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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...

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...