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20 Ways to Enjoy Free Online Learning and Classes: MOOCs and More

Scott Steinberg | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
Scott Steinberg

Here's a look at several of the best websites, services and solutions that can help you tap into the benefits these online lectures and lessons offer.

Obama Promises Face Rocky Path Forward

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

The issue: One in 4 Americans doesn't earn a high school diploma on time. The nation lags internationally in the percentage of young people who compl...

Using Your Gift: Creativity in the College Classroom

Darden Smith | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
Darden Smith

Although my official title at Oklahoma State University's Institute for Creativity and Innovation is artist-in-residence, I think a better job description is provocateur-in-residence.

Beyond the Echo Chamber: Why Empathy in Education Matters

Jayson Boyers | Posted 06.03.2013 | College
Jayson Boyers

While competency and proficiency are undoubtedly required and an essential part of overall success, such an approach to learning will never give students all of the skills or emotional intelligence that it takes to be ready for a career.

Why I (a Straight Guy) Should Have Married a Princeton Man

Jason Pinter | Posted 06.03.2013 | Comedy
Jason Pinter

Current Princeton women, please, do not fail yourselves, and do not take for granted the opportunities that people (like me) never had the chance to experience. Find a Princeton man. Make him yours.

The Forgotten College Student

Quentin Wilson | Posted 06.03.2013 | College
Quentin Wilson

Who do you typically think about when you visualize someone going to college? Is he or she one of the more than three million high school students graduating each year?

Frank Donates 'Massive Treasure Trove' To Small University

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

DARTMOUTH, Mass. — Retired U.S. Rep. Barney Frank has donated his personal papers to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, a gift that one ...

Technology Is Turning College Into a Dead End for Many People

Martin Ford | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Martin Ford

In 2009 book, I argued that advancing technology -- and especially software automation -- would increasingly threaten the jobs taken by college graduates. Economists are now finding hard evidence that this trend has been underway since 2000.

The Truth About College and Career

Steve Larosiliere | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Steve Larosiliere

Simply going to college, attending classes and obtaining a degree no longer cuts it for any youth, especially immigrant and low-income, to make it in today's job market. We need a new paradigm.

Building a Campus Movement One Step at a Time

Liz Maw | Posted 06.02.2013 | College
Liz Maw

Imagine the impact if dozens of people - or hundreds, or thousands - each gave blood just once. That's the power behind the Small Steps, Big Wins Challenge, a nationwide competition sweeping college campuses across the U.S.

Classic Looks Remain Trendy at George Mason University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 06.02.2013 | Style
CollegeFashionista

I would describe Mason fashion as classic chic with a hint of urban flare. Students walk around campus in typical east coast preppy attire but they make it their own by adding pieces that brighten the outfit and add texture.

The College Decision Frenzy

Andrea Reiser | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Andrea Reiser

It's late March, and everyone has the same set of questions for me these days. Some folks are dying of curiosity about where my kid is headed, while others are simply fascinated by the whole process in general. So how different is the process from back in the day?

Are Universities Responsible for Their Graduates' Careers?

Mary Cullinan | Posted 06.02.2013 | College
Mary Cullinan

Universities should take students' futures seriously. We should intentionally help students consider options. We should help them develop skills beyond what they learn in textbooks. We should help them work toward a career they will love.

(Different) Advice To Women Of Princeton, From An(other) Alumna To Daughters She (Also) Never Had

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Women

Dear Princeton Women, A fellow alumna, Susan Patton, caused quite a stir with her letter to you last week, in which she urgently advised you to ...

Confessions of an Aging Student: Returning to College in My 40's

Eric Simpson | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
Eric Simpson

I projected my own sense of failure into an imaginary room, chastising myself, comparing myself to others, like, for instance, the President of the United States, who, when he was my age, was successfully running for the Presidency of the United States. All right, so maybe I have high standards.

The One Person Who Is Not 'Shocked'

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports
Shannon Sutherland

My father is a proud and unwavering fan of everything Wichita State. He believes they have the best tennis team, business school, basketball team, theater program and cafeteria food. I, on the other hand, am not.

Laws Should Not Dictate Love

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said, "What gives the federal government the right to be concerned at all about the definition of marriage?" Sotomayor is correct.

Our Student Voice to Discover

Zak Malamed | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Zak Malamed

We came together because we believed in the platform that social media provided us with. We came together because we believed we could share the platform that we were using to exercise our student voice with all students.

How My Grandmother's #1 Beauty Tip Got Me Through A Stressful Week

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Have you ever played the game of free association? Someone says a word, then you say the first thing that comes to mind? I played a version of that last week to take my mind off the mailbox during the Week of Reckoning -- waiting to hear if my son got into college. I did it using visual cues while attempting to go about my everyday life.

Useful Innovation: The Next Great Challenge for Liberal Arts Colleges

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 05.31.2013 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

An entrepreneurial spirit is thriving among the next generation. Yet in order to turn their ambition into action, today's students will need a solid foundation that prepares them for the unique challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship.

The Returners

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 05.31.2013 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

If you have a justification for violence, destruction, murder, like a political statement, like war, does that make it right? Or does thinking it's right make you crazy?

What Every Post 50 Gentleman Needs to Know

John Blumenthal | Posted 05.31.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

All women expect you to act like a gentleman but the definition of that word has become decidedly cloudy in today's complicated world.

Making Lemonade Out of College Admissions Notifications

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Most students I have talked to have been admitted to several amazing colleges. Yet the pain of their rejections seems to prevail. The college admissions process is more brutal than ever.

Susan Patton's 'Daily Princetonian' Article Urges Female Students To Find Husbands Before Graduating

Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.29.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

I will be forever grateful that no one ever offered me such advice when I was a freshman, or sophomore, or senior at Princeton.

The Millennials' Long Distance Relationship

Nadia Cho | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
Nadia Cho

Why would anyone, especially fun-loving college kids, try to maintain a long distance relationship? It's hopeless, expensive and illogical to be with someone who is not actually there.