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How to Deal With Rejection

Jamie Rifkin | Posted 04.23.2015 | College
Jamie Rifkin

Everybody experiences rejection. As a small child you learn almost automatically that you don't always get what you want and sometimes life isn't fair. Even with this awareness, rejection still sucks.

By Breaking The Silence Around Sexual Assault You Could Be Helping Others Talk About Their Experiences

Amanda Blaugher | Posted 04.23.2015 | College
Amanda Blaugher

Attending a Catholic College and admitting that you were assaulted can feel so shameful, however it is not shame that you should feel. Rather, by breaking the silence you are potentially helping others to not become victims at the hands of their offender.

A Roadmap Towards Work-Life Balance

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Stacey Steinberg

While I left law school armed with knowledge and enthusiasm, I had little in my arsenal to prepare me for the realities of balancing work and life. If I could give these students some career guidance, I thought to myself, I would say the following.

Sorry Teachers, But My Sleep Is More Important Than Homework

Matthew Friend | Posted 04.24.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

Let me ask you all a question: Doesn't it seem more humane to assign a teenager perhaps two hours of homework each night?

The Truth About Majoring in a 'Dying' Field

Brianna Susnak | Posted 04.22.2015 | College
Brianna Susnak

Despite the weekly existential crises that hit when I realize I have no idea what I'm doing with my life, I'm not scared enough to change my major. Maybe it's because I'm not good at anything else, or maybe it's because there's the part of me that believes what I'm doing serves a purpose.

Why We Should All Log Off the College Process

Cameron Schaeffer | Posted 04.22.2015 | College
Cameron Schaeffer

Every process or journey has a million different turns, but rejection isn't the end. Besides, my generation will all be drowning in student loan debt long after we see our first acceptance letter.

Why I Surrendered My Battle With Math

Bethany Ao | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
Bethany Ao

I found out that expectations are only expectations if I let them be. Once internalized, they become shackles that can hold you prisoner. But once I stopped filling myself up with others' expectations for me and focused on my own, I gradually became less insecure and anxious.

Ode to Sophomore Year

Susan Kaufman | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
Susan Kaufman

As the school year starts rapidly coming to an end, I'm forced to think about what's next. I must mentally prepare to spend next semester away from Tufts, studying abroad, and prepare to return just in time to watch some of my friends graduate.

Moving Beyond MOOCS

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

In many ways, we have a romanticized view of college. Popular portrayals of a typical classroom show a handful of engaged students sitting attentively around a small seminar table while their Harrison Ford-like professor shares their wisdom about the world.

As Staff Members In Higher Education, It's Our Job To Help Students Heal

Maureen M. McGuinness, Ed.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
Maureen M. McGuinness, Ed.D.

In our role as staff members in higher education, it is our job to educate. It is our job to assist and help our students grow. It is also becoming our job to help our students heal. Our impact is much greater than retention rates. Our impact is helping survivors for the rest of their lives.

What's Included in the Price of a Liberal Arts College

Megan Lasher | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
Megan Lasher

Even though I'm learning great things in my courses, missing a few minutes of a class is nothing compared to the disruptions of violence and brutality that these students were making us aware of.

This Teen Lost Everything To Sandy. Now, She's Celebrating Seven Ivy Admissions.

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.21.2015 | Teen

Hurricane Sandy took everything from the Rose family -- except their determination to succeed. Daria Rose applied to every Ivy League school except Co...

Colleges Need to Stand Up For Their Students to Help End Sexual Assault

Alyssa Peterson | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
Alyssa Peterson

We believe that a strong, civil rights based campus system is integral to ending this violence once and for all.

5 Myths About Private Tutoring

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Brett Murphy Hunt

Whether or not to hire a tutor is a decision that many parents face. However, tutoring can often be misunderstood. Here are some misconceptions:

Of Course I'm Stressed, I'm In College

McKenna Bulkley | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
McKenna Bulkley

When my eye started twitching fairly consistently for about week, I was annoyed. I can't be talking to customers or writing an essay if my eye won't stop twitching. The doctor's orders were to "Get more sleep, drink less caffeine, and alleviate stress."

Why I Became An Activist In The Movement Against Sexual Assault

Bendjhi Villiers | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Bendjhi Villiers

As a member of I.M.P.A.C.T (Intelligent Men Purposefully Accomplishing College Together), I take part in frequent discussions about violence against women and the role we play in the overall equation. I've readied myself to be able to step in and prevent assault from happening if the situation presents itself.

An Open Letter to Teens: Just Keep Winging It

Deborah Dunham | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Deborah Dunham

If you're feeling not-so-together right now, know this: You are not alone. You are going to be JUST FINE. And you are going to land in the right place.

College of Debt and Despair

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

These are things I've noticed over many years, and especially this year during the college search. Think of it this way. Is that small, private college or public university really worth going into debt $30,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars?

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Northern Michigan U. Student Newspaper Board Violated Adviser's Free-Speech Rights in Termination

Student Press Law Center | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
Student Press Law Center

In an attempt to get her job back, the ousted student newspaper adviser at Northern Michigan University has filed a federal lawsuit against members of the newspaper's board of directors, arguing her termination violated her free-speech rights.

15 Activities That All Procrastinators Can Understand Doing

Lindsey Hemenez | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Lindsey Hemenez

Everyone has procrastinated in their life, and for those who say they haven't: I applaud. But the majority of us have all found something that seemed more important to do than the actual task that we had at hand.

Delta State U. Journalism Program, Student Newspaper Print Funding Axed

Student Press Law Center | Posted 04.20.2015 | College
Student Press Law Center

Despite cries to save student journalism in the Mississippi Delta, the state's higher education commission voted unanimously to cut Delta State University's journalism program Thursday.

Public Higher Education -- The Great Equalizer

Karen S. Haynes, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Karen S. Haynes, Ph.D.

All public institutions of higher learning are facing uncertain economic conditions and shrinking or unpredictable public investment. But regional publics are not taking the turmoil of reduced funding lying down.

Answering Our Call to Service: Educating the Public Sector

Jayson Boyers | Posted 04.20.2015 | Education
Jayson Boyers

Anyone who has followed my columns in the Huffington Post knows I am a vocal proponent for establishing a three-way partnership between higher education, industry and community.

Top 10 Most Difficult and Useful Things People Need to Learn in Their 20s

Quora | Posted 04.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

If you don't speak up, nobody will hear you. If you don't introduce yourself, no one will know you. There are no more "class introduction" days. There are no more teachers to call on you even when you're shy. The real world is a scrappy place, and it's on you to make yourself known.

5 Tips to Alleviate Fear Before Graduation

Shanila Sattar | Posted 04.20.2015 | College
Shanila Sattar

This transition period can be a scary time, and the pressure to know exactly what it is that you're doing next can feel confusing.