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To (All) the Colleges That Accepted Me

Emmett Rensin | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Emmett Rensin

Despite the unfairness of our college admissions process, we still live in an America where even if privilege can't protect your slot at a top school from a slob like me, it can still give you a very large public forum in which to complain about it.

Coaches Should Mentor, Not Bully

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

There is no need for a coach to abuse his power in order to gain the respect of his players. The players at Rutgers deserve a coach that mentors, not a bully that demoralizes.

Spring Tips for Landing a Summer Internship

Maureen Dumas | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Maureen Dumas

Although the clock is ticking down, there is still time for students to find the right summer internship. Here are my top five tips for what students can be doing now.

Heads Down -- and Heads Up -- About MOOCs

Jon Whitmore | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

As long as educators remember that students are flesh-and-blood individuals with unique needs and aspirations, they can animate the best elements of modern technology with the human-to-human connections that have sustained education for thousands of years.

Where Would Hip Hop Be Without Colleges and Universities?

Erik Nielson | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Erik Nielson

Hip hop has always been highly diverse, with roots that extend beyond the streets and into the lecture halls, radio stations, and dormitories of college campuses.

Women Who Will: Valerie Jarrett Announced as Wellesley College Commencement Speaker

Gabrielle Linnell | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Gabrielle Linnell

The room bubbled over with sounds of seniors (seniors!) chatting and drinking champagne as we waited for the announcement of the night: the speaker at the 135th commencement exercises at Wellesley College sending forth the class of 2013 into the world.

How Storytelling Can Transform Education

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Gregoris Kalai

A story, in its purest form, is possibly the most human way to communicate. Yet with the advent of technological and scientific advances, this forgotten art has taken a backseat to other, more data-driven, ways of communication.

What College Admissions Offices Look for in Extracurricular Activities

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Colleges care about the character of people they admit; therefore, what you do after school, during weekends and over summers tells them a lot about the kind of person you are.

5 Ways to Avoid College Debt

GalTime | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
GalTime

Despite the fact that tuition costs show no signs of decreasing, you can become less reliant on loans and more focused on a secure financial future by following a few easy rules.

What You Get for Your College Degree: The Value of Being an Alumnus

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

We think about the value of going to college but the actual value is in being a graduate from college -- being an alumnus.

Clear Path to Citizenship Needed

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

Although the U.S. isn't a theme park that can be open to everyone to come and go as they please, it can be a place that immigrants who are already here can reside in. Hopefully, Congress can resolve this issue once and for all for a better America -- a better future.

Why Comprehensive Immigration Reform Is a Must for Higher Ed

Muriel Howard | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Muriel Howard

AASCU and others in the higher education community have worked to ensure that some basic principles are included in any comprehensive immigration reform. Passing the DREAM Act, reducing the wait time for green cards, and expanding H1-B visas should be critical priorities.

The Most Important Lesson in College Isn't Taught in the Classroom

Uloop | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Uloop

What then happens to our previous thoughts and concepts? It is this very balance of foundational knowledge and new concepts that college students and graduates will wrestle with forever.

5 Steps to Ace Your Job or Internship Interview

Her Campus | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Her Campus

Simply reading the company's website will help to give you a better understanding of what their mission is and what they're hoping to accomplish. Although you may have already done this when you wrote a cover letter, refreshing your memory can't hurt.

New Obama College Loan Proposal Puts Student Needs Last

Kati Haycock | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

These students and their families cannot bear additional costs. The president's proposal, although it might lower interest rates very slightly in the first year, will ultimately allow those rates to rise uncontrollably.

A Liberal Arts Degree Leads to a Career, Not Just a Job

Ellen McCulloch Lovell | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Ellen McCulloch Lovell

What do you do with a liberal arts degree? You adapt to economic change, yes. You also live a richer life, full of creativity and commitment.

LOOK: How Much It Costs To Raise A Child Today

VisualNews.com | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
VisualNews.com

According to some striking data presented in TurboTax's latest infographic, the average American can expect to spend between $200,000 - $500,000 on their child during the first 17 years of their young one's life.

Finding Students Where They Live

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.09.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

In the future, it is likely that the best admissions recruitment strategies will begin with effective use of social media and social media advertising.

Am I Angry Enough?

Aliza Polkes | Posted 06.09.2013 | College
Aliza Polkes

I know that I need to learn about the challenges of being a woman in the 21st century. What I don't need, upon leaving the college bubble and entering the real world, is to be fitted with a mind-set of radicalized victimization.

Fashion Variety on Northwestern University's Campus

CollegeFashionista | Posted 06.08.2013 | Style
CollegeFashionista

It's evident there's no one way to describe the trends and fashion tastes at Northwestern University in one word. As described and Christine displays, NU's student body is a collection of people from differing backgrounds and origins, who discover various sources of inspiration and influences.

What Is Some Advice That Most College Students Never Hear?

Quora | Posted 06.08.2013 | College
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Chelsea Hunersen, Community Manager, Aspiring Growth Hacker, Proud Michigan Wolverine I was ...

We Must Never Forget -- Commemorate the Holocaust on Campus

Stephanie Beach | Posted 06.08.2013 | College
Stephanie Beach

Today, the Holocaust amounts to less than one paragraph in most high school history text books, resulting in many college students unable to even comprehend the vast tragedy that occurred more than 70 years ago. Here are five things that every college student can do every day in order to never forget.

A Letter to College Women: On (Not) Finding Your Husband

Cristina Lara | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Cristina Lara

Where are the op-eds encouraging men to find their wives in college? Or the op-eds advising men to "be nicer," because the last thing they want is to graduate at 22 sans girlfriend? Those articles, my female friends, don't exist. The very idea of those articles sounds laughable.

Memoirs of a Mentor: A Call for Black Men in College to Come Back to School

Oladoyin Oladeru | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Oladoyin Oladeru

I am walking proof that we can make a significant impact on the black youth in our communities. Through CGI U 2013, I am advancing the kind of mentorship that will ultimately save black men's lives.

Why You Should Be a Lawyer

Seth Engel | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
Seth Engel

Whether you are on the brink, taking the leap into adulthood, leaving home, choosing university, or thinking about a career path, I counsel you to think about choosing the law as that path.