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Kim Kalicky | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Kim Kalicky

I thought I was "prepared Mom," all set organization-wise, emotion-wise and with a young man who was "ready" academically and maturity-wise. I didn't fear Matt couldn't take care or lead himself; as a first child, he's been doing that since about the second grade.

Sex Advice From a Mom Who Cares

Susan Chatzky | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Susan Chatzky

Ladies, there is no shame in protecting your health and well being, and any man who would think less of you for standing up for yourself should not get to see you naked. You are a beautiful, valuable, loved member of your family, my family and your community.

Spare Change

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 06.03.2015 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

At a time when Washington seems gridlocked if not totally broken, and just as our economy is turning around, I worry that too many people will be left out of the rebound.

A Better Model For Taking the Stress Out of the Competitive College Admissions Race

Julie Halpert | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Julie Halpert

As college acceptances and rejections hit the emails of students this week, the plethora of articles on the increasingly competitive process -- one that takes an emotional toll on parents and students alike -- roll out with predictable regularity as well.

Career Development Is Everyone's Job

Gina DeLapa | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Gina DeLapa

If we take the time to nurture the next generation, we can hold our heads high, knowing we're part of the solution, not just another adult grousing about "kids these days."

Everyday Abolition: Working Towards Non-Punitive Accountability

justin adkins | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

Practicing restorative justice begins in our everyday lives. In an everyday setting jumping to punitive measures raises questions like the following. What do you do when your neighbor/friend is verbally having a loud disagreement with her teenager?

Anti-Semitism Charge Increasingly Leveled Against Student Advocates for Palestinian Human Rights

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 05.30.2015 | College
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Anti-Semitism remains a very real problem. The line of questioning put to UCLA student Rachel Beyda during her confirmation hearing for a student government position was inappropriate, and yes, anti-Semitic in its raw form. So are the isolated incidents of swastikas found on campuses.

Everyday Abolition: We Are Responsible for the Prison Industrial Complex

justin adkins | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

I have been thinking a lot about violence at the hands of the state -- the police state we have become -- and the prison industrial complex (PIC) that we've developed. And since I work in higher education, I have been thinking especially of everyday abolition in the college setting.

You Got the Job -- Now Here's What to Expect

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

If your first full-time job is locked down by the time you cross the stage on college graduation day, you're probably feeling a mix of excitement and relief. But looking back on the past four years doesn't usually come without a hint of anxiety for the future: Entering the working world means you'll no longer be a big fish in a small campus pond.

Vocabulary Words New College Students Need to Gain a Competitive Edge

Christina Berchini | Posted 05.27.2015 | College
Christina Berchini

First-genners are at an inherent disadvantage because, unlike their non-first-gen counterparts, first-genners know less about how to navigate the system to gain a competitive edge.

More Attention Given to a Small Liberal Arts College Closing Than a Giant For-Profit College System Shutting Down

John A. Tures | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
John A. Tures

When tiny Sweet Briar College announced its closing, it was front page news. It was heralded as the beginning of the end for liberal arts colleges and single sex schools. But when the large Corinthian College system closed campuses across the country, it did not receive the same level of attention.

Seeing the College Admissions Glass as Half-Full

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.27.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

The happiest students in this process are willing to attend several colleges on their lists; they realize that these colleges will offer them extraordinary programming, including merit scholarships.

Get In, Get Info, Get Out: The Awesome Art Of Skimming

Uloop | Posted 05.26.2015 | College

Whether you blatantly ignored the assignment the night before, had nine more to do or genuinely forgot, everyone has missed a reading assignment. The sheer volume of reading asked of college students is onerous and unrealistic.

The 7 Types Of Bosses College Students Want

Uloop | Posted 05.25.2015 | College

In my experience, and thanks to some feedback from current and former students, college students appear to want a boss who has the following characteristics.

Sexual Violence and Guns: A Recipe for Disaster on College Campuses

Karen Gross | Posted 05.23.2015 | College
Karen Gross

The approach suggested here initially may seem counter-intuitive: to help college women, we need to help college men.

How a Spring Break in Texas Completely Changed My Perspective About Special Needs

Neel Swamy | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Neel Swamy

While my skin may not be any tanner, my heart and mind feel significantly more full and rejuvenated. I will never forget my experiences at PKRC, and one thing is certain: this is not and will not be my last visit to the Peaceable Kingdom.

A Rising Tide of Graduation Rates

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.17.2015 | Education
John Bridgeland

On the first stepping-stone toward social mobility -- getting a high school diploma -- the nation continues to make progress, while serious challenges remain in some states and communities.

The College Search: Advice for You and Your College Roommate

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 05.09.2015 | Education
W. Kent Barnds

Parents are not asking for the "inside scoop" or "the real story." Instead, they want to know what their role should be in preparing their kid to be successful and realistic. And, I must say that I appreciate the realism they bring to the conversation.

Dangers of Apologies

Jacqueline Gualtieri | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gualtieri

Learning those words quickly becomes a gateway to an apologetic attitude. I'm not saying that teaching your children how to apologize is a bad thing, but that phrase should come with a warning label.

Beyond the Classroom, an Education in Making a Difference

Jay Scott | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

My daughter Alexandra "Alex" Scott, the creator of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, would be 19 years old now, and I don't think it's a shock to learn that I often wonder what she would be like today.

How Hashtags Evolved And Changed The Way We Communicate

Uloop | Posted 05.04.2015 | College

We've already pretty much streamlined the communication process so we basically don't even talk to each other in real life anymore.

Fifty Shades of Destruction to Women and Girls

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

Ending domestic violence requires the help of all segments of society, national policy makers, media, businesses, and in the home. It's a responsibility that requires constant campaigning.

The 30 Things I've Learned About Journalism

Ashley McDonald | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Ashley McDonald

I've devised a comprehensive list of everything I've learned about this field in my years at Central Michigan University. Important stuff -- the stuff I plan to take with me after I'm gone. And as it turns out, I've learned a sh*t load. Ready?

We Could Save Students a Billion Dollars on Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 05.02.2015 | College
Ethan Senack

We need faculty to make the switch and drop their traditional textbook for an open textbook. It's not hard, but it's not easy, and institutions can make a huge impact by providing training and resources for interested faculty to make the switch.

Why You Should Leave Home and Experience an Internship in a New Country

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 04.30.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Allowing for both personal and professional growth is right outside of your bubble. Make connections, immerse yourself in the culture, and find success. Once you step outside of your comfort zone, you'll grow more than you ever thought possible.