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Dreaming of the Ivy League? Hint: Ditch the Volunteerism

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 12.18.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Dankoski

Almost all of the juniors and seniors who come to me with high hopes of getting into an elite university are involved in too many activities.

Report Calls For Changes In Sexual Assault Cases At Brown

AP | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI | Posted 12.17.2014 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Brown University task force on sexual assault said Wednesday the school's current culture is unacceptable and must be chang...

How to Write a Harvard-Worthy College Application Essay

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 12.09.2014 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

When you allow a bit of mystery into the end, you let the reader know that you're okay with not knowing everything. That shows maturity, and it lets the colleges know that you're in a perfect place to dive into the complicated issues you're going to face in your college classes.

Jaweed Kaleem

Contemplative Studies Grow At Brown University -- And Beyond

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.14.2014 | Religion

Three times last week, between classes in neuropharmacology, neural systems and journalism, Brown University junior Henry Langton changed into sweatpa...

Cuban Dissident/Kitten Lover Reveals Hardline Strategy on Alan Gross

Sarah Stephens | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
Sarah Stephens

"If you ever meet (Carlos Luis Pardo), you will probably see him lovingly carrying a newborn kitten in his hands, or taking care of one of his persecu...

Ivy League Student Reports Date-Rape Drugging, Sexual Assault At Frat

AP | Posted 10.28.2014 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Brown University student reports she was sexually assaulted after she and a classmate drank an alcoholic punch they believe...

When It Comes To Matters Of The Heart, Mindfulness Can Help

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It pays to listen to your heart after all. A recent study from Brown University, which explored the potential connection between a person's sense o...

Adam Braun, Founder of Pencils of Promise

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has broken ground on more than 200 schools around the world.

When Less Is More: A Closer Look at Higher Education

Mindy Crary | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Mindy Crary

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors will apply to college this year, in hopes of being accepted by their first choice. However, is the higher monetary cost of a more elite university worth the added sticker price?

In The News Sorority, Sheila Weller Serves Up Substance and Dish About Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The News Sorority is a dish fest -- if you care what Katie and Diane and Christiane are really like, for God's sake do not start reading on a Friday night, because you'll miss Bill Maher and may just be finishing when John Oliver comes on.

Alexandra Svokos

Brown's 'Sex Power God' Event Canceled Because Of Students' Bad Behavior

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | College

The Brown University Queer Alliance (QA) announced this week that it is canceling the school's annual "Sex Power God" party, which in the past has bee...

Black University Student Leaders Push New Effort For Racial Equality

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices

The explosive wave of reactions to the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri hasn’t lost its momentum just yet. Blac...

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, FEEL Nothing

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Giegerich

September 11th Memorial, New York City A month ago, I caught up over cocktails with a college friend I hadn't seen in over 10 years. When he walked...

Tyler Kingkade

Another Ivy League School Under Federal Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.21.2014 | College

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights began investigating Brown University's handling of sexual assaults this month, bringing the...

Why Are Universities So Horrible at Responding to Sexual Violence?

Howard Schweber | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

Universities' failures have been manifold. They assume authority and responsibility then fail to deliver the remedies they promise. Institutions that are supposed to act as storehouses of humanistic values seem to abandon those values and look with indifference on the destruction of the lives of their own students.

Brown Honors Graduates, Fails Survivors

Lena Sclove | Posted 07.25.2014 | College
Lena Sclove

Brown failed me. Now, I want to make sure that it doesn't fail the next generation of students.

Help Us Change How Colleges Act On Sexual Assault

Katherine Long | Posted 07.18.2014 | College
Katherine Long

The issue of sexual assault on college campuses -- primarily, but not exclusively, affecting women -- is a national problem, as indicated by President Obama's creation of a Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. The problem stretches far beyond college campuses.

Brown Out

Maxwell Kennedy | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Maxwell Kennedy

I received an email this afternoon from Christina Paxson, the President of Brown University explaining that she would not comment about why Brown allowed a rapist to return to college after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a female student.

Sexual Assault Prevention: Mandatory Education Is the Solution

Ethan Miller | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Ethan Miller

Three years ago, the American University administration announced that it would not be signing off on a grant proposal to the US Department of Justice for $300,000 in funding for sexual assault prevention resources because there would be a mandatory education component for students.

Tyler Kingkade

Ivy League University Will Allow Rapist Who Choked His Victim Back On Campus

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.24.2014 | College

Brown University punished a rapist with what amounted to a one-semester suspension for choking and sexually assaulting a fellow student. Lena Sclov...

Is It Acceptable To Have Sex In Public?

Posted 04.01.2014 | College

In a four-year period where privacy is tough to come by, having sex in public can be one of the top fantasies for college students, as evidenced by nu...

This Teen Is The Person You Wish You Were In High School

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

Washington D.C.’s Ward 8 may not be a neighborhood known for its affluence. But five of America’s most prestigious universities are fighting for o...

College Sex Columnists On How To Salvage A 'Bad Hookup'

Posted 03.31.2014 | College

When two people hook up in college for the first time, there's no easy way to predict whether that first encounter will bring a fiery night of passion...

The Morning After: Ivy League Hangovers, College App Essays and SATs

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

As someone who works with many dozens of hopeful high school seniors every year, yesterday, waiting for the Ivies to make their announcements, was a stressful day.

The Aga Khan Helps Brown University Celebrate Its 250th

Samreen Hooda | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Samreen Hooda

In his lecture at Brown, the Aga Khan spoke about technology, knowledge gaps and the challenges of modern government in our fast-paced world.