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Penn State Students Dance for 46 Hours to Conquer Pediatric Cancer

Khadyon Reid | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Khadyon Reid

The IFC/PanHellenic Dance Marathon (THON) is a yearlong effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer, which concludes with an exuberant 46-hour no sleeping, no sitting dance marathon.

The 7 Worst Things About Going To College Far Away From Home

College Candy | Posted 02.18.2015 | College

There are tons of perks when it comes to moving far away for college—the adventure, the opportunity to meet people from around the country, and of c...

The Price Of Sex At USC

Neon Tommy | Posted 02.14.2015 | College

At the University of Southern California, sex has a price. In economic terms, it is much too low. In consequential terms, it can be much too high. ...

Comp Me, Baby, One More Time

Reina Gattuso | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Reina Gattuso

The way we structure community here doesn't just affect us in this place, at this moment. It affects the kinds of powerful, scarily driven, sleep-deprived, sometimes demagogic people we as an institution are putting out into the world.

Tyler Kingkade

College Student Survey Suggests We've Made Little Progress Eliminating Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.10.2015 | College

One-fourth of college students say racism is no longer a problem in the U.S., the most in the 25-year history of polling by the University of Californ...

Tyler Kingkade

College Students Are More Depressed And Alone Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.09.2015 | College

College freshmen are spending less time with friends than ever, a survey released Thursday shows, a shift that experts say may reflect declining menta...

Tyler Kingkade

Here Are The Colleges That Discipline Students The Most For Drug-Related Offenses

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.03.2015 | College

The University of California, Santa Cruz took the top slot for the most campus disciplinary actions relating to drugs, according to a new analysis fro...

Tyler Kingkade

Sororities Don't See Their Alcohol Policies Changing As Colleges Try To Fix Greek Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.22.2015 | College

When Lindsey Bond was a new member of Delta Delta Delta at the University of Virginia, in 2012, her sorority was placed on probation for a year. One o...

Yale Freshman Survives Four-Story Fall From Dorm Window

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | College

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Yale University freshman has survived a four-story fall from a dormitory window. School spokesman Tom Conroy said in an ...

Tyler Kingkade

Hate Yik Yak And Anonymous Gossip Sites All You Want, But They Won't Go Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.20.2015 | College

While 2014 appeared to be the year of Yik Yak on college campuses, the existence of anonymous online gossip forums is far from a new dilemma for universities. For the better part of a decade -- since the rise of JuicyCampus in 2007, and the series of subsequent replacements -- colleges have struggled to deal with unruly and sometimes savage gossip spread through anonymous online forums.

Meet HuffPost's Newest Campus Editors-At-Large

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 02.24.2015 | College

Hundreds of applications and interviews later, we are extremely proud to announce our newest campus editors-at-large for the spring 2015 term. We're l...

Tyler Kingkade

UVA Reveals Strict New Rules On Fraternity Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.06.2015 | College

The University of Virginia unveiled strict new rules for fraternity parties Tuesday as it lifted the suspension on Greek social life imposed after a c...

The 20 Colleges With The Friendliest Students

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 12.22.2014 | College

Legend has it college is where you forge lifelong friendships, but that doesn't mean everyone at each school is naturally open, caring and uncompetiti...

The Traditions That Got College Students Through Finals This Semester

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 12.18.2014 | College

Finals bring out the frenzied college student in everyone, but luckily many schools have stress-busting traditions to help get students through. This ...

9 Songza Playlists We Wish Existed During Finals Week

College Candy | Posted 12.17.2014 | College

Finals week is among the most stressful times during college. Here are 11 playlists we could use to help us through this trying time. Enjoy reading th...

Do Campus Courts Help When It Comes To Sexual Assault Cases?

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.16.2014 | College

Campus sexual assault has dominated headlines in 2014, with the White House heightening the pressure on colleges to get tough on crime. Is this at the...

Are College Students Tempted To Sleep With A Hometown Ex During Breaks?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.12.2014 | College

College students across the country are preparing to head home for winter break, and many of them will meet a dangerous temptation right in their home...

Back to School at 30?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 02.10.2015 | Education
Tinatin Japaridze

With a manic week of review sessions, study groups and final exams to follow, accompanied by endless supply of free pizza, stale coffee and overpriced veggie juices, one fact remains undeniable, day in and day out: This was the best spontaneous decision I ever made.

Law Schools Delay Exams For Students Upset By Ferguson, Eric Garner Decisions

AP | PHILIP MARCELO | Posted 12.10.2014 | College

BOSTON (AP) -- Minority students at three prestigious law schools say they want to delay final exams because they've been busy protesting grand jury d...

Three More Flaws in Harvard's Sexual Harassment Policy

Stephen Henrick | Posted 02.01.2015 | College
Stephen Henrick

It would behoove Harvard administrators to include meaningful protections for accused students and consult in advance with those who might identify due process problems before the policy goes live.

University Of Virginia Suspends All Fraternity Activities

AP | Posted 11.22.2014 | College

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The University of Virginia on Saturday suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation i...

How Faking An Orgasm Could Damage Your Relationship

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.21.2014 | College

As the adage goes, honesty is always the best policy. And as it turns out, the theory applies to sexual relationships. In a HuffPost Live conversa...

Phi Kappa Psi Frat Vandalized, Students Protest After Rolling Stone Article

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.20.2014 | College

The University of Virginia's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity was targeted for vandalism overnight Thursday following a Rolling Stone article's revelation an ...

Tyler Kingkade

Syracuse University May Punish Student Protesters Camped Out In Building

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.19.2014 | College

Students protesters at Syracuse University could face discipline for a demonstration that's lasted more than two weeks. And, in recent days, the activ...

You Are Not What You Study: Why Your Major Doesn't Define Your Future

Unwritten | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Unwritten

Learning is one of the greatest demonstrations of self-respect because you improve yourself and the effect you have on the world. However, in the realm of moneymaking and "life experience necessary" jobs, most of your majors probably are very useless.