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These College Students Are Playing Matchmaker For Class Credit

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.05.2014 | College

Students at Ball State University are taking a twist on the typical college quest for romance. When junior Albert Jennings pitched a project for h...

Taking a Summer Class -- As Told by GIFs

Surviving College | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Surviving College

"You'll just have to take this class over the summer." Cool. I can do that. I made it five years, 10 semesters, and four majors without having to take a summer class. Well, I started my first summer class this Monday, and I am here to report back to you what I have learned about summer classes.

The Best (Stressed?) Four Years of Your Life

Arianna Yanes | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Arianna Yanes

As the classroom competition and the job hunt become more competitive, a little bit of stress is inevitable and can help motivate and mobilize us. Once we take steps to remove the excess stress in our college lives, we can go on to make these years the best they can be.

Spring Fever at School

Susan Kaufman | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

It seems that, no matter how much I genuinely enjoy my classes, there is no place I would rather be than sprawled out on the president's lawn working on my tan.

Rise and Shine: Why 8am Classes Might Not Be As Bad As You Think

Uloop | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Uloop

Sure, sleeping in is awesome, but getting a nice early start allows you to use your day to its full potential.

Things We Wish We'd Known About College

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Literally, Darling

Remember that college is for you. It's not for your friends. It's not for your family (though if they are helping foot the bill, you do owe them some respect). It's for you. Don't make so many decisions for other people that you forget to make them for yourself

The Red Pen in Your Head: Why You Should Start Speaking Up in Class

Rachel Simmons | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Rachel Simmons

You're probably going to have a lot of different jobs, and you'll get the best work by being able to show employers that you're not just someone who turns in work on time, but who contributes good ideas to discussions and is brave enough to disagree.

Advice for a Student Starting College

Derek Bok | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Derek Bok

Several million students will soon be entering college. If you are among them, you will have received much advice from parents and friends, and you will soon hear more from college officials. But you might also want to know what researchers have discovered about some important choices you will make that could have much to do with what you gain from your next four years.

Wakefield Survey Reveals Technology in Education Impacts College Students' Pocketbooks and Performance

Sean Devine | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Sean Devine

According to the National Retail Federation, total back-to-school and college spending is poised to surpass $72.5 billion this year. Topping the shop...

4 Ways Your College Classes Will Be Different From Your High School Classes

Her Campus | Posted 09.25.2013 | College
Her Campus

We've compiled five ways that your college classes will differ from your high school ones and how you can successfully adapt from the get-go.

The Rise of Mobile Technology in Higher Ed

Sean Devine | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Sean Devine

Mobile technologies are creating new ways for students to connect with their course materials, their classes and their colleagues, while also providing new ways to save money, while increasing access, productivity and flexibility.

Computing as a Science

Paul S. Rosenbloom | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
Paul S. Rosenbloom

Computer science can't seem to get any respect as a stand-alone science. To students, it's simply programming. To scientists in other fields, it's a tool that helps them in their research. To the public, it's a source of productivity in the workplace and entertainment apps.

Attn. Faculty: Take a Class! It Will Help You!

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

The students were paying me zero attention, the thread of dialogue was going in a different direction than I had planned, and I felt like a complete failure as a member of the faculty. And then, the actual professor asked the class a question and I quickly remembered, "Oh... yeah... this isn't my course."

Genetics Class Gets VERY Personal

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 02.27.2013 | Science

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Bakir Hajdarevic didn't have to study for the most important test in a class last fall. He just had to spit – a lot. The 19-...

Schools Innovative on Course Titles

Scott Willyerd | Posted 03.29.2013 | College
Scott Willyerd

Students at colleges and universities seeking more interesting options than the basic reading, writing and arithmetic courses are in luck. Several schools continue to explore innovative topics to boost their curriculum inside and outside of the traditional classroom.

The Cost vs. Quality Conundrum: Top Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2013

Sean Devine | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Sean Devine

Technology has transformed a variety of industries over the past decade, from ecommerce to entertainment. One could argue that 2012 was the year that technology accelerated its march to transforming education as well.

The Coolest College Classes

Posted 01.14.2013 | College

Colleges classes can sometimes hew towards the boring. Who really wants to learn about the War of the Roses? (Aside from EVERYONE). That's why it is...

In Defense of Teaching Assistants

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Catherine Seraphin

Pardon me for being so bold, but... What's so bad about TAs? In my eyes, comparing a professor and a TA isn't necessarily about one being better than the other. Rather, I think they offer two very different teaching styles.

New York University Course Asks Students To Hypothetically Attack The United States

Posted 10.30.2012 | College

New York University is deflecting criticism over its course on transnational terrorism, in which students were required to write a 10 - 15 page paper ...

Eve of Destruction 2.0

Doug Bradley | Posted 12.29.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

It's a pipe dream, but what if our leadership was responsible for being on the lines instead of just signing off on the next battle?

The Games Played by Universal Soldiers

Doug Bradley | Posted 12.18.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

As we see with the Marines in Matterhorn in the heat of battle, they aren't pulling the trigger each time to defend democracy so much as defend themselves and each other as brothers.

Study: Dual Enrollment Students More Likely To Attend, Graduate College

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

A report by Boston-based education nonprofit Jobs for the Future urges policymakers to expand dual enrollment after determining that high school stude...

War, What Is It Good For?

Doug Bradley | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

Why was the war in Vietnam fought? Why are our wars today being fought? And have we learned anything from our failures in the past?

Hedgefunders, Hedgehogs, and Higher Ed

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

My own guess is that we are headed for a soft disaster, where most of the 3,000 colleges and universities in America, still offering a variety of learning places that is the world's envy, will not survive.

Reality vs. Illusion in Vietnam: "Go Ask Alice"

Doug Bradley | Posted 12.01.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

The Vietnam War was a war of illusion; the enemy did not fight in traditional ways.