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Conservative Solutions for Colleges Actually Call for More Government

John A. Tures | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

His plan for forcing colleges to publicize more information and regulate the cost of college fits well with Obama's plans for greater scrutiny of universities. I wonder if Hanson and his conservative friends know that.

Beyond Prestige: The Right Way to Choose a College

Michael Roth | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Michael Roth

The thousands of students traveling with their families across the country this month will go to classes and athletic contests, musical performances and parties. And they will ask themselves: Can I see myself as part of this community? Would I be happy here?

Bridging the Divide: The Uphill Climb to Faculty Diversity

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 04.14.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Last fall, for the first time in our history, America's public school students were likely NOT majority white. If U.S. Department of Education projections are accurate, white students numbered 24.8 million and non-white students 25 million.

Campus Incubators of Prejudice

Eliot Daley | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion
Eliot Daley

I didn't realize that racism was formally enshrined in my college fraternity (Kappa Sigma, at Fresno State College) until the day in 1955 when I discovered it also honored anti-Semitism.

Mind the College Financial Aid Gap

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 04.14.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Last week, I visited two public schools in Los Angeles to help lower and middle class seniors decide which college to accept by May 1. After speaking with these struggling students, I re-designed my presentations for the rest of this month to focus on these five topics.

15 Reasons You Know You Go To The University of Indianapolis

College Tourist | Posted 04.09.2015 | College
College Tourist

A look at life at UIndy and the life of a Greyhound.

The Myth of the Liberal Biased College Campus

John A. Tures | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
John A. Tures

So, are college campuses centers of liberal indoctrination, as critics claim, or is this another tired cliché from conservatives that is repeated more often than it is verified?

Young and Entrepreneurial: 17 Year Old DetraPel CEO David Zamarin sold his first startup when he was 15

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...

March Madness Contenders' Research Programs Put to the Test

Christopher King | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Christopher King

For three consecutive years, inspired by the NCAA's March Madness, Thomson Reuters has hosted "Metrics Mania" a competition that takes these teams off the court for a faceoff on the strength of their scholarly research programs.

Board Member Advocacy

Richard D. Legon | Posted 03.31.2015 | Education
Richard D. Legon

Recently, we've seen policy leaders in a number of states propose draconian cuts to their investments in public higher education. And while all of our institutions are looking to contain costs and invest wisely, some of the proposals appear to be more about politics than they are about smarter higher education policy.

More Attention Given to a Small Liberal Arts College Closing Than a Giant For-Profit College System Shutting Down

John A. Tures | Posted 03.27.2015 | Education
John A. Tures

When tiny Sweet Briar College announced its closing, it was front page news. It was heralded as the beginning of the end for liberal arts colleges and single sex schools. But when the large Corinthian College system closed campuses across the country, it did not receive the same level of attention.

A Professor's (Minimally) Academic Farewell to Glee

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 03.27.2015 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

At this point, you've seen myriad so-longs, farewells, Auf Wiedersehens and goodbyes to the now-departed, cultural phenomenon of one syllable: Glee.

Beyond the Classroom: Experiencing Technology Innovation Up-Close-And-Personal at SXSW

Anna Hodge | Posted 03.24.2015 | Technology
Anna Hodge

Putting technology into the hands of millennials, and putting them in front of the innovators of the 21st century at events like SXSW is game changing. There is truly no stopping the next generation of thinkers and doers.

The Real March Madness: Slashing Student Aid

Ethan Senack | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Ethan Senack

For decades Congress has recognized that investment in higher education is the pathway to economic growth and a sustainable, healthy workforce, but last week Republicans in Congress released a budget proposal that includes about $150 billion in cuts to student financial aid.

Four Best Business Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.18.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois has dozens of universities with prestigious undergraduate programs. But what about the state's graduate programs? Which schools are best for which areas of study?

Young and Entrepreneurial: From Action Figures Collector to Lenda Cofounder & CTO - Elijah Murray

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Elijah Murray's entrepreneurial journey is one that was filled with its fair share of ups and downs, along with spontaneous moments that have altered the course of Murray's career. As I asked him to talk about how he got to where he is today, Murray was able to clearly articulate every step.

7 Cool Colleges You've Probably Never Heard of

Teen Vogue | Posted 03.12.2015 | Teen
Teen Vogue

There are plenty of schools out there with unique programs, stunning campuses, notable grads and low tuition that are often overlooked simply because people don't know about them.

Racist Rants and the University of Oklahoma: Getting It Wrong

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Now, I know it may seem crazy to say that a state university cannot constitutionally expel students for such outrageous speech. But the very point of the First Amendment is that the government cannot censor people (including students) merely because it finds their speech abhorrent.

Why Colleges Need To Stop Lying About Diversity

Mark Martinez | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices
Mark Martinez

I understand that not all college campuses can be diverse; that's simply not a realistic goal and that's fine. I am not saying that all colleges need to diversify themselves (though it wouldn't be a bad idea) I am just saying that colleges need to be honest about it.

Faculty vs. Staff: The Cage Match From Which No One Emerges Victorious

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 03.06.2015 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

I'm all for creating a sense of urgency to inspire meaningful change. And certainly there is crucial work to be done to address adjunct pay inequities. But to do it in such a way that further deepens an already-felt divide between faculty and staff/administrators seems to be counterproductive.

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.