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Diary of a College Football Player -- Week 8: Believe

Nate Leonard | Posted 12.15.2012 | Sports
Nate Leonard

Bouncing back from adversity is simple, really. All it takes is a network of people who believe and support each other. A team. We take on the San Jose State Spartans this week. They better come prepared because I am part a team that believes.

A Six-Pack of Questions for NASCAR Driver Julia Landauer

Julia Landauer | Posted 12.14.2012 | Sports
Julia Landauer

"Many people also don't realize how much of a business racing is. Any driver is essentially a startup company, trying to raise the funds to develop the product, which is the driver and their results."

Text War: Competing For My College Daughter's Attention

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 12.13.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

When my daughter was in high school, she told me about a college friend who always made sure that if she texted one parent she would also text the other because if she did not, one parent would feel left out. I thought this was ridiculous. Now she is in college. "Did you get a text today?" I ask my husband.

Women Dominate Higher Education -- But Not in China

Susan D. Blum | Posted 12.12.2012 | College
Susan D. Blum

Even if women are represented in equal numbers, if they are relegated to fields that are not as respected or to universities that have lower prestige, all the while having to demonstrate higher levels of accomplishment, this is not balance. It is not equality. It is, pure and simple, discrimination.

Ladies, Stop Calling Each Other Lesbians

Uloop | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Uloop

I was enjoying a lovely stroll to Starbucks today when my morning was promptly ruined by the stupidity of a conversation between two ladies behind me....

Reflecting On Affirmative Action And Academic Mismatch

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Youth Radio Supreme Court justices heard arguments yesterday in a case on affirmative action -- a case that may upset the 2003 ruling of Grutter ...

The Top Ten Ways of Driving Your Professors Crazy

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

The reason you want to know this is that a bad impression can affect how a professor perceives you and that impression might get passed along to other professors.

Applying to College? 10 Mistakes to Avoid

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

While time is of the essence, so is quality; there's nothing like a poorly completed application to kill your college chances, especially if it's submitted nice and early.

Making Stage Fright Fearless

JJ Keith | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
JJ Keith

I always have, even back when I taught college composition, but I like a challenge. That's what I told myself when I submitted to Expressing Motherhood, a stage show in which about a dozen performers deliver their own stories about being and having mothers.

Positive Trend For Higher Learning Among Minorities

Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

Yes, the cost of college is escalating fast - and has been for years. No, college attendance isn't in decline. Enrollment and graduation rates are bot...

Great Universities Provide Dynamic Leadership in a Changing World

Lloyd A. Jacobs, M.D. | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Lloyd A. Jacobs, M.D.

Societal forces are changing the ways we look at higher education. The academic experience of a student starting college today will look very different than that of a student who started as recently as a decade ago.

Week 7: Dallas in the Rearview

Nate Leonard | Posted 12.08.2012 | Sports
Nate Leonard

I sometimes fell short of attending church on Sundays, but I never fell short of attending games on Friday nights. Football is my religion and Ron Poe Stadium was my sanctuary.

The University at Bay

Michael Brenner | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Michael Brenner

What is happening at the university is a microcosm of what is happening in the country generally. That includes the sacrifice of the public for the private and the worship of money as the one true measure of worth.

College: Drop Out or Stay In?

Sierra | Posted 12.05.2012 | College
Sierra

By the time she arrived in Kenya, between her freshman and sophomore years at Princeton, Eden Full had already done the kind of hands-on work that can make a smart, ambitious student wonder whether getting a college degree is all that necessary.

The Visit

Grown And Flown | Posted 12.05.2012 | College
Grown And Flown

As parents, we can stop worrying about the transition to college and plan the visit. If you live close enough to your college age child and do not want to wait until Thanksgiving to see them, well, it's time for a little journey.

Hey, Colleges: Stop Censoring Political Speech!

Will Creeley | Posted 12.05.2012 | College
Will Creeley

Unfortunately, every election year, too many colleges and universities make the incomprehensible and illiberal decision to censor their students' and professors' political speech.

Recent College Graduate Hired To Be Human Scarecrow

Posted 10.05.2012 | College

Post-college life is really "going to the birds." At least, that seems to be the case for one recent college graduate in England who acquired a rather...

A Tale of Two Cities (OK, a City and a Village)

John F. Schwaller | Posted 10.05.2012 | College
John F. Schwaller

This summer, I had the great pleasure of visiting the University of Potsdam in Germany. The big journey took me from one public institution of higher education to another, and from one Potsdam to another.

College Prep for Preschoolers?

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

I received an email about a college prep lecture for parents and children. It had a bold title like "College Prep From K thru 12: It's Never To (sic) Early To Start". Besides the fear factor, I was also struck by the typo, but that's another story.

4 Ways My Home Has Changed Now That My Daughter Is Gone

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Fifty
Judy Bolton-Fasman

An optimist sees the glass half-full. A pessimist sees the glass half-empty. An opportunist drinks the water. Not all that coincidentally, these describe the various emotional states of my half-occupied nest.

USC to Form Actual Grammar Police Squad

The Black Sheep Online | Posted 12.04.2012 | College
The Black Sheep Online

An innovative new initiative aimed at promoting and enforcing proper grammar among South Carolina students is slated to begin at some point later i...

Flying to College: How to Conquer Baggage Fees

Courtland Thomas | Posted 12.04.2012 | College
Courtland Thomas

When it comes to orientation week (and any other in-between semester breaks), there are many, many advantages involved in flying. How's a comprehensive guide to do so.

How to Ace Law School and Land a Job: Tips from the Top of the Class

Kerry O'Shea Gorgone | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Kerry O'Shea Gorgone

I graduated first in my class of nearly 300 from Suffolk University Law School. Here's how I made it from palpitations to graduation.

NEW STUDY: Mobile Phones Put the 'Social' in Social Media

Susan Moeller | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media
Susan Moeller

More than any other platform, mobile phones have initiated a global youth digital culture, by making content and comment available all the time, wherever students are. The result is that students not only take in endless amounts of information, but personalize and reorganize it.

20 People You Meet In Your 20s

Thought Catalog | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Thought Catalog

One's 20s, like his/her other decades, is packed full with meeting people of different shapes, sizes and temperaments. These 20s, however, are a spe...