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150 Great Words and Phrases to Use During the College Admissions Process

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.25.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

This exercise is the beginning of a process to come up with word messages students want colleges to "get" about them as they fill-out applications, write essays and have interviews.

Making a Difference: Power Though Knowledge and College Education

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Recently my 12-year-old nephew began to improve in school. When I asked him how he did it he said, "You made me believe in myself." That's what Students Rising Above (SRA) did for me, and what I resolve to pass on to others.

One Big Family: Empowering Low-Income Students to Rise Above

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifSRA assists and teaches these kids not only how to get into college and take advantage of every grant and scholarship that might be out there, but they also pledge to work with them until graduation.

Part One: A Quaker Liberal Arts College Assesses Its President?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Victor M. Feraru

On June 30, 2014, President Kent Chabotar's current contract comes to an end. Whether Chabotar and the Board of Trustees decide to continue his tenure as president beyond that date is unknown.

A Scorecard Is No Way to Pick a College

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

Nowhere in the recently released White House "college scorecard" can I find a section about a school's worth in inspiring careers in public service, working for social justice, living simply, not exalting money as the only benchmark worth talking about. Instead, it equates excellence with salaries.

Your Credentials Are Holding You Back

Daniel Gulati | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Daniel Gulati

When individuals from even the most traditional backgrounds focus on mastery, rather than accumulated awards, they feel liberated. And when all's said and done, if you still see true value in a credential, then chase it. But let it broaden your professional life instead of bogging you down.

Is 2013 the Year the Student Loan Bubble Bursts?

Jodi Okun | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

Today's students and their parents will have to be much smarter in determining how they will pay for college in order to avoid the alternatives of high debt or no college at all.

Aided by Fox News, For-Profit Colleges Use Shameless Propaganda to Mask Shameful Conduct

David Halperin | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
David Halperin

Instead of taking this opportunity to reform, the industry's big players appear to be digging in, and continuing to use their revenues -- about 86 percent of which come from taxpayers -- to engage in lobbying and propaganda aimed at convincing the public that everything is fine.

Put Your Money Where Your Future Is: College Students Lead the Way on Fossil Fuel Divestment

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

While I loved every one of the thousands of faces I saw at Sunday's massive Forward on Climate rally in Washington, D.C., I was especially inspired by...

Good Parenting Gone Bad

Grown And Flown | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

I have a confession to make. I have gone to one of my sons' dorms and done his laundry. Just when I thought I had taken my overparenting to a new level, his roommate's mother took out a lint roller and began to roll their entire carpet on her hands and knees. Was I out-parented?

Free Public College

Harry L. Langer | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Harry L. Langer

Superior relevant education is essential for global competitiveness and national prosperity; following are suggestions to make it accessible and affordable.

Time to Stop Tinkering With College Affordability - and Take Action

Kati Haycock | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Kati Haycock

America needs to take on the issue of college affordability and student debt not with a few Band-Aids, but with an aggressive, comprehensive attack that engages all of the critical players. We can't wait to do that.

One Billion Rising

Catherine Okafor | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Catherine Okafor

Valentine's Day is a day where most spend it with their loved ones and exchange chocolates, flowers and other gifts. This year was a little different for me and my friends. We spent this special day dancing for a good cause.

Nurturing the Human Spirit: Balancing Education, Career, and Love of Music

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Alcohol and poverty tore my family apart. In the midst of the chaos, my dreams of pursuing an education seemed unrealistic. I didn't know how I would succeed because I had never seen anyone close to me do it.

Eating Disorders Are Tough, But We're Tougher

Alison Malmon | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Alison Malmon

Thirty million Americans will struggle with some type of eating disorder during their lifetime, and a large percentage of them will begin to experience these complex mental and physical illnesses during young adulthood. Yet, we rarely talk about them in a serious way.

What Your Teens Really Think About Your Parenting Skills

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Let's say you had a crystal ball and could go into the future and hear what your twenty-somethings have to say about your parenting during their teen years. Would you look into that crystal ball?

Affirmative Action -- an Optical Illusion?

Allison Singh | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Allison Singh

Affirmative action creates an optical illusion. Yes, there are many success stories. However, for every success story there are countless invisible students with potential, but beyond the reach of admissions officers.

Balanced Fashion at the Ohio State University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 04.21.2013 | Style

The beauty of Columbus fashion comes in its broad appeal. Our state slogan says it well; we are at "the heart of it all." You can call us a style crossroads that blends many elements into a mild yet appealing mix.

Countdown to Admission: The Movie

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

The countdown to college admission is filled with anxiety. As a parent, I've been through it with both of my children and lived to tell about it. In f...

Finding Common Ground Between Sexuality and Spirituality

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.20.2013 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

If religious, spiritual, activist and LGBT organizations, alike, are invested in nurturing a sustainable and fulfilling future, they have only to gain from providing the fodder for common ground.

'Experience Everything, Forget Nothing'

Laura Brennen | Posted 04.20.2013 | Teen
Laura Brennen

Part of me wonders if this is my brain trying to tell me that I do not want to grow up and start making scary "adult" decisions. I have no clue what I want to study at University, much less what job I want to do.

What I Realized During My Out-Of-Body-Experience

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 04.20.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

My husband took our youngest son to visit a college out of town last weekend. I stayed home. Then my aunt came to babysit me.

The President's New College Scorecard

Bill Destler | Posted 04.17.2013 | College
Bill Destler

Let's continue to work for increased access and affordability in higher education, but let's also treasure the diversity and variety of educational experiences available to our young people. In that manner the nation's future needs will truly be best served.

College and University Board Independence Strengthens the Nation

Richard D. Legon | Posted 04.17.2013 | College
Richard D. Legon

Our institutions of higher learning have been governed by boards acting independently since our Colonial period. Let us not compromise that most essential (and historic) value--one that has largely worked well--for temporary political expediency.

5 Ways to Prep for College Right Now

GalTime | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents

College preparation does not begin with the student's senior year. Ideally, it should start their freshman year of high school.