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Graduating From College

Crazy Cool Commencement Caps and the Women Who Designed Them

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Credit: Meredith College Decorating commencement caps is a tradition that college students across the United States participate in. It's one w...

Dear College Seniors

Samantha Matt | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Soon, you'll be working and you'll be tired. Soon, you'll have to be responsible with your money and save it. So for now, enjoy it. Forget about your impending future and focus on the present.

Why Every University Should Recognize 'Lavender Graduation'

Amy Shiner | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

"Lavender graduation," also known as "rainbow graduation," first occurred at the University of Michigan in 1995 and honors the hardships, achievements, struggles and hopes and dreams of graduates and allies from the gay community.

Commencement: A Message From the Class of 2012

Adam Bailey | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Adam Bailey

The ceremony itself was an abrupt ending to four years of discovery, work, and dedication. Less than four years before, on August 23, 2008, I arrived on the campus of small liberal arts college with my parents, my little sister, and a station wagon packed with Pop Tarts, clothes, and posters.

Growing Up and Moving Out: My Move from the South to NYC

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Lauren Taylor Shute

I sat with my mother on my bed as the movie ended. We pretended that we weren't both heartbroken at the thought of her only daughter moving away from home and simply focused on how great I would look in my new trench coat traipsing around New York City à la Anne Hathaway.

Will My Sons EVER Move Out?

Myra Demeter | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I love all four of my sons dearly! I just can't quite figure out if I am happy they haven't left home.

Can Boys Succeed in Later Life If They Can't Read As Well As Girls?

Jack Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

A major shift in the academic achievement of males -- and their prospects for a good life -- is occurring right before our eyes.