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How I Stayed in College and Followed My Dreams

Global Kids | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Sabienne Brutus, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids As a freshman in high school, I was placed in the High School...

There is More to Life Than Freshman Year

Susan Kaufman | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

Sometimes you have to completely throw yourself into something and not look up until all you see is clear sky. I think expectations, snap judgments, and insecurities cloud the conscience; they keep us from living and investing in the present.

Film School Tackles Global Warming, Space and Beyond

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science
Xaque Gruber

When people think of film school curriculum, they don't usually think of cutting edge scientific collaborations with NASA and space launch experiments...

The 12 Most Unique College Courses In America

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.23.2014 | College

Every college in America boasts that one life-changing class with that one legendary professor. If you’re lucky enough to be in such a class, you su...

After the Earthquake: Cholera in Haiti and How You Can Help

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Jacob Moore

Access to clean water is essential to the prevention and treatment of cholera, in order to prevent the ingestion of waterborne bacteria and the contamination of food due to preparation with unsanitary water.

When the Real World Seems Like Too Much

Jay Dodd | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Jay Dodd

Confession: I am a millennial and I do not have all the answers, would never argue that I do, and as I always say, our work is never done. However, we...

Tyler Kingkade

University Backs Down On Standoff With Feds

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.09.2014 | College

After being threatened with getting cut off from federal funding, Tufts University announced Friday it would enter back into an agreement with the U.S...

Luxurious Stigma: The Plight of Liberal Arts Conservatives

Jay Dodd | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Jay Dodd

Not being able to share why you love guns or question immigration policy in public spaces is an iota of the discomfort marginalized people feel on this campus with systems erasing and devaluing of our experiences.

The Choice to Move: Slum Demolition in Islamabad

Madeeha Ansari | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Madeeha Ansari

The year I learned the most in life was spent as a professional gypsy, drifting between eight non-formal schools set in the urban slums of Islamabad, Pakistan

How to Write A University-Wide Email: A Guide for Administrators

Michael Restiano | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Michael Restiano

Being a part of the upper echelon of higher education administration comes with significant responsibilities, as you know. Chief among them is the occasional need to write emails sent to the entire university community.

Kagame at Tufts University: Questioning the Goals of Institutions of Higher Learning

Samantha Lakin | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Samantha Lakin

On April 22, I attended a controversial lecture at Tufts University by Paul Kagame, president of the Republic of Rwanda. I was invited to attend the l...

Race in a Race

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Jonathan Jacob Moore

I initially believed (naively so) that this election for senate presidency would somehow magically be shielded from the miseducation and misplaced vitriol that floods politically competitive environments, whether they are a college campus or an entire nation.

Boston Students Reflect One Year After Marathon Bombings

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.18.2014 | College

In a metro area home to more than 60 college campuses, the Boston Marathon bombings was a moment thousands of students in the area will never forget. ...

Confessions of a Teenage Foodie

Susan Kaufman | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

College has taught me how easy it is to resort to unhealthy snacks when the dining hall dinner just isn't cutting it.

This University Will Pay Students To Take Year Off

AP | PAIGE SUTHERLAND | Posted 03.14.2014 | College

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A new Tufts University program hopes to remove the financial barriers keeping cash-strapped students from taking a year off af...

Observations From Behind the Counter

Susan Kaufman | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

You don't know me. I work behind the counter at your university's campus center. I make your sandwiches and wraps. I wear a baseball cap and that ugly unisex tee shirt. I also get paid heinously low wages. I am your local employed college student.

A Call For Service For The New Millennium

Alan D. Solomont | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Alan D. Solomont

We need to recognize the power of national and international service to transform lives and communities, and we need to align our priorities with that potential. It is not enough to merely promote service and to create capacity for those who wish to serve. We need to revive the spirit of service in our nation and renew the idea that every citizen has the responsibility to serve.

Getting Real About Race on Campus

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 03.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jonathan Jacob Moore

I hope we become more resolute about telling our own stories to one another in our dorms and dining halls rather than relying on forums, diversity reports, academic speakers and the most vocal or verbose amongst our student body to do it for us.

Prestigious Schools: Costly in the Short-Term, Valuable in the Long-Term?

Michael Restiano | Posted 02.19.2014 | College
Michael Restiano

If you're a high-performing high school senior from a non-affluent background, I can guarantee you've got a big dilemma coming your way: do you choose a college because it's affordable, or because it's your dream school?

Growing Number Of Adjunct Faculty Are Banding Together

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.01.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of part-time college professors are joining labor unions, a growing trend in higher education that's boost...

Small Liberal Arts Campuses: Protest Less, Listen More

Michael Restiano | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Restiano

Protesting is important in that it's the option to turn to when critical discourse is stifled. But protesting the opportunity to hear and engage critically with an ideology is damaging for both parties involved.

Scalia On Congress: 'I Leave Them Alone, They Leave Me Alone'

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MEDFORD, Mass. -- MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — It's possible for a law to be really stupid, but still constitutional, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ...

11 Student and Faculty Victories Over Campus 'Free Speech Zones'

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Greg Lukianoff

What is a "free speech zone?" While the term might sound benign, free speech zones are used by our colleges and universities, our cities and towns, ...

What Is the Class of 2017 Reading?

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 09.22.2013 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

While many recent high school graduates, myself included, are spending their respective summers pursuing a variety of activities, many of them have one thing in common -- required reading.

College Asks Applicants, 'What Does YOLO Mean To You?'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.13.2013 | College

YOLO [YO-low]: An acronym meaning "You only live once." Meant to elicit a carefree attitude, willing to take chances. Also, the subject of an essay...