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A Communications Lesson From "The Worst College in America"

Scott Willyerd | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Scott Willyerd

While it may be tempting to ignore bad press or poor reviews, never waste a good crisis. Marketers and other communicators may find lessons -- even a sense of liberation -- in using 'bad news' to refine their brand messaging.

Illinois Colleges With Students Who Have the Highest Average ACT Scores

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.02.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While a student's ACT or SAT scores might be only one part of a college application, they can be a useful numerical marking of the kinds of students applying to and being admitted to particular schools.

Identifying the More Subtle Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Christina Berchini | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Christina Berchini

Abuse is sometimes extremely subtle. It is often insidious: You go from thinking you are falling in love to wondering why all of the "problems" in your new relationship seem to be your fault -- with no clear idea of how you got from point A to point B.

Best Books: College Edition

Betty Revah | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Betty Revah

I still remember looking at my syllabi freshmen year and thinking I would never be able to get through all of my readings. How, I wondered, would I ever be able to read two dozen books in one semester while still keeping up with exams and essays and also maintaining a high GPA?

Academe's Evolving Vocabulary

Gary A. Olson | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Gary A. Olson

The lingo we use in academe today does not necessarily have to replace other terms in order to signal a shift in values and priorities. The jargon that circulates now in our discussions reveals much about our values.

How to Have the Best Spring Break

Alex Lyman | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

It might be officially March, but we're still in the midst of the winter doldrums. Luckily, Spring Break is right around the corner, and is the perfect cure for cabin fever.

We Could Save Students a Billion Dollars on Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 03.02.2015 | 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.

Substance-Free Housing: Health, Safety, and Respect

Armaity Minwalla | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Armaity Minwalla

When I am walking alone at night, my hands clenched in fists in my pockets and head always looking over my shoulder, I cannot help but feel a great sense of relief when I step into the my dorm. Here, I know I am safe -- I know I am home.

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Target The Hunting Ground

Alex Simon | Posted 03.01.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering now shift the focus to sexual assault on the American college campus with their new film, The Hunting Ground, a Radius TWC release that premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theatrical release February 27.

Flipping the Way Students (and Professors) Do College

Emily Reich | Posted 03.01.2015 | College
Emily Reich

Being read to, besides being redundant, is demeaning and frustrating. I need a professor not as a middle-man for information, but as a motivating and encouraging figurehead of the classroom.

Why I've Stopped Apologizing

Madeline Diamond | Posted 03.01.2015 | College
Madeline Diamond

While elementary school taught me the importance of saying sorry for my mistakes, my experiences in college have shown me how to live life unapologetically.

A Deadly Assault on Academic Freedom

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The recent decision of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to close the University of North Carolina Law School's Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity is a blatant and dangerous instance of political interference with academic freedom.

Michael Madigan's Resurrected Millionaires Tax Faces Opposition

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.27.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

House Speaker Michael Madigan has revived talks of the millionaires tax again. Many Illinois teachers' unions and education organizations are coming out in favor of the added 3-percent income tax, but at least one member of Madigan's supermajority Democratic Party isn't on board.

5 Ways to Be on Top of Your Game in College

Dannia Guzman | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Dannia Guzman

Personal agency can make a difference in any situation. Only we can take control of our learning and the outcome because only we can vocalize our needs.

How to Prepare Your Toddler For College

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Janet Eve Josselyn

Ditch the admonitions to play nicely. Life isn't fair and nice is for suckers. Focus on the resume and tell your kid to toddler-up. The sooner your kid understands that reality, the sooner he can start to amass a resume of victories, conquests and other toddler superlatives that will knock the socks off of the college admissions committees.

New York Is a Leader in the Fight Against Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 02.27.2015 | College
Christine C. Quinn

Sex assault and rape are huge problems on our campuses in New York and across the country. Indeed, evidence suggests that the information gap in this area adds to the problem and proves to be highly misleading for students and families.

What Are We Waiting For?

Natalie Kalin | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Natalie Kalin

If I could go back to my freshmen self and ask her one thing, it'd be this: what are you waiting for What, really, are any of us waiting for?

How Smart IRA Planning Can Help You Pay Less For College

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 02.27.2015 | Money
Mike Branch, CFP

If you are a parent with a teen bound for college, be sure to consult a professional with experience in both financial aid and retirement planning before filling out your financial aid forms. Smart IRA and retirement planning can go a long away towards helping you pay less for college.

How (And Why) To Intern The Summer Before College

| Posted 02.27.2015 | Teen

By now, you probably understand just how important it is to take advantage of your summers while you’re still in high school. Whether you’re worki...

Higher Education for the Future: Plan B - Where Art Thou?

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 02.25.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

In addition to arguing passionately, even persuasively, that research universities in particular and higher education in general deserve greater state support, we are left with the unspoken question of what else we should be doing.

The 10 Best Party Beaches On Earth

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.27.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

1. If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's southwestern coast is the hub for eating, drinking and all-round revelry. Set on a wide bay, it's a crescent of sand studded with sun beds and backed by restaurants, bars and clubs

My Taxi Driver Reads Chomsky: Reclaiming the Liberal Arts in South Africa

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 02.25.2015 | College
Ami Fields-Meyer

I think South Africa needs more taxi drivers like Paul, and kids like the ones in Philippi. I think it needs more sociology and international relations majors. Because if you don't know why things are the way they are, it's going to be difficult to push with any impact toward the way they ought to be.

The College Girl's Guide to Social Dressing

Uloop | Posted 02.25.2015 | College

Different college social outings call for specific attire that will allow you to blend in and dress appropriately for the occasion at hand. Although it is important to fit in, make sure that you always add a personal twist and maintain your own unique sense of style.

Waitlisted at Your Colleges? Here's What to Do!

Jeannie Borin | Posted 02.24.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

Here are some tips that can help if you have been waitlisted AND are still interested in attending that college:

Don't Ask 'What Can I Do With This Major?'

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 02.24.2015 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

A really smart student of mine who has been getting stellar grades in Economics was considering it as his major. But he wanted to know what he could do with it. I have had that question regarding every subject you can name. And the reality is that it is a bad question. It is the wrong question.