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College Recruiting

Another Sign College Sports Continue to Spin Out of Control

Ken Reed | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The head football coach at LSU recently picked up a commitment from quarterback Zadock Dinkelmann. Zack's an 8th grader from Texas. That's not a misprint; Dinkelmann is indeed an 8th grader. Recruiting middle school kids is increasingly common at the highest levels of college sports.

Are Artsy Students Screwed Over By Job Recruiting?

HuffPost Live | Allison Bresnick | Posted 02.18.2014 | College

Azza Cohen, a sophomore at Princeton University, is very serious about pursuing the creative arts. The problem is she didn't feel like there were many...

#Hackademics: How Hacker Culture Is Changing Recruitment

Siya Raj Purohit | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology
Siya Raj Purohit

Hacking culture has ushered in an era of creators, who prove their ability through what they build and know, not through their alma mater. These young creators are now entering the job market and changing the recruitment industry.

Hey, High School Senior: Dartmouth Wants YOU!

Linda Flanagan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Linda Flanagan

Just two of the 14 kids who applied to Dartmouth from Jeff's high school last year were accepted. So why is Dartmouth beckoning him with bi-weekly emails and come-hither glossy fliers?

New NCAA Recruiting Rules: Streamlined? Maybe. More work? Definitely.

George White | Posted 03.26.2013 | Sports
George White

Coaches at small schools, prepare to work harder and possibly get fewer results. Meanwhile, coaches at large schools, it is time to bug the president for more money. You can legitimately spend it.

The New Building Blocks

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

As we move to the last phase of this year's college admissions cycle, it is useful to look at how selective colleges and universities construct their admission classes.

They Come for the View but Stay for the Transformation

Andrew Benton | Posted 09.24.2012 | College
Andrew Benton

Choosing where to attend college based on the relative strength of a particular major is like deciding on what to order at a fine restaurant before going in the front door.

WATCH: Rap Video Aims To Draw More Students To University of Rochester

Posted 03.09.2012 | Black Voices

Colleges have ramped up their recruiting efforts in recent years, employing everything from ski weekends to reality TV shows to draw new students in. ...

Jeremy Lin and What It Means to Be an Underdog

Seth Engel | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education
Seth Engel

One of the novelties of Lin's story is that he went to Harvard as a basketball player and then, despite his diploma, persevered as a basketball player after graduating. He represents the ultimate victory of the jock over the nerd.

Coach Firings Demand Smarter Recruits, Parents

Jon Kerr | Posted 01.30.2012 | Sports
Jon Kerr

Instead of caring whether a coach will stay (because he won't), kids and parents need to be asking questions more in line with the culture of today.

Scholarship Funds For Female Athletes Often Unused

My Fox Tampa Bay | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

Who doesn't want to get a free ride to college? If you're a superstar high school athlete, colleges are falling over themselves to give you a free rid...

Tom Kovic, Victory Collegiate Consulting: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Chinese Students Scammed By Recruiters For US Universities

Bloomberg | Daniel Golden | Posted 07.23.2011 | College

Eager to mine a newly affluent China, the State University of New York, Tulane University in New Orleans and scores of other schools are starting to p...

Does March Madness Matter?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.28.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Does college basketball matter? Well it depends to which college basketball they are referring.

Oregon Case Wake Up Call to Parents

Jon Kerr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jon Kerr

If you are a parent of a high school student athlete who has aspirations to play in college, you may want to pay attention to what's going on at the U...

My Son the Recruit

Jay Neugeboren | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jay Neugeboren

For those who don't like to see kids getting recruited early, I ask: if it was your kid, and he was being recruited by one of the most storied grad programs in our poetry-loving nation, what would you do?