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Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Applying for college is very stressful -- not just for your sister, but also for your mom and dad. If they're like most parents I've met, who spend a lot of time and energy helping their kids, it might feel as if they are being judged.

10 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With College Rejections

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Unless you are the parent of a child who got into their top choice school using the early decision process, then you are most likely among the multitude of parents who are trying to deal with an emotional vortex fraught with anxiety and stress.

Simple Math

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

It is that monumental time of year. Spring is in the air. Cherry blossoms are blooming. Letters stuffed with confetti are arriving... or not. For man...

The Completion Agenda

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

As I write this article I am at the American Association of Community Colleges conference. A significant topic at the conference is the "completion ag...

The "Perfect" College Essay Does Not Exist

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.15.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Why is it that colleges such as MIT ask students to discuss a time they failed or Yale asks students how they would like to improve? Perfection is not a requirement and it is from our errors along the way that we grow and learn.

5 To-Dos for Women Graduating in STEM

Elizabeth Golluscio | Posted 06.15.2014 | College
Elizabeth Golluscio

There are so many great challenges and opportunities in our global, hyper-connected economy. The world's your oyster, but the world desperately needs you to be true to yourself, most especially you women who love innovation and technology.

America's Top 25 College Sports Fan Traditions

Thrillist | Posted 06.16.2014 | College
Thrillist

Across America, there are traditions at schools large and small that many people have never seen, or even heard of.

Measuring the 'Value' of Higher Education

Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2014 | College
Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.

In nearly all aspects of life, we want our time and money spent well. Same is true for those in pursuit of higher education.

College for the Rich

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Carlos, along with millions of others, is realizing that because of our unwillingness to fund public higher education, the promise of college is a lie.

No More Alma Maters?

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Dr. Cindi Love

We must work together to fix the problems of accountability, accessibility and affordability of higher education for all people living in the United States.

Revisiting My College Decision Two Years Later

The Prospect | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
The Prospect

A part of me feels that the school seemed to present itself as better than it was. I was told that there is always something going on around campus, that the student-teacher ratio was amazing and visited on a warm fall day.

The Cost-Effective Hot Potato

Bob Cowser | Posted 06.14.2014 | Education
Bob Cowser

I understood legacy -- I was likely teaching in prisons because my father had done it in my childhood. I remember he drove a car from the motor pool of the small southern university where he taught to a state prison two hours away to teach composition to inmates.

Why College Sex Week Events Matter

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.14.2014 | College

On many college campuses, thousands of students gather each spring for a week of discussing sex. The idea of holding Sex Week started within the Iv...

The New Gender Gap: It's Not What You Might Expect

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

For decades, women were underrepresented in American universities and the U.S. is still working to find more balance in its workforce. But could the status quo be flipped on its head in our lifetime?

Graduation: An Open Letter to My Best Friend

Emma Goddard | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Emma Goddard

Dear Amanda, When I first began drafting this letter to you, I found my writing riddled with clichés about college and friendship, discovering how ...

Learning Differences in College: When Students Seek Help and When They Don't

Amanda Golden | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Amanda Golden

By the time students reach college, they are familiar with the kinds of challenges that their own learning differences present for their ways of study. Rather than trying to get special assistance, many students prefer to "just deal with it" on their own.

Microaggressions Weigh Heavy on the Heart

Nashwa Lina Khan | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Nashwa Lina Khan

They could champion me; I was the brown girl at student senate representing what otherwise looked like a very homogeneous white space. I was Muslim, but not "scary Muslim."

Addiction Stigma Interferes With Legislation

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

We are conditioned and taught to detach, to make it alone. That strategy has not worked -- we have detached much too long.

Bringing a Global Perspective to Campus

Write for the Future | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

Given your interests, values and goals, explain why Oberlin College will help you grow (as a student and a person) during your undergraduate years. (3...

Have You Made Your Final College Choice?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.11.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Making an informed and correct college choice is crucial. Here are things to keep in mind.

Why Sweatpants Will Never Be Overrated

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Style

Yoga pants tend to be our pants of choice. Their versatility means we can pull them off in the work environment, or on a weekend whilst running errand...

Six Words of Advice for Parents of College-Bound Juniors

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It may be hard for parents to watch students struggle at first with this important task, just as it wasn't easy to watch them strike out at the plate, listen to their first violin solo or feel them let the clutch out too soon.

Writing Your Term Paper in 12 Steps

Oren Mendez | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Your chair is so uncomfortable. It's like sitting on daggers. How did you ever get anything done in this chair? You have to go to IKEA and buy a new chair right away.

Spring Cleaning for the Lazy College Student

Julia Musto | Posted 06.06.2014 | College
Julia Musto

Learn to let go of things. Emotional attachments to every little item are dangerous. If that doesn't sway you, go watch an episode of A&E's Hoarders. Clear the clutter. Chances are that there are papers from the tenth grade in a folder somewhere.

The Perfect Storm: Factors Driving the Future of American Higher Education

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

Higher education is a mature industry that is on the cusp of major transformations in the next two decades, and every college and university will need to prepare to maintain their quality, efficiency and relevancy in this climate.