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Anti-Semitism Smears Used to Silence Palestine Activists

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
The Center for Constitutional Rights

As the movement to advance Palestinian human rights gains traction, a counter-effort is underway to silence the voices of Palestine human rights activists. At the heart of the opposition is the disingenuous claim that those advocating for BDS are motivated not by a real concern for Palestinians rights, but by a hatred of Jewish people.

6 Pieces of Advice We Give, But Never Take

Uloop | Posted 05.20.2015 | College

You might be the type of person who is great at giving advice, or you might be the type of person who is usually the one asking or taking advice from others, whether they're your close friends, acquaintances, or family members.

5 Things to do Upon Graduation

Adele Scheele | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Adele Scheele

Before you put on your cap and gown, use these intervening days to prepare yourself for the next stage of your life. You are no longer a student being given homework to do. Learn to create your own assignments, the most important lesson of all.

School's Out: A Guide for Summer 2015

Nicole Angela Tinson | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Nicole Angela Tinson

So what should I do for the summer? This is the question you are probably asking yourself now.

Unleashing the Fierce Power of Your Belief

Harriet Sanford | Posted 05.15.2015 | Education
Harriet Sanford

This month, the new class of teachers who will enter the education workforce in America's schools will graduate from colleges and universities across the nation. As more teachers retire, our workforce is skewing younger.

But I Was Lucky: It Wasn't Rape

Yenli Wong | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Yenli Wong

Rape does not occur in a vacuum -- there are many types of sexual violence and colleges need to take all of them seriously.

Bring Back Free College and Cancel Debt for the 'In-Betweeners'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This new movement for free higher education is a very welcome, and very American, development. But it raises an uncomfortable question: What do we do about the 41 million Americans who are burdened with student debt today?

Is a Startup Right for You?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

There seems to be a lot of buzz right now that talks about why today's college graduates should start their own business or work for a startup when they graduate.

How to Solve Dartmouth's Diversity and Inclusion Challenges

Justin Maffett | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Justin Maffett

Discussions of sexual assault at Dartmouth's students are geared towards the heteronormative sexual and social relationships that emerge primarily in fraternity basements. Dartmouth cannot afford to fail these students by neglecting to prepare them for the spectrum of situations they may encounter.

The Time of Your Life? Struggling With Mental Illness While Studying Abroad

Laura Jensen | Posted 05.05.2015 | College
Laura Jensen

I am certainly not alone in my experience with mental illness, and it pains me to think about how many other college students are forced to come up with fake stories of their time abroad for fear of being labeled "unappreciative."

Great Mobile Money Management Tools for Every College Student--Including YOU!

Mary Johnson | Posted 05.01.2015 | College
Mary Johnson

With all you've got going on--classes, papers, exams, and responsibilities for work, family, and extra curricular activities--it's easy to think you don't have the time to stay on top of your money.

Your Role in the Movement to End Campus Sexual Assault

Kirby Dick | Posted 04.27.2015 | College
Kirby Dick

Students who experience sexual violence should know that they are never alone, and there are many ways to ask for help, from contacting the local police department or notifying campus police to seeking support of friends and family or contacting a local crisis hotline.

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 04.27.2015 | 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.