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Bowdoin's Double Bogey

Peter W. Wood | Posted 04.19.2014 | College
Peter W. Wood

This is American higher education today: an angry driver, lost and confused but too proud to stop and ask directions. "I'm not lost! I know exactly where I'm going!" And to prove it, that angry driver speeds up and zips past the next exit.

Why Using Campus Security Stats to Rank Colleges Won't Work

Annie E. Clark | Posted 04.18.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.

Proof That Being Rejected By Your Dream School Isn't The End Of The World

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.18.2014 | College

Everyone's had nightmares about that classic thin envelope. It's something you dread from the time college is a mere blip on your radar, to the moment...

Engaging Extracurriculars

Write for the Future | Posted 04.18.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

Twice a month the members of "pitch" sit in a quiet dark room during lunch. Every face assumes a blank stare for five minutes, as we sit in silence....

Verbal Safe Haven

Lianna Serko | Posted 04.18.2014 | College
Lianna Serko

I think it is human nature for people to be wary of the way others perceive and interpret their thoughts. And I think that this is the root of the trend to tend towards expressing our beliefs in terms of "feeling" rather than "thinking."

Should Money Be the Deciding Factor in Your Child's College Choice?

Jodi Okun | Posted 04.17.2014 | College
Jodi Okun

May 1 is just around the corner. This is traditionally the final deadline for high school seniors to decide which financial aid package they are going to accept to attend college in the fall.

The Six Mysteries of Grinding We May Never Understand

Unwritten | Posted 04.17.2014 | College
Unwritten

Being a normal college kid that likes to go to bars and parties, I'm pretty well versed in grinding culture. But there are still some things that I fundamentally don't understand about it.

Improve Your Chances of Grad School Admission By Studying Abroad

Chuck Cohn | Posted 04.17.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

For many people, it is a once-in-a-lifetime educational pursuit. Yet, studying abroad may also improve your chances of gaining acceptance into graduate school. How?

Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

Melinda Blau | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Applying for college is very stressful -- not just for your sister, but also for your mom and dad. If they're like most parents I've met, who spend a lot of time and energy helping their kids, it might feel as if they are being judged.

10 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With College Rejections

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Unless you are the parent of a child who got into their top choice school using the early decision process, then you are most likely among the multitude of parents who are trying to deal with an emotional vortex fraught with anxiety and stress.

Simple Math

Janine Francolini | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

It is that monumental time of year. Spring is in the air. Cherry blossoms are blooming. Letters stuffed with confetti are arriving... or not. For man...

The Completion Agenda

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

As I write this article I am at the American Association of Community Colleges conference. A significant topic at the conference is the "completion ag...

The "Perfect" College Essay Does Not Exist

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Why is it that colleges such as MIT ask students to discuss a time they failed or Yale asks students how they would like to improve? Perfection is not a requirement and it is from our errors along the way that we grow and learn.

5 To-Dos for Women Graduating in STEM

Elizabeth Golluscio | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Elizabeth Golluscio

There are so many great challenges and opportunities in our global, hyper-connected economy. The world's your oyster, but the world desperately needs you to be true to yourself, most especially you women who love innovation and technology.

America's Top 25 College Sports Fan Traditions

Thrillist | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
Thrillist

Across America, there are traditions at schools large and small that many people have never seen, or even heard of.

Measuring the 'Value' of Higher Education

Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.

In nearly all aspects of life, we want our time and money spent well. Same is true for those in pursuit of higher education.

College for the Rich

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Carlos, along with millions of others, is realizing that because of our unwillingness to fund public higher education, the promise of college is a lie.

No More Alma Maters?

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

We must work together to fix the problems of accountability, accessibility and affordability of higher education for all people living in the United States.

Revisiting My College Decision Two Years Later

The Prospect | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
The Prospect

A part of me feels that the school seemed to present itself as better than it was. I was told that there is always something going on around campus, that the student-teacher ratio was amazing and visited on a warm fall day.

The Cost-Effective Hot Potato

Bob Cowser | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Bob Cowser

I understood legacy -- I was likely teaching in prisons because my father had done it in my childhood. I remember he drove a car from the motor pool of the small southern university where he taught to a state prison two hours away to teach composition to inmates.

Why College Sex Week Events Matter

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.14.2014 | College

On many college campuses, thousands of students gather each spring for a week of discussing sex. The idea of holding Sex Week started within the Iv...

The New Gender Gap: It's Not What You Might Expect

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

For decades, women were underrepresented in American universities and the U.S. is still working to find more balance in its workforce. But could the status quo be flipped on its head in our lifetime?

Graduation: An Open Letter to My Best Friend

Emma Goddard | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Emma Goddard

Dear Amanda, When I first began drafting this letter to you, I found my writing riddled with clichés about college and friendship, discovering how ...

Learning Differences in College: When Students Seek Help and When They Don't

Amanda Golden | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Amanda Golden

By the time students reach college, they are familiar with the kinds of challenges that their own learning differences present for their ways of study. Rather than trying to get special assistance, many students prefer to "just deal with it" on their own.

Microaggressions Weigh Heavy on the Heart

Nashwa Lina Khan | Posted 04.11.2014 | Education
Nashwa Lina Khan

They could champion me; I was the brown girl at student senate representing what otherwise looked like a very homogeneous white space. I was Muslim, but not "scary Muslim."