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Our Pathway To Student Success Begins With Developing Strengths

Audrey J. Murrell | Posted 06.13.2016 | Education
Audrey J. Murrell

Changing a mindset is never easy, but by viewing student development through the lens of building strengths rather than correcting faults, higher education institutions are better able to drive key student success outcomes.

24 Hours in Prague, Czech Republic

College Tourist | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

The College Tourist By Kalee Fambrough We arrived in Prague after a night train from Krakow and to our delight - it was snowing! We had gotten a gli...

The Sleep Revolution College Tour Comes To Boston College

Michelle Peffen | Posted 05.06.2016 | College
Michelle Peffen

As college students, we are in a constant state of exhaustion. We push ourselves very hard academically and we do not help ourselves by getting so little sleep.

Stressed Out: the Mental Health To-Do List

Caitlyn McCain | Posted 05.03.2016 | College
Caitlyn McCain

When you're in college, rushing around and worrying is par for the course. You expect classes to be tough, to have some failures, but you try to keep going. But for a growing number of college campuses, these concerns are turning towards more severe issues.

A House Divided: Exploring Rifts Within the Black Community

The Well | Posted 04.29.2016 | Black Voices
The Well

This post is by Elaine Fletcher and originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell's editorial hub. Seven is my lucky number. Seven was also the number...

Uncommon Support: Recovery and Fraternal Brotherhood

Robert D. Ashford | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Ashford

For many in recovery that are becoming students again, Greek life may be all but forgotten because of the reputation it has acquired over the last few decades. However, my recovery and my college experience has been greatly benefited by my membership in my fraternity.

21 Signs You Went To A NESCAC College

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 04.14.2016 | College

For those of you not in the 'Cac, we're talking small liberal arts colleges with a student population often not much larger than your high schools. We...

Collegiate Recovery Saved My Life: Graduation

Robert D. Ashford | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Ashford

Recovery programs save lives, and more than just by keeping drugs and alcohol away. They protect recovery, sure, but they also give meaning and purpose for students like me... and without those, sobriety is but a transient event.

The Vitality of Collegiate Recovery

Tim Rabolt | Posted 04.02.2016 | Education
Tim Rabolt

There has never been a more critical time to support the widespread establishment of collegiate recovery programs (CRPs)

Three Emerging Leaders Discuss Why They Love Their HBCUs

CGI University | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
CGI University

As a 2012 graduate and the former student body president of Morehouse College, I am forever grateful for the ways in which an institution built to expand opportunities nearly 150 years ago has significantly shaped the kind of leader and professional I am today.

The Powerful Lesson I Learned Speaking to FMCC Students about Mental Health

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 03.16.2016 | College
Amy Oestreicher

Last week, I was asked to present my mental health and disability advocacy program at Fulton Montgomery Community College by the student-run ABLE club...

Schrödinger's Student

Gorka Murga | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Gorka Murga

Third year of medical school. A time when a student can know nothing and everything at the same time. Meet Schrödinger's student.

Northern Displacement

College Tourist | Posted 02.18.2016 | College
College Tourist

The Five Best Things About Leaving Home For College The College Tourist, By: Jordan Mlcoch, University of Alabama Leaving Colorado to go to colle...

Open Letter to Students in Light of Recent Events

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

You know, you're young, and yet in your lifetime, you've known, most of your lifetime, a post-9/11 world. You are not the first generation to know violence in your time. You, I'm afraid, will not be the last.

Turn Your Life Into the Best Story You've Ever Read

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

As I contemplate the next steps I wish to take in my own personal journey, my own beautifully messy detour, I find myself wondering how to best share my story and have it help others.

What I Wish I'd Known Freshman Year of College

Avelist | Posted 11.03.2015 | College
Avelist

Introduce yourself to people, go to your famous professor's office hours, speak up at club meetings, nerd out and go to all the talks that seem interesting. After all, fortune favors the bold.

Here's How I Was Raped

Viviana Maymi | Posted 10.12.2015 | Women
Viviana Maymi

On a chilly night in 2013, as the stress of the semester was coming to a peak, I had the most scarring experience of my life. Being sexually assaulted -- raped -- shattered my self-image and confidence in my own voice. My self-worth was stolen from me by someone I previously trusted.

A 22-Year-Old Exchange Student in New York City

Eugene Lim | Posted 09.29.2015 | New York
Eugene Lim

Being immersed in such an environment for a semester was exhilarating. I seized the chance to learn a new language, meet people from different corners of the globe, and pick from the great minds of business.

KU Student Expelled for Crude Off-Campus Tweets Can Return to School, Court Rules

Student Press Law Center | Posted 09.28.2015 | College
Student Press Law Center

The University of Kansas overreached when it expelled a student who posted profane, insulting tweets about his ex-girlfriend while under a no-contact order, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

Gear Up for Your Freshman Year

Alex Lyman | Posted 08.11.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

If you're about to start your freshman year of college, you're likely having a lot of mixed feelings. The best way to channel your excitement and calm your anxiety is to go into college with a plan that will help you be successful in your academic studies, professional dreams, and personal life.

Pro Tips For Paris

Chace Beech | Posted 08.06.2015 | Comedy
Chace Beech

I recently returned from a semester abroad in Paris and had many realizations about the city of love, light, cheese, macaroons, brie, comté, fromage, camembert and baguette, cheese, cheese and cheese. I had lots of expectations about Paris. I had heard lots of cliches. Here are some I found to be somewhat accurate.

9 Common College Myths, Debunked

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 07.19.2015 | College

1. MYTH: Sororities are not allowed to throw parties because a lot of women living together is considered a brothel REALITY: This word-of-m...

Kenyon College Student Conducts The Weirdest Interviews In Videos For Prospective Students

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.08.2015 | College

Chace Beech is a rising senior at Kenyon College who was tasked with helping create some promotional videos for the Ohio liberal arts school. She made...

From Smartphone to Summer Intern

Penina Remler | Posted 06.24.2016 | College
Penina Remler

Just the other day I was commuting home on a crowded LIRR peak express train when a stranger sitting next to me refused to get off at his stop without first commenting on my lightning speed texting technique.

Studying Abroad With a Gluten Allergy

College Tourist | Posted 05.22.2016 | College
College Tourist

Although having a food allergy is a struggle, do not be discouraged to study abroad! There are ways to make the most of your study abroad experience while avoiding gluten.