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You Go, Gurl!: How LGBTQ Literacies Create Social Justice in the Classrooms and Beyond

Michael Carosone | Posted 03.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I do not believe in keeping information within the confines of academia. (What is the purpose of knowledge if it only remains within the ivory tower and tiny bubble that is the university?)

Beyond the Classroom, an Education in Making a Difference

Jay Scott | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

My daughter Alexandra "Alex" Scott, the creator of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, would be 19 years old now, and I don't think it's a shock to learn that I often wonder what she would be like today.

What Freedom Means to Scott Walker

John A. Tures | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boosted his national profile with a speech at the "Iowa Freedom Summit," making him a strong candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2016. But what does freedom mean to Walker? His policies are worth a second look.

This Program Found A Way To Boost Community College Graduation Rates

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.04.2015 | College

While access to higher education has increased dramatically over the past few decades, community college graduation rates continue to be problematic. ...

College Degrees Valuable for Employment Prospects and Much More

Rev. James J. Maher, C.M. | Posted 03.03.2015 | College
Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.

For those who are capable and willing to advance to higher education, there can be no argument that in today's day and age having a college degree is better than entering the workforce unarmed with all the necessary tools.

How to Have the Best Spring Break

Alex Lyman | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

It might be officially March, but we're still in the midst of the winter doldrums. Luckily, Spring Break is right around the corner, and is the perfect cure for cabin fever.

We Could Save Students a Billion Dollars on Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Ethan Senack

We need faculty to make the switch and drop their traditional textbook for an open textbook. It's not hard, but it's not easy, and institutions can make a huge impact by providing training and resources for interested faculty to make the switch.

A Deadly Assault on Academic Freedom

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The recent decision of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to close the University of North Carolina Law School's Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity is a blatant and dangerous instance of political interference with academic freedom.

Michael Madigan's Resurrected Millionaires Tax Faces Opposition

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.27.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

House Speaker Michael Madigan has revived talks of the millionaires tax again. Many Illinois teachers' unions and education organizations are coming out in favor of the added 3-percent income tax, but at least one member of Madigan's supermajority Democratic Party isn't on board.

Evolution of Complexity in Universities

Allen S. Levine | Posted 02.25.2015 | HuffPost Home
Allen S. Levine

If you haven't spent much time on campus since graduation, you might not realize this: Universities are dynamic institutions, constantly changing with societal, scholarly, and economic pressures.

Lessons From Pope Francis in Managing a University

John Petillo | Posted 02.24.2015 | College
John Petillo

Pope Francis is trending as the model for transforming corporate cultures through humble leadership. His actions and words are "liked" on Facebook and hashtagged on Twitter as guideposts for a new business model.

The Clock Is Ticking: How Do You Manage Your Time?

Alex Lyman | Posted 02.16.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. What you do with those hours dictates your life's path. While you cannot accomplish everything in one day, managing your time wisely will help you finish in a reasonable amount of time and still let you enjoy your college experience.

Lessons From Our Lives: We Share the Same Story

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

It is said that some of the simplest cultures on Earth are also the happiest. Does this mean that by not being so involved in formal study and str...

Easy Steps to Getting the FAFSA Done

SALT | Posted 02.13.2015 | Money
SALT

While applying for financial aid may seem like a painful process, it's an important one. If you or your family need help paying for college, you should maximize your opportunities to receive financial aid. The FAFSA helps you do just that.

Why College Might Cost So Freaking Much

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Jonathan Haber

Can the rise in this average price be pinned on general economic principles (the "cost-disease" argument) alone, or might there still be room to blame inflation in higher ed partially, or entirely, on Bennett's "greedy schools?"

Scott Walker Decimates Wisconsin Higher Education To Build A Basketball Arena

John A. Tures | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's state faced a big budget deficit. To solve it, he plans to decimate one of the most respected and productive university systems in the country. And he plans to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars for a professional basketball arena.

Campus Sexual Assault

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.07.2015 | 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...