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It Takes a Community to Educate a Student

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

Experiences outside of the classroom are often as meaningful as those inside the classroom. The academic professionals on your campuses are integral to the success and well-being of your students.

Pay It Back: The Public and the Student Loan System

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 11.25.2014 | College
Kathleen Weldon

Despite the sticker shock, the public has consistently believed that college is worth the money -- though questions that mention actual dollar amounts tend to leave respondents somewhat more skeptical.

Passwords: Secret Pieces of Us Revealing Something More

Uloop | Posted 11.21.2014 | College

Passwords are things we have to draw upon and remember in our daily lives, so making one to help you eat healthier or to remind you of a hardship that you overcame and don't want to go back to is probably one of the most clever things I have ever heard of.

Thanksgiving Break With Your College Freshman

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Once you become reacquainted and reconnected with your child and settle into the holiday spirit, it is then appropriate to discuss the more serious issues and catch up with her semester away from home.

Survey Finds 1 In 5 College Students Have Abused Prescription Medication

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.14.2014 | College

A new survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids found that abuse of prescription stimulants is "becoming normalized" among college student...

An Etiquette Guide to College Admissions News

Peyton Price | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Good for him! Jock scholarship I bet he can't wait! Party school Smart choice. Community college

Here's What to Do While Waiting for Admission Decisions

Jeannie Borin | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

You have undoubtedly worked hard to complete your applications and finally they are submitted! Now what? For the next few weeks, you may feel the anxiousness of the notorious college waiting game as nerves build and decision time gets closer.

GOP Voter Intimidation Efforts Are in Full Swing

Erik Ose | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Why do the Republicans feel a need to engage in such shady voter intimidation schemes year after year? Why are they so afraid of letting people go to the polls and choosing whichever candidates they prefer, free from interference with their right to vote?

10 Things I Learned Within My First Two Months Of College

Breana Brill | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Breana Brill

It hasn't been hard just because I'm from out of state, or that school itself is really challenging, but I also don't have a guiding hand to give me advice like I did in high school.

Voting Rights -- And Voting Wrongs

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

They don't want you voting. So vote!!!

History Lessons: My Coming Out Party at the State Department

Thomas Gallagher | Posted 10.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Thomas Gallagher

My journey began as a student at Monmouth College, now Monmouth University, where my psychology professor taught me that homosexuality was a serious mental illness.

UT-Austin & S-Comm: Here's What You Need to Know

Ingrid Vasquez | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Ingrid Vasquez

Since its inception in 2009, Travis County has deported about 19 immigrants each week -- "leading all counties with the highest percentage of deported non criminals." And The University of Texas at Austin, has been no stranger to these type of issues.

My Puzzling Twitter Conversation With The Princeton Mom About Date Rape

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

From what I understand, as far as the Princeton Mom is concerned, if a girl is drinking and she's raped, it's her fault. And that makes no sense to me.

8 Unconventional Tips for Saving Money in College

Credit Karma | Posted 10.27.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

By understanding what you're spending your money on, you can begin to cut out unnecessary expenses and think of ways to save money on the purchases you really need.

Same-Sex Marriage Support Nearly Universal Among Entering College Students

Kevin Eagan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Kevin Eagan

As these state bans continue to fall, the federal government has announced that it would immediately begin recognizing same-sex marriages in all of 33 states.

The Most Important Money Milestones For New Grads | Posted 10.27.2014 | College

If you happen to be a recent or upcoming grad, the odds are you have three things on your mind: jobs, housing and finances.

Why Social Media Guidance Is Important

Jeannie Borin | Posted 10.25.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Social media Web sites have become a global information network that undoubtedly has many benefits. However, with this increased exposure, it is vital to make sure our students are wise and remain safe as they post information online.

3 College Fashion Programs Worth Knowing About

Uloop | Posted 10.24.2014 | College

Fashion is becoming an industry that more and more people want to be a part of. But the long held belief that the only way you can be involved in the industry is if you're a designer or model has flown way out the window.

6 Tips For Surviving Group Projects

Uloop | Posted 10.24.2014 | College

Group projects have always been maybe the worst thing ever about school, aside from actually having to study. You're forced to work with people you may not like or work well with, or who might not always put forth effort in the group.

Save Your Pennies: The Cost to Apply to College Adds Up

Mary Johnson | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

High school students and their families getting ready to apply for college are probably most focused on the cost of attending, but they also should be aware of the hefty costs associated with just applying to college.

Bullies in the Classroom

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.25.2014 | Education
Lev Raphael

We probably all have memories of our favorite teachers, the ones who inspired us and still make us smile years later. And then there are the ones who are like Grendel at the banqueting hall in Beowulf, casting a long shadow.

How Jennifer Lawrence Broke Her Silence

Uloop | Posted 10.17.2014 | College

When a person hears the word "crime," they think of a criminal -- a person at fault for doing something against the law. While we may never find the exact source of the leaked photos, we have to at the very least stop blaming the women for taking them.

7 Tips For Choosing A College Major You'll Love

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 10.17.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Still, not knowing what to study when first starting college is normal--between 20% and 50% of students start off as undeclared. Your early years are the perfect time to explore your interests and figure out what you love doing.

Suggestions for College Juniors: Balancing the Joy and Practicality of Learning

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

In my Huffington Post post on higher education, I have been stressing the joy and practicality of learning. What follows is a sequel to my "19 Suggest...

Open Letter to Online Students

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Brandi Megan Granett

You may be wondering why I am constantly emailing or texting you when you miss an assignment. There are many reasons why I do this, and it isn't because I like to nag. But first, I want to clear something up.