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In Transit: From College to Cubicle

Jennifer Langione | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

As college students, we spent four years reaping the freedoms of young adulthood without being occupied by financial stress or parental responsibilities. Now we must start paying for rent, food and transportation.

Freedom Summer

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

The program provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning.

Why Students Should Get Seats at Presidential Debates

Uloop | Posted 07.31.2012 | College

I realize that many schools before ours have hosted presidential debates and that though ours is the first to be held in Colorado, it does not change the fact that thousands have sat back and watched the debate from their couches.

7 Things You Can Do to Cut Your Student Debt Load Now | Posted 07.29.2012 | College

People who return to school after age 40 have fewer years of employment to help repay expensive school loans, and they also need to be setting money aside for retirement. One way to compete is to minimize your costs from the outset.

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Chose My Major

Chelse Hensley | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Chelse Hensley

By the time I realized I didn't truly want to go into politics, I had backed myself into a corner and had to choose between finishing my degree a semester early or switching majors that would delay graduation for a year.

Never Miss a Beat

Lindsay Gellman | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Lindsay Gellman

Before I knew it, I was chasing espresso shots with black coffee. By junior year, my friends and I started getting into Diet Coke, Red Bull, and even 5-hour Energy. One thing we've learned is the first step is admitting you have a problem, and I admit it: I leave Yale a full-fledged caffeine addict.

There is No 'A' for Effort on Student Loan Interest Rates

Rich Williams | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Rich Williams

This debate is not about partisan gamesmanship in Washington but about a potential post-graduation debt increase of $1,000 for every year a subsidized Stafford loan borrower is in school.

The 7 Stages of Graduation Grief

Melanie Deziel | Posted 07.28.2012 | College
Melanie Deziel

I slowly started to realize that this wasn't the death of an identity, but an opportunity to create an entirely new one on my own terms. Finally, as this stage promised, things were looking up.

Today I'm Wondering, Why Didn't I Invent Facebook?

Ilana Ross | Posted 07.23.2012 | College
Ilana Ross

As Facebook goes public, and more children become millionaires, it's easy to wonder what I did wrong that led me to where I sit now: 24-years-old and not a published dime store comic book to my name.

WATCH: 10 Year-Old Goes To College

Posted 05.23.2012 | Latino Voices

10 year-old Dafne Almazán Anaya is Mexico's youngest college student. She is currently enrolled at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey ("Technolo...

How I'm Repaying $120,000 in Student Loans | Posted 07.16.2012 | College

Six months after graduation, my grace period will end, and I will have to start repaying more than $1,000 per month. Here is my strategy for repayment.

ING Retirement Coach on Graduates' Failure to Launch

Jacob Gold | Posted 07.16.2012 | Money
Jacob Gold

The beauty of the boomerang is that after sending it off, it comes right back to its original destination. In the case of parents sending their children to college -- or the workforce -- and having them return home, the effect might not have the same "beauty."

Second Contact: Would We Go Back?

David Behling | Posted 07.16.2012 | College
David Behling

A spacecraft from Earth enters the Crab Nebula and finds the last thing they were expecting: a spacecraft from another planet, exploring the same part of space. A standoff results because neither spaceship has the ability to destroy the other.

Food 101: Why College Students Should Learn How to Cook

Will Levitt | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Will Levitt

Too many students leave college without any knowledge of how to cook for themselves. Learning how to microwave instant ramen is not a cooking skill. When we enter the real world, we need to be able to provide for ourselves.

5 Credit Card Rules for New Grads | Posted 07.14.2012 | Money

If you just graduated, you might be looking forward to managing money on your own. Certainly, it's deliciously liberating. But it can also be tricky.

Joy Resmovits

Obama's Barnard Remarks Fall Flat With Some Students | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.14.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama's commencement address Monday at Barnard College was filled with moments reminiscent of the 2008 presidential camp...

Six Pieces Of Wisdom And Advice For College Grads, Inspired By And Borrowed From Norman Lear

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Caty Borum Chattoo

So much of my "wisdom" or, more accurately, just "stuff that I say," comes from the actual wisdom of the great mentor of my life, the incomparable Norman Lear. Graduation season is the perfect time to share Norman's "Norman-isms."

Raising Interest Rates? But Students Are Already in Debt

Kaitlyn Ridel | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Kaitlyn Ridel

I am a college student who is really tired of hearing Congress argue about college. This week Senate Republicans rejected a bill preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling July 1.

Friday Night Lights Author Wants To Ban College Football

Posted 05.09.2012 | College

Buzz Bissinger, perhaps the most famous chronicler of high school football, is calling for a ban on college football, The Gothamist reports. The P...

Why Are Millennials Leaving The Church?

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Pastors and priests seeking to fill their pews with young churchgoers have a tough task ahead. Many younger Millennials have already moved away from the religion in which they were raised, mostly joining the growing ranks of the religiously unaffiliated.

Occupy-Style Repression Hits Brooklyn College, My Home

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Let this also be a wake-up call to administrators around the country. Let this be a wake-up call to students around the country who value their education and freedom on their campuses to mobilize and lay claim to all which they are entitled to.

Grading Time: I Give Up, You're All Exceptional

Rebecca Schuman | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Rebecca Schuman

It's that magical time in collegiate life when the sum total of a student's achievement is quantified in a series of letters. And these days, those letters are usually A's.

'The Governments Had Better Get Out of the Way'

Annelle Sheline | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home
Annelle Sheline

A video dialogue took place between American students at the College of Charleston, and Egyptian students, primarily from the American University in Cairo. Discussion centered on the students' experiences of the Arab Spring, as well as Egypt's on-going political transition.

Putting Economics Back in Home Economics

Natalia Emanuel | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Natalia Emanuel

My parents messed up. Or perhaps my prestigious high school and university did. Maybe I've been oblivious. But somehow I'm 21 -- a legal adult -- and an economics major, yet I don't know the first thing about anything related to money.

6 Simple Ways to Make Boxing Your Dorm Room Easier

Mark Gilman | Posted 07.03.2012 | College
Mark Gilman

It's among the least desired tasks college students face, and it's often done in a hurried, panicked rush. But it doesn't have to be. Take all the stress out of the end-of-the-year move with six simple steps.