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Adam Braun, Founder of Pencils of Promise

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 10.17.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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.

How One Brown Student Shut Down The NRA

Brown Political Review | Ben Wofford | Posted 05.07.2014 | College

One morning last month, Rhode Islanders woke up to the news that the National Rifle Association had been charged with the second-largest campaign fina...

Springsteen & Us

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

photo © Richard Hurley, 1973 I guess every early fan of an artist can be accused of believing that the early days were the best and I am afraid th...

Big Hopes for the Student Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement in 2014

Joe Solomon | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Joe Solomon

Young college students today have far more power than you realize. You are the first generation that isn't just fighting for your grandkids, or for your children per say -- but for your own future.

Harvard and Brown Fail Moral Leadership Exam

John Fullerton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
John Fullerton

At a time when institutions of business and government continue to fail society, two of our leading academic institutions missed the opportunity to provide essential moral leadership on the most pressing challenge ever faced in the history of human civilization.

Brown University Looking Into Controversial And Rowdy Protest

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 11.06.2013 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is looking into a rowdy protest that shut down an on-campus speech by New York City Pol...

Heckler's Veto a Mistake

Michael Meyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Meyers

Of course Kelly is full of error and his policies are fraught with racial prejudgment and mired in racial paternalism; still, he is the best messenger of his own cause and communicant of his own viewpoint. As errant and nonsensical as is his position, he shouldn't be shouted down. That's wrong, educationally and morally.

WATCH: Gender Stereotypes Are Alive And Well

Posted 11.01.2013 | Women

Not convinced that sexism exists? Try a simple Google search. In a powerful video project, Brown University student Emma Hall asked some of her cla...