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It's Not About Free Speech or Academic Freedom

Stanley Fish | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Stanley Fish

In the discussions of the events now taking place on an increasing number of college campuses the phrases "free speech" and "academic freedom" are routinely invoked. Neither is an appropriate rubric for the analysis of what is happening.

3 Beginners Steps to Starting a Campus LGBT Group

Sierra Vandervort | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Sierra Vandervort

For students looking to make their campuses more LGBT friendly, here are a few helpful starter tips.

WVU Students and Administration Stand in Solidarity with Mizzou

Chris Hickey | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Chris Hickey

In response to the recent events at the University of Missouri, West Virginia University students, faculty, and administration stood in solidarity Thursday night. Demonstrators showcased their ability to support the necessary dialogue of campus culture while doing so in a peaceful manner.

How Can The University of Missouri Heal From Its Racial Divide?

Subha V. Barry | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices
Subha V. Barry

The University of Missouri has an incredible opportunity to heal and turn this situation into a positive one. Start by bringing together the passionate change leaders of the football team, faculty, and administration that so boldly believed and took a stand.

Understanding The Free Speech Issues At Missouri And Yale

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Universities have a deep obligation to protect and preserve the freedom of expression. That is, most fundamentally, at the very core of what makes a university a university. This has not always been true.

Free Speech is for the Speech You Hate, Not for the Speech You Like

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Dr. Cindi Love

I can relate to the impact of saying what one believes to be true when other people don't want to hear it. That is why I feel alarmed today about the campus-based and society-wide movement toward censorship.

Mental Health on Campus: Making a Difference One Person at a Time

Mary Giliberti | Posted 09.25.2015 | College
Mary Giliberti

NAMI on Campus leaders at Duke, FSU, Nebraska and UVa--as well as other colleges and universities are already making a difference. We are proud to have them as part of the NAMI movement--spreading compassion, kindness and hope.

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

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.