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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...

From the Dorm to Lake Placid to Sochi

Perry Binder | Posted 04.19.2014 | College
Perry Binder

We left for Lake Placid from our Binghamton University dormitory at 2:00 a.m., to a mock chorus of God Bless America from the less than enlightened frat boys.

Red Solo Cup, I Lift You Up

Sue Gober | Posted 04.15.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

When I became a college professor, the first teaching supplies I purchased were a red Solo cup, wooden tongue depressors and markers. Today, I am using this same technique in my college classes in our School of Education that Dr. Freiberg started earlier in K-12 schools.

University Halts Sex Assault Investigation Weeks Before Results Released

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.13.2014 | College

Fundamentalist Christian bastion Bob Jones University has sparked controversy after summarily dismissing a consultant group investigating the way the ...

In Support of Senator Warren and Student Loan Refinancing

Ethan Senack | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

We know students and families across generations are struggling with their debt. High debt can also have serious impact on the economy: causing a generation of Americans to hold off starting a family, buying a house, or even saving for retirement.

Anti-Rape Campaign Explains When 'Yes' Is Really 'Yes'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.12.2014 | College

When it comes to sexual consent, yes might not mean yes. Unless it's YES. That's the gist of a college anti-rape campaign in Canada that's gaining ...

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

Why Are So Many Boys Leaving High School Thinking Rape Is Funny?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

What will it take for our mainstream culture to teach children that it is unacceptable to talk about and treat other human beings in these ways? There are ways for boys to express their masculinity, create fraternal bonds and explore their sexuality that do not turn girls and women into "sluts."

Attack of the Femmes Fatales: Defending Columbia's Butler Library

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 02.06.2014 | College
Alison Winfield Burns

A columnist (Karley Sciortino) for Vogue reportedly approached an enrolled Columbia University student and a Barnard College student about doing a nud...

How to Choose a Topic for Your Law School Personal Statement

Chuck Cohn | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Rather than simply stating your goals and listing your accomplishments, focus on demonstrating your strong points through example. When writing, zero in on the "why," rather than the "what".

High School Seniors' January - June College Admissions To Do's, Redux 2014

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Seniors! If you're not completely finished with your college applications now, surely you will be very soon. There are a few more things you need to do before you say "buh bye" to high school.

14 Ways to Land Your Dream Job From Bed

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Brian Hanley

8. Diversify your career options. Never put all your eggs in one basket. The job market is one big numbers game. Apply to positions early and often. You're far more likely to miss out on your dream job if you don't know that it exists. Find it before someone else does.

Comfortably Uncomfortable

Tani Brown | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Tani Brown

"I'm so sorry." Let me start with these three words. We've all been in this situation. Someone suffers a tragic loss, hardship, difficulty. In this m...

Professor Will Resume Teaching After Prostitution Lecture Controversy

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Popular University of Colorado Boulder sociology professor Patty Adler will resume teaching her "Deviance in U.S. Society" class after university offi...

Why Knowing How to Code Is a Critical Skill for Today's Students

Chuck Cohn | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Do not forget -- understanding the basics of computer science will aid you in nearly any field, as almost all businesses are emphasizing technology today.

Lessons Learned in a College Classroom: Call Me By Name... Please?

Sue Gober | Posted 03.12.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

Let me set the scene: End of the semester. Busy students. Busy professors. Missed work is due -- in some cases, past due. True story pulled from my ...

More English Grammar and Punctuation Rules That Drive Us All Nuts

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.07.2014 | Books
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Rule #2: Strunk and White, the venerable authors of The Elements of Style, suggest that it is almost always preferable to choose the word "use" over the more pretentious word, "utilize."

5 Reasons Your College Decision ISN'T Your Biggest Decision Ever

| Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen

By Winnie Ma Chances are college decisions are to blame for all of your anxiety right now. After all, it probably feels like your entire life up to...

A $10,000 Scholarship for College-Bound High School Girls -- The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.25.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In a recent blog post, How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter, I wrote about the affordability of attending a women's college. Hi...