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

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.14.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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...

New College Cool: Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

For the past two-years I've connected with women's colleges across the country as well as with their future students, current students, and recent alumnae intending to blog about my findings. During this time I learned about the many wonderful things going on in the world of women's colleges, all contributing to this cool influx.

Symptoms of Senioritis

Jeannie Borin | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

It is essential to take second semester senior year seriously. Students have worked so hard to gain acceptance to colleges of their choice. Although tempting to "chill" once admitted, think carefully about the potential consequences.

A Big Win for Mental Health on College Campuses

Jazmin Kay | Posted 01.08.2015 | Teen
Jazmin Kay

Let's be real and admit students are human. As humans we have perpetual emotions. We feel happy, we feel stressed, we feel anxiety and sometimes we even feel hopeless.

New Year, New Semester: College Prep for Juniors

Jeannie Borin | Posted 03.07.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

2015 will certainly be an exciting years for juniors! It's best for juniors to start their college prep early. There are so many details to consider. If juniors plan properly, they may even enjoy the process.

Christmas Vespers, Concerts, and Candlelight Services at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

On December 6, 2014, thanks to live-stream technology, I enjoyed the 88th Annual Spelman‒Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert from the comfort of my abode. I was not disappointed.

How to Write a Harvard-Worthy College Application Essay

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.06.2015 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

When you allow a bit of mystery into the end, you let the reader know that you're okay with not knowing everything. That shows maturity, and it lets the colleges know that you're in a perfect place to dive into the complicated issues you're going to face in your college classes.

10 Fantastic Autumn Traditions Celebrated at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 01.06.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

There's something about college traditions that I find appealing. Perhaps it's because past experience has shown me that the traditions celebrated at women's colleges foster community, school spirit, empowerment and sisterhood while cementing life-long friendships.

Naked College Rowers Make A Splash To Fight Homophobia

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.31.2014 | College

Ready for some tasteful nudity to support a good cause? The 2015 naked calendar of the University of Warwick men's rowing team is out to combat gay...

Why Social Media Guidance Is Important

Jeannie Borin | Posted 12.25.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Social media Web sites have become a global information network that undoubtedly has many benefits. However, with this increased exposure, it is vital to make sure our students are wise and remain safe as they post information online.

When Does It Make Sense for You to Apply Early Action or Early Decision to College?

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Early decision is a binding program that stipulates that if accepted to a college, you are obligated to attend. Given that stipulation, it really behooves you to be very sure that an ED college to which you apply is a hard and fast first choice. Once accepted, there is no turning back.

The Differences in Prepping for the SAT vs. SAT Subject Tests

Chuck Cohn | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Chuck Cohn

SAT Subject Tests are short discipline-specific exams offered by the SAT test-creators. They are designed to help you highlight your knowledge in a particular area, such as chemistry or Italian.

National Alliance Vows to Increase Degree-Attainment for Low-Income Higher Ed Students

Daniel Greenstein | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Daniel Greenstein

Co-authored by Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University The U.S. is facing substantial performance gaps within higher education. High-income...

Understanding Early Action, Early Decision, Restricted Early Action and Rolling Admission

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 11.23.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Before you decide to apply "early" to a college, it's a good idea to understand what that means. Like so many other areas of college admissions, it's not exactly straightforward.

College President Will Pay For Year Of Books If You Beat Him At Video Game

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.11.2014 | College

Just the notion that a college president is encouraging students to play video games in their spare time would be enough to grab attention. But Sco...

Help for the 6 Most Confusing Parts of the New 2014-15 CommonApp

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 11.09.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Everyone -- students, parents, high school counselors, teachers and college admissions officers -- were all in agreement last year that the Common Application offered many challenges. Things seem to be much better this year; but here and there, directions are left out, and there are areas that are not explained as thoroughly as they might be.

Move-in Day at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

I hope you enjoyed the collection of Move-In Day visuals I've shared with you today. Here's to all students (new and returning), and wishing each of them a 2014‒2015 academic year filled with joy, inspiration, fun, discovery, and learning!

The Administration's College Ratings Plan: Accountability in Higher Education or a Bridge to Nowhere?

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

The President's plan would create a new rating system -- the Postsecondary Institution Ratings System (PIRS) -- that will determine which colleges and universities offer "best value," measured by educational access, affordability and outcomes.