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Another Hurdle for College Seniors to Climb?

Dr. Anne Hendershott | Posted 11.09.2013 | College
Dr. Anne Hendershott

President Barack Obama has joined the debate by suggesting that the federal government needed to become involved in rating colleges and universities -- linking federal student aid to college ratings. This can only end badly.

How to Cheat (and Win) at Drinking Games

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.29.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Want to master the art of beer pong?

A Different Take on Sex in College

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 11.09.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

The closest you can come to "right" is to do exactly what makes you feel most empowered, while remembering there will always be an argument as to why your approach is wrong.

The Ivory Tower Teeters

Michael Brenner | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The world of higher education as we have known it has entered the twilight zone. Their contours still recognizable, America's colleges and universities are becoming shades of their past selves.

Which Son Needs Money More? The Decisions of a Low-Income Working Mother

Judith Sandalow | Posted 11.09.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Much of the rhetoric around budget cuts suggests that lawmakers make tough decisions, but to me Ms. P's decision about how to spend her last $50 is one of the toughest I can imagine.

Packing Up My Son's Childhood Bedroom

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 11.09.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

This is about a room. No. It's about a boy.

10 Tips for Surviving the College Application Process

Shoham Geva | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Shoham Geva

So, it's college application season. Which sometimes can feel like open season on the masses of frantic college seniors scrambling to perfect the applications that determine the next four years of their lives.

Two Dads and One Ideal

Write for the Future | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Write for the Future

By Evan Mabry I see my biological father leaving my apartment and my stepfather moving in on the same night. I don't really think my mom would allow ...

Back to School: Skin Care Basics

Indie Lee | Posted 11.06.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

The stress of new beginnings and putting your best foot (and face) forward can cause breakouts. School is in session and today our lesson plan is what you can do to lower your chances of that first day breakout.

Whatever Happens Next

Judy Clement Wall | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Judy Clement Wall

I'm on a road trip with my son, Adam. We're driving 1,265 miles over four days, from California, where he's lived his whole life, to New Mexico, where he'll live for the next four years while he attends college.

Never Throw a Frozen Turkey Out a Car Window, and Other Essential Tips for My College-Bound Daughter

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty
Linda Flanagan

In the end, so much of what we tell our kids takes on the character of elevator musak or a swarm of mosquitoes: annoying background noise that has to be ignored or squashed to make life tolerable.

15 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Freshman Year

Uloop | Posted 11.05.2013 | College

Ah, it's that time of year when lanyard-wearing, bright-faced Freshmen enter the world of college. Don't worry though, you'll get settled in in no time. Here's some tips from a fellow student, who's now entering her Junior year, on what she wished she knew freshman year.

Wolitzer's Novel The Interestings Fails to Live Up to Its Title

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 11.05.2013 | Books
Sunny Bjerk

Despite the promise of its beginning, the novel falters in its lack of character depth and development, ultimately pinning the novel's success on the glib lives of six New Yorkers who occupy a bubble separate from the city's racial and socioeconomic diversity.

WATCH: Chemistry Made Seriously Cool!

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Science

Do you want to see something totally amazing while also managing to get your learn on in the process? Then stop whatever else you're doing this very i...

Why I Can't Help But Sob In The Produce Section

Deborah Gaines | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

I released my daughter into the wild this weekend -- or at least, dropped her at a big-city college dorm with only a rice cooker, a credit card and nine suitemates to sustain her. She was nervous and excited, ready to fly but unsure of her ability to remain aloft.

Back to School: Best Student Hangouts in L.A.

Party Earth | Posted 09.03.2013 | College
Party Earth

For college students in the City of Angels, heading back to school is just the ending of one vacation and the beginning of another. With its world-class shopping, star-studded events, and never ending supply of trendy dinning options, it's hard to run out of things to do.

How to Stand Out on Your Law School Application

Chuck Cohn | Posted 11.04.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

One of the most critical questions to ask yourself while applying to law school is, "How do I stand out as a candidate for admission?"

Drones Over the Faculty Lounge

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.04.2013 | Comedy
Patricia McGuire

A secret memo left on the counter of the Starbucks on Capitol Hill maps out the federal government's real plan to "shake up" higher education. Reading between the stains of a venti/halfskim/halfsoy/halfcaf/doubleshot latte, here are the salient points

A Critical Response to 'Faggot'-Calling Culture

Lucas Waldron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lucas Waldron

When I see my cousin asserting his comfort with calling his (presumably straight male) friends "faggots," I do not feel directly afraid of my cousin, but I feel afraid of the culture that both he and I are surrounded by and respond so differently to.

Why Miley Cyrus Is REALLY Making Me Miss Marlo Thomas

Penny Love | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Penny Love

The buzz online this week has been the tongue-ing and twerking of the former Hannah Montana. I am usually hard to shock but, I admit it, I was a bit unnerved by Miley, which was probably her intent.

Advice for a Student Starting College

Derek Bok | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Derek Bok

Several million students will soon be entering college. If you are among them, you will have received much advice from parents and friends, and you will soon hear more from college officials. But you might also want to know what researchers have discovered about some important choices you will make that could have much to do with what you gain from your next four years.

I Love/Hate College

Aliza Polkes | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Aliza Polkes

Today was my last first day of school. At least, it was my last first day of school as an undergrad. When I walked onto campus this morning, I tried to remember what it felt like to take this same walk two years ago, when I first started as a sophomore at Columbia.

DIY Dorm Room Design

Mr. Kate | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Mr. Kate

It is that time of year, to pack up your car and move into the concrete box that will be your bedroom/study area/hangout and home for the next year... your dorm room!

The President's New Higher Education Agenda

Bill Destler | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Bill Destler

President Obama's recent announcement of new administration programs aimed at addressing the spiraling cost of higher education has not been received positively by much of academia.

Hispanic College Enrollment Defies National Trend

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2013 | Latino Voices

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Enrollment by Hispanics in U.S. colleges rose 15 percent from 2011 to 2012 even as the overall college population declined, the U...