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College President Will Pay For Year Of Books If You Beat Him At Video Game

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.11.2014 | College

Just the notion that a college president is encouraging students to play video games in their spare time would be enough to grab attention. But Sco...

Help for the 6 Most Confusing Parts of the New 2014-15 CommonApp

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.09.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Everyone -- students, parents, high school counselors, teachers and college admissions officers -- were all in agreement last year that the Common Application offered many challenges. Things seem to be much better this year; but here and there, directions are left out, and there are areas that are not explained as thoroughly as they might be.

Move-in Day at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

I hope you enjoyed the collection of Move-In Day visuals I've shared with you today. Here's to all students (new and returning), and wishing each of them a 2014‒2015 academic year filled with joy, inspiration, fun, discovery, and learning!

The Administration's College Ratings Plan: Accountability in Higher Education or a Bridge to Nowhere?

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 09.04.2014 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

The President's plan would create a new rating system -- the Postsecondary Institution Ratings System (PIRS) -- that will determine which colleges and universities offer "best value," measured by educational access, affordability and outcomes.

California Legislature Passes 'Yes Means Yes' Standard For College Sexual Assault Policies

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while ...

Women's Colleges Welcome the Class of 2018

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Welcome Class of 2018! Relish your time as a college student and take part in the rich college experience your women's college provides. You've been handed the keys to the kingdom, so enjoy and appreciate this wonderful opportunity! Memories created during these years will last forever.

What I Wish I Knew When I Was a Freshman

Charles Howard | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Charles Howard

I wish I had known then that a lot of us, in fact nearly every freshman, feels that insecurity in some way or another -- wondering whether they will succeed, whether people will like them, whether they can do the work.

Recapping the Women's College Advantage

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

As a women's college alumna, my contention is that women's colleges are today's best kept secret in higher education. It's the main reason I started blogging and with so many advantages, it would be remiss of me not to continue to do so.

ACT? SAT? Subject Tests? No Tests? Holy Moly! Who Is Requiring What These Days?

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

No college requires applicants to take both the SAT and ACT. Whether you need to take Subject Tests is a little more complicated; see below for the answer to that question.

How Students Can Hone Communications Skills for College and Future Careers

Chuck Cohn | Posted 08.08.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

No matter your major or where you wish to work professionally, you must be able to articulate your thoughts in a clear and concise manner. Whether you are delivering presentations, giving directions or explanations to colleagues or simply writing emails, effective communication is key.

A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Here's to ivy-covered buildings, critical thinking, independence, making friends for life, asking hard questions, becoming global citizens, and discovering who you really are.

From College to Career: Her First Job After Graduation

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.30.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

I don't know about you, but I always get tickled pink when I learn about a person getting hired, maybe it's the recruiter in me. And there's something extra special when it's the first job after college.

I Learned Nothing in College

Sarah Rose Attman | Posted 07.25.2014 | College
Sarah Rose Attman

As I reflect on my undergraduate experience, I feel that it was a colossal waste of time. My memories are a vague blur of hanging out with friends and cramming for exams --forgetting all the information on my way out the door.

College Women Gain Valuable Career Experience This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.24.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

The summer months are the perfect time for college students to add relevant experience to their resume. This experience, whether you're going on to graduate school or launching your career after graduation, gives you a chance to stand out.

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.

How to Use Technology to Enhance Your Note-Taking Routine

Chuck Cohn | Posted 09.06.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Note-taking is a central skill for both high school and college students, and it is a skill that requires instruction and practice to be of true use to students.

4 Free Speech Lawsuits in One Morning: Stepping Up the Fight Against Campus Speech Codes

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

For seven years I have written for The Huffington Post about the problem of campus speech codes -- absurd, often unconstitutional restrictions on the ...

College Students Provide Update to Their "50 States in 50 Days" Travel Adventure

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In mid-May I introduced, Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, the traveling filmmakers from Stephens College. On schedule (more or less) and already ha...

Memorable 2014 Graduation Images From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having viewed numerous commencement photographs from women's colleges across the country, in this blog post, I'll share with you several of the images I found memorable.

First-Generation Student Graduates With Honors and Shares Her College Experience

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

College graduation was especially sweet for Jennifer Eadie. A first-generation student, she's the first woman in her family to graduate from college.

The Troubling Rise of Thoughtcrime on College Campuses

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

I wish I could have expressed surprise at the Class of 2014's immature reaction to the possibility of hearing conservative opinions at their commencement addresses last month; but my own college experiences taught me otherwise.

4 Strategies to Overcome Test Anxiety

Chuck Cohn | Posted 08.03.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Remaining calm on your exam day can help you manage such anxiety and ultimately lead to improvements in your grades. Here are four strategies to do so.

The Answers Always Lead to New Questions

Write for the Future | Posted 07.30.2014 | College
Write for the Future

by Justin Sapp "Justin, come down for breakfast." I hated my brother's impersonation of Mom's morning screech. He seemed to think he was the thi...

Graduating College Women Talk About "The Douglass Difference"

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

On May 17, 2014, Margaret Frimpong, Gabrielle Rossi, Dawn Angelicca Barcelona, Jenae Keith, and Khoobi Gangdev graduated from Douglass Residential College along with 439 other women. These graduates joined a long list of alumnae (more than 36,000) since its founding in 1918.

Crazy Cool Commencement Caps and the Women Who Designed Them

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Credit: Meredith College Decorating commencement caps is a tradition that college students across the United States participate in. It's one w...