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7 Things Cracked Got Wrong About Free Speech

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 11.26.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

1. Free speech and the First Amendment are not the same thing. In fact, free speech is a much bigger, older, bolder cultural idea.

Saturday Night Live Season 40: What to Expect

Uloop | Posted 11.26.2014 | College

"Saturday Night Live" is turning 40. The late-night live sketch comedy and variety show's 40th season on the air will take place over the 2014-2015 TV season on NBC. So what can SNL viewers expect to see in season 40?

Where Can I Sign up for the Activities Fair?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 11.25.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

Yes, we probably shouldn't all up and quit our jobs every few months. Probably not the best tactic. But there is absolutely no harm in exploring other curiosities. You may not be in your dream job, but you may not know what that next step may be just yet either.

Reflecting on WIOA: How Do We Know Sector-Focused Strategies And Career Pathways Help Workers Connect To Jobs?

Christopher T. King | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher T. King

The newly passed Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act contains provisions that will encourage states and local workforce systems to adopt and expand the use of programs focused on specific employment sectors and career pathways. Such efforts -- often referred to as sector strategies -- are reshaping the workforce field.

The Two Greatest Motivators for Students

Tim Elmore | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Let me ask you a question: What pain must you introduce to your students to help them become motivated? What's the gain you need to help your students discover in their life? The juices won't flow until we do something different.

Colleges Finding New Ways To Promote Students' Social And Emotional Well-Being

us news | Beth Howard | Posted 09.23.2014 | College

This article originally appeared on U.S. News & World Report, and is republished with permission. The quad at Wake Forest University in North Carol...

Changing How California Teaches History

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

History can be either a boring, anachronistic and even disempowering subject for children, or a magnificently life-changing and worldview-shaping one. California is at a moment now when it has to choose which of these approaches schools get to teach.

I Graduated Debt-Free with $40,000 in the Bank. Here's How.

Amanda Reaume | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
Amanda Reaume

While it's too late for those who already went to school and racked up high debts, it's not too late for those who are in school now or heading off to school soon. Those members of Generation Y can stop the cycle of racking up debts that will take decades to pay off.

Gay In Theory

Andrew Gelwicks | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Gelwicks

Last spring, I invited a guy to my Indiana college fraternity's formal. I realized, though, that my fraternity brothers had never actually seen me with another guy. To them, I was "gay in theory." Would they be as accepting when they saw me dancing beard-to-beard with my date?

The 10 Types Of College Applicants You'll Meet

| Posted 09.23.2014 | Teen

Between your common application, your list of prospective colleges and the number of schools you get accepted to, no two college application processes...

Dear Professor, Some of Us Work 40 Hours a Week

Fernando Hurtado | Posted 11.22.2014 | College
Fernando Hurtado

I'm writing this with my neck in pain, after finishing an assignment I shouldn't have been doing at 1 a.m. the morning it was due. And it's not that I did it the that late because I'm "such a procrastinator, lol."

An Interview With AIM Founder: Finding Passion and Purpose After a Felony

Carol J. Carter | Posted 11.23.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

"My biggest obstacle was myself. When I first started thinking of problems that I wanted to solve or areas that I could fix, I would at first think to myself, 'Would anybody want this? What if people don't like this? Will I look stupid for doing this?'"

A Freshman's Guide to Feminism in College

Elaina Provencio | Posted 11.23.2014 | College
Elaina Provencio

Feminism is not a movement that advocates shaming, hating, or prejudice against men. This is a movement of equality, not one of gender domination.

Getting Into College Is Easier Than You Think

John Katzman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
John Katzman

If you're shooting for an Ivy League school, the admission rates are dispiriting; last year, Stanford admitted only 5% of applicants, Harvard and Yale admitted 6%, and Columbia admitted 7%. As I explained recently, however, these numbers do not tell the whole story.

QUIZ: Drunken College Girl or My Malfunctioning iPhone 5?

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 11.23.2014 | Comedy
Nancy Davis Kho

On Friday, exactly the same day that the new iPhone 6 was available in Apple stores, my heretofore perfectly-functioning iPhone 5 began acting nutty. Let's see if you can sort out whether the following actions were performed by the Drunken College Girl (DCG) or my iPhone 5.

This College Student Is Trying To Eliminate Small Talk One Big Question At A Time

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 09.23.2014 | College

Kalina Silverman thought she was alone. She was wrong. As a freshman at Northwestern University, Silverman had a tough time adjusting to life on th...

Top 8 Liberal Arts Colleges in Illinois, Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.22.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois didn't do as well on national liberal arts colleges rankings as the city of Claremont, Calif. did... Claremont had five of the top 35 liberal arts colleges. But Illinois still had a strong showing with eight colleges ranked.

College App Essays Run Amok: A Coach's Advice, Sympathy and a Word About Spiders

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 11.22.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

When the Common Application organization came into being in the 1970s, the point of it was to streamline college admissions, create one application and one essay that would do everything. Great idea, right? Yes. And no.

Embracing Gratitude in Our Daily Lives

Dannia Guzman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dannia Guzman

Every single day we all have small and big things that make our lives better. It is up to us to choose to live mindfully in the present while learning from the past and planning for the future. We can take action now and start by being grateful for every day.

Why This College Senior Is Protesting Ladies' Night At His Local Bar

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.22.2014 | College

Some University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill students are protesting the "patriarchal culture" within the party scene at their campus. On Sept. 16...

Millennials: To Survive, You'll Have to Improvise

Abby Norman | Posted 11.22.2014 | College
Abby Norman

Don't give up; not just on what you truly want, but also the seemingly useless and boring things that you have to do "just to get by." Everything has potential, every single opportunity is a piece of your puzzle. It's just a matter of figuring out where it fits  --  and revealing the picture it creates.

This Isn't a Vow to Not Drink

Claire Dinh | Posted 11.22.2014 | College
Claire Dinh

I do not claim to be the voice of all sober people, but I think many would appreciate having their choice not to drink be accepted for what it is. And even if their choice has something to do with their religion or moral conviction.

Time Marches On

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."

Five Questions To Help Choose The Best Student Loan For You

CommonBond | Posted 11.19.2014 | Money

Your personal financial goals have great influence over your repayment plan choice. If your financial situation improves over time, you may be in a more comfortable position to make prepayments to eliminate your remaining student debt.

Teaching the Next Generation of Leaders

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
Ola Ojewumi

As children we are taught to be leaders and not followers. In real life, there is no blueprint for successful leadership. We all have an image in our ...