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The University of Texas Faculty Are Watching Oregon Uneasily

The Conversation US | Posted 10.03.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

In the spirit of defending personal and organizational interests,I hope that the university will make provisions to protect the interests of the students, staff and faculty who want to work, teach and learn in gun-free environments where everybody can freely express his or her ideas without fear.

What We Can Do After Praying For Victims of Another Mass Shooting

Jonathan Walton | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

Followers of Jesus are really good at telling God what we would like for Him to do and horrible at hearing and obeying what He tells us to do. Especially when it comes to actually changing personal behavior that will drive social change if not outright upheaval.

We Will Not Be Silenced: Resisting Repression of Student Activism for Palestine

Omar Zahzah | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Omar Zahzah

After three years of being involved with Students for Justice in Palestine, my incredulity at the repeated attempts of those in power to suspend freedom of speech when it came to Palestine gave way to an almost jaded nonchalance.

Valuing Survey Data on the Value of College

Hunter Gehlbach | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Hunter Gehlbach

In the past forty-eight hours media outlets from The Chronicle of Higher Education to the Wall Street Journal have posted headlines questioning the value of college. Their stories stem from a new poll of alumni reporting that only half of those polled strongly agree that college was worth the cost of attending.

What I Learned Going Off to College

Shrien Alshabasy | Posted 09.29.2015 | Education
Shrien Alshabasy

Growing up is tough. Gone are the everlasting summer days when you could spend nights playing tag in your backyard, tasting the sweet morsels of infinite happiness on your playful tongue.

Innovation Can't Be Bought -- It Must Be Built

Georgy Cohen | Posted 09.30.2015 | Education
Georgy Cohen

When you go to college, anything is possible. We as universities tell students this, but in our own digital communications efforts, we know this isn't actually the case. Given the realities of limited budgets and resources, anything and everything is not possible.

Meet the Five Healthiest Campuses in America

Alison Malmon | Posted 09.29.2015 | College
Alison Malmon

We often talk about what colleges are doing wrong and where they're falling short. From sexual assault to mental health, the consequences can be tragic when student health isn't prioritized - high drop-out rates, life-long trauma, even death.

Why Renewing Perkins Matters

Susan Henking | Posted 09.29.2015 | College
Susan Henking

Without Congressional action, the expiration for one of our country's oldest and furthest-reaching student loan program is only days away. Some of the over 1500 participating institutions and 500,000 students will be hurt more than others.

Education and Outcomes: Startup Institute Publishes its Proven Results

Shaun_Johnson | Posted 09.29.2015 | Education

As the innovation economy continues to push on the concept of traditional education and how it aligns with purposeful careers, many entrants have entered the space. Since 2012, Startup Institute, a career accelerator which I cofounded, has been one of the largest and earliest players.

Free Speech Isn't Always Free in Academia

Erin Sharaf | Posted 09.24.2015 | College
Erin Sharaf

Girl gets a job teaching at a university and is excited about the opportunity to help students. The girl is required to go to a meeting on "development." She quickly learns that this is a euphemism for their favorite topic: money.

Improving Personal Connections Just Does Not Cut It

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.24.2015 | College
Sar Haribhakti

Having an app that alumni actually love using would be a major game changer to the industry. Not only would it improve relationships between schools and alums, but it would also give schools meaningful user-engagement data that they've never had before.

Raising Safer Daughters; Raising Better Sons

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There may well be duties in these data for university officials. But there are duties in them for parents, too. The victims are, inescapably, our daughters. The report is shockingly silent on the fact that the perpetrators are, inevitably, our sons.

The 10 Best College Burgers in America

Thrillist | Posted 09.24.2015 | Taste

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers Credit: Chona Kasinger/Thrillist The American college experience is unique: wearing sweatpants for 300 days st...

25 Things First-Year College Students Should Never Do

Harlan Cohen | Posted 09.23.2015 | College
Harlan Cohen

Physically your body is on campus, but emotionally you're connected to friends, family, long distance partners, and strangers off campus. Use technology to meet new people on campus, not to hide from them.

To Rank or Not to Rank? A Conversation With Amit Mrig, Founder and CEO of Academic Impressions

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 09.23.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Our conversation was wide ranging and stimulating -- Amit is a passionate advocate for improving higher education in the U.S., and ensuring access and success to the widest possible student population -- as am I.

Beyond Winning And Losing: Athletes And Depression

Bill Johnson II | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Johnson II

Mental illness can emerge within anyone, this includes those champion athletic gladiators of sport. Raising awareness on the insidiousness of depression is critical to reducing its incidence. This can also go a long way in confronting the stigma about seeking mental health services.

The Most Underrated Party Schools in America

Thrillist | Posted 09.22.2015 | College

By: Andy Kryza Credit: Shutterstock For proud collegians of a certain stock, the annual debate about which party school parties the hardest is...

When the Ivory Tower Tilts

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
Dr. Cindi Love

I hope higher education doesn't demise as a result of its corporatization. I hope we don't cover up what needs to be illuminated and corrected. I hope we are wise and committed enough to change what we need to change to ensure that the next generation has a chance to enjoy the benefits of a college experience or education.

6 Tips for the Unmotivated Student: How to Stay on Track After the First Week of School

Avelist | Posted 09.19.2015 | College

There is something about the start of a college semester that makes me excited. I'm always excited about day one. But then week two hits and just like all of the semesters before, I begin to lose interest and catch myself slacking off. Why is it that the motivation is no longer there?

All 128 Division I Colleges Ranked by Everything Other Than Sports

Thrillist | Posted 09.18.2015 | College

We would normally go on about the factors we weighed when ranking these things, and how we considered the college town, athletics, etc. But we want to be real with you.

Starting the Year? Here Is Why You Need to Find a Mentor TODAY

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

When Ridwan Alam just started working in a lab as a freshman at Wayne State University in Michigan, he did primarily mechanical work, but by the sophomore year, his research became more sophisticated and demanding. "I grew cells," he said.

California Colleges, Ranked by Coolness

Thrillist | Posted 09.16.2015 | College

There are a lot of things kids who go to California colleges like to hang their hats on when they graduate, like going to the top-rated public school in the country ('sup Berkeley), or attending a university with infinity football titles (hi, USC), or a zillion other things that honestly don't matter even a little bit.

The 16 Best College Bars in America

Thrillist | Posted 09.16.2015 | Taste

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui There are all kinds of things you miss after you leave your college for the real world. The outr...

A College Student's Guide To Studying Abroad

Avelist | Posted 09.15.2015 | College

I was naive, scared and broke yet determined to enhance my foreign language studies. Looking back, it amazes me that I even made it through the process of getting there, however, it can certainly be done.

Can We Talk? Navigating Differences in a Post 9-11 World

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.11.2015 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

Thank you, President Obama, for encouraging the opportunity for public discourse to thrive even in times that seem devoid of civility and reasonableness.