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Campuses Organize for Justice

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 11.23.2015 | College
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

These protests make me hopeful about the future of our country. Embedded within protests is optimism--that change can happen. With their energy and determination, change is gonna come. March on!

New Student Debt Report Takes Close Look at Class of 2014

Equal Justice Works | Posted 11.16.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Like previous TICAS reports, "Student Debt and the Class of 2014" provides a comprehensive overview of the student debt crisis by combining a bird's eye view of the national scope of educational debt with state-by-state data.

Double the Halloween Fun at Cedar Crest College

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.05.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

Halloween is a holiday where candy rules and who doesn't love giving away free candy? Throw in being able to wear a cool costume and it's understandable why Halloween is no longer just for little children. Today, young and old alike enjoy this early autumn gala, including college students.

Where High School Girls Discover Engineering

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

Although the field of engineering offers women careers that are engaging and interesting, this career has not been a historically popular choice. Understanding why so few women consider a career in engineering is complex and hard to pin down.

College at Its Best (Hint: Small and Real)

John Seery | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
John Seery

Stepping onto their college campuses as frosh, they know to run their paper drafts through computerized spell checks and grammar checks before turning them in to the professor. But they still can't write. Why?

Why Colleges Want Ambitious and Dynamic Students

Jeannie Borin | Posted 09.08.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

Colleges want to accept students they believe will become actively engaged on their campuses. Once students have the required grade point average and test scores, admission officers look for those items that will set a student apart and enrich their incoming classes.

Meredith College Making Move-In Day Even More Memorable

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.04.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

Move-In Day is a special day for students as they begin their college life. It's both exciting and nerve-racking. While first-year students like the idea of newfound independence, being away from family can be unsettling and stressful.

Wazzup! 12+ Things You Should Know About the New Common Application 2015-16

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.05.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

I hope the information in this blog helps you complete the Common Application confidently and as thoroughly as you can. Remember, colleges only know you from what you say to them in your application. Give them the best of what you have to offer.

What I Have Learned From the College Admissions Process

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 08.04.2015 | Teen
Ella Gonzalez

If you happen to be entering your senior year of high school, first I'd like to say, congratulations and I am sorry.

Sweet Briar College's Second Chance

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 08.04.2015 | College
Mark Yzaguirre

A new school year will start in a few weeks. All over the country, first-year students will be arriving on campus to start an important new chapter of their lives and returning students will be remaking some aspects of their collegiate lives while continuing others.

Campus SaVE Act Responds to College Campus Sexual Violence

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.29.2015 | College
Marcia G. Yerman

Students starting college this coming fall will be the first to benefit from the Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), which will require colleges to have "prevention and awareness" programs about sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and domestic violence in place.

Who You Were In College is Who You Are In Life

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Sort of. You’re obviously not the same exact person you were in college. That Fear and Loathing poster no longer hangs above your bed and ...

Mind the 'Expectation' Gap

Nicholas Wyman | Posted 06.12.2015 | College
Nicholas Wyman

More than 3.6 million students have or are about to graduate from postsecondary U.S institutions. And when people graduate college, they tend to have certain expectations.

We Go With Wigo

Rob Taub | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
Rob Taub

When I was in college during the 1970s, making plans with others was a laborious task, which may perhaps explain why my friends and I so often stayed in the dorms and drank beer. It certainly wasn't easy to organize group expeditions or expand one's social network.

What Future College Students Should Know About The Current College Admission Environment

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

The current college admissions environment points to several important factors that future college students should know. As future college students prepare for the current college admission environment, it is vital to stay informed on recent admission trends.

Is There a Point to Having a Professor?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
John A. Tures

It may not be a teacher appreciation gift like the ones the kids get their instructors, but having students able to recall the important lessons, and have some fond memories of their academic experiences, can be just as good.

Why Adult Women Returning to College Choose a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Diane Propsner

But what about women who decide to attend college years after high school graduation? For adult women looking to earn or complete an undergraduate degree or even get a second bachelor's degree, the good news is you can expect the same quality, affordable education, with an additional benefit: schedule flexibility.

A Short, Thumb-nail Sketch of What's Going on With College Admissions Testing: The "New" SAT and "Old" ACT

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 06.14.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

For the Class of 2016-2017 (current sophomores) colleges and universities will be accepting the new SAT, but many have not yet decided whether they will continue to accept the old one. Oh boy!

Science Majors Develop Effective Communication Skills at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're thinking about a STEM career or know of a college-bound high school girl who is, I encourage you to investigate women's colleges.

Columbia's ​Rolling Stone Review Misses Mark on UVA Culture

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
The Cavalier Daily

As thoroughly as these professionals investigated the journalistic failures of Sabrina Rubin Erdely (the article's author), Sean Woods (its editor) and Will Dana (Rolling Stone's managing editor), they confined their investigation just to Jackie's story. This, we feel, was a mistake.

Sweet Briar College and the Homogenization of U.S. Higher Education

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 05.23.2015 | College
Mark Yzaguirre

While in the end every school must be a good steward of its resources, a society in which any college is largely interchangeable with another will be a poorer one, and the closure of schools like Sweet Briar College moves us further in that direction.

Celebrating 19th-Century American Female Composers

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

With the momentum created via her recital, Ellen is hopeful that her passion will inspire others to take part in spotlighting this music. She shared her thoughts for promoting a more inclusive version of history in music classrooms.

Higher Ed Reconsidered: A Non-Standard Assessment of Where Standards May be Taking Us?

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

Even college presidents have their existential moments. During a meeting of the Council on Independent Colleges' Steering Committee on the Future of ...

Waitlisted at Your Colleges? Here's What to Do!

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

Here are some tips that can help if you have been waitlisted AND are still interested in attending that college:

Princeton Alums To 'Princeton Mom': Rape Is Rape

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.09.2015 | College

Author and so-called "Princeton Mom" Susan Patton received yet another stinging rebuke in the school's paper for her comments about date rape. More...