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The 10 Most Popular Study Abroad Destination

Posted 02.29.2012 | College

If you're thinking about packing up and leaving your college campus to spend a semester studying in another country, you're not alone. The Institut...

The Best Colleges For Making Friends

Posted 02.28.2012 | College

Some colleges just have a better atmosphere for making friends. It can be fairly easy to feel like a cog in a big machine at a large public univer...

The Academy Awards: 8 Oscar-Winning Movies Set At College

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 02.27.2012 | College

While movie set on college campuses were absent from the 2012 Academy Awards, Oscar-winners past have taken place at schools across the country. La...

UC Berkeley Sells Million-Dollar Artwork For Mere Hundreds... Oops!

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 02.23.2012 | College

That one man's trash is another's treasure plays out ever too fittingly in recent UC Berkeley news. In 2011, the Huntington acquired a redwood pane...

Celebrating John Glenn's Legacy: The 50th Anniversary Tribute at OSU

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 02.19.2012 | College

The upcoming John Glenn Anniversary Celebration will honor the astronaut’s heroic past, but his legacy of public service continues into the present....

Extremely Gross Infestation Spreads Through College

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.16.2012 | College

Students at Huntington University in Indiana may be scratching their heads over a recent head lice outbreak. At least four on-campus dormitories have ...

The 10 Best Value Private Colleges

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 02.16.2012 | College

These ten public schools will give you the best bang for your buck, and these six schools are actually cutting tuition costs -- but which private scho...

Coming Out at Notre Dame

Tanya Barrios | Posted 04.16.2012 | College
Tanya Barrios

Being in a homosexual relationship at Notre Dame was one of the hardest things in my life. We were accepted amongst our friends. But walking down the quad holding hands, or sharing a kiss outside of a classroom -- normal heterosexual couple actions were completely taboo for us.

OWS Being Taught In College Courses

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.13.2012 | College

The Occupy movement, a prominent fixture on many college campuses, has moved from student quads into the classroom. Several universities nationwide ha...

Which Colleges Are Actually Lowering Tuition Prices?

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 02.13.2012 | College

Fear not, applicants! Some colleges have taken the monetary moans of the middle class to heart. According to Yahoo! Finance, six schools will reduce t...

Light Tea In Pennsylvania

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.09.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

In Governor Corbett's 2011-12 budget and his budget freeze, Pennsylvania's state-owned universities lost more than $112 million in Harrisburg funding. Put together, his proposed budget would mean that the state university system will have lost $175 million in funds 2010.

The Disappearing Faculty

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 04.02.2012 | College
Robert J. Spitzer

In his recently published screed, Benjamin Ginsberg paints a disturbing picture of American higher education. Ginsberg's chief accusation is that while universities were once "heavily influenced, if not completely driven," by faculty perspectives, they are now largely controlled by administrators.

You Can't Take the Athlete Out of the Girl

Jennifer Langione | Posted 03.31.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

I was the captain of my high school team and I started every game for four years. I am an athlete. The first 18 years of my life had been largely shaped by competitive athletics but when I got to college, my identity was stripped away.

Joy Resmovits

Young Blood Dwindles For Science, Technology, Engineering Jobs | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.25.2012 | College

Though President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address stressed the need for a competitive workforce, especially in more technical fields such as ...

Corporate Campuses

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.09.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

The astounding rise in the salaries of college and university presidents symbolizes a disturbing transformation of the university, a transformation that underscores a shift in our cultural values.

Body Found In Aquinas College Pond

Posted 01.05.2012 | College

A man's body was found floating in a pond near an Aquinas College dorm Wednesday afternoon. Grand Rapids Police say the man, described to be in his th...

Winter Break

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.25.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

When I began professing in 1980, there seemed to be more time to teach. We had the same 15-week semesters, but my courses were much more demanding, for both me as well as for my students. Something has changed in higher education.

Surviving the 'Holiday Homecoming': Conversations for Parents and First-Years to Have Before Winter Break

Houston Dougharty | Posted 02.11.2012 | College
Houston Dougharty

For many, the holiday season is one filled with reconnecting and spending time with family. Yet for first-year college students heading back home -- a...

Classroom Commentaries

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.04.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

There's nothing wrong with teaching with enthusiasm. And yet if we concentrate so narrowly upon satisfying the consumer demands of the educational market, we replace scholarly rigor and standards of excellence with grade inflation and an acceptable mediocrity.

Occupy Research: Methods and Tools for a Decentralized Future

Amelia Marzec | Posted 01.25.2012 | Technology
Amelia Marzec

To decrease reliance on corporate media, protestors are moving towards building their own open source tools. Hackathons have been organized in New York, Boston, DC and San Francisco. The projects are available on Github so different camps can download and run them locally.

Universities Can Play a Role in Making Voting Accessible to Students

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 01.16.2012 | College
Robert M. Brandon

Under-voting among youth is a chronic problem. Colleges and universities can help students get to the polls by institutionalizing practices to further educate, register and mobilize students to participate in elections.

Joe Paterno and the Corporate Contours of University Life

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.11.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

If you look beyond the salacious headlines it is clear that the Penn State scandal is a symptom of the scourge of big money and corporate culture that have infected the social life of our universities.

Students Spark Viral Campaign Against Racist Costumes

Posted 12.24.2011 | Home

The above photos were created by the student organization at Ohio University called Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS). Their mission is "to ed...

7 Things the Amanda Knox Case Taught Us About Studying Abroad

Perry Binder | Posted 12.09.2011 | College
Perry Binder

As I prepare to teach in Italy next summer, here's a short list of items that students should know before leaving the States to their study abroad country.

College Freakout: Teens Share Their Stories

Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

We hear you, high school seniors: it's a stressful time right now. Of course, the complicated, long, and grueling process of applying to college is no...