iOS app Android app

College News

GET READY! GET SET! GO FRESHMEN! How to Get a Running Start When You Arrive at College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

You've already faced one of life's biggest challenges: getting into college. The next challenge is taking full advantage of everything your college has to offer you, getting good grades and also having a great time.

Hilarious Old Words That Need A Comeback

thoughtcatalog.com | Marielle Wakim | Posted 07.16.2012 | College

By Marielle Wakim Thought Catalog The folks at Merriam-Webster and the Oxford English dictionary are largely considered the gatekeepers of the wor...

When Compromise Goes Awry

Christopher Haugh | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Christopher Haugh

It is we, the millennial college graduates, who will make this country great again. Now is a time to send us a vote of confidence, not shackle us further.

Get In-Formation

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 09.02.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

The Board's second-vote encore would have been a fitting end to the University drama -- if the goal had been merely to reinstate Sullivan. From the beginning, however, the debate was about information.

Can't Find A Job? Make One!

Thomas Kruczek | Posted 09.01.2012 | College
Thomas Kruczek

Students today approach the notion of starting their own business with a sense of optimism and hope and with the knowledge that if they do launch and fail, no one will tattoo an 'L' on their forehead branding them a loser.

Jason Linkins

No, The Conflict At The University Of Virginia Has Got Nothing To Do With A 'Queen Bee Scenario'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.26.2012 | Media

Back when the contretemps that's currently engulfing the University of Virginia concerning the ouster of University President Teresa Sullivan started ...

Some Assembly Required

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

On the Sullivan question, the faculty stance is well-known. Contrary to the myth of lazy professors, the Faculty Senate worked hard to support Sullivan.

Zach Carter

University of Virginia Scandal Fingers Education's Corporate Masters

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.25.2012 | College

For more than two weeks, the University of Virginia has been in an uproar over the abrupt resignation of school President Teresa Sullivan. Sullivan st...

UVa's Vice Rector Resigns After President's Ouster

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 06.21.2012 | College

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The vice rector of the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors resigned Tuesday, saying he wanted to help quell the turmoil...

Midnight Judges

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 08.21.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

Whether Mark Kington's resignation Tuesday came from moral acknowledgement of wrongdoing or a panicked response to public frustration, his stepping down has been the only true statement he's made.

How to Combat the Dwindling College Resources for Underserved Students

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

After the NACAC conference, I couldn't get these statistics out of my head. I wanted to do something about the dearth of information available to the underserved.

Rain Down

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

We don't need this. School starts in August. The interim president will have no confidence from the community -- let alone the Board, whose lasting support we all know of. We are not at the point of no return.

Aimee Copeland Fights Flesh-eating Virus While Refusing Pain Meds

AP | JEFF MARTIN | Posted 06.17.2012 | College

ATLANTA -- A Georgia woman fighting a flesh-eating disease is refusing to take pain medications during some procedures, partly because of her personal...

Without a Trace

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 08.12.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

Students deserve an explanation about our president's resignation. If mistakes were made, students should know specifically what the next president ought to improve on, so we can best participate in assessing a new candidate.

Too Close? Mizzou Basketball Fan On Team Plane Arrested On Coke Ring Charges

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 08.11.2012 | College

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A Missouri men's basketball fan who regularly traveled with the team to NCAA tournament games the past four seasons is among mor...

University of Georgia Professor Charged With Prostitution Related To Transexual Escort Ad

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.08.2012 | College

A prominent University of Georgia professor has been arrested and charged with allegedly prostituting himself for $60 and for allegedly running a pros...

What Colleges Want the Public to Know

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 08.16.2012 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Amid the daily blast of headlines competing for attention, the public may sometimes have to search for substantive but less sensational news generated by colleges and universities.

Unequal Punishment Plagues College Football Drug Policies

AP | JOHN ZENOR | Posted 06.04.2012 | College

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Players testing positive for marijuana in the mighty Southeastern Conference do not face the one-year suspension that comes from g...

In Transit: From College to Cubicle

Jennifer Langione | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

As college students, we spent four years reaping the freedoms of young adulthood without being occupied by financial stress or parental responsibilities. Now we must start paying for rent, food and transportation.

One Surprising, Over-the-Top College Admissions Essay: The Fun, Lighter Side of Getting Onto College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.22.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

If you write about something you care about and dare to be yourself, or perhaps use a bit of irony or "tongue in cheek," you might just end up having a good time.

The Year in Review: College Sports Reform Reaches the Tipping Point

Warren K. Zola | Posted 07.20.2012 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

There are active lawsuits over departure dates but make no mistake -- schools are chasing television dollars like never before. And neither the student-athletes nor the NCAA has any say in this process.

Why Daring to Be Yourself Is the Best Approach to College Admissions

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.16.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Begin paying attention to what you like, what pleases you, and what seems meaningful. This is not being selfish; it is quite the opposite. Happy, successful people are not motivated by their own egos, but by doing something meaningful in their lives.

Joy Resmovits

Obama's Barnard Remarks Fall Flat With Some Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.14.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama's commencement address Monday at Barnard College was filled with moments reminiscent of the 2008 presidential camp...

Auburn Discovers New Hunter Spider In Its Backyard (VIDEO)

Posted 05.11.2012 | College

Researchers with Auburn University have discovered a new species of trapdoor spiders in a well-developed housing subdivision in the heart of Aubur...

Tufts Reverses Suspension Over 'Check Out Our Cox' T-Shirts

Posted 05.07.2012 | College

After a brief suspension over an offending shirt, the Tufts crew team's punishment was overturned on Thursday by the president of the university. "...