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What I'd Rather Have Taken in College Instead of Philosophy

Patrice Bendig | Posted 09.16.2014 | College
Patrice Bendig

It would have made a world of difference if my curriculum focused on more practical working skills rather than just industry fundamentals and core classes. Here are a few classes I wish were on my roaster during college.

Yes Means Yes: Breaking Down Sexual Violence on UC Berkeley's Campus

Hannah Berkman | Posted 09.16.2014 | College
Hannah Berkman

The California state legislature unanimously passed a bill this month requiring universities to redefine their official definitions of consent as an "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity." The bill's passing is an incredibly needed step in the right direction.

Is My Boyfriend Sad or Mean?

Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW | Posted 09.16.2014 | College
Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW

Just because your boyfriend doesn't push, shove or hit doesn't mean he's good guy. It means somewhere along the way he learned not to hit a girl. But he didn't learn how to treat her. He is still capable of something called emotional abuse.

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

Mike Domitrz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

If we really want to reduce sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, the lessons of respect, consent and bystander intervention need to be instilled in elementary education through high school.

The Case Against Straight A's

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have seen too many kids get stressed out, anxious and even depressed in their mission to get straight A's. Let me tell you why I dislike the pursuit of straight A's.

Whatever Happened to Carpe Diem?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger From coast to coast, the following is happening in homes across the country: Parents are walking...

What College Rankings Won't Tell You

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

selecting a college is a complex conversation. Underneath it all, rankings are harmfully laser-focused on narrow, time-lagged numerical measures, have hotly debated methodologies and fail to convey a true picture of the collegiate experience.

Insomnia, Hemingway's Mouth, and the Cultural Referent

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Joseph A. Domino

All this leads me to consider something I encounter when I try to engage my college students: I call it the problem of the cultural referent.

The Biggest Misconception About Community College

Isa Adney | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Community colleges don't accept just "anyone." They accept everyone. And like any form of public education, that's what makes it so complicated and so important.

Be a Savvy Scholar When It Comes to Choosing an Online or Community College Education

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Felix W. Ortiz III

Fall ceremoniously signals the traditional back-to-school season and with that a myriad of questions and concerns from those seeking to enroll in onli...

Return on Performance in Higher Education

Joseph Urgo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Joseph Urgo

Return on Performance: let's be honest with students and their families when they are choosing a college. Tuition does not purchase a degree. Tuition purchases the opportunity to learn how to succeed.

Advice to My Past Self

Mudit Kakkar | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mudit Kakkar

To all heads, which caps have ever been flung off of, and to graduates who didn't get the occasion to, here is sage advice to find your feet when the bubble of college bursts. You won't hear the pop sound. Act. Now.

King Avriel: Bearing Witness

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Savas Abadsidis

Her debut Thesis serves as more than an album to King Avriel -- it's an intensely personal journey that she guides listeners through.

8 Things Not To Do When Your Kid Is Applying To College

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty

The 2015 college application season has officially opened. But in our desire to help our kids navigate this land-mine-fraught road, we might actually ...

10 Ways To Help Your College Student Avoid The "Financial 15"

Anna Colton | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Anna Colton

You may remember the infamous freshman 15: too many slices of pizza plus too few trips to the gym equals a few extra pounds in the first semester. ...

4 Must-Have Pieces of Advices for College Graduates

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 09.13.2014 | College
Daffnee Cohen

As a fairly recent college graduate, there are a few lessons I have learned along the way that have truly helped me thrive in my professional career and garner the experience needed to keep moving forward and achieving my goals. If you're college bound, halfway through, or about to graduate, these tips are definitely for you.

Am I the Only Virgin in College?

Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW | Posted 09.13.2014 | College
Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW

I often hear this question, spoken with anguish, in my office. It's not the real question being asked, but it's the one that's easiest to pose. The short answer is "no." You can't take it back so listen to yourself, think about what kind of experience you would really like, and don't worry how many virgins are wandering around campus.

How To Survive And Thrive In Your New Empty Nest

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.13.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The college kids have headed back to their messy apartments or moved for the first time into their dorm rooms. So how are you feeling, parents? Will you miss those kids? Other than when our children are born, there's no bigger change in our lives as parents than when our children leave home. It's a shock to the system -- but there are good things about empty nesting, too.

Owning Up to Online Dating

Stephen Mariani | Posted 09.12.2014 | Technology
Stephen Mariani

When I first explained how we met to friends and family, I felt as if I needed to justify it. I'd say something like, "Well, my roommate tried it out and it seemed to work for him."

5 College Amenities So Insane You'll Want to Go Back to School

Thrillist | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Thrillist

College admissions are competitive. Not only are students willing to shiv their best friend if it helps get them on the wait-list at Duke, but colleges have entered a no-holds-barred amenities arms race in an insane attempt to lure the best and brightest to campus.

Dear Ernest, #2: Let's Get Real About Campus Leadership

Ernest Owens | Posted 09.12.2014 | College
Ernest Owens

It might sound cliché at a glance, but there is actually a way you can still be yourself while also being the kind of person that exults leadership.

1,000 Strong for Planned Parenthood Generation Action

Kelley Robinson | Posted 09.12.2014 | College
Kelley Robinson

With more than 250 campus groups across the country, Planned Parenthood Generation members are organizing on the ground every day for the issues that matter most to them. This month, thousands of young people head back to their college campuses, ready for the start of the school year and ready to take action.

A Purchased World of Distractions

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 09.12.2014 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

It is my responsibility as a president to remind our students that our portable devices should never derail building relationships or limit the experiences that are the hallmarks of an in-person, on-campus higher education experience.

Options are Endless for Students Seeking to Design Video Games

Rich Taylor | Posted 09.11.2014 | Education
Rich Taylor

To help students interested in a career in game design get started, the Entertainment Software Association releases a state-by-state list of video game programs in higher education.

There's A Dating App For Ivy League Types. Prepare To Cringe.

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.11.2014 | College

Attention, singles fed up with the travails of Tinder: there's a new dating app apparently aimed at Ivy League students and graduates, because this wo...