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Where Education Became the Passion: My Mother's House

Write for the Future | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Amanda Honeywell Whenever I first mention "My Mother's House" to friends, they immediately ask: Why do you call your own house, "my mother's ho...

The Danger of 'Efficiency': Don't Shut Out First-Generation College Students

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Cynthia Huggins

As is often the case with first-generation college students, my family lived paycheck-to-paycheck and had never been able to save any money to help put me or my siblings through college.

The Sum of All Salaries

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

When did we lose our high hopes for personal transformation in higher learning? What cynic convinced us that the idealism of a life spent working in the public interest is worth much less than a life spent making money in furtherance of corporate interests?

The 10 Criteria US News & World Report Should Actually Use to Rank Schools

Danny Rubin | Posted 11.13.2013 | College
Danny Rubin

After we graduate, what truly matters is how well the school prepared us for the real world. Did we leave campus mentally, physically and financially ready for what's to come? Did our schools help us become successful young professionals?

WATCH: Are You Falling Into Those Freshman 15 Traps?

Posted 09.12.2013 | College

Beware the dreaded Freshman 15. Freedom from parents' watchful eyes and close proximity to food options that are cheap, fast and unhealthy raise t...

Are Colleges to Blame?

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Employers are not happy with their new hires among young people. The issues range from the inability to communicate well, manage multiple priorities and problem-solve to being self-serving and seeking salaries above what they are worth.

The Clash Between Our Values and What We Value

Tim Elmore | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

We have an illustration of a bigger issue we must understand if we're going to lead students well today. They value authenticity -- being real and honest. This is a "core value" of Generation iY.

The English Language Used To Sound Like This

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.09.2013 | Books

As English continues to become the global go-to language, it's easy to forget that it was drastically different even just a few hundred years ago. The...

Two Dads and One Ideal

Write for the Future | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Write for the Future

By Evan Mabry I see my biological father leaving my apartment and my stepfather moving in on the same night. I don't really think my mom would allo...

Back to School: Skin Care Basics

Indie Lee | Posted 11.06.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

The stress of new beginnings and putting your best foot (and face) forward can cause breakouts. School is in session and today our lesson plan is what you can do to lower your chances of that first day breakout.

Students Are Starting The Job Hunt Earlier Than Ever

Posted 09.09.2013 | College

A tough economy and continually dwindling job prospects -- especially in creative fields -- means many college students are developing a laser-like fo...

Never Throw a Frozen Turkey Out a Car Window, and Other Essential Tips for My College-Bound Daughter

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty
Linda Flanagan

In the end, so much of what we tell our kids takes on the character of elevator musak or a swarm of mosquitoes: annoying background noise that has to be ignored or squashed to make life tolerable.

College Is Not Merely About A Career

William Nelligan | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
William Nelligan

We shouldn't concern ourselves exclusively with the destination printed on our ticket; instead, we must focus our attention on the journey it permits us to take.

The President Will See You Now -- Or Anytime, Really

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Cynthia Huggins

Life on a very small campus, I've often said, is akin to living in Mayberry. If I don't show up for a home soccer game or I go an entire week without eating dinner in Kilburn Commons, students notice -- as they should.

16 Awesome Pieces Of Advice For College Freshmen

The Huffington Post | Debra Lipson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Celebrity

Summer is winding down and you know what that means -- it's back to school time. Hundreds of anxious students will leave their nests and begin the...

As the Spirit Moves Me

Jay Halfond | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Jay Halfond

This is the first time in more than a half century when I am not planning a return to school after Labor Day. I don't need to get a new lunch box, wardrobe, or haircut, or face the annual apprehension about the challenges that lie ahead.

Lessons in Trying to Sail the Ship of Life

Write for the Future | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Write for the Future

By Jamie Woodard I knew I could own the Mediterranean with my Pacific Seacraft 37. I jumped aboard ready to sail the endless plain of blue sea and ...

Making the Dream a Reality: The Education Community's Next Chapter

Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.

Today's inequities in access to quality jobs, education, health care, housing, and voting bear much resemblance to those of 50 years ago, and nowhere are these persistent inequities more evident than our nation's schools and colleges.

Have a Little Faith in the Millennials

Marissa Lepor | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Marissa Lepor

If the baby boomers remain on their career path for a longer period of time, they should give the Millennials the same amount of time to enter the workforce.

Want to Keep an Eye on Your College Kid? Forget Facebook, Think Twitter

Thomas Kruczek | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Thomas Kruczek

Not only can you connect with your student, but you'll be able to learn more about what's going on in their campus life because many schools not only have official Twitter accounts but also have a large number of staff and faculty who tweet.

Federal Regulation to Reduce College Costs: The Big Lie

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.25.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

President Obama's populist rhetoric bashing colleges on cost and accountability was surely a crowd-pleaser; and there's just enough truth in his criticism to make his plan seem, at the very least, important if not brilliant. But the plan masks a big lie. Actually, several big lies.

The 8 Dos and Don'ts of College

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Carlota Zimmerman

I was thinking of all the frosh who are wondering, "What am I doing here? What does it mean? When is my roommate going to shut the hell up!" To that end, I'm going to give you the 8 Dos and Don'ts of College. (You'll forget this, like you forget everything else in college but at least you won't be able to say I didn't try.)

Combating the Collapse of Collaboration

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

But most of all, we are doing our part to combat The Collapse of Collaboration in the hopes that we can start a ripple effect and get everyone to remember the true meaning of TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More.

Scam Tips and Advice for College Students and Parents

Helen Okobokekeimei | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Helen Okobokekeimei

Prospective college students and their parents should be vigilant for how they can be bamboozled. They need to protect themselves from the various ways in which they could be tricked out of their money.

The Mindset List for the Class of 2017

Mary Quigley | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Mary Quigley

The three million students who are entering college this month were born mostly in 1995. Unlike their "digital immigrants" parents and professors, they are "digital natives," so many of the 60 points on the list reflect how technology impacts their daily lives.