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Why You Should Fix What Isn't Broken: My Charge to You to Study Abroad

Avelist | Posted 11.25.2015 | College

Living overseas shattered my routine; it fixed what I did not even know was broken. Here are 4 ways living abroad has liberated me.

Building a University Program in a Refugee Camp

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Sixty million people. It's a number that's nearly impossible to wrap your mind around. This is the estimated number of individuals forced to relocate within their country or uproot their lives in a new country, according to the UNHCR.

Where to Philosophize in New York City

Skye Cleary | Posted 11.23.2015 | New York
Skye Cleary

New York City moves fast and aspirations soar higher than skyscrapers. The philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described it as a place for people who can focus to infinity and whenever he stopped walking quickly, he felt anxious.

'I'm a Working Class Mujer': Listening to Marginalized Student Voices

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 11.22.2015 | College
A. B. Wilkinson

From California to Missouri to New York, structural oppression exists in every educational institution across the United States. It cannot be placed on a handful of people making prejudiced comments or simply pinned on outwardly racist, sexist, classist or homophobic actions. Systematic oppression is reflected in both the explicit actions of some and the implicit actions of many.

Woodrow Wilson, Princeton University, and the Battles We Choose to Fight

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

I don't really care one way or the other whether Princeton erases Woodrow Wilson from its history - except to the extent that such an action would inevitably invite an endless array of similar claims that would both fundamentally distort the realities of our history and distract attention from the real issues of deeply-rooted injustice in our contemporary society that we need to take seriously today.

A Professional Woman Is a Role Model for Her Children - The Life of a Dentist

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

College: An Investment That Repays in Income as Well as in Humanity

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 11.17.2015 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Does any question loom as large over higher education today as whether the value of a college degree is worth what a student and their family invests ...

Dear White Professors: You Must Teach a Course on Race

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 11.17.2015 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

Six years ago, I taught my first course focused on race at a small, northeast liberal arts college. The goal of the course was to explore how we talk about race in K-16 education, my academic field of study.

Diversity of International Students in the US

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

The latest Open Doors data indicates yet another year of growth in international student enrollment. Between 2009 and 2014, the number of international students has increased by 41 per cent to reach a total of 974,926.

For the Students, By the Students

G. David Wilson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
G. David Wilson

If you are a student, a student who has often pondered problems plaguing your own community and thought, "I wish somebody would do something about this" - go ahead, put down the pail, and light the fire.

How Progressives Aid Conservatives in Suppressing Campus Free Speech

Terry Smith | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Terry Smith

Liberals may have won the professoriate, but conservative doctrine, if not the conservative movement, has found powerful allies among university administrators, board members, donors, and not least of all, the courts.

University Leaders Need to Build Meaningful Pillars to Support Diversity

Bill Destler | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Bill Destler

Naquan King was a successful college senior - a well liked, respected campus leader who already had a job lined up for after graduation. Yet he still felt something was missing from his university experience, something he needed to truly be prepared for his future.

Writing the Story of Education: Scholarships for Young Women in Eastern Europe

To The Market | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
To The Market

Coupled with a history of political unrest and rural poverty, Kosovo is one of the poorest countries in Eastern Europe. Currently, Kosovo is struggling with the second highest unemployment rate in the world for students aged fifteen to twenty-four. A staggering sixty percent of women in Kosovo are unemployed making it the highest unemployment rate for women in all of Europe.

One Body of Christ on Campus

Sarah Van Cleve | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion
Sarah Van Cleve

On any major college or university's campus, Christian student groups abound. A Christian group can be found for almost any denomination, political stance or other ideology.

5 Ways You're Holding Your Child Back from Scholarships

Jocelyn Paonita Pearson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Jocelyn Paonita Pearson

As a student, I had to figure the scholarship stuff out on my own. I didn't have a parent pushing me to get scholarships for college. On the other hand, I didn't have a parent holding me back from them either. If you are trying to help your child get scholarships, you could actually be doing the opposite.

Does Systemic Oppression Really Exist?

Humera Lodhi | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Humera Lodhi

I always comforted myself thinking those people were in the minority; to me the open-minded people far outweighed the bigots. Then, February 10 happened. For the first time in my life, my life had less value than a white life.

Breaking Online Education With Bread

Q (Quanzhi) Guo | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Q (Quanzhi) Guo

I don't think that brick-and-mortar universities will be obsolete soon, but can definitely become better with new initiatives like BreadX. Technology is never a substitute, but a complement to make things better.

Understanding The Free Speech Issues At Missouri And Yale

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Universities have a deep obligation to protect and preserve the freedom of expression. That is, most fundamentally, at the very core of what makes a university a university. This has not always been true.

The Future of Higher Education? Ask the Magic-8 Ball!

Dan Butin | Posted 11.10.2015 | College
Dan Butin

Sure, virtual labs with adaptive tutoring modules and online forums and superstar professors lecturing to millions of MOOC participants may be part of the answer. But so will good old fashion dialogue and debate around a small table or community projects that have real-world significance.

Fossil-Fuel Divestment: Folly or Inevitability

Bob Brecha | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Bob Brecha

The worldwide movement to divest endowments and pension funds from fossil fuel holdings is growing rapidly, having now reached well over two trillion dollars in commitments.

Bilingualism a Key to Addressing Changing Workforce

Douglas D. Baker | Posted 11.06.2015 | Education
Douglas D. Baker

Universities looking to ensure their students have the skills to succeed in a 21st century workforce should take a look at their foreign language departments as one means of accomplishing this objective.

Look Forward In College Application Essays

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 11.05.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Colleges don't want essays that are set exclusively in the past. Colleges want to know who applicants are now, especially about their leadership, initiative, resilience, and passions. Colleges do not award admissions decisions or scholarships to kids who only look backward.

The Taliban Don't Shock You Anymore, But This Will

Mina Sharif | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Mina Sharif

People deserve to hear more about Afghanistan and Afghanistan deserves to be heard. For its hardships, and its accomplishments. I don't make a point of looking for incredible stories of positivity and perseverance in Afghanistan.

So Many Ways We Prepare Students for What Comes Next

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 11.02.2015 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Hardly a week passes without a new article calling for a rethinking of America's higher education system. But is such a drastic change needed?

Why Tolerance Won't Be Enough

Taymullah Abdur-Rahman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion
Taymullah Abdur-Rahman

Tolerance simply stated, is the absence of physical violence against someone else. But it doesn't guarantee that laws and edicts won't be issued that undermine the spirit of coexistence.