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Student Dies After Attempting Backflip

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.05.2013 | College

Kevin Signo, an 18-year-old Baylor University freshman, was pronounced dead Sunday after he broke his neck while attempting a backflip during a dance ...

Are You Sure College Is Really Worth All The Time and Money?

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There are proponents on either side who either say: 1) college costs too much and students don't really get that much out of it anyway, or 2) if young people want to get ahead in life, a college degree is essential. I am inclined to follow the latter dictum.

LOOK: The World's Most Prestigious Universities

Posted 03.04.2013 | College

The United States and the United Kingdom's six "super brands" have pulled farther away from the rest of the world's colleges and universities, but the...

Chris Kirkham

Why More People May Be Behind On Student Loans Than We Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released data on Thursday showing skyrocketing levels of student debt over the past decade. But the real picture ...

Rape Is Like a Football Game: Why Survivors of Sexual Assault Do Not Report

Annie E. Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

Why do so few survivors of sexual assault report their experiences? Many survivors are told that whatever happens to them is their fault, a message which is continually reinforced by friends, media, community groups, and university administrators.

The "R" Word: Why Do Colleges Struggle With Talking About Rape?

Andrea Pino | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Andrea Pino

Within the realm of higher education, our society struggles to understand that sexual violence happens not just at other universities, but at our universities.

The Public Health of Higher Education

Thomas Fisher | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
Thomas Fisher

What would a parallel, public-health version of higher education look like? The massive open online courses (MOOCs) increasingly available for free on the Internet offer one aspect of this.

Numbers Don't Lie -- A Cost/Value Analysis of a Liberal Arts Degree

Janet Riggs | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
Janet Riggs

Not only is a liberal arts education not as expensive as news stories lead us to believe, but there may be no better investment in America today.

On the Examination of Love

Tani Brown | Posted 04.25.2013 | College
Tani Brown

When I was in college, I was madly in love with love. I saw a glimpse of both my best and my worst self, driven by the thrilling vulnerability of meeting someone that could love both the good and bad parts of me.

Run Scared

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

From my experience, whenever I felt we had things under control, we ran into problems. Complacency breeds failure. Don't succumb to it. Instead, keep the pressure on everyone, including mainly you.

University Bomb Threat Clears Stadium, Prompts Evacuation

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 02.21.2013 | Crime

Buildings at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, were ordered evacuated by administrators in response to a bomb threat Wednesday afternoon...

A Call to Action

Warren K. Zola | Posted 04.22.2013 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

Undeniably, the NCAA has lost its credibility -- with its members, the student-athletes, the media, and the general public. It is time for a change.

What's With All The Naughty Pun Headlines?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.19.2013 | Media

We love a naughty headline now and then, but last week college newspapers might have pushed the limit. LSU's The Daily Reveille celebrated the sch...

Style U: Fashionable Looks From College Campuses Across The U.S.

Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices

While all eyes were on New York Fashion Week and, most recently, Riri's runway debut in London, Robert Wainblat, the man behind Campus Sartorialist, a...

Bang For Your Buck: The Best Value Private Colleges

Posted 02.16.2013 | Business

Five new institutions made the top 10 of the Princeton Review and USA Today's list of best value private colleges this year. The Princeton Review ...

The Illusion of Amateurism in College Athletics

Warren K. Zola | Posted 04.13.2013 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

The argument is stale, the facts don't support reality, and the public is recognizing the absurdity of the NCAA's position: they insatiably embrace commercialism in all facets of intercollegiate athletics except on a single issue -- athlete compensation.

What Does It Mean to Be an Adult? Being Realistic vs. Optimistic

Teresa Lee | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Teresa Lee

But seriously, where is the line between being realistic versus being optimistic? Where is the line between going for your dreams versus being crazy stupid? Where is the line between being content and happy with your life versus settling and being tired of life?

Harvard Kicks Out Dozens For Cheating

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 04.03.2013 | College

BOSTON — Harvard University said Friday it issued academic sanctions against approximately 60 students who were forced to withdraw from school f...

Yale Student To Take Plea Deal In Tailgate Death

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 04.03.2013 | Crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A Yale University student received a special form of probation Friday that will leave him with no criminal record for an accident ...

LOOK: 15 Best Engineering Programs In The World

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

Which university is top-rated for engineering? Opinions differ, of course. But an annual ranking of 200 universities around the globe indicates that 1...

Winter Fashion, Campus Style

Posted 01.25.2013 | College

Robert Wainblat -- the man behind CampusSartorialist.com -- and his national network of photographers share their favorite looks from the around the c...

Lone Star College Shooting Began With A Bump Say Police

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 03.27.2013 | Crime

HOUSTON — A shooting at a Houston-area community college that wounded three people erupted when two men began arguing after bumping into each ot...

University Etiquette 101: How to Deal With Your Professors

David Mednicoff | Posted 03.26.2013 | College
David Mednicoff

Hopefully not last on your list of your on-campus priorities, the courses you are taking require work, time-management, and careful dealing with an unusual form of life known as universitatis professor, or, in simple English, the college professor.

Sophomore and Freshmen January -- June Admissions To Do

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.25.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There isn't a lot you need to do about college admissions during your freshman and sophomore years of high school. Nevertheless, this is a good time to start becoming informed about the process. It's never too early to do that.

Saint Joe's Prep Starts Producing Star Prospects

Tyler R. Tynes | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports
Tyler R. Tynes

In the eyes of the education world in and around the greater Philadelphia area, Saint Joseph's Preparatory School is a lost gem found in a pile of stones.