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Academic Freedom Under Siege

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Geoffrey R. Stone

Six weeks ago, Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro wrote a fine op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in which he offered a ringing endorsement of academic freedom. It is therefore both surprising and disappointing that Northwestern University recently found itself embroiled in two embarrassing violations of the core principles of academic freedom.

Looking for a Zebra in a Barnyard

Hilal Isler | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilal Isler

I was in my office a few weeks ago, when my boss knocked at the door. "Mike!" I said, guiltily. I propped the door open with a sneakered foot, an em...

Mindy Kaling's Brother Sounds Off on American 'Black Privilege'

Tyree Rush | Posted 06.06.2015 | Entertainment
Tyree Rush

This just in, Mindy Kaling has a brother who is totally racist... maybe? Many stories like this have surfaced the past week. In them are varying accounts about Mindy Kaling's estranged brother and how he "duped" admissions counselors across America by pretending to be black.

Checking Intention: How We Can Promote Constructive Online Dialogue

Lauren E. Galvan | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Lauren E. Galvan

This morning, I realized that I live in an era in which silencing others' opinions online means psychologically shutting people up, or making people f...

Dismissive of 'Rape Culture,' a New York Times Columnist Perpetuates It in a Screed Against 'Sensitivity'

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2015 | College
Elizabeth Nicholas

If you only read Shulevitz's article, you might believe an epidemic of overly dramatic rape victims and overly-sensitivity responses to them was sweeping the country.

Racist Rants and the University of Oklahoma: Getting It Wrong

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Now, I know it may seem crazy to say that a state university cannot constitutionally expel students for such outrageous speech. But the very point of the First Amendment is that the government cannot censor people (including students) merely because it finds their speech abhorrent.

No, More Campus Guns Won't Decrease Rape

John Foubert | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
John Foubert

Several members of various state legislators have trotted out the idea that what is missing from college campuses, particularly the hands of 18-year-old women, are six shooters, or even better, semi-automatic handguns.

You Can Get A Scholarship For Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 01.25.2015 | College

For students who love video games, life can be a constant battle between making it to the next level and doing something more productive. At least tha...

We Are All Wounded

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

The idea that that we might live in a post-racial society -- a concept that became a topic of national discussion among the pundits after the election of President Barak Obama -- has slinked into a dark corner in recent weeks.

Size May Not Matter As Much As You Think For College Students

Posted 11.25.2014 | College

When it comes to penis size, the conventional wisdom is that bigger is always better, but according to a panel of college sex columnists, that's not t...

Welcome Back! Why College Students Are Better Than You Think

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 10.26.2014 | College
Sophia A. McClennen

It is time to admit that this generation has inherited a lot of real challenges and that, by and large, they have met those challenges with resilience and social commitment.

Here's What The First Week Of College Is Really Like

HuffPost Live | Allison Bresnick | Posted 08.21.2014 | Teen

Many high school grads think they're ready to run out the door and embrace the newfound freedom that comes with college, but with new roommates, frien...

Talking to Each Other: The Next Hot Thing

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

We have become so used to spending time and attention on what comes up on the screens of our devices, that we actually develop a "relationship" with our devices.

Should I Stay or Should I Go: Pros and Cons of Staying on Campus in Summer

Uloop | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Uloop

Truth be told, there are some college students who refuse to accept life outside of campus. I have compiled a list of pros and cons with regards to staying on a college campus over the summer based on the opinions of college students from both sides.

How Dominate Your Internship

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 04.24.2014 | College

When college graduation is right around the corner, it doesn't just mean enjoying the last semester and preparing for finals -- it also means a mounta...

'The Only Way I Can Do This Research Project Is If I Become A Stripper'

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 04.18.2014 | College

"Kate," a senior at Oregon State University, works as a stripper. The way she got there was a little unusual. She uses the name Kate to protect he...

Beyond Texting: Face-to-Face Communication for Teens

Debra Fine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Debra Fine

Social media may be killing all of of our social skills.

The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations on College Campuses: Hope or Hopeless?

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Rising bigotry is not unique nor is it one-way. Islamophobia among the Jewish community is increasing, too, poisoning many Jewish hearts and minds and taking deep root here in the U.S. as well as other parts of the world.

Why Nearly 400 Students Were Willingly Arrested

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 03.12.2014 | College

Tulane University senior Nick Stracco was one of nearly 400 students to be arrested last week outside of the White House, and he was happy to do so. ...

HuffPost Live Goes 'On Campus'

Allison Bresnick | Posted 05.07.2014 | College
Allison Bresnick

HuffPost Live's "On Campus" series allows students to have a voice and share their passions, concerns, and stories. From student run protests, to sex columnists, to an interview with the first college football player to come out, "On Campus" covers it all. If you have an idea or want to be an on air guest, email oncampus@huffpostlive.com and let your voice be heard!

Eating Disorders Are More Common Than You Think On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 03.03.2014 | College

One-in-four college students have a mental health condition that has been increasing since 1950: an eating disorder. According to the National Eati...

LGBTQ students at Wake Forest University still face social hurdles

The Old Gold & Black | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
The Old Gold & Black

While progress may be occurring, there is no doubt that Greek life is made of mostly heterosexual individuals. Thus, it is hard for LGBTQ individuals to feel comfortable with themselves in this environment.

Middlebury 9/11 Memorial Flags Removed In Protest

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.12.2013 | College

Students at Middlebury College in Vermont were outraged Wednesday when protesters took down a Sept. 11 memorial site on campus. One of the protesters ...

The 8 Dos and Don'ts of College

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Carlota Zimmerman

I was thinking of all the frosh who are wondering, "What am I doing here? What does it mean? When is my roommate going to shut the hell up!" To that end, I'm going to give you the 8 Dos and Don'ts of College. (You'll forget this, like you forget everything else in college but at least you won't be able to say I didn't try.)

Do You Really Need Church?

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

From community service projects to book clubs; from outreach to the poor to potlucks; from meditation groups to support groups, he described the many other places that provide much of what the Church used to (and occasionally still does) provide.