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Educating for Uncertainty: The University's Preeminent Mission?

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 04.10.2014 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

The process of managing uncertainty starts by spending time thinking about the future. That may sound a bit facile, and probably doesn't seem like an academic pursuit on its face. But planning is a discipline

Passion, Fashion and Development

Keneuoe Mphutlane | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Keneuoe Mphutlane

The objects were picked on the basis of their use to the young girls in their daily lives and conducted in different provinces of Rwanda. It revealed that the majority of the girls picked the sewing machine over the other objects.

Accepted? Now, How to Pick Your Perfect College

Chuck Cohn | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Students who are lucky enough to have received multiple college acceptances have quite a challenging decision-making process ahead of them. When evaluating their final criteria about which school to attend, they are burdened with multiple factors to consider.

Pharrell-Inspired "Happy" Women's Colleges Videos

Diane Propsner | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Pharrell's "Happy" video has inspired many people to create "Happy" videos of their own, including numerous colleges across the country. It's not surprising. This award-winning song is contagious.

My 20s Weren't Supposed to Be Like This: Getting Through the Quarter-Life Crisis

j.n. salters | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
j.n. salters

Two weeks ago, I got a new haircut. Last week I joined a dating site. Today, I told my landlord that I would not be renewing my lease because I planned to spend the next year backpacking. Through where? I do not know. All I know is that I feel stuck.

Don't Wait to Try to Get Off a College Waitlist

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 04.01.2014 | College
Rebecca Joseph

First of all, congratulations for making it this far in the college admissions process. You will most likely have many good colleges options already, but if you really want to go to a college that waitlisted you, follow as many of these 10 tips as possible.

Three Ways to Be a Better Listener

Tani Brown | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Tani Brown

Respond, don't react. Rather than listening with the intent of speaking, listen with absolutely zero intention other than discovery. Don't react to what you hear, but respond to it at a later time.

College Preadmit Programs: What Are They and Why You Should Attend!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.28.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Before you act on those last two items, though, I urge you to take advantage of any preadmit programs (aka, admitted student days, admit weekend) that colleges offer you and other accepted students.

Different College Application Options and What They Mean

Chuck Cohn | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

For students and parents seeking a competitive edge in college admissions, exploring application options can offer unanticipated advantages. These benefits may be marginal; however, it is always wise to familiarize oneself with each university's procedure.

Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

John McCormick | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

My teenage son has begun looking at colleges. Recently, while we were looking at admissions brochures over breakfast, he asked me how I'd feel if he joined a fraternity.

Obama To Speak At UC Irvine Commencement Ceremony

AP | Posted 03.20.2014 | College

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at the University of California, Irvine, commencement in June after students and staff deliv...

Surprise! Two Bumps and One Jump-Start for High School Seniors on the Road to College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.14.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

For some students there may be a few unexpected bumps before they hit the road for college.

Kafka on Campus

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

Overwhelmed by incessant emails, policy changes, assessment exercises, learning outcomes and mission statements, we don't know where to turn in our search for an education or a meaningful life.

The Scholar's Obligations

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.25.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

In a climate of increasing contempt for the intellectual, why bother? We bother because it is one of our most important obligations.

This Is The Role Of Parents In The College Application Process

Jeannie Borin | Posted 02.26.2014 | Fifty
Jeannie Borin

It's incredibly hard to believe that our kids are heading off to college or are already there. As parents, we reflect on their growing years, our involvement at their schools, at sporting events or making costumes for their plays.

Leadership Out of Crisis

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 02.24.2014 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

Note that Martin Luther King Jr. declared 'I have a dream,' neither 'I have a plan' nor 'I have a strategy.' By articulating a shared dream -- not a plan, not a strategy -- he empowered his fellow Americans to participate in a national dialogue as to how to achieve that vision.

College Sex Fantasies: Sleeping With A Professor

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 02.24.2014 | College

It doesn't come as a shock that some students fantasize about having sex with someone in a position of power. For Anneliese Hucal, that desire came in...

From the Dorm to Lake Placid to Sochi

Perry Binder | Posted 02.17.2014 | College
Perry Binder

We left for Lake Placid from our Binghamton University dormitory at 2:00 a.m., to a mock chorus of God Bless America from the less than enlightened frat boys.

Red Solo Cup, I Lift You Up

Sue Gober | Posted 04.15.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

When I became a college professor, the first teaching supplies I purchased were a red Solo cup, wooden tongue depressors and markers. Today, I am using this same technique in my college classes in our School of Education that Dr. Freiberg started earlier in K-12 schools.

University Halts Sex Assault Investigation Weeks Before Results Released

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.13.2014 | College

Fundamentalist Christian bastion Bob Jones University has sparked controversy after summarily dismissing a consultant group investigating the way the ...

In Support of Senator Warren and Student Loan Refinancing

Ethan Senack | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

We know students and families across generations are struggling with their debt. High debt can also have serious impact on the economy: causing a generation of Americans to hold off starting a family, buying a house, or even saving for retirement.

Anti-Rape Campaign Explains When 'Yes' Is Really 'Yes'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.12.2014 | College

When it comes to sexual consent, yes might not mean yes. Unless it's YES. That's the gist of a college anti-rape campaign in Canada that's gaining ...

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

Why Are So Many Boys Leaving High School Thinking Rape Is Funny?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

What will it take for our mainstream culture to teach children that it is unacceptable to talk about and treat other human beings in these ways? There are ways for boys to express their masculinity, create fraternal bonds and explore their sexuality that do not turn girls and women into "sluts."

Attack of the Femmes Fatales: Defending Columbia's Butler Library

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 02.06.2014 | College
Alison Winfield Burns

A columnist (Karley Sciortino) for Vogue reportedly approached an enrolled Columbia University student and a Barnard College student about doing a nud...