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An Insider's Look at Germany

College Tourist | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

With Oktoberfest, the Berlin Wall, and beautiful cathedrals in every city, Germany is the perfect spot for any college traveler. Filled with culture and treasures found off the beaten path, Germany has plenty to enjoy, and with an insider's help, you can experience it all.

Where You Should Study Abroad Based on Your Personality

Avelist | Posted 11.25.2015 | College

There's another reason why people travel, and it's intrinsic to the act of tearing oneself from familiar comforts to experience something else, something new. And in this newness, we hope to learn about ourselves.

The Subsidy Gap

Huffington Post | Shane Shifflett | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business

There is more money than ever in college sports, but only a few universities have cashed in. More than 150 schools that compete in Division I are usin...

The Opportunity Today's Student Protestors Are Missing

Jean Hanff Korelitz | Posted 11.24.2015 | Fifty
Jean Hanff Korelitz

What strikes me most about today's protestors is their apparent wish for a college environment that is a hermetically sealed zone, in which one is protected from any other student or faculty member who holds a different viewpoint.

Campuses Organize for Justice

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 11.23.2015 | College
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

These protests make me hopeful about the future of our country. Embedded within protests is optimism--that change can happen. With their energy and determination, change is gonna come. March on!

Colleges to Replace History With Soothing Images of Sunsets and Waterfalls

Spencer Green | Posted 11.23.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It's important that campuses be havens of maximum comfort for students to explore their own deeply important, personal, and self-actualizing ideas, free from the unpleasant psychic residue and general ickiness of people and events of the past," said Harlan P. Wentwich, President of Sniveling Worm University.

'I'm a Working Class Mujer': Listening to Marginalized Student Voices

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 11.22.2015 | College
A. B. Wilkinson

From California to Missouri to New York, structural oppression exists in every educational institution across the United States. It cannot be placed on a handful of people making prejudiced comments or simply pinned on outwardly racist, sexist, classist or homophobic actions. Systematic oppression is reflected in both the explicit actions of some and the implicit actions of many.

This University President Is Sick of Reading About Pampered, Coddled Students

Michael Roth | Posted 11.22.2015 | College
Michael Roth

It must be easier for conservative columnists to fret about those crazy students instead of focusing on the intellectual wasteland sprouting from what was supposed to be their think tank driven "revolution of ideas." These writers are aghast that students from groups long discriminated against aren't just grateful to their institutions for allowing them on campus.

3 Beginners Steps to Starting a Campus LGBT Group

Sierra Vandervort | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Sierra Vandervort

For students looking to make their campuses more LGBT friendly, here are a few helpful starter tips.

Open Letter to Students in Light of Recent Events

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

You know, you're young, and yet in your lifetime, you've known, most of your lifetime, a post-9/11 world. You are not the first generation to know violence in your time. You, I'm afraid, will not be the last.

Think It's Fun to Be Politically Incorrect?

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Deborah J. Levine

College campuses are lively explorations of just how far youthful exuberance can take rebellion against political correctness. While we diversity professionals emphasize that slang and snarky jokes do not translate across cultural boundaries, we're fighting an uphill battle.

College Students Need Lessons in Tolerance and Free Speech

Peter Scheer | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Today's students' equating of hurt feelings with scarring wounds is a departure that leads to dangerous overreaction. When unwelcome ideas are decried in the language of pain and injury, the impulse to suppress them -- rather than to challenge and debate them -- can be irresistible.

Smarter Snacks for Healthier Students

Rachel Paul, MS, RD | Posted 11.17.2015 | College
Rachel Paul, MS, RD

Let's face it - with our hectic college schedules running between classes, meetings, and office hours, it's difficult to carve out the time to sit down for a proper meal - which is where being prepared with healthy snacks can be a savior.

For the Students, By the Students

G. David Wilson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
G. David Wilson

If you are a student, a student who has often pondered problems plaguing your own community and thought, "I wish somebody would do something about this" - go ahead, put down the pail, and light the fire.

A Love Letter To Black College/University Students in Struggle: Is Ignorant Racism a Distraction?

Patti R. Rose | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

Young Black students, I wish my generation had taken the time to share with Black students of current times, that unifying and organizing, is a great thing because there is strength in numbers.

New Student Debt Report Takes Close Look at Class of 2014

Equal Justice Works | Posted 11.16.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Like previous TICAS reports, "Student Debt and the Class of 2014" provides a comprehensive overview of the student debt crisis by combining a bird's eye view of the national scope of educational debt with state-by-state data.

Advice on What Really Matters in the College Process

Michael Mulligan | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Michael Mulligan

Work hard, do good, and light the fires of your own genuine curiosity. The more you really want to learn and know, the more powerful you become. Your success in life is about who you are, not where you go to college.

7,289 Miles

Abeer Rashid | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Abeer Rashid

Watching couples every season doing something special has made me cringe on the inside every time. Knowing that we cannot do many of those things now....

Tips For Writing Your Yale College Application Personal Essay

Spencer Green | Posted 11.11.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Across the country, high school students are feverishly working on their college applications and today, more than ever, the personal essay is the one element that can sway an admissions board. Below are some valuable tips and essay examples for anyone with hopes of getting into Yale University.

7 Surprising Ways Your English Major Will Come in Handy

Avelist | Posted 11.11.2015 | College

I never studied English because I knew it would secure me a high-paying job, but because I love reading and writing. Which, as it turns out, are pretty useful skills when it comes to searching for a job. Next time someone asks you "What are you planning on doing with your English degree?" you'll have your answer ready: "Whatever I want."

A Glance At Recent Racial Tension On American College Campuses

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.10.2015 | College

A glance at several recent incidents on U.S. college campuses involving race: Nov. 9, 2015: The heads of the University of Missouri System and its ...

10 Best Things About Waking Up in Surfer's Paradise

College Tourist | Posted 11.08.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

If you're lucky enough to study abroad in Australia, there's no better place to find yourself living in than Surfer's Paradise, a small town in Gold Coast, Queensland. As the name suggests, this piece of Paradise provides the perfect backdrop for all your Australian adventures.

10 Of The World's Most Beautiful Cities

College Tourist | Posted 11.09.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Zanzibar is as magical as it's name alludes. Surrounded by miles of turquoise sea and palm-packed beaches, this timeless and cultural city allures travelers from across the world.

College Is Your Experience - Not Your Parents'

Nasir Fleming | Posted 11.06.2015 | College
Nasir Fleming

My best advice for any college student (especially freshmen) is to explore, to figure out who you are by deconstructing who you think you are, and to have an intense passion for what you do. These four years can be lost in the mix of making others happy or they can be an enlightening experience for yourself.

What I Wish I'd Known Freshman Year of College

Avelist | Posted 11.03.2015 | College

Introduce yourself to people, go to your famous professor's office hours, speak up at club meetings, nerd out and go to all the talks that seem interesting. After all, fortune favors the bold.