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5 Reasons Having Student Loan Debt Isn't So Bad

Stephen Dash | Posted 05.03.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

Paying off student loans may seem daunting, but when loans are managed effectively, they are more than worth it for most borrowers. We've all (mostly) been there, and if you get overwhelmed, don't forget that there are lots of options to help you manage and reduce your payments.

Making Your Career a Vocation, Not Simply a Job

Thomas M. Mengler | Posted 05.01.2015 | College
Thomas M. Mengler

The recently much-maligned liberal arts curriculum, taken seriously, is a ticket not only to a first job after graduation, but to a leadership position in the most challenging professions.

Take Heart That Your Parents Made Mistakes

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

Each of us forms images of the world based on our experiences derived from engaging with our families. Gradually we learn that our expectations don'...

My Daughter's Story and Why Parents Need To Talk to Their Children About Sexual Assault

Andrea Cooper | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Andrea Cooper

If you have not already done so, now is the time to talk to your son, your daughter, or your best friend and tell them if they are sexually assaulted that you will be there to support them.

10 Lessons I Learned My Freshman Year of College

Allison Underhill | Posted 05.01.2015 | College
Allison Underhill

Freshman year of college: a whirlwind of cramming for exams, binge-watching Netflix, creating new friendships, and finding out who you are in this wor...

The End of College? (or Maybe Just the End of Kevin Carey's Career)

John Seery | Posted 04.30.2015 | College
John Seery

Everything will, instead, be online. Education will be free. It will be worldwide. It will be accessible. It will be meritocratic. Gone will be professors. Gone will be PhD degrees. Gone will be Harvard. Carey now knows The Secret of Education.

Looking for a Zebra in a Barnyard

Hilal Isler | Posted 04.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilal Isler

I was in my office a few weeks ago, when my boss knocked at the door. "Mike!" I said, guiltily. I propped the door open with a sneakered foot, an em...

Colleges Need to End the Culture of Silence Around Sexual Assault

Edward McNichols | Posted 04.30.2015 | College
Edward McNichols

We recognize and support those difficult dialogues because we know that a college is a place to be critically engaged, and not a place to be shrouded in secrecy and despair.

Essential Advice About Paying Back Your Student Loans - Part II

Beth Kobliner | Posted 04.30.2015 | Money
Beth Kobliner

The total nationwide student debt currently hits $1.2 trillion (yes, that's trillion). 70% of students are graduating with loans, and the average amount owed by each grad is $30,000. That first-job-out-of-school salary may not cut it.

Managing Test Anxiety in Today's High Stakes Testing Era

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

School worry and test worry are common. There has become an increased focus on grades, GPAs, and a fear-based mentality that kids will not get into a good college unless they have a 4.6 GPA. Sadly, this fearful mentality has trickled down all the way to elementary school today! What is going on? And what should parents do?

The Hungry Ocean: Sustainability and the Curriculum

Peter W. Wood | Posted 04.30.2015 | Education
Peter W. Wood

On campus, our universities are increasingly dominated by the view that we live in environmentally desperate times, and desperate times require desperate measures. It is a dangerously intemperate view.

Navigating the Summer Sex Rules

David Matteson | Posted 04.30.2015 | College
David Matteson

As we finish finals and return our rented textbooks, we not only check-in to summer mode, but also enter the most dangerous period for romantic relationships. Now is the time when things either get serious or fall apart.

What Is It Like to Be a Male Cheerleader?

Quora | Posted 05.01.2015 | Sports
Quora

It's sorta weird. When you get in, you have the typical public perception of it being kind of quirky and not that tough, but it's not like that at all. Let me preface the conversation about college cheerleading with a quick aside about cheerleading in high school.

Professional Habits to Develop While in College

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

The professional habits you create while attending college can contribute to your success in the internships you attain, the organizations you are a part of, and on the job after graduation. Here are five professional habits to develop while in college.

Today I Let Go, Tomorrow I Fly

Taylor Johnson | Posted 04.29.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

Go lose your breath, be the reason so many people breath again, and keep your eyes wide open, because your life is seriously, most definitely, meant to change the world more than you could possibly imagine.

Anti-Semitism on Campus: Old Wine in New Bottles

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.29.2015 | College
Abraham H. Foxman

Jews in America have made too much progress over the last half-century to cause us to overreact. Still, we cannot afford to be complacent. We have to address these campus issues now before they expand further and spin out of control, truly creating a widespread worrisome atmosphere.

Higher Ed + Service Year = Community and Economic Development

The Franklin Project | Posted 04.29.2015 | College
The Franklin Project

As we examined our economic and community impact, we began to explore what experiences could be designed to link these two distinct roles of the university. The concept of the service year emerged as an ideal pilot to begin cultivating our work.

How Colleges Are Screwing Students Like Me Over

Anna Quesse | Posted 04.29.2015 | Teen
Anna Quesse

College shouldn't cost that much. There is no justifiable reason as to why we have to pay that much money. None.

Women in the Performing Arts: Kaitlin Hopkins

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 04.29.2015 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

In my continuing series, Women in the Performing Arts, I am spotlighting a handful of remarkable females who lead some of the most successful college theatre programs in the U.S. They discuss the development of their programs, and the impact their teaching is having on young artists.

Is Your Power Point Disrespectful?

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Christopher Gurrie

Last month, I was at a weekend-long meeting which was filled with academics doing academic-y things, namely presenting PowerPoints with the ever-famous Death by PowerPoint recipe.

How to Make the Most of "Admitted Student" Days

Chuck Cohn | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Chuck Cohn

Consider bringing a camera to Admitted Student Days in order to document the campus. Some great photos can help you remember both the advantages and disadvantages of each school once you return home.

Student Loan Defaults Are Terrible -- That They Even Still Happen Is Far Worse

Carlo Salerno | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Carlo Salerno

By our best estimates, there are approximately 7.3 million borrowers holding some $106 billion in defaulted student loan debt. While there's no official line, it's probably safe to say this qualifies as a "crisis."

Improving Retention, Graduation and Workforce Preparation Through a Service Year: A Promising Community College National Model

The Franklin Project | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
The Franklin Project

The Service Year Changemaker Corps program will be a catalyst in the college's pursuit to increase student success. We are honored to be recognized and selected for the Service Year Higher Innovation Challenge, and we look forward to helping build a model that can be replicated at community colleges across the nation.

Rediscovering the Joys of Poetry

Betty Revah | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
Betty Revah

Nothing beats the feeling of finally understanding what the poet means, especially when you can think of it in the context of your own life.

Want to Get Into the College of Your Choice? Develop an Elevator Pitch Now

Gina Davis | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Gina Davis

I promised my best friend and nieces I'd get their daughters into the college of their choice for free. That's correct. Free. I want to help them apply for all the scholarships and grants available so they won't have to take out loans to attend school.