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A Quiet Place: The Windhover Contemplative Center at Stanford

John Seed | Posted 10.18.2014 | Arts
John Seed

The newly opened Windhover Contemplative Center, a 4,000 square foot rammed-earth and wood structure which occupies the former site of a parking lot, wouldn't exist without a deeply held conviction of the late Nathan Oliveira (1928-2010): that quiet contemplation feeds and fuels the imagination.

What I Learned From 10 Days Without Shampoo

Grace Li | Posted 10.18.2014 | College
Grace Li

Backpacking has taught me a lot, and I will carry all of those lessons with me into the future, but here's the thing -- I don't plan on carrying much else.

How Jennifer Lawrence Broke Her Silence

Uloop | Posted 10.17.2014 | College

When a person hears the word "crime," they think of a criminal -- a person at fault for doing something against the law. While we may never find the exact source of the leaked photos, we have to at the very least stop blaming the women for taking them.

Why Red Band Society Is Worth Watching

Uloop | Posted 10.17.2014 | College

The comedy-drama stars Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson, a blunt and somewhat sharp around the edges woman who wants what's best for her patients and genuinely cares about them.

How Over-Hyping a College Education Destroyed the Millennials

Michael Price | Posted 10.17.2014 | Business
Michael Price

For parents of middle school and high school students who may be reading, it's important that you recognize the unique challenges your child will face when they enter the real world. Do not over-hype a college education and make sure your child is making a savvy investment.

Highest-paid Illinois College Football Coaches

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.17.2014 | 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 Doctors Should Be English Majors In College

Sethly Davis | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sethly Davis

When someone dies, literature can explain what happens -- more memorably, more compellingly and even, sometimes, more truthfully than my EMT and pre-med textbooks do. The best stories give readers insights into human frailty, and reading them shows the readers, in their turn, how to be more humane.

5 Books To Read This Semester

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 10.16.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

Read a book that's not assigned, even though it can be a struggle to just read what was assigned, to take a mental break, find inspiration, or even remember feelings that you may have forgotten. So, curl up, grab a cup of coffee, and get ready to get lost in a good book.

6 Things Your Sloppy College Years Will Teach You

Sierra Vandervort | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Sierra Vandervort

Even if you are newly graduated and daunted by your new life as a "real adult," don't be afraid. Your college self is still there somewhere (probably in your heart and somewhere in the damage to your liver).

Dear White People

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.15.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In his debut feature film, writer/director Justin Simien's perceptive observances take no prisoners.

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

Jinna Yang | Posted 10.15.2014 | 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.

5 Websites To Help You Pick Your College

| Posted 10.15.2014 | Teen

By Morgan Hegarty Between the stacks of snail mail you receive every day, the emails regularly coming into your inbox and the countless college fai...

The Number One Question We Should Be Asking Low-Income Students

Isa Adney | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

One of the faculty who had worked with an elementary school where the teachers visited the homes of each parent shared how they start each meeting with a simple, yet profound question: "What are your hopes and dreams for your child?"

Why Students Should Care About Global Health

Robert Fusco | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Robert Fusco

Students are in a unique place to stimulate change in the world. We have the resources and a lens of optimism through which we view the world.

When It's a Perfect Fit

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

It seems as if 'the perfect fit' is a gut feeling; kind of like being in love. It's hard to describe, but you know it when it happens. It's a feeling of being supported, respected and cared for. As a college audition coach, my business is being an advocate for my students and families.

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.15.2014 | 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...

Why Out-of-Classroom Experiences Are Critical to Your College Education

Christie Garton | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Christie Garton

With each passing year, it's getting increasingly more difficult for young professionals to stand out from the thousands of other graduates who have turned their tassels and entered the workforce. That's why college isn't all about what happens in the classroom.

Imperfection, Madness, and Alternative Spring Break

Erin Dugan | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Erin Dugan

If you are sick of hearing about the productive/worldly/influential things that people did on spring break while you were at home watching Netflix or drinking in Florida, I get it. But you should also probably stop reading. Because this post will make you vomit.

Four Ideas to Help Colleges Become Relevant Again

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

May I remind you of our current reality within the field of education? Students, parents and employers are all asking if our current liberal arts path is the right one for the 21st century. Does it need updating to become relevant again?

Surviving Your First Semester: 5 Strategies for Adult Learners

Lori Eggleston | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Lori Eggleston

Make the time and do the work. Keep telling yourself: "I deserve this opportunity. My learning is my responsibility, and I can thrive here." And with a lot of well-deserved help and support along the way, you will.

Life After College?!

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

You're a college student struggling to create your future, a future embraced with meaning, success, fun and fulfillment -- been there, done that, and ...

Developing Leaders, Not Followers

John Petillo | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
John Petillo

How can we place the liberal arts at the center of the university, while also giving our students the training they need to put their valuable knowledge to work following graduation?

7 Perspectives From International Princeton Students

Sam Maron | Posted 10.14.2014 | 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.

Where Millennials Went Wrong and How They're Paying the Price

Michael Price | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Michael Price

You can blame the economy as much as you want, but it's only a scapegoat. Like previous generations, Millennials expected that a job would be waiting for them after college, and not just any job, but a high paying job. They were wrong, and the recession was only partially to blame.

The Myth of 'No New Friends'

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

Friends with whom I hadn't shared more than a red-cup-infused conversation since freshman year have suddenly begun to crop up in places outside of my Facebook newsfeed.