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Passion over Pitfalls: The Art of the College Essay

Madeline Diamond | Posted 08.16.2014 | College
Madeline Diamond

With some of the most competitive schools in the country, such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, and NYU, all receiving over 40,000 applications each year, there is clear pressure for applicants to stand out, and the personal essay is often the time to do so.

Tech Leave You Cold? Major in Philosophy!

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Sigman

If I had to choose one word to explain why I chose philosophy as my college major, that word would be "Nausea." I'm talking, of course, about Nausea,...

Revenge of the Bees: How I Nearly Lost my Ear in Australia

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

I am but a mild-mannered botanist -- and certainly more of a lover than a fighter. But after a decade of studying the unusual sexual habits of "bush tomatoes" in the northern Australian wilds, my voyeurism may have finally caught up with me.

Back to School: The World Is a (Sometimes Awkward) Party

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Dr. Chris Martine

I was cruising and they seemed to be with me. And then it happened: I hit that moment where lecture becomes more like theatre -- where one becomes less "professor/orator" and more "actor/dancer/performer."

ANOTHER University In Rankings Scandal

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 03.30.2013 | College

PHILADELPHIA -- Enrollment officials at Bucknell University, a selective liberal arts school in central Pennsylvania, inflated students' average SAT s...

Are Babies Like Eggplants?

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 03.30.2013 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

You may think your little baby is laying around like a lump, fixated on the corner where the ceiling meets the wall or captivated by the whirring sound of the lawnmower outside. You would be mistaken!

Mistletoe and Holly: Sinatra's Paen to Parasitism and Gender Issues?

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

"Mistletoe and Holly" is a holiday masterpiece. But I know the biology of those two plants that Mr. Sinatra croons about... and that makes me wonder: Is there more to this song than standard Christmas cheer?

Happy Flood Day!

Jennifer Langione | Posted 11.12.2011 | College
Jennifer Langione

Students responded in shock and excitement, flooding (no pun intended) the streets to check the damage, take pictures of the overflowing Susquehanna River and, naturally, go tubing down the street.

Summer School Is Better School

Jennifer Langione | Posted 10.02.2011 | College
Jennifer Langione

While there are obvious advantages to going Greek, I think the rigid social dynamic has proven to be a disadvantage. In the summer, without registered Greek parties or campus events, everybody comes together.

12 Liberal Arts Schools That Pay

Posted 09.28.2011 | College

Harvey Mudd College is the top paying liberal arts school in the country, according to the salary website PayScale's report on alumni median career ea...

The 13 Colleges With The Highest Mid-Career Salaries

Posted 09.20.2011 | College

According to salary data site PayScale's list of the colleges with the highest mid-career salaries, Princeton is your best bet for future financial su...

The 12 Worst Colleges For Free Speech

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

U.S. News can tell you which colleges and universities are ranked the "best," but what about your right to express yourself on campus?

Memories of a Great Friend

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events. --Albert Einstein Barry S. Sapolsky, 61, passed away on November 28, 2010 after a long a...

Outing Campus Censors in U.S. News & World Report

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

In this age of campus obsession with sensitivity above all else, some may think that criticizing a university professor could rightfully land a student in hot water. But colleges and universities must not insulate themselves from serious controversy.

Muzzle Tov, Southwestern College & Your 'Free Speech Patio'!

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Congratulations to the administration, and President Raj K. Chopra, of Southwestern College (SWC) in Southern California for being awarded a 2010 Jefferson Muzzle Award for achievement in censorship!

How to Make Your Alma Mater Matter in LA

Sylvia Sukop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sylvia Sukop

You went to college back East, down South, or in the Midwest and whether you're five or 25 years out, now that you live in Los Angeles your relationsh...

College From Pennsylvania to Chicago's South Side to the Future, With Fish

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Between the shootings steps from school boundaries and the domestic violence, there's not a whole lot of good news on the teen front. But I have some.

Mama and Paparazzi Converge on LA Awards Ceremony

Sylvia Sukop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sylvia Sukop

What big stars generated all this excitement last Saturday in downtown Los Angeles? 60 Los Angeles public high school seniors.