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Reclaiming the Title "Land of Opportunity"

Jon Whitmore | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

Dating back to the days of the Bering land bridge, what we now call the United States has historically been populated by people on the move, seeking t...

Diversity At Top Colleges Still An Issue, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 08.01.2013 | Black Voices

A study released this week by The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce reinforces the news we already know: today’s top-tier ...

The Value of the Liberal Arts

Jessica Mardo | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Jessica Mardo

My liberal arts education has given me not just the confidence that I have skills applicable to a wide variety of professional disciplines, but also an understanding that the world is bigger than just me and my paycheck and that perhaps, just perhaps, a career well spent is one giving back.

The 6 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on Your College Applications

Scott Weingold | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

The college application is more than simply what schools use to determine whether or not you'll be enrolled. In fact, completing the application can be thought of a test, all on its own.

8 Reasons I'm Glad Social Media Didn't Exist When I Was in College

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

All good things have their disadvantages. I love social media. Hell, I wouldn't have a career if it weren't for it. But in an age where we are all constantly checking our phones instead of talking to the person right in front of us, let's take a step back and remember the old days.

The Future of Middle School Students and The Golden State

Quentin Wilson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Quentin Wilson

Both early childhood investments and programs for students preparing to graduate from high school may be useful, but evidence appears to call for a disproportionate investment in the outcomes of middle school students.

Show Me the Evidence

Alex Palombo | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

If those in power were able to think a little more scientifically, to set aside their ideologies and see the evidence before them, I think we would be a lot closer to solving many of this country's problems, like gun violence and climate change.

Resume Advice for the Recent Grad

Amanda Augustine | Posted 09.30.2013 | College
Amanda Augustine

Craft a strong resume that says you're ready for the workforce. Here are seven tips to help you send the right message to prospective employers with your resume.

Four Things You Can Do During College to Ensure You'll Land a Job When You Graduate

Brazen Life | Posted 09.30.2013 | College
Brazen Life

Take matters into your own hands and bring a DIY mentality to career planning. Follow these four steps, and four years from now, you'll find yourself with more than a cap and gown: you'll be on your way to landing a great job on your ideal career path.

Anti-Semitism on College Campuses

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 09.29.2013 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

The ADL's report shared the nature of incidents from campuses from California to Florida. Beyond finding this information discomfiting on a merely existential level, I am discouraged by the prospect that some of my peers seem to identify Judaism and Israeli politics as inextricably linked to one another.

Student Style at the University of Alabama

CollegeFashionista | Posted 09.29.2013 | Style

The University of Alabama is praised for its pristine sports program and its multitude of national championships, but it is students' laid-back, classic sense of style that truly mirrors the sweet southern charm for which we are known.

Why 'Being Yourself' Is Harder Than It Looks

Theodore Li | Posted 09.28.2013 | Teen
Theodore Li

"Write about your interests," they say. "Write about the programs you've attended," they say. But it's not that simple. It's never that simple.

My College Life

Justine Bateman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Justine Bateman

Time to level with you. Had a bunch of stuff happen and I guess I just needed to digest it all and find places to put it all.

Starting College: A Guide for Parents: 2013

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 09.28.2013 | Parents
Marshall P. Duke

There are many things I tell the parents in the hour that they sit with me on what is for them among the most emotional days of their lives. Here are some of the things that I want them to know. I hope they are of value to other parents of other new students now readying themselves to set out for other places.

Mrs. Jones, Coaches, and Grandma

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

Competent professors and teachers can make such a difference in the lives of their students.

4 Ways Your College Classes Will Be Different From Your High School Classes

Her Campus | Posted 09.25.2013 | College
Her Campus

We've compiled five ways that your college classes will differ from your high school ones and how you can successfully adapt from the get-go.

Reforming the Business School, a Pure Product of American Culture

Sunmin Kim | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Sunmin Kim

No matter whether one is a European or American business school professor, there are conditions of academia that are more conducive to intellectual freedom and thus reforming.

6 Terrific Pieces of Advice for Writing College Application Essays

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Personally, I am always looking for that magic piece of advice another writer has that will get me through predictable writing blocks. So, here is what different writers have shared with me about how to spend more time loving rather than hating writing.

A New Academic Year and a National Commission

Richard D. Legon | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Richard D. Legon

Of late, we have seen a gap between some boards and presidents concerning online education -- for instance, on the topic of MOOCs (massive open online courses).

Escapes to Myself

Write for the Future | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Vivek Kunnath Fresh air! Loud cars! Big people! That man on the corner who sells ice cream! These thoughts rushed through my infantile mind as ...

The Great Juggling Act: 4 Tips for Balancing Multiple Internships

Uloop | Posted 09.23.2013 | College

As summer term wraps up and I reflect on how I balanced these three internships, I have compiled a list of four tips to help you balance your own internships for the upcoming terms.

Back To School: 12 Tech Must-Haves

Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents

Back to school time is fast approaching, so it's time to start packing those backpacks. But it's not just pencils and paper anymore… or maybe, at al...

Dorm Decorating: Putting Parents in the Mix

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2013 | College
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Maybe Target hit the nail on the head, but I think they missed one of the boats when they cast this reality series. They should have put a parent in one of those rooms. I know this, because I've lived it. Last month, I spent one very memorable night in a dorm room.

Packing For College: Five Must-Haves

Uloop | Posted 09.22.2013 | College

Packing for college can be a daunting task if it's the first time you're leaving to live on your own. While certain items like mini refrigerators, shower caddies and under-the-bed storage containers are obvious must-haves, there are a few things students often forget or don't even think to pack.

Keepin' It Cool at South Texas College

CollegeFashionista | Posted 09.22.2013 | Style

During the summer, staying cool with triple-digit degree weather can be a challenge to some, and for others, adapting to the weather is what living in south Texas is all about.