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How to Use Technology to Enhance Your Note-Taking Routine

Chuck Cohn | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Note-taking is a central skill for both high school and college students, and it is a skill that requires instruction and practice to be of true use to students.

4 Free Speech Lawsuits in One Morning: Stepping Up the Fight Against Campus Speech Codes

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

For seven years I have written for The Huffington Post about the problem of campus speech codes -- absurd, often unconstitutional restrictions on the ...

College Students Provide Update to Their "50 States in 50 Days" Travel Adventure

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In mid-May I introduced, Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, the traveling filmmakers from Stephens College. On schedule (more or less) and already ha...

Memorable 2014 Graduation Images From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.12.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having viewed numerous commencement photographs from women's colleges across the country, in this blog post, I'll share with you several of the images I found memorable.

First-Generation Student Graduates With Honors and Shares Her College Experience

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

College graduation was especially sweet for Jennifer Eadie. A first-generation student, she's the first woman in her family to graduate from college.

The Troubling Rise of Thoughtcrime on College Campuses

Michael Shammas | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

I wish I could have expressed surprise at the Class of 2014's immature reaction to the possibility of hearing conservative opinions at their commencement addresses last month; but my own college experiences taught me otherwise.

4 Strategies to Overcome Test Anxiety

Chuck Cohn | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Remaining calm on your exam day can help you manage such anxiety and ultimately lead to improvements in your grades. Here are four strategies to do so.

The Answers Always Lead to New Questions

Write for the Future | Posted 05.30.2014 | College
Write for the Future

by Justin Sapp "Justin, come down for breakfast." I hated my brother's impersonation of Mom's morning screech. He seemed to think he was the thi...

Graduating College Women Talk About "The Douglass Difference"

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.30.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

On May 17, 2014, Margaret Frimpong, Gabrielle Rossi, Dawn Angelicca Barcelona, Jenae Keith, and Khoobi Gangdev graduated from Douglass Residential College along with 439 other women. These graduates joined a long list of alumnae (more than 36,000) since its founding in 1918.

Crazy Cool Commencement Caps and the Women Who Designed Them

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Credit: Meredith College Decorating commencement caps is a tradition that college students across the United States participate in. It's one w...

Their Dream Becomes a Reality: 50 States in 50 Days

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Credit: Meredith Jacob Meet Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, two college filmmakers who are traveling 50 states in 50 days by car. Although...

Inspirational Senior Art Show at Ursuline College

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

If you find yourself in the Cleveland, OH, area this week, take a short drive to Pepper Pike, home of the only women's college in Ohio, Ursuline College. Here you'll experience a unique student art show, filled with form diversity that will inspire and delight you.

So You Want to Get Into the Film Industry? Great Ways to Get Started

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Every year, it never fails that I have one, two or three students dying to major in film and television studies. Right away, I tell them that it is one of the most competitive college majors to get into in the U.S.

Smaller Colleges and the Media: When Is Good News Newsworthy?

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

So, your team has been working its brains out to turn around your college's reputation, and earn the accreditation and positive attention it needs t...

How This College Senior Fashion Designer Incorporates Marine Biology Into Her Fashion Designs

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Caption: Holly Hmielewski's Bioluminescence Collection Photo Credit: Stephens College Holly Hmielewski, a senior at Stephens College studying...

Her Solution for Getting More Girls Interested in STEM

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Only after recently learning that her childhood experience is more atypical than typical, Flynn decided to do something to share her STEM passion with young girls.

The Brave New World of Campus Life

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.17.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) recently released a report that compares faculty and administrator compensation. It comes as...

Educating for Uncertainty: The University's Preeminent Mission?

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

The process of managing uncertainty starts by spending time thinking about the future. That may sound a bit facile, and probably doesn't seem like an academic pursuit on its face. But planning is a discipline

Passion, Fashion and Development

Keneuoe Mphutlane | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Keneuoe Mphutlane

The objects were picked on the basis of their use to the young girls in their daily lives and conducted in different provinces of Rwanda. It revealed that the majority of the girls picked the sewing machine over the other objects.

Accepted? Now, How to Pick Your Perfect College

Chuck Cohn | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Students who are lucky enough to have received multiple college acceptances have quite a challenging decision-making process ahead of them. When evaluating their final criteria about which school to attend, they are burdened with multiple factors to consider.

Pharrell-Inspired "Happy" Women's Colleges Videos

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.07.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Pharrell's "Happy" video has inspired many people to create "Happy" videos of their own, including numerous colleges across the country. It's not surprising. This award-winning song is contagious.

My 20s Weren't Supposed to Be Like This: Getting Through the Quarter-Life Crisis

j.n. salters | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
j.n. salters

Two weeks ago, I got a new haircut. Last week I joined a dating site. Today, I told my landlord that I would not be renewing my lease because I planned to spend the next year backpacking. Through where? I do not know. All I know is that I feel stuck.

Don't Wait to Try to Get Off a College Waitlist

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Rebecca Joseph

First of all, congratulations for making it this far in the college admissions process. You will most likely have many good colleges options already, but if you really want to go to a college that waitlisted you, follow as many of these 10 tips as possible.

Three Ways to Be a Better Listener

Tani Brown | Posted 05.30.2014 | Travel
Tani Brown

Respond, don't react. Rather than listening with the intent of speaking, listen with absolutely zero intention other than discovery. Don't react to what you hear, but respond to it at a later time.

College Preadmit Programs: What Are They and Why You Should Attend!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Before you act on those last two items, though, I urge you to take advantage of any preadmit programs (aka, admitted student days, admit weekend) that colleges offer you and other accepted students.