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Campus Sexual Assault

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The concern with campus sexual assault has begun to take on the characteristics of a panic in which government officials and school administrators have increasingly lost sight of other fundamental values that must shape the culture of institutions of higher learning.

Dartmouth and Women: What's Changed?

Gina Barreca | Posted 01.30.2015 | College
Gina Barreca

Being a woman at Dartmouth College in the 1970s was like having a double major. You were not only a freshman, you were also a "co-ed." You were not only a physics major or a government major, you were a "female" physics or government major--as if more estrogen in your system changed everything.

Cracks in "Talent Pipeline" Pose Risks for Employers and College Students With Disabilities

Carol Glazer | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Carol Glazer

America's colleges and universities would do well to examine what RIT and other leaders in career services are doing right, because many, if not most, are getting it wrong.

5 Illinois Colleges Whose Graduates Earn the Most Money

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.30.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

One of the biggest reasons students choose to go to college is to learn the skills necessary to get a high-paying job. Earnings potential can even be a main factor in deciding where to go to school, in addition to academic programs, athletic attractions and extra-curricular opportunities.

2014: A Contradiction of Devices and Desires

John T. Delaney | Posted 01.29.2015 | Technology
John T. Delaney

As much as 2014 will be remembered by these seemingly unlinked events and tragedies, the common element to the widely publicized stories was the role of technology in causing the problem or the inability of technology to solve it.

You Can Get A Scholarship For Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 01.25.2015 | College

For students who love video games, life can be a constant battle between making it to the next level and doing something more productive. At least tha...

Illinois' Top 7 Party Schools

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.23.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

College experiences can be as varied as the campuses that provide their settings. Still, most include a broadening world view, expanding academic horizons and a growing circle of friends.

University Attempts To Woo Prospective Students With People Making Out In The Library

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.22.2015 | College

College is all about bonfires, concerts, making out in the library and going to games, right? It certainly seems like that's what's going on at the Un...

8 Startup Tips from Student Entrepreneur and Investor Christopher Gray

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

I recently got to interview Drexel University Senior, former Dorm Room Fund partner and Scholly Founder Christopher Gray who has been featured in mult...

Why Obama's 'America's College Promise' Is a Bad Idea

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The President is expected to announce in his State of The Union Address tonight a plan to make community college free. It's called "America's College Promise," and while that might be welcome news for community college students around the country, it's another example of wasteful government spending.

Too Good Teachers

Phu Nguyen | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Phu Nguyen

I am not ashamed to admit my lack of knowledge at the time and now because it doesn't mean I'm stupid. It means no one bothered to teach me a lot of basics because they assumed I already knew them.

Illinois' Received Two F's on Its Higher Education Report Card

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois could use a remedial course in higher education management, says a new analysis. Illinois' final grade for public higher education is a C+, says the Student Impact Project's state report card.

'American Higher Education in Crisis?' -- A Fact-Filled and Thought-Provoking Must-Read

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Goldie Blumenstyk's new book, American Higher Education in Crisis?, should be required reading for anyone interested in the future of higher education -- faculty, trustees, executives, and government officials, as well as analysts and pundits.

10 Illinois Universities with the Highest-paid Professors

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.12.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

University professors work hard at their jobs, but that hard work pays off for many of them teaching at Illinois universities.

A Clash of Codes: Hack UCSC 2015

Dieter Holger | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

The staffers at the registration desk of HACK UCSC 2015 looked frantic. A line of hopeful students stretched out at least one hundred feet. Hack UCSC 2015's turnout blew expectations -- especially considering it was only the second incarnation of the competition.

Free Speech on Campus

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 01.07.2015 | Education
Geoffrey R. Stone

Of course, the ideas of different members of the University community will often and quite naturally conflict. But it is not the proper role of the University to attempt to shield individuals from ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive.

Why Does College Cost So Freaking Much?

Jonathan Haber | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Jonathan Haber

As I began to look into this question a bit more deeply, the answers and arguments I discovered seemed as uninformed or contradictory as those surrounding massive open learning.

10 of the Most Diverse Colleges in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.06.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Diversity has been a symbol of pride for the U.S., as it is for many of the nation's colleges, which are increasingly recognized for having an ethnically, culturally, religiously and socio-economically diverse student body and faculty.

The Exclamatory Cycle of Teaching

Jay Halfond | Posted 12.30.2014 | Education
Jay Halfond

I now understand the fundamental difference between academic administration and faculty life. Being a dean was typically punctuated with semi-colons. Work was an ongoing continuum with slight changes along the way. Being a full-time professor, though, is different.

7 of the Best Overall Top Colleges in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.23.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

When students are looking for their best fit in a university, there are dozens of metrics to consider, such as specific academic programs, sports teams, location. But it's good to have an overall picture of the best schools too--the whole experience

Mindful Final Exams?

Judith Simmer-Brown | Posted 12.21.2014 | Education
Judith Simmer-Brown

In the context of the "Mindfulness Revolution", mindfulness has been introduced to many college and university campuses as an element of classroom activities, student clubs, and offerings from wellness centers.

Give High School Students the Same Freedom as College Students

Blake Boles | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
Blake Boles

Real learning thrives when students have real choices. Give high school students the same freedom as college students, and we'll take education a step in the right direction.

America's Oldest Black College Could Face Financial Collapse

Reuters | David DeKok | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec 17 (Reuters) - The nation's oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, is on th...

The Hidden Student Loan Debt Problem

John T. Delaney | Posted 12.18.2014 | Education
John T. Delaney

I am not saying that student loan indebtedness should be ignored. It is a problem, but it is less serious than other related problems. It is a symptom of a vicious cycle: State governments have reduced funding for higher education, which pushes tuition higher.

Students and the Right to Cheat

Tim Elmore | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Tim Elmore

There is a new and robust sense of entitlement among the emerging generation globally. Several college students from around the world are protesting those who accuse them of wrongdoing when they cheat -- explaining that it is their human right.