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Advice for Surviving College From the Newly Advised

Uloop | Posted 09.23.2012 | College

I'm happy that in my fragile adolescent state, no one told me that there were going to be bad times, too. But, it's been the bad times that have made my three years so far, all the more full and round, and purely exhilarating.

Hyperactive Hyperlinks: Are You Digitally Dysfunctional?

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 09.23.2012 | College
Suzanne Hegland

Like many pleasures in life, use of the internet requires moderation. Digital connection becomes a toxic drug when we're unable to keep our focus and separate real time from screen time.

Quarter-Life Crisis: Stuck on College

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Catherine Seraphin

I've been afflicted with a consuming disease for about two years now. What do I have? An extreme case of I-miss-college-way-too-much-for-my-own-good disease.

Don't Ask Me What My Plans Are After Graduation

Lara Grant | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Lara Grant

College is a time to discover what you want to do with the rest of your life and I'd like to be able to use the full four years to decide what exactly that is.

A New Women's Movement: The National Young Women's Council

Catherine Okafor | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women
Catherine Okafor

A new network of hard-working, ambitious and passionate women working to make sure the voices of women around the world are heard is ready to let the world know that we are here.

How Does South Korea Outpace The U.S. In Engineering Degrees?

| Michael Alison Chandler | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. This story is part of The Hechinger Report's ongoing series on what the U.S. can learn fro...

Talking Global Health Is Talking Jobs

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

As the campaigns start looking to win over every vote in the pivotal swing states, it may be worth examining more closely the local links between global health and jobs, and the opportunity to tap into an issue that could energize university students.

Students: Know Your Rights! Download Our New Free Speech Guide

Will Creeley | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Will Creeley

I always receive a lot of great questions from student audiences: What are the limits to free speech? What should I do if I've been punished for saying or publishing something that other people didn't like? Can I get in trouble for Facebook or Twitter posts?

Getting the Classes You Want

Uloop | Posted 09.17.2012 | College

Like most of you out there, I have been obsessively checking course offerings, section openings, and degree requirements hoping to emerge with my dream schedule.

Confessions Of An iPhone Gamer

Emily Booker | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Emily Booker

I've found myself and my peers suffer from a constant need for stimulation, a product of the iGeneration. It's so easy for my mind to wander while sitting in class, so if I focus on a mindless game, it becomes easier to listen and absorb material.

The Government's Effect On Your Tuition

Uloop | Posted 09.16.2012 | College

As household incomes dwindle and job growth remains stagnant more Americans turn to higher education with the hope of increasing their slice of the American Dream, but in Florida the cost of that education is rising.

What's This Accreditation Stuff All About Anyway?

Keith Wade | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Keith Wade

Little in higher education is more misunderstood or more important than accreditation. Opinions, misunderstandings, and lies abound.

A Look into the Crystal Ball: Your Future Salary

Uloop | Posted 09.16.2012 | College

The Internet can function as a part time crystal ball thanks to sites like and, websites that deliver salary averages on almost every profession.

What Students Are Really Being Taught

Taylor Brorby | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Taylor Brorby

What is needed in education is a radical shift away from systematically educating for success to educating on how best to help others and create sustainable civilizations on our finite planet.

College Students: Make Sure to Get Your Sleep

Uloop | Posted 09.15.2012 | College

Between classes, work, responsibilities and social activities, it's hard for students in college to get the recommend eight hours of sleep each night; and even harder if you have noisy, night-owl roommates.

Grace Period on Student Loans Changes

Uloop | Posted 09.15.2012 | College

Within the next few decades, we may witness declining numbers in college and continuing education, creating a larger disparity between the haves and the have-nots.

Advancing Leadership Through Education

Adam Weinberg | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Adam Weinberg

In its essence, leadership is about putting theory into practice -- figuring out what needs to be done, learning how to do it, but then finding the motivation to take meaningful action.

Books and Their Relation to Student Wallets

Uloop | Posted 09.12.2012 | College

You will probably never get all the money you spent back on the books. But it doesn't have to be excruciating on your wallet. Be a smart student shopper and know your options!

Blue Out Penn State: Learning from the Freeh Report

Laura March | Posted 09.11.2012 | College
Laura March

As a current Penn State student, I urge my fellow Nittany Lions to follow Freeh's instruction. We must actively participate in the prevention of future injustices.

10 Things Rising Freshmen Can Do to Be Totally Ready for College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.11.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Here are a few things you can do to make sure you're ready this fall.

Will I Be Paying off College Loans for the Rest of My Life?

Jodi Okun | Posted 07.12.2012 | Money
Jodi Okun

If you are graduating with student loan debt, you may be overwhelmed by the amount you owe. Six months after you stop taking courses (at least half-time) -- whether or not you've graduated -- your federal student loan bills starting coming due.

Generation Overload

Uloop | Posted 09.09.2012 | College

We are the generation of change. Our modes of technology have changed; our modes of communication have changed.

Top Part-Time Jobs for College Students

Uloop | Posted 09.09.2012 | College

With college comes freedom and with freedom comes expenses. Today, most college students are faced with empty pockets and fierce competition for employment. Sure, flipping burgers is fast money, but it doesn't do much for the resume.

America's Best College Beer Bars

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.10.2012 | College

Men's Health magazine recently rated the top beer bars across America, once again aiding college students on the quest for the best in brews. Vent...

Voluntourism Amid Beauty In Guatemala

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

From my volunteering experiences in Guatemala, the most valuable lesson I took away is that learning by helping others is truly a priceless reward.