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Underage Drinking Laws on Campus

Uloop | Posted 08.07.2013 | College

It is no secret that alcohol use is prevalent on college campuses. According to the National Institute On Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 80 percent of college kids drink alcohol, and over 50 percent of them have partaken in binge drinking in the last two weeks alone.

4 Tips for Finding Free Activities as a 'Poor College Student'

Uloop | Posted 08.06.2013 | College

While this poverty is a bit of an exaggeration, it still behooves students to save as much money as possible. With the help of three college students, I compiled a list of free activities to look for while in college.

My Daughter's Summer Internship

Myra Evans | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Myra Evans

Sadly, the skills that are required to be successful in the workplace today are not taught in high school or college. It is necessary that my daughter focus on navigating the maze of work because she will not learn needed professional skills in school.

Latino College Graduates: Don't Stop Now

Esther Aguilera | Posted 08.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Esther Aguilera

While many graduates view the end of their studies as the formal transition point from one stage of life to another, the Latino community as a whole would be better served if graduation was looked upon as but one step along an individual's path of lifelong learning, professional development and achievement.

Influences that Last

Write for the Future | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Stephan Morse I have a sister who is bubbly and energetic, parents who are both supportive and caring, but one of the two people who has influe...

The Damage of 'Impossible Perfectionism'

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Last week, I got an email from a client asking me if it was OK for her son to skip one of his SAT Subject Tests this Saturday because he has been ill from what his doctor diagnosed as "stress-related migraines."

Are College Degrees Supposed to Be Nothing More than Job Training Certificates?

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Lev Raphael

Forbes just reported on what it considers the "worst" college degrees. Their criteria? The. unemployment rate for people who had these majors and th...

The Next Unexploded Financial Time Bomb -- And How to Defuse It

Mary Buffett | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

Aside knowing the basic SAT averages of the incoming student population, I would want to know about what happens after the diplomas are hung on the wall, long after people have graduated. Did the costs of your college education provide commensurate mid- and long-term value?

The Art of the Common App College Essay

Roger Ochoa | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

If brevity is the soul of wit, then recent changes to the Common Application essay could be the limbs and outward flourishes. Tedious? Yes. Impertinent? No.

Advancing the Cause of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

As an HBCU alumnus and the former chancellor of North Carolina Central University, America's oldest public liberal arts HBCU, I commend my colleague, Dr. Marybeth Gasman, for establishing the Center for Minority Serving Institutions in the School of Education at UPenn.

Why College Is Still Essential

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

We just returned from a 60th college reunion, where we renewed numerous old friendships. Not surprisingly, given the setting, there was a lot of talk ...

Processing Professors in the Consumer University

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Paul Stoller

It is not a bad thing to measure faculty performance and student outcomes. But in the blinding light of sweeping change are we losing sight of scholarly depth and intellectual rigor?

Virginia Commonwealth University's Creative Atmosphere and Campus Style

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.04.2013 | Style

VCU is known for having one of the largest, most diverse student populations in the state of Virginia. You'll spot all kinds of styles while roaming the streets of campus

My Winter As a Hospital Intern: How Non-Medical Professionals Will Change Healthcare

Eduardo Garcia | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Eduardo Garcia

Spending six months at a world-renowned hospital institution has been an incredibly insightful and uplifting experience for me. As part of the Master'...

Style Diversity at Emory University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.03.2013 | Style

The outfit is undoubtedly trendy, but it is not something you would see on every Emory student. Instead, it shares the common theme of dressing for Atlanta weather in a way that still reflects personal background and style.

30 Practical Things Students Need to Know How to Do Before Heading Off to College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

I think you will be surprised, if not shocked, at the basic, simple, everyday things students don't know about or how to do.

When Does A Boy Really Become A Man?

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Of course, there are mothers who will never see their boys as men, just as there are boys who never want to grow up -- who don't understand the fine line between being childish and maintaining a child-like quality. One is sexy, the other, not so much.

The Hook Up Culture Bogeyman

Lisa Wade | Posted 08.01.2013 | College
Lisa Wade

It's not hooking up that makes women vulnerable, it's patriarchy. Accordingly, studies of college students have found that, in many ways, hookups are safer than relationships.

Good Advice for Twenty-Somethings: Life Is Happening Now

Karin Agness | Posted 07.31.2013 | Women
Karin Agness

We need to act now to take steps toward becoming the adults we want to be. Not when we reach 30, 40 or some other supposedly magic age when everything will just work out.

A Mind That Travels

Write for the Future | Posted 07.31.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Lynnette A. Dent The bullet pierced my chest. I fell and struggled for life in an Iraqi desert. Blinding sand flew everywhere as soldiers kicked...

My Son and Me

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Amy Ruhlin

Though he is almost 17 years old and nearly six feet tall, I see that he is still vulnerable, still lighthearted, still interested in what his mom thinks of his life.

5 Things College Girls (and Boys) Should Stop Saying. Now!

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 07.30.2013 | College
Christopher Gurrie

In a world where it seems 144 characters is the maximum typed length anyone will sit long enough to read, it appears glaringly paradoxical that people fill their speech with lengthy words and phrases that do not mean anything.

When Do I Stop Being a Recent Graduate?

Shara Azad | Posted 07.30.2013 | College
Shara Azad

Knowing that I have a great deal of maturity left to gain, I am patiently waiting for that next major milestone that will catapult me out of recent graduate status.

Memo to Princeton Tiger Mom and Grads: Get a Life, Not a Wife!

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

How many men and women are ready to commit to marriage at 21? Remember, the only time you can change a man is when he's in diapers. The Princeton mom's retro rhetoric is reminiscent of the "ring by spring" mandate for coeds to get engaged by graduation.

Obama Shifts Focus To Student Loan Debate

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government's subsidized student loan program, a marquee issue for President Barack Obama last year as he courted young voters o...