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Why Campus Technology Was Better in the 1970s

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.05.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

Sophomore slump. Even the phrase sounds wet and flat. It won't stop raining and sleeting and snowing. Your dorm smells like mold. And unlike just a ...

When Did Colleges Become Country Clubs?

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

This is a time of year when colleges lure alumni and parents back for homecoming and family weekends. In the midst of so much that looks new, it's har...

Looking Beyond the Election: An Anthropological Report

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.01.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

There is a troubling condition that is widespread in America: campaign burnout. We have been witness to much high-brow ado about sleazy low-brow stu...

When Your Child Goes Off To College: 4 Steps To Grieving

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

As I wrestle with this paradox, with this profound passage in our lives -- both hers and mine -- I reflect on four guideposts to help me navigate the terrain. I suggest these for anyone who has recently sent a child off: to college, the armed forces, or their first adult adventure.

6 Hardcore Facts About Life-After-School Every Student Should Prepare for

Toby Nwazor | Posted 08.30.2016 | College
Toby Nwazor

I guess my point is that there are amazing experiences you may never have till you are out of school and that there is quite some fun in life, but you may have to seek it. You will need to. So, before you throw up that hat, get your mind ready.

13 Mistakes Every College Freshman Makes

FlockU | Posted 08.22.2016 | College

By Fre’Dasia Daniels, University of North Texas ‘20 Freshman year is a series of huge changes after high school. Here’s what not to do during ...

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 02.19.2017 | 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 02.18.2017 | 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 11.17.2016 | 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 11.11.2016 | 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 11.03.2016 | College

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 10.12.2016 | 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 09.29.2016 | 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 09.28.2016 | 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.