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When 'Civility' Is Code for Suppression

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 12.22.2014 | College
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Civility is all too often selectively invoked as an excuse to repress political activism; what ultimately matters is not civility but the causes of justice and freedom and the right to fight for them. Civility is a code word to mask suppression of speech deemed disagreeable.

With Liberty and Justice for All

Joyce Kim | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Joyce Kim

Regardless of our identities, what is irrefutable are the sheer number of bodies that are coming together to protest this injustice.

The $7 Million University President

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Lawrence Wittner

RPI actually presents us with a glimpse of the future of higher education -- a future that we might not like very much.

What Not to Say to College Students

Susannah Keogh | Posted 12.12.2014 | College
Susannah Keogh

Oh, you know, writing a couple of 1,000 word essays a term with barely any contact time is just a walk in a park. Seriously. A college degree isn't meant to be easy -- come on people.

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: Health Care Workers Stage Nationwide Protests

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.14.2014 | Black Voices

Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoat...

National Survey Reveals Conflicted Mindset of College Students About ADHD Prescription Stimulant Misuse, Abuse and Diversion

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Dr. Victor Schwartz

The findings of the survey paint a portrait of students who recognize the risks of misuse, but understand why some students may choose to misuse, given the academic pressures in today's college environment.

Tips for College Students to Network Using Technology

Chuck Cohn | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Networking strategies extend far beyond simply being in the right place at the right time. They even extend beyond attending the right conferences, joining the right extracurriculars, and connecting with the right individuals at your college.

Like It Or Not: What Your Instagram Post Says About You

Uloop | Posted 12.05.2014 | College

Eleven likes. That's when Instagram gets real. You've officially impressed enough people (even if you had to like it yourself) with your Valencia filtered selfie.

Why Students Must Use Online Job Search Courses and Tools

Val Matta | Posted 12.05.2014 | Education
Val Matta

College students who take advantage of online career courses will find much more success in their internship or job search -- and these are just a few of the available job search courses you can find online.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Student Loans

Mary Johnson | Posted 12.02.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

Acquiring student loan debt can be an intimidating, confusing process; however, in today's educational environment, it's often a necessity in order to finance a college education. With proper advance knowledge and research, student loans are a worthwhile option.

A College Completion Idea That's So Simple. Why Aren't We Doing It?

Brad C. Phillips | Posted 12.01.2014 | Education
Brad C. Phillips

This week's White House "College Opportunity" summit will focus on an overlooked area with enormous potential for student success: K-12 and higher education working together to improve college completion. It sounds so simple and obvious. In fact many assume it's already happening.

It Takes a Community to Educate a Student

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

Experiences outside of the classroom are often as meaningful as those inside the classroom. The academic professionals on your campuses are integral to the success and well-being of your students.

Pay It Back: The Public and the Student Loan System

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 11.25.2014 | College
Kathleen Weldon

Despite the sticker shock, the public has consistently believed that college is worth the money -- though questions that mention actual dollar amounts tend to leave respondents somewhat more skeptical.

Passwords: Secret Pieces of Us Revealing Something More

Uloop | Posted 11.21.2014 | College

Passwords are things we have to draw upon and remember in our daily lives, so making one to help you eat healthier or to remind you of a hardship that you overcame and don't want to go back to is probably one of the most clever things I have ever heard of.

Thanksgiving Break With Your College Freshman

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Once you become reacquainted and reconnected with your child and settle into the holiday spirit, it is then appropriate to discuss the more serious issues and catch up with her semester away from home.

Survey Finds 1 In 5 College Students Have Abused Prescription Medication

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.14.2014 | College

A new survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids found that abuse of prescription stimulants is "becoming normalized" among college student...

An Etiquette Guide to College Admissions News

Peyton Price | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Good for him! Jock scholarship I bet he can't wait! Party school Smart choice. Community college

Here's What to Do While Waiting for Admission Decisions

Jeannie Borin | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

You have undoubtedly worked hard to complete your applications and finally they are submitted! Now what? For the next few weeks, you may feel the anxiousness of the notorious college waiting game as nerves build and decision time gets closer.

GOP Voter Intimidation Efforts Are in Full Swing

Erik Ose | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Why do the Republicans feel a need to engage in such shady voter intimidation schemes year after year? Why are they so afraid of letting people go to the polls and choosing whichever candidates they prefer, free from interference with their right to vote?

10 Things I Learned Within My First Two Months Of College

Breana Brill | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Breana Brill

It hasn't been hard just because I'm from out of state, or that school itself is really challenging, but I also don't have a guiding hand to give me advice like I did in high school.

Voting Rights -- And Voting Wrongs

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

They don't want you voting. So vote!!!

History Lessons: My Coming Out Party at the State Department

Thomas Gallagher | Posted 10.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Thomas Gallagher

My journey began as a student at Monmouth College, now Monmouth University, where my psychology professor taught me that homosexuality was a serious mental illness.

UT-Austin & S-Comm: Here's What You Need to Know

Ingrid Vasquez | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Ingrid Vasquez

Since its inception in 2009, Travis County has deported about 19 immigrants each week -- "leading all counties with the highest percentage of deported non criminals." And The University of Texas at Austin, has been no stranger to these type of issues.

My Puzzling Twitter Conversation With The Princeton Mom About Date Rape

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

From what I understand, as far as the Princeton Mom is concerned, if a girl is drinking and she's raped, it's her fault. And that makes no sense to me.

8 Unconventional Tips for Saving Money in College

Credit Karma | Posted 12.24.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

By understanding what you're spending your money on, you can begin to cut out unnecessary expenses and think of ways to save money on the purchases you really need.