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When Helping Your Child Choose the Right College, Ask the Right Questions at the Right Time

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
W. Kent Barnds

"How can I help my daughter choose the right college?" I've been working in college admissions long enough to know there is no perfect answer to this question. But in the moment, I drew upon my 20-plus years of experience to offer some advice.

Failure Is Not An Option

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Failure is not an option. Why not? Who says so? Failing has taken on such a stigma that just the thought of it can turn the most confident student into an insecure bundle of nerves.

The Apotheosis of Opinion

Gary A. Olson | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

A major challenge for higher education in the years to come will be to ensure that logic, critical thinking, close reading, the scientific method, and the spirit of inquiry in general don't become lost arts -- lost to the imperative of opinion.

Assessing Financial Literacy Education

Mary Johnson | Posted 04.01.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

We must continue to advance these important efforts in our high schools, colleges and communities. The stakes for our students and our nation are high, but we are making progress in empowering Americans to take charge of their financial futures.

President Obama's Task Force on College Sexual Assault

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Malika Saada Saar

It is incomprehensible to me that college and university campuses remain unsafe places for young women. How is it that in 21st century America, when more and more women are entering institutions of higher learning, we are still so vulnerable to sexual violence?

How to Eat for a Full Day Without Leaving the Dorm

Spoon University | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Spoon University

If you live in a dorm whose dining hall isn't open on the weekends, or if you are just too lazy to leave the building, here's a way you can go a full day eating satisfying meals without leaving your dorm floor.

No, She Didn't! Affirmative Action and Alumni Admissions Reps

Jim Downs | Posted 06.17.2014 | College
Jim Downs

This whole process of alumni admissions representatives is fundamentally flawed and unwittingly furthers forms of privilege that we on campus and within the academy attempt to eradicate.

Lessons Learned in a College Classroom: Call Me By Name... Please?

Sue Gober | Posted 03.12.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

Let me set the scene: End of the semester. Busy students. Busy professors. Missed work is due -- in some cases, past due. True story pulled from my ...

Lonely Street of Dreams

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

It is a cruel irony that some students may find that this time in their life when they have the most social interaction is also the time when they feel most isolated. The holiday season offers parents a unique opportunity to gauge their student's adjustment and provide support before they return for second semester.

Student Loans Got You Down? 5 Tips to Make Them More Affordable

Ethan Senack | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

Dealing with students loans can be stressful -- even overwhelming. Here are a few tips to minimizing how much you pay and keeping your debt manageable.

College Homecoming Is Not Like High School

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

No matter how much I've learned about life, it'll never be easy to share this new, adult part of myself with family.

U Consent: How University of Miami Students Are Fighting Sexual Assault Head On

Layla Haidrani | Posted 02.22.2014 | College
Layla Haidrani

One in four women are victims of a sexual assault during college. It's hard to ignore this shocking statistic -- whether it's in heated debates in you...

Navigating Winter Break With Your College Freshman

Beverly Low | Posted 02.17.2014 | College
Beverly Low

Over the winter break, your student may accidentally refer to their college or university as "home." If this causes dizziness and a pit in your stomach, you're not alone.

The Prestige Pathways

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.16.2014 | Education
Andrew_Yang

The requirements are clear: you have to have good grades, be able to perform some cognitive tasks with words and numbers in the form of case studies that you should prepare for and practice, and hopefully look good in a suit.

Add Applying for Financial Aid to Your Holiday To-Do List

Mary Johnson | Posted 02.15.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

While you are making your holiday list and checking it twice, don't forget to add a reminder to apply for financial aid. What better gift than knowing you'll have enough money to send your child to college?

5 Reasons to Skip College and Save Money

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 02.12.2014 | College
Amandah Blackwell

Going to college or university is a privilege that many would like to have. But Just because you can afford a college education or get student loans, grants or scholarships doesn't mean you should go to college if you're not 100-percent ready or certain of what you want to study.

College Lessons That Prepare You for the Working World

Amanda Augustine | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Amanda Augustine

When you're in college, the "real world" may seem very far away. However, the decisions you make during your college career have a major impact on what happens once you graduate and enter the professional world.

How College Students and Parents Can Survive Winter Vacation Under One Roof

Kayla Hedman | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Kayla Hedman

Winter break means one thing for most students: reintegrating with parents and family under one roof for an extended period of time.

As Christmas Approaches, Our Children Return to Us

Tamar Abrams | Posted 02.04.2014 | Parents
Tamar Abrams

It's the first week of December and parents of college students know what that means: Our kids will be home for a while. For first-time empty nesters,...

5 Tips to Help You Become a Better College Professor

Galanty Miller | Posted 02.03.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Our young people are in college to become smarter, wiser, to become tomorrow's leaders. So study, save, and remember this list of tips. Or just give it to your teaching assistant, who is probably doing all the work, anyway.

Texting and Driving: What Happened to Our Family

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.27.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Many college kids are returning home for the holidays and haven't been behind the wheel of a car for a while. Remind them to put down their phones and focus on the road. #itcanwait.

How to Secure Overpriced, Inconvenient Holiday Flights for Your Kids

J.D. Rothman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
J.D. Rothman

Bribe your children with extra legroom if they provide you with correct final exam dates. You will have to text them incessantly for 3-4 weeks before they respond with those dates because it is a real effort on their part to log into their online schedule.

Five Ways to Avoid a Financial Hangover This Thanksgiving

Mary Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Money
Mary Johnson

Let's face it, most of us have a bit of a competitive streak and enjoy the adrenaline rush that comes with thinking we're getting a great deal. The onslaught of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other retail-designed "shopping holidays" can work against our better judgment.

Institutions Need to Manage Change to Ensure Future Success

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Dr. William J. Carroll

There once was a time when students attended a particular university to study under a particular scholar. This hearkens back to a long ago time when teachers were itinerant with their students in tow. Those times are no more.

The Empty Nester's Parents' Weekend

Jim Joseph | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jim Joseph

Those two beings have influenced every aspect of my life over the last two decades, including my career decisions, social life, where to live -- every aspect. You can't just turn that off over night.