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Major Voting Rights Organization: 'We Will Fight' VRA Ruling

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin joins Rock The Vote president Heather Smith live from Apsen to talk about the Supreme Court decision on the Voting ...

Urgent News From Common Application

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Earnest interest in applying to college may be doing more harm than good right now. Common Application is reporting a high number of students tweeting Common App to ask when they can start their applications.

Cheating [Is] the System

Victor Dorff | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Victor Dorff

Worldwide, the choice is clear, if not easy: Does it make more sense to accept that the system has become so perverted that success requires cheating?

A Model Education

Write for the Future | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Emily Carter #187. I am #187 in a long line of skin clad black jeans, faces gleaming with sweat and eyes drowned in hopelessness. We are puppets...

What Is a Good SAT Score?

Roger Ochoa | Posted 08.23.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

Obviously, a higher score beats a lower score, but the absolutes are fuzzy. Each score needs context -- the context of each student, and the context of each school.

15 Things You SHOULDN'T Do If You're Entering College

Posted 06.20.2013 | Teen

Graduating high school seniors: by now, you've probably talked with advisors, teachers, campus tour guides and gone through stacks of college-related ...

My Platonic Conception

Write for the Future | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Idris Brewster He merely tapped my shoulder. His voice was calm and even friendly, but the words were frightening: "Give me everything you have o...

When Truth Is Revealed

Tani Brown | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Tani Brown

For me, religion is not about telling another person what to do, and I feel many practices need clarity. For me, it is about balancing my center. My family and my grandmother Rodell's ring are my center. They are the things I will forever come back to.

Rising Seniors' June to January Everything You Need to Do List

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Because there is so much to do, many students (and parents) worry themselves sick about getting every last piece in and on time. In order to assuage people's anxiety a bit, here is a list of things rising seniors need to do between June and the end of January.

Grad School: Approach With Caution

Mark Gilman | Posted 08.14.2013 | College
Mark Gilman

Grad school doesn't always give you a better idea of what to do. Sure, you'll get to know a field of research better. But, unless you have a fire in your belly about what you want to study, real work experience will provide invaluable answers to life's more relevant questions.

The Truth About Affirmative Action Cases and College Admissions

Kat Cohen | Posted 08.11.2013 | College
Kat Cohen

Fisher v. University of Texas-Austin and Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, could have the most groundbreaking rulings regarding affirmative action in higher education to date. These cases have the potential to set a new precedent for how applicants are evaluated in the admissions process.

The Most Outrageously Thorough, Ridicously Detailed College Shopping List You Will Ever See

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.09.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Use the suggestions to help you decide what to buy before you leave for college, bring from home and especially what you don't want to forget.

LOOK: The Best Response Ever To That Fat-Shaming Tweet

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.05.2013 | Women

Professor Geoffrey Miller found himself in a world of trouble this week when he tweeted that fat people did not have the willpower to complete a PhD p...

Professor Slammed For Fat-Shaming

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.04.2013 | College

No one is immune to the all-seeing eye of Twitter, not even fat-shaming NYU professors. Geoffrey Miller, a professor of evolutionary psychology at ...

30 Practical Things Students Need to Know How to Do Before Heading Off to College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

I think you will be surprised, if not shocked, at the basic, simple, everyday things students don't know about or how to do.

Cheating Teachers Teach Cheats

Victor Dorff | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Victor Dorff

Cases of teachers and principals changing their students' answers after the test, or filling in the correct answers that students left blank, have made headlines in recent months.

5 Ways Student Loans Hurt Middle-Class Kids

Adam Levin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Adam Levin

Why should middle-class students pay more for loans than is absolutely necessary, all the while padding the government's coffers and enabling state universities to build facilities that the students will only get to use for four years?

17 Funniest Lines from Monty Python Star Eric Idle's Commencement Speech

Gillian Frew | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Gillian Frew

Now, thanks to his hilarious performance at Whitman College last weekend, the British comedian can add coveted commencement speaker and honorary doctor of fine arts to that list.

New Report Shows Significant Decline In College Enrollment This Spring

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.17.2013 | College

It appears that fewer students are choosing to enroll in college. A report released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Thursday...

Cheating -- It's Not Just for Kids

Victor Dorff | Posted 07.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Victor Dorff

What we are teaching is that integrity is an acceptable casualty in the push for a better education system, and that's the wrong lesson.

Your First Days Home as An Unemployed College Grad

Posted 05.15.2013 | College

This piece comes to us from BroBible.com. Follow him on Twitter! Why not? By Andy Moore for BroBible.com Congrats, graduate! You did it! You so...

From Lolita to Louis CK, Feds Ban Sex Speech on Campus

Will Creeley | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
Will Creeley

If anybody on campus can file a sexual harassment claim any time they're offended by sex-related speech, just about anything will qualify as sexual harassment.

LOOK: The Best Colleges For Your Cash

Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

College students on campuses across the country are crossing stages this month, on their way to shake someone's hand and receive their diplomas. But t...

Columbia Football Player Charged With Hate Crime

AP | Posted 05.09.2013 | College

NEW YORK -- A Columbia University football player has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly assaulting another student and using racial slurs. ...

Occidental College Faculty Vote 'No Confidence' in High Level Administrators

Lisa Wade | Posted 07.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Lisa Wade

It is a very powerful statement coming from a faculty united in defense of survivors of sexual assault and their allies. We now wait to see how the college president, Jonathan Veitch, moves forward.