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Forget Body Positivity: How About Body Neutrality?

The Cut | Posted 03.02.2017 | Women
The Cut

By Marisa Meltzer It is late afternoon on a sunny day in Vermont and around a dozen people are gathered to talk about their bodies. They’re all stay...

Meet the Five Healthiest Campuses in America

Alison Malmon | Posted 09.29.2016 | College
Alison Malmon

We often talk about what colleges are doing wrong and where they're falling short. From sexual assault to mental health, the consequences can be tragic when student health isn't prioritized - high drop-out rates, life-long trauma, even death.

Free Speech at Connecticut College

David Moshman | Posted 06.27.2016 | College
David Moshman

In August 2014, Professor Steven Salaita lost a tenured position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign because his tweets criticizing the ongoing Israeli assault on the Palestinian population of Gaza were deemed uncivil.

Are Oreos Addictive?

Leo Brown | Posted 10.20.2013 | Taste
Leo Brown

As a nation, our eating habits are out of control. Instead of fixating on the latest study, we need to reject the status quo, vote with our grocery dollars, and call for the government to reallocate public funds to stem the spread of cheap junk.

WATCH: 100 Men Made A Powerful Video About Women

Posted 10.18.2013 | Women

"Vaginas make the world go round." In honor of V-Day's One Billion Rising For Justice campaign, the cast of the Vagina Monologues at Connecticut Co...

10 College Classes You WISH Your University Offered

Kinne Chapin | Posted 09.23.2012 | College
Kinne Chapin

Women in American Popular Comedy: That's right, SNL fans. Colby offers a course where you are encouraged to watch clips of Tina Fey proclaiming that she can see Russia from her house.

Historicizing 9/11

Jim Downs | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Jim Downs

In the course, aptly titled, "Historicizing 9/11," students at Connecticut College, a small liberal arts college in New London, have put forth their own history of 9/11 by making a documentary based on oral histories that they conducted of New London residents.

The Best Colleges For Making Friends

Posted 02.28.2012 | College

Some colleges just have a better atmosphere for making friends. It can be fairly easy to feel like a cog in a big machine at a large public univer...

Social Sciences Can Lead to Successful and Fulfilling Employment

Lee Higdon | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Lee Higdon

Uncertainty in global markets and advances in technology demand adaptability and creativity. Problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills have never been more crucial.

College Should Be About Learning; 'Earning Power' Comes With Success in Any Major

Lee Higdon | Posted 09.26.2011 | College
Lee Higdon

For most students, choosing a major -- or even a college -- based solely on earnings expectations is a big mistake.

Gatsby, Winter Carnival, and Me

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, narrator Nick Carraway remarks, "You can't repeat the past." To which Jay Gatsby replied, "You can't repeat the past? Why of course, you can."

Teenage Dreams: Masculinity and Katy Perry

Jim Downs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Downs

When I was in college in the 1990s, white guys never danced. Fortunately, a gender revolution is being televised, and Katy Perry seems to be the omnipresent narrator.

Between Earth and Heaven: Ode to Tyler Clementi

Jim Downs | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Downs

You can define homophobia when you point to the words used to condemn and ridicule gay people. You can see it. You can understand it. And you may even feel it. But do you know what it means to be robbed of an imagination?

"If I Could Write This in Fire": Police Brutality in Provincetown

Jim Downs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Downs

In a town that seems to make such a fuss about its historical value and acceptance of all kinds of people, it seems that certain historical lessons are not taught in the police academy or upheld at the local paper.


Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

We've let you in on our picks for the top 10 hipster colleges -- now it's time to go the opposite direction with the PREPPIEST schools. We scoured the...

The Most EXPENSIVE Colleges And Universities (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For a year at one of America's most expensive colleges, you could buy a luxury car. For four years, a house. Granted, each campus on'...