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Creating a Nontraditional Care Package for Your College Student

Katie Campbell | Posted 12.11.2011 | College
Katie Campbell

You can go the easy route and ship your student their favorite snacks along with a letter and a forgotten memento, or you could amp it up and send them a nontraditional care package. Here are a few "non-"categories with suggestions for each to get you started.

7 Things the Amanda Knox Case Taught Us About Studying Abroad

Perry Binder | Posted 12.09.2011 | College
Perry Binder

As I prepare to teach in Italy next summer, here's a short list of items that students should know before leaving the States to their study abroad country.

College Freakout: Teens Share Their Stories

Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

We hear you, high school seniors: it's a stressful time right now. Of course, the complicated, long, and grueling process of applying to college is no...

The People You'll Meet In College...Every Semester. | Posted 11.28.2011 | College

Going back to a new semester at school means change, right? While that's generally how it works, there are some things-- and people-- that never chang...

Paging the 'On-Buzz Man': Students' Creative Spelling Screw-Ups

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 11.27.2011 | College
The Chronicle of Higher Education

I will always treasure a student's article about a Board of Education meeting that referred to "the Super Attendant of Schools"--an oddly apt designation.

GOP Sees Opportunity In Key Voting Bloc's Waning Obama Enthusiasm

AP | By MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The young people in the ad look dissatisfied and pouty. Barack Obama's voice and the words "winning the future," from one of his old campai...

Deflated Barista Generation

Jim Neal | Posted 11.15.2011 | College
Jim Neal

Living in a community loaded with talent from major universities I'm all too aware of the pressures that students feel to pursue degrees in law or business.

In The Public Interest: Student Loan Defaults Skyrocket, Double in Past 6 Years

Rich Williams | Posted 11.15.2011 | College
Rich Williams

A large debt burden makes life tough for graduates. Buying a home, starting a family or starting a small business may not be options for some student loan borrowers, even if they have a job.

Your Mom Really Is Going to College: Older College Students Are Increasing in Number

Larry Atkins | Posted 11.13.2011 | College
Larry Atkins

While the Napoleon Dynamite quote "Your mom goes to college" was meant as an insult, now it's a fact of life and something to be proud of.

Prof to Freshmen: Advice for Starting College

Beth Knobel | Posted 11.01.2011 | College
Beth Knobel

It all boils down to one, simple idea: take responsibility.

Mental Health Class

Kim Leisey, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2011 | College
Kim Leisey, Ph.D.

In the age of shows like Dr. Phil, kids are less stigmatized by mental health issues and more likely to get help. Still, the economic reality is that nationally, counseling centers on college campuses are not always staffed to do direct outreach.

How to Deal With Roommate Conflict

Uloop | Posted 10.30.2011 | College

Although many colleges attempt to match students with compatible interests, conflicts that arise between roommates due to differences in values and personalities are sometimes inevitable.

The One Critical Money Lesson Parents Forget to Teach Their College-Aged Kids

Lori Mackey | Posted 10.30.2011 | Parents
Lori Mackey

Don't learn the hard way that you can't send a child off to college without having a money plan in place. Here are three simple steps you can take to put your child on the right money path.

10 Ways to Help You Succeed in College

Ruth Starkman | Posted 10.30.2011 | College
Ruth Starkman

Most professors sit alone in their office hours without many visits from students except near due dates. Jump ahead of the crowd and get to know your professor early on while you're learning the material.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Sex For Tuition: Gay Male College Students Using ‘Sugar Daddies’ To Pay Off Loan Debt | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 10.30.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Three years ago, during his junior year at New York University, Kirk met with a financial aid officer to plead a familiar case: his inabil...

The Second Year Of College: A Parent's Guide

Adele Scheele | Posted 10.26.2011 | Parents
Adele Scheele

As a parent, your job is to help your child use college as a laboratory to discover his or her interests and develop a full set of academic and life skills.

"Mom, I Want to Come Home!"

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 10.25.2011 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Whether the transition into their first term is smooth or stress filled, many students longing for simpler days will find themselves making "the call" to their families.

5 College Credit Card Gimmicks

Tim Chen | Posted 10.25.2011 | College
Tim Chen

Some rewards cards will give extra points if you have good grades. Mind you, extra rewards are extra rewards, but the marketing is still a bit misleading.

Tiny Tax Cut for Most Californians Equals a Huge, Hidden Tax on the State's College Students

Gary Orfield | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
Gary Orfield

The generation that voted itself huge tax cuts over the last few decades is now transferring the costs of the resulting fiscal crisis to college students in a way that will severely damage the state's future.

iPhone Development Classes Take Off (And Might Make You Money)

AOL Jobs | Posted 10.24.2011 | College

When Ross Waygaster began his studies at Mississippi State, the one thing he was sure of was that he loved making websites. He already had a backgroun...

The Role of Mobile Apps in the Fight Against Intimate Partner Violence

Becky Lee | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Becky Lee

We need to use technological resources to educate young people about intimate partner violence, especially as dating violence continues to be a big problem among college students.

23 Must-Have Gadgets For Students

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess and Cooper Smith | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

Summer is coming to an end and that means students across the country are prepping for the trek back to school. Pencils, notebooks, and binders ar...

Blacks and Latinos Will Suffer When the Student Debt Bubble Bursts

David A. Love | Posted 10.28.2011 | Black Voices
David A. Love

There is every indication that the bursting of the student debt bubble, like the housing bubble before it, is imminent. And when it happens, it will send shockwaves throughout the financial markets. People of color will be especially vulnerable.

Giving It the Old College Try...

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 10.18.2011 | College
Ellen Whitehurst

Dorm Room Shui. If there were only ONE thing (there are several, but) that any student should do, what would that be? Oh, yes, keeping the clutter c...

The Vampire Goes Back to College

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.17.2011 | Parents
Dori Hartley

Education is not just about credits and graduation. It's about discipline. And when I quit college with big dreams and a whole lot of hubris, I left this precious gem of a necessity behind.