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What Veterans Have Taught Me About Teaching

Briallen Hopper | Posted 01.10.2015 | Education
Briallen Hopper

Just as much as students need concrete academic help, they need us to notice their drive and their struggle. We can do this by making sure that we acknowledge the work they're putting into the class, whether it's showing up in their grades or not.

Is College Really Worth The Money Anymore?

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 11.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Over half of U.S. grandparents currently contribute or plan to donate to their grandchildren’s college funds, accor...

8 Reasons My College Town Is Better Than Your City College

College Magazine | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
College Magazine

The rolling green hills scattered with students on blankets, strumming guitars and singing "Kumbayah." The lines of campus-wide tailgates, fraternity mansion parties and college town traditions. These college career staples you could never find on a city campus.

10 Hottest Technologies in Higher Education

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.02.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Ten Hottest Disruptive Technologies in Higher Education from Vala Afshar The annual EDUCAUSE conference is where innovative higher educatio...

Women in Business: Robin Goldberg, Chief Experience Officer of the Minerva Project

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.01.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Robin Goldberg is the Chief Marketing Officer of the Minerva Project, a groundbreaking venture to reinvent the university experience for the world's brightest and most motivated students.

Crime Stats for Illinois's public Universities

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.29.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

College campuses are meant to be places safe for learning and discussion. Most Illinois public universities are typically very safe for their students, but violent crimes still take place. Women are especially at risk.

Is Mark Cuban Right About Student Loans?

John A. Tures | Posted 12.28.2014 | College
John A. Tures

The smarter thing to do is perhaps focus on where loan defaults are occurring, not on how much the loans are.

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 12.27.2014 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

I am by no means qualified to suggest an institutional fix for our country's socioeconomic inequalities. I am, however, suggesting that we be grateful for those whose hard work is not intellectual and acknowledge the social constructions behind our presumptions of labor.

Don't Ask About Your Kids' Grades in College

Robert Shireman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Robert Shireman

Instead of asking about grades, we ask our adult children to occasionally share with us something they do for a class, an artifact of their college experience.

Highest-paid Illinois College Football Coaches

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.17.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While football might not be as big in Illinois as it is in the South, particularly the Southeastern Conference -- where University of Alabama Head Coach, Nick Saban, made $5.4 million last year -- coaches at Illinois' public universities are still earning six-figure salaries.

Why College Is One of the Most Crucial Times in Your Creative Career

Jinna Yang | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Jinna Yang

You don't have to have all of the answers to the questions that will come along the way. You just have to start, and college is the perfect time to use your resources to help you do just that.

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education from Vala Afshar The commercial and private use of drones is soaring. The devices are capturing news vide...

7 Perspectives From International Princeton Students

Sam Maron | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Sam Maron

While it is important to be well-read and keep up with the news, it can be equally important to make sure the news stories mean something to you personally.

Assessing the Pervasiveness of Sexual Assault on College Campuses: The Importance of Data

Kevin Eagan | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Kevin Eagan

The increased media attention and new regulations raining down on institutions from local, state and federal policymakers necessitate that colleges and universities better realize the prevalence of the issue on their campuses.

We Need the Humanities As Much As Science to Solve the World's Problems

Paul_Smith | Posted 12.10.2014 | Education

Scientists and artists -- there are no two cultures. There's one human culture with myriad manifestations. Let's get it together, approach the world as one and see that world in a grain of sand once more.

College Students Stun Pizza Deliveryman With $1,200 Tip To Show The Impact Of Kindness

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News

This university practiced what they preach when they surprised a deliveryman with an incredible act of generosity. Keith Newman, Indiana Wesleyan ...

One Practical Benefit of a Liberal Arts Education: Knowing What You Know

Keith Wade | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Keith Wade

"Why doesn't a philosophy professor need an umbrella?" went the old campus joke. "He can just presume it's not raining." Funny on campus; less so in the board room.

National Alliance Vows to Increase Degree-Attainment for Low-Income Higher Ed Students

Daniel Greenstein | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Daniel Greenstein

Co-authored by Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University The U.S. is facing substantial performance gaps within higher education. High-income...

UGA Football Overshadows Yom Kippur

Madeline Hill | Posted 12.01.2014 | College
Madeline Hill

On Sept. 30, myself, along with four other students at the University of Georgia came together to write a letter on behalf of the UGA Jewish community in response to the University scheduling Homecoming on Yom Kippur.

The Most Beautiful and Ugliest College Campuses in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.03.2014 | College
Reboot Illinois

When choosing a school, things like academics, finances, location and student activities often take a front seat. But what about the way colleges look?

The Best Advice for Students Attending Their First Year of College

Quora | Posted 11.30.2014 | College

For the first four weeks, put lots of effort into your social life. Never eat alone. Knock on doors and chat with people. Figure out interesting things to do in the area, then invite people there on weekends.

Academic Roundtables to Benefit Colleges and Universities (and Religious Institutions)

Kemal Argon | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Kemal Argon

Academic roundtables should be considered by top academic leaders as a very useful way to inspire, challenge, and encourage a younger generation of scholars, exposing them to a range of top and senior scholars and their ideas.

Best Graduate Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.29.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

U.S. News and World Report's 2015 higher education rankings included lists for graduate programs in six different categories: business schools, education schools, engineering schools, law schools and medical schools in both research and primary care.

Building the University of the Future

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

With the underlying forces of mobile, social, cloud and the rising costs of higher education coming to a head, Georgetown University appointed the former CIO for the US Marshals to lead IT and business transformation across the 225 year-old institution.

Why Education Is My Ticket to Travel

Katy Miller | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Katy Miller

My first opportunity to visit Europe came during my junior year at university. I'd always wanted to study abroad, but my full-tuition scholarship didn't contribute much toward such far-flung adventures.