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Harvard Grad Delivers Powerfully Poetic Speech On Overcoming Injustice

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices

A recent Harvard graduate just gave a poetic speech that every student and teacher needs to hear. In his poem entitled "Lift Off," Donovan Livingston ...

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

College Scorecard: What Grade Does Your Degree Get?

Pauline Paquin | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Pauline Paquin

I went to business school out of inertia. Because it's what you do when you have a bachelors degree. in economics. Because it was the least I could do for my parents, who were already disappointed enough that I didn't become a lawyer or a doctor.

The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...

Black Excellence Is 8 Black Women Making History By Earning Their PhD Together

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.15.2016 | Black Voices

Eight black women will make history as they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas in May in the ultimate display of "teamwork makes the drea...

When it Comes to Your Career...DREAM BIGGER! 3 Things to Think About

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
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Garrett Mintz

When it comes to deciding your career, don't be afraid to think big! Almost every college student has a similar amount of career experience, give or take an internship or two. That is to say, not that much.

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

Student Blues, Starched Caps and Polished Shoes... a Nursing Retrospective

Carol A Miele | Posted 02.16.2016 | Education
Carol A Miele

Aside from some horrific experiences, I have no serious regrets. We graduated a finished product, confident and ready to take on any assignment. Employers knew we needed very little orientation to function independently.

A College President's Christmas List, 2015

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 11.30.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

I am submitting my annual Christmas list with the hope that you will recognize how good my fellow college presidents and I have tried to be during the past year. We have strived to remain student-centered, faculty-friendly, alumni-attentive, constituent-conscious, and donor-diligent.

Is Education Bigotry a Thing?

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

I've come to the troubling realization that people have found yet another bias that only serves to divide us. This bias lies in a new form of exclusionary bias or soft bigotry -- education bigotry.

9 Best Gifts for Graduates

Jill Jacinto | Posted 05.21.2016 | College
Jill Jacinto

If you're unsure of what to give a recent college graduate, I've put together nine gift ideas every graduate could appreciate.

Young and Entrepreneurial: 25-Year-Old Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai -- Building a Social Network for Wall Street

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.01.2015 | Small Business
David Ongchoco

Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.

An Easy Formula for Answering the Most Important Job Search Question

Steve Dalton | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Steve Dalton

Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.

Starbucks and Arizona State Create a New Education Pathway

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.18.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The first lesson is it's about the student. The promise of an education is not a "point in time" moment but a life long, evolving, arduous road filled with roadblocks and hidden surprises.

Can Women Have It All? A New Model

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

It took me years to realize how destructive the pursuit of perfection really is. Thinking you have to do things perfectly and/or be perfect is like carrying around a heavy weight on your back, and it absolutely crushes happiness.

HBCU Launches Effort to Connect & Mobilize Millennial Alumni

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

The first degree-granting historically black university in America, once known as the black Princeton, is aiming to harness its millennial alumni in order to generate more activism and create a network of change agents.

Future Value of College Educations - ROI (Real or Implied) Credentials

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Not long ago, the term Return on Investment was used mainly by bankers, stockbrokers and portfolio managers. Now it has made its way into higher education.

Is It Worth It?

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Do our students think that their liberal education proves valuable in regard to their careers and finances in later life? A purely economic indicator seems to show that their answer to that question is Yes.

Universities and the Public Good

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.29.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Behind all of the arguments about the need for training to fill the millions of unclaimed jobs that will require advanced training, there is an even deeper and more fundamental truth. As we prepare our workers, we must educate our citizens.

Completing the Degree, Reviving the Workforce

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Many adults who attended college at some point but ended up leaving come to regret their decisions. And many still have the desire to go back for their degree, sensing the importance of possessing one in the present and future job landscape.

Eliminating the Silos in Education

John M. Eger | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
John M. Eger

The debate over STEM or STEAM, while intense, only marks the beginning of what needs to happen in education.

5 Students Earn Nation's 1st Degrees In Philanthropy

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact

As a sophomore studying anthropology at a college in southern Indiana, Mark Lighthizer took a spring-break trip to build houses in the Dominican Repub...

Diane Ravitch Calls Herself A Voice For Teachers, In A Cruel Reform Movement

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Professor Diane Ravitch is a big voice in education policy and a huge critic of No Child Left Behind. Yet, as former Assistant Secreta...

Why A College Fund Is An Essential Part Of Your Divorce Settlement

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.11.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Include this life line in your divorce settlement. On June 29-30, 2011, President Bill Clinton brought together over 750 CEOs, NGOs, Nobel Prize wi...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Summertime Blues: Recent Grads Pound Pavement To No Avail

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 09.14.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Leah Fightmaster is growing restless. After graduating last month from Ohio University, Fightmaster, 22, moved back in with her parent...