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Moving Forward With the Brandeis-Al-Quds Partnership

Leah Susman | Posted 08.28.2015 | College
Leah Susman

Dr. Imad Abu Kishek, the President of Al-Quds University, sat across from me as we celebrated Iftar, Ramadan's nightly break-fast meal. The table was full of students and faculty from Brandeis and Al-Quds, all of whom share a common goal: to reestablish the partnership between our schools.

Student Loans 2016

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Jeremy Balkin

The entire US economy is being held back by the economic limitations of 43.3 million Americans straddled by $1.2 trillion in debt constraining more productive consumption and investment choices.

Mississippi State University: Student's Threats Led To Lockdown, No Gun Found

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.27.2015 | Crime

Mississippi State University was on lockdown Thursday morning following reports of a gunman on campus. MSU spokesman Sid Salter told The Associated Pr...

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

Academic Freedom And The Meaning of Courage

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 08.25.2015 | College
Geoffrey R. Stone

Most professors in this situation would have patted themselves on the back for having managed to get the article back online and then turned their attention back to their usual work of teaching and scholarship. But Dreger has made a career out of defending academic freedom.

Advice on College Application Essay Writing

Kevin Liu | Posted 08.23.2015 | College
Kevin Liu

Because one essay will be a testament to your passions, strengths and character, it can be an important component of the application. Thus, it is worth spending some time to compose something that accurately represents you, and stands out against the backdrop of other applicants

College Affordability: Comparing the Clinton and Sanders Plans

Heather Gautney | Posted 08.20.2015 | College
Heather Gautney

The Clinton plan is a step in the right direction. But it's not debt free. The Sanders plan offers real solutions to the high costs of college tuition and student debt, and as such, real progress towards the building of a robust democracy.

Man Falls To His Death Trying To Save Suicidal Teenager In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.18.2015 | College

A 24-year-old man fell 14 stories to his death Sunday while trying to stop a teenager from committing suicide, according to authorities.  Th...

10 Ways College Students Can Save Money Before the First Day of School

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

It's financial crunch time as the start of fall semester draws near. But, college students heading back to school this fall can plan ahead now and save big on the cost of college.

3 Reasons Why Students Shouldn't Live Large at School

EBONY.com | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

College is that time in your life when you'll likely already be broke. No need to make a tough situation even more difficult, by spending excessively on housing you can't afford.

15 Things Parents of First-Year College Students Should Never Do

Harlan Cohen | Posted 08.13.2015 | College
Harlan Cohen

1. Get Carried Away in Hysterics: No one wants to be the freshman of the mom who literally couldn't let go, fell, hit her head, and got carried aw...

The Pros and Cons of Going to College

James Altucher | Posted 08.13.2015 | College
James Altucher

[Ok. I know. I've written about this (but not in the past two years). BUT Someone just asked me this AND things keep changing all the time. So my a...

8 Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Students may also be sampling different foods and tastes for the first time, and they may indulge in over eating and excess alcohol in an effort to fit in and make new friends. Advice for students entering freshman year:

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.

Dear Students and Faculty: Please Go Digital

David Levin | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
David Levin

In a world where results matter, it's clear that the future of instructional resources is digital and we are pricing these resources at a much lower level than print.

A Professor's Pointers for Success in College (2.0): 23 Easy-to-Follow Tips

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 08.18.2015 | College
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

It's about that time again. Sleepy college towns will begin to awaken, abuzz with an excitement that only college students can inspire. Young scholars will soon arrive on college and university campuses, ready, or not so ready, to take on the world of higher education.

10 Tips for Freshman Success in College

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 08.06.2015 | College
Bob Brinkmann

The 6-year graduation rate for American college students is about 59%. This figure means that 41% of all students that start college do not graduate within 6 years. If you are starting college this fall, here are 10 tips for success that will help you be part of the 59% that finish.

Back-to-School Cybersecurity - Seven Things Every College Student Should Do

Jason Glassberg | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Jason Glassberg

Millions of Americans will soon be headed back to college campuses for the new school year, but one thing they'll need to watch out for is a growing risk of getting hacked.

5 Ways The Tech Industry Is Reshaping The Education System As We Know It

Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact

Education is experiencing a tech revolution. Chalkboards have been replaced by smartboards and the teacher’s gradebook is published online for paren...

Preparing Your Child for College: Tackling the Burden of Student Loan Debt

Lule Demmissie | Posted 07.24.2015 | Education
Lule Demmissie

College students across the nation are working toward earning their degrees in hopes of one day having a career that will provide them with financial security. While many students dream of financial independence, the reality is that the rising cost of college tuition is leaving many of today's graduates with burdening student loan debt.

EMBA vs MBA: The 6 Things You Need To Know Before Deciding

Daniel Scalco | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Daniel Scalco

An Executive Master's of Business Administration is lesser known than other advanced level degrees but not for good reason.

Just What Are the Liberal Arts Anyway?

Cecilia Gaposchkin | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Cecilia Gaposchkin

As parents send their kids off to college this fall, and those same kids try to figure out what they want to study, and as those of us who teach in liberal arts institutions begin talking to those students about the purpose and meaning of the educations they are about to embark upon, we should all keep in mind what our ultimate aims are.

How Small Colleges Can Not Only Survive, But Thrive

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 07.17.2015 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

With the closing of two more private not-for-profit colleges in recent months, many more college leaders and boards across the country realize they must take the difficult steps required to ensure survival for their institutions.

10 Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans in One Year

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
GOBankingRates

The good news: Employing all of the following 10 tips can help you get rid of your student loans in just one year. There are, however, a couple of things to consider, such as how much you owe versus how much you're earning. 

Inner Fabric of Leadership

Dr. Antonio Pérez | Posted 07.14.2015 | Education
Dr. Antonio Pérez

Leadership is directional - leaders lead somewhere! And to lead somewhere, you need to be going somewhere. Put simply, to lead anyone anywhere we must first know where we're going, and why we're going there.