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Crazy Cool Commencement Caps and the Women Who Designed Them

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.27.2014 | 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 07.20.2014 | 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.

Different College Application Options and What They Mean

Chuck Cohn | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

For students and parents seeking a competitive edge in college admissions, exploring application options can offer unanticipated advantages. These benefits may be marginal; however, it is always wise to familiarize oneself with each university's procedure.

Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

John McCormick | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

My teenage son has begun looking at colleges. Recently, while we were looking at admissions brochures over breakfast, he asked me how I'd feel if he joined a fraternity.

Obama To Speak At UC Irvine Commencement Ceremony

AP | Posted 05.20.2014 | College

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at the University of California, Irvine, commencement in June after students and staff deliv...

Surprise! Two Bumps and One Jump-Start for High School Seniors on the Road to College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.14.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

For some students there may be a few unexpected bumps before they hit the road for college.

Kafka on Campus

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

Overwhelmed by incessant emails, policy changes, assessment exercises, learning outcomes and mission statements, we don't know where to turn in our search for an education or a meaningful life.

The Scholar's Obligations

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

In a climate of increasing contempt for the intellectual, why bother? We bother because it is one of our most important obligations.

This Is The Role Of Parents In The College Application Process

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Jeannie Borin

It's incredibly hard to believe that our kids are heading off to college or are already there. As parents, we reflect on their growing years, our involvement at their schools, at sporting events or making costumes for their plays.

Leadership Out of Crisis

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

Note that Martin Luther King Jr. declared 'I have a dream,' neither 'I have a plan' nor 'I have a strategy.' By articulating a shared dream -- not a plan, not a strategy -- he empowered his fellow Americans to participate in a national dialogue as to how to achieve that vision.

College Sex Fantasies: Sleeping With A Professor

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 02.24.2014 | College

It doesn't come as a shock that some students fantasize about having sex with someone in a position of power. For Anneliese Hucal, that desire came in...