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Accepted, Rejected, Deferred: Holiday Recommendations for High School Seniors

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 12.20.2014 | College
Rebecca Joseph

During this last week, emotions ran high for high school seniors. Many couldn't focus on critically important final exams or projects, because they were awaiting college admissions decisions as dozens of colleges across America released early decision or early action notifications.

Give High School Students the Same Freedom as College Students

Blake Boles | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
Blake Boles

Real learning thrives when students have real choices. Give high school students the same freedom as college students, and we'll take education a step in the right direction.

Deferred? 5 Powerful Tips to Getting Accepted at Your Top Choice School

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Dankoski

There are things you can do right now, both to increase your chances of acceptance at your top choice school, and to strengthen your regular decision applications.

In Defense of Gen Y

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.19.2014 | College
Phu Nguyen

When we found out expectation paired with effort wasn't the end all, we added new needs to the equation of success. These needs became creativity, the ability to see beyond expectation and hard work, and the need to change the landscape of what we want success to be.

Supplemental Essays: Amherst and Duke

Write for the Future | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

Write for the Future essayists Anton Kliot (left) and Calvin Thompson (right) Amherst Supplemental Essays By Anton Kliot Amherst gave applicants t...

It's Hard Being a Liberal Arts Major

Bobby Caruso | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Bobby Caruso

I'm currently a junior Communication major. I'm concentrating in Journalism, and my minors are in Media and Theatre. If that doesn't say liberal arts, I couldn't tell you what does.

What Johns Hopkins Taught Me About Rejection

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Stephanie R. Caudle

Everyone has heard this time and time again but it really is true, life does goes on. Despite the rejection these students and even we as people are faced with life keeps going. There is no pause button on life just because you are hurt, disappointed or heartbroken.

America's Oldest Black College Could Face Financial Collapse

Reuters | David DeKok | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec 17 (Reuters) - The nation's oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, is on th...

Three Wise Men (And Women)

Grace Li | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Grace Li

I think teachers are the best parts of society, and I know that I wouldn't be here without them. Because we hear a lot about the failures of the American education system and the flaws, but a system is made of people and let me tell you, there are some pretty amazing people out there.

On Finals Week (Why Everyone Should at One Point Streak Through the Library)

Connor Belson | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Connor Belson

Here's to the time we dropped everything--inhibitions, worries, rationales, and our clothing --and took part in the campus tradition of streaking through the undergraduate libraries.

Dreaming of the Ivy League? Hint: Ditch the Volunteerism

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 12.18.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Dankoski

Almost all of the juniors and seniors who come to me with high hopes of getting into an elite university are involved in too many activities.

Students and the Right to Cheat

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.17.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

There is a new and robust sense of entitlement among the emerging generation globally. Several college students from around the world are protesting those who accuse them of wrongdoing when they cheat -- explaining that it is their human right.

Finishing an Internship Strong Opens Doors - Stay Focused for Success

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

Every single day of a good internship makes a difference in your future. Your performance should improve as you learn the job and by the end, you should be a rock star if this is a job field you're meant to enter.

The 10 Residents Every Landlord Encounters

Uloop | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Uloop

In every apartment complex where college students are being housed, landlords will encounter several types of students, both good and bad. So for your entertainment, here are the 10 residents every landlord encounters in a campus town apartment complex.

The Lost Art of Partying

Sarah Byrne | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Sarah Byrne

Gone are the days when people tried to make the best of an awkward situation, or strike up a conversation with someone you wouldn't have otherwise met. Instead, we go to parties to all sit in our respective corners and stare at our phones, waiting for something better to text us.

What Your College Application Says vs. What You Really Mean

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.17.2014 | Teen

It's universal knowledge that filling out college applications can be a stressful experience. Even though you're proud of your accomplishments, you ma...

9 Holiday White Elephant Gift Ideas

Uloop | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Uloop

Whether you are the clown at work and want to give a funny gift or you totally forgot about your family exchange -- you can find a white elephant gift anywhere.

5 Ways to Deal With the College Kids Coming Home

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

It's that remarkable time of year parents of college kids have been looking forward to with excitement and just a little bit of trepidation. While we can't wait to see our kids when they are home for holiday vacation, we are also not exactly clear what to expect.

New Shades of Black in Higher Education

Eileen Cronin | Posted 12.17.2014 | College
Eileen Cronin

Recently Toni Morrison told Stephen Colbert that there is only one race, the Human Race, reminding me that even as our country's justice, health, and educational systems are failing certain folks, there are sanctuaries from racism: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

4 Reasons 'Yes Means Yes' Policies Are a Turn On

Julie Zeilinger | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Julie Zeilinger

No matter the cause -- whether it's our lack of comprehensive sex education, an ingrained rape culture, or ignorant institutional policies -- the fact remains: sexual assault is a serious issue on college campuses across the country.

4 Ways For Out-Of-State Students To Get In-State Tuition

| Posted 12.15.2014 | Teen

So you just got into this fantastic college that makes your parents sigh with relief. There's just one catch—you're an out-of-state student, and the...

From Idea to Patent to Product: A Young Entrepreneur Takes on At-Home Fitness

Carol J. Carter | Posted 12.16.2014 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

As a student at University of Maryland, Obidi Orakwusi needed a summer job but couldn't find one without a car. He decided he would create a job for himself and sketched the first concept of the Mega Bar on the back of a job application.

What to Do If You Are Deferred

Jeannie Borin | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

A deferral means that you are qualified and that the admission officers will take another look at your application file during their regular admission period. So, what to do?

With Liberty and Justice for All

Joyce Kim | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Joyce Kim

Regardless of our identities, what is irrefutable are the sheer number of bodies that are coming together to protest this injustice.

A Hard Lesson From the UVA Sexual Assault Crisis

Scott D. Gerber | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Scott D. Gerber

The UVA administration's approach to Jackie's allegations is, regrettably, an unfortunate example of an all-too-predictable response by academic administrators across the country who seem to be concerned far less with doing the right thing than they are with keeping their own jobs.