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A Message To My Son As He Prepares For College

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.29.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

What do you mean you mailed a college application? Get back down on the floor and play with some Legos. Do you want me to make you a sandwich? Or, you can invite your friends over and we'll order pizzas. You can stay up all night, if you want. I'll just go cry in my room, but don't let that bother you.

5 Things Every Parent Needs To Know About Senior Year

Julie Fingersh | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Skaftafell, Iceland -- With her whole life ahead of her, our daughter will likely forget this moment in our family's history, but I won't. I am sitt...

Midterms, Essays, and Domestic Violence: One of These Does Not Belong

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Society for Women's Health Research

Over the past few decades, college-aged women have come a long way in achieving education equity. While female students are now the majority population on college campuses, they still face unique challenges: women aged 18 to 25 suffer the highest rates of domestic violence

Rising Student Defaults Don't Mean What You Think

Karen Gross | Posted 08.28.2015 | College
Karen Gross

It would be both wrong and naïve to say that the costs of education are irrelevant. That is a topic we should be addressing. But the borrowers who are out there now in the world have already paid for their education and now they need to repay.

10 Reasons You Should Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

These real life experiences and problems that come with living on your own, managing money and traveling will prepare you for your future in a way that English class will never do.

Confuddling Cuba

College Tourist | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

I had to put my camera down and remind myself that this was not about capturing the perfect Instagram snap; this was about watching, learning and soaking up all that Cuba could offer.

Moving Forward With the Brandeis-Al-Quds Partnership

Leah Susman | Posted 08.28.2015 | College
Leah Susman

Dr. Imad Abu Kishek, the President of Al-Quds University, sat across from me as we celebrated Iftar, Ramadan's nightly break-fast meal. The table was full of students and faculty from Brandeis and Al-Quds, all of whom share a common goal: to reestablish the partnership between our schools.

Student Loans 2016

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Jeremy Balkin

The entire US economy is being held back by the economic limitations of 43.3 million Americans straddled by $1.2 trillion in debt constraining more productive consumption and investment choices.

Post-Grad: The Art of Failure, or What Happens When Nothing Is Happening

Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle | Posted 08.27.2015 | College
Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle

Four months after graduation, I'm still sitting on my parents' couch in sweats, alternating between applying to jobs, writing and watching the daily Sex and the City marathons on E!. Some people see it as an extended vacation, but it gets old after a while.

Legal Documents for the College Bound

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Ann Margaret Carrozza

Once a person turns 18, their parents no longer have the automatic right to make legal and medical decisions. The thought of a phone call with news of an illness or accident is a parent's worst nightmare. Imagine receiving this dreaded call and not having the legal ability to participate in medical decision making.

Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Identity When You Head to College

Jonathan Rajewski | Posted 08.27.2015 | College
Jonathan Rajewski

As another school year commences, here are some rules to follow that can help students avoid any digital nightmares related to their laptops, tablets and cell phones

Students at SW MN State Inspired Me to Keep Going

Elaine Williams | Posted 08.27.2015 | College
Elaine Williams

I just had the privilege of speaking about Sexual Violence Prevention at SW Minnesota State in Marshall tonight. I told my story of addictions, shame and assaults. I still get nervous before I go out on stage. I feel really vulnerable... still... after all this time... when I share my story.

What Going Back to School is Like for an Introverted Student

Marsha Pinto | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Marsha Pinto

In order to make up for the lack of media attention on how going back to school is like for an introverted student, here is a list of some common challenges introverts of all ages can relate to.

College Should be an Adventure

John A. Roush | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
John A. Roush

When alums come back to their alma mater, they share with me joys, experiences and memories that are both unique and profound. Why? College remains a more fundamental and foundational experience than any other concentrated period of time in their entire lives.

Four-Year College Isn't the Only Road

Amy Fortney Parks | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Amy Fortney Parks

He is taking a different route -- I am so grateful that he is still on the road, honestly. He is going to community college this fall. Maybe he'll transfer one day -- maybe he'll go to work -- or move to India.

Dear Colleges: Thank You For Wasting Trees And Building False Hopes

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.27.2015 | Fifty

Just like labor pains, as we draw closer to the time when college applications are due, the solicitations from schools come faster, harder and closer...

Why the Worst Thing You Can Do Is Let a Guy Hold You Back From Your Future

Unwritten | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women

Don't let anyone hold you back. You'll end up regretting not ending things and discovering what else is out there. If you're clinging to a relationship just because it's all you know then it's not worth it.

Under the Veneer

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Lisa Chau

On the 19th, I attended Hannush's Under, performed by The Con-Etiquette Players. Using flashbacks between a psychiatric hospital and Yale University, a group of millennials explore the themes of friendship, mental illness and ambition.

5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Homesick College Students

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty

Most 18-year-olds will eagerly arrive at their dorm rooms this fall, ready to unpack and start what they've heard will be "the best four years of your...

Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

8 Back To School Tips Every Student Should Know

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 08.26.2015 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

It's that time of year again and we can hear the school bells ringing! It can be hard to adjust from the dog days of summer to the busy and fast pace of the school year. Here are eight tips to get back into the school mode and start this year off right!

From Cotton Fields to CEO: How a Boy From the Mississippi Delta Learned How to Say It All

Carol J. Carter | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices
Carol J. Carter

Life may have taken him all over the world but Taulbert still harkens back to the boy in Glen Allan, Mississippi whose life was defined by cotton season and waking at dawn to pursue his education. Though he is retired, he finds it hard to stop moving, striving and hoping for more.

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

Confessions of a Millennial in Shame

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Ernest Owens

They say that some things in life won't be realized until you get a little older. I've been stubborn to coming around the following truth I'm about to profess, but I think it's time to admit it. I'm ashamed to say this: but millennials, we are lazy as hell.

First Day Of College And First Day Of Our Empty Nest

Suzanne Fluhr | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty
Suzanne Fluhr

As I drove past our neighborhood elementary school, I flashed back to when I used to drive by with our younger son strapped into his car seat. Each time, he asked me when it would be his turn to go to the "big kids' school." Last week, my husband and I delivered him to the real "big kids' school," the University of Miami.