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Growing Out of Packaged Ideals: John Oliver Got Me Thinking

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.01.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

We humans grow so much intellectually, or are supposed to, that concepts or thoughts that seemed so profound at 15 or 23 often seem trite and banal at 30 or 55. But then, we're always growing, aren't we?

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About College Debt?

S. Georgia Nugent | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
S. Georgia Nugent

Because we don't distinguish among types of higher education, many students don't know that undergraduate colleges can be much more affordable -- and lead to much less indebtedness -- than they realize.

Didn't Apply in July? It's All Good

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 10.01.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It's chillier in most places now that it was in July, but that doesn't mean a college gets to leave you out in the cold.

24 Things That You're Only Proud Of In College

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy

College is a time to explore yourself and the world around you. It's about figuring out what you and life are all about. But let's be honest, our stan...

An Important Talk About Life, Death and the Responsibility of Friendship

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

We're still in the earliest weeks of the fall semester, during which new students are most acutely at risk for alcohol-related injury, death and other incidents. Though physically distant, parents remain the biggest role models in their students' lives.

Mix-and-Match Politics Plague College Conversations

Miranda Richard | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
Miranda Richard

There are places where I avoid talking about politics: first dates, holiday visits with my Bill O'Reilly-loving grandmother, job interviews, etc.; but there are also places where I love to talk about politics.

3 Ways to Avoid the Consequences of Pre-Fall Break Burnout

Luis Ruuska | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Luis Ruuska

In students, burnout can be associated with feelings of lethargy and demotivation or the feeling that doing work is meaningless. With that in mind, here are three ways you can avoid burnout and survive until fall break.

When Less Is More: A Closer Look at Higher Education

Mindy Crary | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
Mindy Crary

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors will apply to college this year, in hopes of being accepted by their first choice. However, is the higher monetary cost of a more elite university worth the added sticker price?

Why College Freshmen Need To Take Emotions 101

The Washington Post | Posted 09.29.2014 | College

Too many college students face challenges for which they are emotionally ill-equipped to handle. In fact, suicide is the second leading cause of death...

Investing in College

Kermit Schoenholtz | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
Kermit Schoenholtz

Should we encourage people to borrow to go to college? The expected returns to a college education clearly say yes. And, our natural bias as university faculty members is to be very supportive. But, we are obliged to caution that what may be true in most cases will not be true in all.

How To Manage The College Admissions Frenzy

Jeannie Borin | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Students now apply to an average of a dozen universities to assure acceptance into a college because of the competitive nature of admissions. What has created this competitive environment and how are students empowered to take charge?

Academic Roundtables to Benefit Colleges and Universities (and Religious Institutions)

Kemal Argon | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Kemal Argon

Academic roundtables should be considered by top academic leaders as a very useful way to inspire, challenge, and encourage a younger generation of scholars, exposing them to a range of top and senior scholars and their ideas.

Harvard, Schmarvard; Why Getting Your Kids Into College Should Be the Least of Your Concerns

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Michelle Rose Gilman

For some parents, college acceptance approaches the culmination of every single parenting choice ever made. It can seem the ultimate goal, the ROI of parenthood, the final gold award and the epitome of a parenting job well done.

Building the University of the Future

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.28.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

With the underlying forces of mobile, social, cloud and the rising costs of higher education coming to a head, Georgetown University appointed the former CIO for the US Marshals to lead IT and business transformation across the 225 year-old institution.

Steal His Fashion: Menswear Inspired Looks

Uloop | Posted 09.26.2014 | College
Uloop

I tip my hat to all of the well-dressed gentlemen of the world, but your pastel colored Dockers and floral print blazers are no match for a lady in a well fitted tuxedo jacket (although your attempts at feminine wear are definitely not going unnoticed).

What I Always Meant to Say to My Young Adult Children

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Jennifer McGaha

My son was pursuing a degree a little like mine -- journalism with an emphasis in environmental issues. He wanted to educate people about climate change, to make people think and feel, to change the world, no less. He was, in fact, the man I had raised him to be. Still, I was sad.

10 Secrets Your Teens Want You to Know But Won't Tell You

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

have been talking to your teens for over two decades. Even though trends and styles may change, teens still have the same concerns and the same secrets that they would like you to know, but just don't feel comfortable telling you.

7 Things Cracked Got Wrong About Free Speech

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 09.26.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

1. Free speech and the First Amendment are not the same thing. In fact, free speech is a much bigger, older, bolder cultural idea.

Saturday Night Live Season 40: What to Expect

Uloop | Posted 09.26.2014 | College
Uloop

"Saturday Night Live" is turning 40. The late-night live sketch comedy and variety show's 40th season on the air will take place over the 2014-2015 TV season on NBC. So what can SNL viewers expect to see in season 40?

Where Can I Sign up for the Activities Fair?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 09.25.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

Yes, we probably shouldn't all up and quit our jobs every few months. Probably not the best tactic. But there is absolutely no harm in exploring other curiosities. You may not be in your dream job, but you may not know what that next step may be just yet either.

Reflecting on WIOA: How Do We Know Sector-Focused Strategies And Career Pathways Help Workers Connect To Jobs?

Christopher T. King | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher T. King

The newly passed Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act contains provisions that will encourage states and local workforce systems to adopt and expand the use of programs focused on specific employment sectors and career pathways. Such efforts -- often referred to as sector strategies -- are reshaping the workforce field.

The Two Greatest Motivators for Students

Tim Elmore | Posted 09.25.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Let me ask you a question: What pain must you introduce to your students to help them become motivated? What's the gain you need to help your students discover in their life? The juices won't flow until we do something different.

Colleges Finding New Ways To Promote Students' Social And Emotional Well-Being

us news | Beth Howard | Posted 09.23.2014 | College

This article originally appeared on U.S. News & World Report, and is republished with permission. The quad at Wake Forest University in North Carol...

Changing How California Teaches History

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

History can be either a boring, anachronistic and even disempowering subject for children, or a magnificently life-changing and worldview-shaping one. California is at a moment now when it has to choose which of these approaches schools get to teach.

I Graduated Debt-Free with $40,000 in the Bank. Here's How.

Amanda Reaume | Posted 09.23.2014 | Money
Amanda Reaume

While it's too late for those who already went to school and racked up high debts, it's not too late for those who are in school now or heading off to school soon. Those members of Generation Y can stop the cycle of racking up debts that will take decades to pay off.