According to the Higher Education Research Institute, the percent of first-year college students who believe that it is very important to help people in need is at its highest level since 1970. Without question, ours is a generation seeking to help.
After the last lecture of "High-Tech Entrepreneurship" -- my last college class -- I had a strong sense I should further pursue GoodCrush. I had begun to attend entrepreneurship club meetings and chatting with angel investors.
Thanks to an infinite number of blogs and the evolving cycle of 24-hour news, we are no longer restricted to news from just a few networks. Sites like Facebook are empowering people to cut through the clutter and discover the content most relevant to them.
College students' mastery of the Mobile Web is an incredible phenomenon to observe, perhaps the greatest manifestation yet of the power of information and communication technology to change our lives. This is why I believe that today's college students will save it.
More than twice as many 18-29 year olds voted for Obama as for McCain in 2008, and one year later the party preferences of college students remain similarly lopsided in favor of the Democratic Party.
Where black students are woefully under-represented in predominantly white institutions, historically black colleges and universities have demonstrated great effectiveness in fostering academic success.
if interdisciplinary academic programs for undergrads were adventurous in the late 1950s, today they are as common on campuses as fake IDs.
President Obama has a plan to move our money from banks to students to make college more affordable for the next generation of engineers, teachers, and scientists.
The hardest part about owing so much is knowing I am judged for my decision to go to school. If I had not gone to college I would be considered another statistical waste of space.
In the end I'll owe approximately $60,000 in federal and private loans. I think the worst thing that could happen now would be regretting that I spent that much money. But, I don't. I think it was worth it.
The current value of my childhood home is probably less than amount of money I have borrowed in student loans. The fact that I am $100,000 in debt is so humiliating that I almost did not write this.
I took out a private $15,000 loan to pay for a year of school and chip away at rent and food costs. I don't qualify for federal or state loans, so I'm not sure what the interest rate will be once I start paying it back.
My loans are currently in forbearance as the interest continues to accrue. I have absolutely no idea how I am going to manage to pay them back. I barely get by as it is.
The old conventional wisdom -- work hard and stay in school -- no longer applies. It belongs to a different, dying economic age that spanned the last half of the 20th century.
We live in a culture where college is almost a requirement to be taken seriously and legitimately, yet it's still impossible for most to get there alone without going into massive debt.
To all the students who are thinking about borrowing from private banks, be very careful, and most importantly, demand ethical behavior.