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Transforming Young Lives in a Cynical Age

John Petillo | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
John Petillo

Amid all the hand-wringing and soul-searching that higher education is going through about the value and the cost of a liberal arts education, we lose sight of one fundamental truth - it changes lives. For the better.

To the Class of 2013

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Adam Kirk Edgerton

I was terrified when I drove up to Massachusetts by myself in a 1996 Honda Accord. I was terrified when I graduated. And I was terrified when I moved in with my partner. But that terror will pass and fade into something more stable, more secure, and more exciting.

The Rise in Business-Analytics Degrees

Amy Hillman | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
Amy Hillman

No matter which path students or professionals decide to take, obtaining a master's degree in the high-growth field of information systems or specifically business analytics has big benefits.

The Evolving Creative Campus

John M. Eger | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
John M. Eger

Many colleges and universities are looking to put more arts at the center of campus life and in the process, foster creativity. The Creative Campus ...

The Creative Campus

John M. Eger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

Increasingly, many colleges and universities are looking to put more arts at the center of campus life and in the process, foster creativity. The Cr...

Graduation Day

Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Comedy
Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D.

The president reviews the superlatives of the graduating class. One student patented a way to make shoes out of used tea bags; another was involved in brokering a Kardashian Twitter truce; and, yet another was at work on the unabridged history of the Falkland Islands. It is all so inspiring.

An African Ivy League

Richard Attias | Posted 07.02.2013 | World
Richard Attias

As African economies boom and businesses are created, one of the big questions this growth raises is that of third-level education: how can Africa develop a knowledge infrastructure to rival that of the west, a sort of Harvard University in Africa?

Ali "No Problem" Almarrany, Yemen's Inspiration Media Miracle

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.02.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Try getting on TV if you're telegenic with an instinct for news. Try again if you lost an eye as a poverty-stricken child from Yemen where even your r...

Career Advice for the Class of 2013

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.30.2013 | College
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Busy professionals get hundreds of emails a day. Distinguish yourself by picking up the phone. Leave an articulate voice mail if necessary and use a script until it becomes second nature.

Holes in the Fence: The Human Story Behind Immigration Reform

Patrick Furlong | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Patrick Furlong

As I stood there on the Mexican side, with my American students, we witnessed the miraculous: A young father, living and working in the United States, was given a chance to stand in the door of the fence, and hug and kiss his five year old daughter living on the Mexican side, for the first time ever.

Law & Order SVU Directly Quotes Rape Survivors, Calls Itself "Fiction"

Lisa Wade | Posted 06.26.2013 | TV
Lisa Wade

Law & Order is brazenly capitalizing on the pain and trauma of young women and not only failing to compensate them for stealing their stories, but actually denying that they exist by claiming that the "story is fictional and does not depict any actual person or event." Stunning.

Gloria Allred, Leading Civil Rights Attorney, Takes Sexual Assault Cases Against Occidental College

Lisa Wade | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
Lisa Wade

we will no longer live in a world in which going to college increases one's risk of sexual assault, in which administrations promote rape myths and stoke rape culture, in which reporting a sexual crime exposes you to further trauma and betrayal. 

Doing Right by Veterans With College Tuition Fairness

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Alexander Nicholson

The New GI Bill is a great tool to help transform the New Greatest Generation of service members into a new generation of scholars, entrepreneurs, citizens and civilian leaders. It is only fair that we evolve this benefit and improve the impact of this investment in those who have fought.

Presumed Incompetent: A Personal Story

Khanh Ho | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Khanh Ho

My first tenure track gig was in one of those ideal little burgs in the Midwest where suburban kids go to study in splendid isolation. It is a postage stamp of nine thousand souls, voted as one of the "prettiest painted towns."

Are Your Ill-Informed Policies Widening The Digital Divide?

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

K12 CIOs, and in fact all CIOs, must embrace the power of social media and leverage it -- not just for their personal benefit, but for the sake of the organizations you serve.

22 Acts of Kindness for My 22nd Birthday

Serena Lee | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Serena Lee

A few friends told me that by thinking about kindness, they began to change the way they lived their lives. I hope that we always continue to be kind.

What If We All Lived With an Immigrant Spirit?

Matt Murrie | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Perhaps the greatest benefit of working with international students is that I get a constant reminder of what it's like to be "new." These students ar...

Spring Tips for Landing a Summer Internship

Maureen Dumas | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Maureen Dumas

Although the clock is ticking down, there is still time for students to find the right summer internship. Here are my top five tips for what students can be doing now.

Where Would Hip Hop Be Without Colleges and Universities?

Erik Nielson | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Erik Nielson

Hip hop has always been highly diverse, with roots that extend beyond the streets and into the lecture halls, radio stations, and dormitories of college campuses.

MOOCs: Game Changer or "Tech Ed Du Jour"?

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Indeed, Coursera, another commercial entity, now claims well over a million students and more than 30 institutional partners, many among the so-called elite. And not to be left behind, two existing giants, Google and Pearson, have entered the arena. So what to make of MOOCs?

Fashion Variety on Northwestern University's Campus

CollegeFashionista | Posted 06.08.2013 | Style
CollegeFashionista

It's evident there's no one way to describe the trends and fashion tastes at Northwestern University in one word. As described and Christine displays, NU's student body is a collection of people from differing backgrounds and origins, who discover various sources of inspiration and influences.

What Is Some Advice That Most College Students Never Hear?

Quora | Posted 06.08.2013 | College
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Chelsea Hunersen, Community Manager, Aspiring Growth Hacker, Proud Michigan Wolverine I was ...

Why You Should Be a Lawyer

Seth Engel | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
Seth Engel

Whether you are on the brink, taking the leap into adulthood, leaving home, choosing university, or thinking about a career path, I counsel you to think about choosing the law as that path.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Michael Benson | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
Michael Benson

Commencement exercises are set to launch on college campuses across America. For those of us fortunate to be involved in higher education, this season marks the pinnacle of the academic year as we celebrate the accomplishments of graduating seniors.

Classic Looks Remain Trendy at George Mason University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 06.04.2013 | Style
CollegeFashionista

The majority of students tend to crave fashion-forward pieces but are reminded of the key importance to wearing versatile and comfortable pieces that can transition from class to work to night out.