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Before a Decision

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

It's true that one of the hardest places to be is right before a decision. Options to weigh, pros and cons to think about and discuss, research to do and connections to make can be a few of the mind queries before a decision is made. Before a decision is made about which college to attend, several variables should be carefully reviewed

15 Activities That All Procrastinators Can Understand Doing

Lindsey Hemenez | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Lindsey Hemenez

Everyone has procrastinated in their life, and for those who say they haven't: I applaud. But the majority of us have all found something that seemed more important to do than the actual task that we had at hand.

The Pro's and Con's of Commuter Life

Jaena-Mae Caguiat | Posted 04.20.2015 | College
Jaena-Mae Caguiat

Attending a college in the same city I already live in gave my parents every excuse to tell me, "Save your money," by which they meant, of course, their money. Live at home and eat mommy's home-cooked food.

Teaching Is Not a Blood Sport

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.20.2015 | College
Lev Raphael

Teaching isn't combat or coaching, especially teaching creative writing. We're not in the classroom to humiliate and harden our students as if they're going into the cutthroat world of business or getting ready for the next football game against a team with no losses. Our role should be to help them grow as writers by identifying what they do best and where they need to do more work.

Why Parents Shouldn't Stalk Their Kids On Social Media

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.19.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Pain is an essential lesson for the emotional leap from childhood to adulthood. Mothers shouldn't be able to see photos in real time that capture their children when they're at their worst -- whether because of too much alcohol or too little happiness. We can, after all, sense when "something is not right," just from a photograph.

Blurts of Wisdom for My Son, in Case He Should Ever Take a Drink

Peyton Price | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Peyton Price

On the off chance that denial is ineffective, once in a while (immediately after listening to NPR), I blurt out my expectations for teenage behavior: "DO NOT EVER TRY HEROIN! IT CAN KILL YOU THE VERY FIRST TIME!"

Bridging the Divide: The Uphill Climb to Faculty Diversity

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 04.14.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Last fall, for the first time in our history, America's public school students were likely NOT majority white. If U.S. Department of Education projections are accurate, white students numbered 24.8 million and non-white students 25 million.

Leaving Fear Out of the College Experience

Britnae Purdy | Posted 04.13.2015 | College
Britnae Purdy

College is the time when we learn to reach for our fullest potentials. It is also often the time when we learn to be afraid. I think it's time for that to change.

How to Be Part of the Solution: The Significance of Greek Self-Reflection

Matthew Leibowitz | Posted 04.09.2015 | College
Matthew Leibowitz

I am heartbroken and angry to see our national leaders act defensive as a means of self-preservation. They fail to realize that Greeks are survivors, Greeks are advocates and Greeks value their community. To lift up our organizations, we must stop being defensive.

An Open Letter to My High School Self

Allison Underhill | Posted 04.09.2015 | College
Allison Underhill

Right now, your biggest preoccupations are prom and AP testing. College is a mere dot on the horizon. You've pushed all thoughts of college to the back of your mind, and you don't plan on surfacing them anytime soon.

Get Past the Myth: Greek Life Has Plenty to Offer Campuses

Joseph W. Bruno | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
Joseph W. Bruno

Lost in all of this appropriate outrage is the recognition of the positive contributions and daily acts of good citizenship exhibited by many Greek organizations, and that is the topic herein.

Musings From College Mom

Kim Kalicky | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Kim Kalicky

I thought I was "prepared Mom," all set organization-wise, emotion-wise and with a young man who was "ready" academically and maturity-wise. I didn't fear Matt couldn't take care or lead himself; as a first child, he's been doing that since about the second grade.

Sex Advice From a Mom Who Cares

Susan Chatzky | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Susan Chatzky

Ladies, there is no shame in protecting your health and well being, and any man who would think less of you for standing up for yourself should not get to see you naked. You are a beautiful, valuable, loved member of your family, my family and your community.

Spare Change

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 04.03.2015 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

At a time when Washington seems gridlocked if not totally broken, and just as our economy is turning around, I worry that too many people will be left out of the rebound.

A Better Model For Taking the Stress Out of the Competitive College Admissions Race

Julie Halpert | Posted 04.02.2015 | Parents
Julie Halpert

As college acceptances and rejections hit the emails of students this week, the plethora of articles on the increasingly competitive process -- one that takes an emotional toll on parents and students alike -- roll out with predictable regularity as well.

Career Development Is Everyone's Job

Gina DeLapa | Posted 04.02.2015 | College
Gina DeLapa

If we take the time to nurture the next generation, we can hold our heads high, knowing we're part of the solution, not just another adult grousing about "kids these days."

Everyday Abolition: Working Towards Non-Punitive Accountability

justin adkins | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

Practicing restorative justice begins in our everyday lives. In an everyday setting jumping to punitive measures raises questions like the following. What do you do when your neighbor/friend is verbally having a loud disagreement with her teenager?

Anti-Semitism Charge Increasingly Leveled Against Student Advocates for Palestinian Human Rights

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Anti-Semitism remains a very real problem. The line of questioning put to UCLA student Rachel Beyda during her confirmation hearing for a student government position was inappropriate, and yes, anti-Semitic in its raw form. So are the isolated incidents of swastikas found on campuses.

Everyday Abolition: We Are Responsible for the Prison Industrial Complex

justin adkins | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

I have been thinking a lot about violence at the hands of the state -- the police state we have become -- and the prison industrial complex (PIC) that we've developed. And since I work in higher education, I have been thinking especially of everyday abolition in the college setting.

You Got the Job -- Now Here's What to Expect

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

If your first full-time job is locked down by the time you cross the stage on college graduation day, you're probably feeling a mix of excitement and relief. But looking back on the past four years doesn't usually come without a hint of anxiety for the future: Entering the working world means you'll no longer be a big fish in a small campus pond.

Vocabulary Words New College Students Need to Gain a Competitive Edge

Christina Berchini | Posted 03.27.2015 | College
Christina Berchini

First-genners are at an inherent disadvantage because, unlike their non-first-gen counterparts, first-genners know less about how to navigate the system to gain a competitive edge.

More Attention Given to a Small Liberal Arts College Closing Than a Giant For-Profit College System Shutting Down

John A. Tures | Posted 03.27.2015 | Education
John A. Tures

When tiny Sweet Briar College announced its closing, it was front page news. It was heralded as the beginning of the end for liberal arts colleges and single sex schools. But when the large Corinthian College system closed campuses across the country, it did not receive the same level of attention.

Seeing the College Admissions Glass as Half-Full

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 03.27.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

The happiest students in this process are willing to attend several colleges on their lists; they realize that these colleges will offer them extraordinary programming, including merit scholarships.

Get In, Get Info, Get Out: The Awesome Art Of Skimming

Uloop | Posted 03.26.2015 | College

Whether you blatantly ignored the assignment the night before, had nine more to do or genuinely forgot, everyone has missed a reading assignment. The sheer volume of reading asked of college students is onerous and unrealistic.

The 7 Types Of Bosses College Students Want

Uloop | Posted 03.25.2015 | College

In my experience, and thanks to some feedback from current and former students, college students appear to want a boss who has the following characteristics.