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Measuring the Value of a Degree and the Purpose of College

Jeff Selingo | Posted 07.03.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

What happens to the value of the college degree when top universities are essentially giving away some of their courses free?

What Do Today's Students Think About the Future of Higher Ed? You Might Be Surprised

Jeff Selingo | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

In the last month, I have talked with students at six institutions that represent nearly every corner of our diverse higher-ed system. My goal was to engage the students in the debates that seem to be swirling around them but so often don't include them.

Redefining Sexual Assault

North by Northwestern | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
North by Northwestern

As part of the campus dialogue on sexual assault during Northwestern's Take Back the Night campaign, we take a look at the ways in which sexual assault is an issue in terms of policies and politics.

The New Student Battle Cry: Don't Double My Rate!

Rich Williams | Posted 06.25.2012 | College
Rich Williams

The media and the country are just waking up to the alarming fact that unless Congress acts by July 1, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Congress must not let that happen.

#Top10 Hashtags That Your #Professors Should Search

Perry Binder | Posted 06.23.2012 | College
Perry Binder

I actually don't mind when students are #textinginclass, but often wonder what I'm missing out on. My students are quick to point out how out of touch their professors are.

Sex and the Syllabus: The Paradox of Undergraduate Sexuality

Rebecca Schuman | Posted 06.23.2012 | College
Rebecca Schuman

I blame the Paradox: Various factors have caused This Generation to be ultra-sexualized, and yet said sexualization remains highly stigmatized and nobody wants to let us talk about it in the classroom. This is not just an annoying precedent, but a dangerous one.

When Everyone Gets a Trophy, No One Wins

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Education
Michael Sigman

The nation has become a self-parodic reflection of Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon: thanks to collusion between parents and educators, the vast majority of all private school children are virtually guaranteed to be above average.

Is It Time to Delete Facebook?

Kaitlyn Ridel | Posted 06.17.2012 | College
Kaitlyn Ridel

If we, as a global community, are not responsible enough to use Facebook, then maybe it is time to deactivate our account.

Falling in Love... With Dirt

Craig McCord | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Craig McCord

Paul Quinn College recently abandoned its football program and converted the field into a working organic farm maintained by the students themselves.

Taking the Stress Out of College Finals: It's National Stress Øut Week, 2012

Tamar Chansky | Posted 06.16.2012 | College
Tamar Chansky

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problem on college campuses. Lowering stress levels is one goal of the National Stress Øut event, another is to dispel the stigma about seeking mental health services when help is needed.

5 College Myths Debunked

Jennifer Langione | Posted 06.15.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

As I reflect on my experience, I am reminded of all the advice my parents and friends gave me before I went off to college -- many of those "words of wisdom" turned out to be myths.

Sustainability's Neglected Frontier: The Young and the Entrepreneurial

Andrea Learned | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Andrea Learned

A week ago I spent a day with representatives of the Pacific Northwest's emerging generation of sustainability and socially-minded entrepreneurs, and it blew me away. And, I was not the only one impressed.

Was Rick Santorum Right About College?

Raul González | Posted 06.09.2012 | Education
Raul González

Could it be that four-year colleges, because of cost, are contributing to economic inequality gaps, rather than closing them?

Green Lethargy Among College Students? Not So Fast!

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Brian F. Keane

Energy users will more often than not take action because of the simple reasoning that it's just stupid to power a device when it's not in use. The environmental value comes in as a byproduct of the smart energy action they just made.

One Solution for the Precarious Future of Small Colleges

Jeff Selingo | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

Advances in technology can now link together institutions that are separated by thousands of miles.

W.I.S.E Girls

Catherine Okafor | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
Catherine Okafor

Last year, my younger sister and I wrote down ten goals that we wanted to accomplish before we graduate college.

The College Senior's Bucket List

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 06.03.2012 | College
Leslie Reece Schichtel

Reliving college traditions with the people who made college not only enjoyable, but unforgettable, one more time before throwing the cap up in the air may help alleviate the process of letting go.

An Open Letter to the U.S. Government About Student Loan Debt

Amy Hansen | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Amy Hansen

Immediately, I launched into panic mode. I racked my brain for options. Drop out of graduate school? Respond to the typo-ridden post looking for journalists in Latvia?

130,000 Letters Tell Congress: Don't Double Student Debt Rates (PHOTOS)

Rich Williams | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Rich Williams

With college costs rising, struggling family finances and an uncertain job market for graduates, the last things we should do is let student loan interest rates double.

Why College Students Should Vote for Obama

Kaitlyn Ridel | Posted 05.27.2012 | College
Kaitlyn Ridel

Every Republican candidate has expressed concern with which direction our country is heading. What I don't understand is how the candidates could forget about the group of people pertinent to America's future: college students.

Students Rally Nationwide For Trayvon Martin

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.26.2012 | College

College students across the country are gathering for rallies and marches demanding justice for Trayvon Martin. Martin was an unarmed 17-year-old w...

Don't Let College Rejections Stand in Your Way

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

May 1 is the national college decision day. So that means seniors and their families need to spend the next five weeks making some very powerful college decisions.

When Did We Forget the Word "Student" Comes Before "Athlete"?

Anthony Otero | Posted 05.23.2012 | College
Anthony Otero

It seems that officials and fans alike forget that the word "student" is in front of the word "athlete."

Spring Break: Striking a Balance

Nick Foley | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Nick Foley

Our sacred view of the weekend creates a constant fluctuation between crippling stress and mind-blowing fun, and it's exhausting on both ends. Which is why, this week, I think it'd be nice to find a balance

Disproving We Are an Apathetic Generation

The Technician | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
The Technician

We are seen as the apathetic generation because of our lack of political activism; however, this is far from the truth. We approach community issues with action as opposed to representation.