahan | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
Aja McClanahan

If you (or your child) want to avoid taking out student loans for college tuition, the good news is that there are more options than ever to do so. If a debt-free education is the goal, consider the possibilities.

Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

As a college student myself, I constantly find myself wondering if I am wasting my energy and time almost every day. Falling into debt by the tens of thousands, and losing sleep almost every night is a big price to pay for a degree that may or may not make a huge difference.

Most students borrow for college, but are they financially literate?

The Conversation US | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents
The Conversation US

Catherine Montalto, The Ohio State University and Anne McDaniel, The Ohio State University August is here, and many families are preparing their chil...

The American Dream Isn't Dead, It Has Just Evolved

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Do you ever wonder how businesses used to effectively market themselves before the internet was a thing? This day and age even the underdogs have a fi...

Hunger on College Campuses: Another Barrier to Getting a Degree?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 05.14.2016 | College
Bob Hildreth

Students who experience hunger and food insecurity on campus struggle in many ways. The threat of needing to make a choice between continuing to shoulder the burden of paying for college and not having enough money for living expenses, or dropping out to work to pay for food and rent is constant.

Why America Needs College in Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.17.2017 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Prison education is both more effective and efficient than incarceration, not to mention a fraction of the annual cost of imprisonment, and its results are proven.

20 Things Every First-Generation Latino College Graduate Should Know

Yuliana Salinas | Posted 02.22.2017 | Latino Voices
Yuliana Salinas

If you were raised in a household where your culture and/or Spanish language was valued, then don't ever be ashamed of it! Let it continue to be a part of you.

Adding Value to the College Experience via Learning Outside of the Classroom

Audrey J. Murrell | Posted 11.02.2016 | College
Audrey J. Murrell

Recent research shows that students' engagement in meaningful co-curricular activities has a strong impact on intellectual skill development, overall college adjustment, practical skill growth, and positive self-image.

The Happy Poor

Stanley Ely | Posted 10.20.2016 | College
Stanley Ely

My young friend Raul came to the USA departing the Dominican Republic five or six years ago and set his sights on going to college. Though it was tempting to relapse into Spanish, he struggled to write in English and continued writing long enough to turn out a good application essay.

How To Bring Down Exorbitant College Costs

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 08.29.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Lawmakers from across the country are in a perennial tug-of-war over the best ways to make college affordable and to find solutions to the student debt crisis, and so are several presidential hopefuls.

How to Dramatically Slash the Cost of College Education

Sramana Mitra | Posted 05.12.2016 | College
Sramana Mitra

The exorbitant cost of higher education is a recurrent topic of conversation, concern, and discontent these days. Against that backdrop, an announcement from edX and Arizona State University caught my attention last week.

More Attention Given to a Small Liberal Arts College Closing Than a Giant For-Profit College System Shutting Down

John A. Tures | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
John A. Tures

When tiny Sweet Briar College announced its closing, it was front page news. It was heralded as the beginning of the end for liberal arts colleges and single sex schools. But when the large Corinthian College system closed campuses across the country, it did not receive the same level of attention.

How a Student from the Non-College Track Became a Founder of Schools

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 04.11.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

We Americans believe in equality; therefore we believe each of us has a unique potential waiting to be realized. But only some of us excel in academics, just as some of us excel in athletics, performing arts, salesmanship and so on.