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New York's Enstitute rethinks college education

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 05.06.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

College has been getting a bad rap lately. Graduates - and drop outs - often leave the hallowed halls of learning with massive debt and few skills out...

If You Want a Revolution, Just Announce One

Jay Halfond | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Jay Halfond

The national public is thirsty for simple solutions to the escalating costs of going to school. The global public is in search of in-country means of providing higher learning for their exploding middle class.

The College Declaration of Independence

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

College is a time of transition. Adolescents are ready to take on more responsibility for themselves and have to learn sometimes that there are consequences for actions. But college is a relatively safe space to learn those lessons.

Stop Watching So Many TEDTalks

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

Is there nothing significant outside our formal education that requires more than 15 minutes or 1,500 words to make its point?

Does Major Really Matter?

Abby Miller | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Abby Miller

The original intent of a liberal arts degree is not to prepare you for a career, but rather to broaden your mind, and train you to analyze and communicate.

Technology and Schools: 10 High-Tech Lessons Every Teacher Should Know

Scott Steinberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology
Scott Steinberg

It's important for teachers to consider how kids' seemingly constant use of technology when outside the classroom impacts both their everyday lives and educational development.

A Path to Greatness: Higher Education, Government, and the Nation

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

What none of us want is to have higher education mirror one of the most damaging trends of the society at large: the threatened elimination of the middle class. Instead, let us create a new class of enlightened individual, prepared for the unknown future.

Young American Innovators: America's Unfair Advantage

Bill Destler | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Bill Destler

Where does this inherent American desire to be different come from? Whatever the reason, I'm convinced that the desire of our young people to be creative, if harnessed appropriately, can truly be an "unfair advantage" over foreign competitors.

Are You Sure College Is Really Worth All The Time and Money?

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There are proponents on either side who either say: 1) college costs too much and students don't really get that much out of it anyway, or 2) if young people want to get ahead in life, a college degree is essential. I am inclined to follow the latter dictum.

Dropping In on Dropping Out: A Book Review

Zac Hill | Posted 05.04.2013 | Books
Zac Hill

There is something vaguely pyramid-scheme-feeling about a college dropout becoming successful by talking about how successful he's managed to be as a college dropout.

College Education Cost: The Risks Ahead

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The Department of Education raises legitimate concerns about sticker price. The American public needs to be better educated about what this means for them. Higher education leadership must be prepared to address consumer concerns.

Observations of the College Tour II

Elizabeth Donoghue | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Elizabeth Donoghue

Inspired by the scenery on Route 80, I begin my College Tour lecture series with: "Be Careful if You Get a Job working in a Silo."

Presumed Incompetent: Breaking the Silence of Racism in Academia

Khanh Ho | Posted 05.04.2013 | Books
Khanh Ho

There's a hot new book making the rounds in the academic world: Presumed Incompetent. The book addresses the predicament that women of color high up in the ivory tower find themselves in -- a predicament few of us really know.

New Tool Eases College Process

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 05.02.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

With the College Scorecard, students have a service that wouldn't be provided elsewhere. Even if students research colleges on their own, they are more likely to find information that is skewed, biased or disorganized.

NCAA: Who Are You?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Sports
Gregg S. Lipman

There's clearly a lot of room to improve upon the mess that's been created over the years with the various realignments. I would strongly urge the NCAA to start thinking about how these haphazard groupings of schools will affect their brands -- and its own organization -- in the long run.

What Education SHOULD Teach Us

Thought Catalog | Posted 05.01.2013 | College
Thought Catalog

Education should teach us more than the rules and regulations of becoming a productive worker.

Don't Let Grades Define Self-Worth

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

Though being mediocre shouldn't be what students strive for, letting grades determine your self-worth is absurd. Instead, students need to know what is expected of them in their industry and work toward achieving that.

The Magic of Community: Helping College Students Evolve Into Professionals and Leaders

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifCommunity -- it's one of those words that is so vague and overused, it doesn't mean anything -- until it does... then, it's magic.

Colleges Can Do More to Help Students With Mental Health

Kim Siarkowski Amer | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Kim Siarkowski Amer

How can we better assist students facing mental health problems in colleges the United States?

Attn. Faculty: Take a Class! It Will Help You!

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

The students were paying me zero attention, the thread of dialogue was going in a different direction than I had planned, and I felt like a complete failure as a member of the faculty. And then, the actual professor asked the class a question and I quickly remembered, "Oh... yeah... this isn't my course."

Studies Abroad: The Case for Couchsurfing

R.D. Courteau | Posted 04.17.2014 | College
R.D. Courteau

With over 5 million members scatted across all countries, it is almost certain that if you can locate a hostel, you can find a couchsurfer host nearby, eager to host you for free.

The Public Health of Higher Education

Thomas Fisher | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
Thomas Fisher

What would a parallel, public-health version of higher education look like? The massive open online courses (MOOCs) increasingly available for free on the Internet offer one aspect of this.

The 5 Craziest College Majors

Her Campus | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
Her Campus

In the past, Her Campus has given you the craziest college classes and some of the weirdest college majors. You may have been amazed at how many bizar...

The College Path Is Not the Only One

The Technician | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
The Technician

By Trey Ferguson Not everyone needs a college degree. This is a tough pill for most of us to swallow, due to the educational path we have chosen, b...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Kali, 19, From Minneapolis (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diana Scholl