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The Best Advice for Students Attending Their First Year of College

Quora | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
Quora

For the first four weeks, put lots of effort into your social life. Never eat alone. Knock on doors and chat with people. Figure out interesting things to do in the area, then invite people there on weekends.

Sexism in Tech, and What One NYU Student Is Doing About It

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Guy Cimbalo

The Tumblr blog Hackers of NY launched in February this year and very quickly became a phenomenon, spawning spin off sites everywhere from Miami to Bangalore -- there's now a "Hackers of..." in nine countries and 13 cities.

3 Ways to Avoid the Consequences of Pre-Fall Break Burnout

Luis Ruuska | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Luis Ruuska

In students, burnout can be associated with feelings of lethargy and demotivation or the feeling that doing work is meaningless. With that in mind, here are three ways you can avoid burnout and survive until fall break.

When Less Is More: A Closer Look at Higher Education

Mindy Crary | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
Mindy Crary

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors will apply to college this year, in hopes of being accepted by their first choice. However, is the higher monetary cost of a more elite university worth the added sticker price?

How To Manage The College Admissions Frenzy

Jeannie Borin | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Students now apply to an average of a dozen universities to assure acceptance into a college because of the competitive nature of admissions. What has created this competitive environment and how are students empowered to take charge?

Money Mistakes Freshman Can Make if You Don't Talk to Them About It

Mary Johnson | Posted 09.25.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

While Parents' Weekend and the chance to see your new college student face-to-face may be right around the corner, don't forget how much they would like to hear from you between now and then, and add in some practical money tips for good measure.

Colleges Finding New Ways To Promote Students' Social And Emotional Well-Being

us news | Beth Howard | Posted 09.23.2014 | College

This article originally appeared on U.S. News & World Report, and is republished with permission. The quad at Wake Forest University in North Carol...

Why This College Senior Is Protesting Ladies' Night At His Local Bar

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.22.2014 | College

Some University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill students are protesting the "patriarchal culture" within the party scene at their campus. On Sept. 16...

Five Questions To Help Choose The Best Student Loan For You

CommonBond | Posted 09.19.2014 | Money
CommonBond

Your personal financial goals have great influence over your repayment plan choice. If your financial situation improves over time, you may be in a more comfortable position to make prepayments to eliminate your remaining student debt.

Teaching the Next Generation of Leaders

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
Ola Ojewumi

As children we are taught to be leaders and not followers. In real life, there is no blueprint for successful leadership. We all have an image in our ...

How to Dress for a Job Interview: A Guide for Men

Uloop | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
Uloop

First impressions can go a long way, especially when it comes down to the way you appear in front of your employer. You want to be able to differentiate yourself from people who are working for the company and those who are "outside" of the workplace.

6 Ingenious Ways to Save Money on College Applications

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Paying for college doesn't just begin in your first semester freshman year. Rather, prospective college students can expect to start funding their higher education in high school--when they send in their college applications.

What I'd Rather Have Taken in College Instead of Philosophy

Patrice Bendig | Posted 09.16.2014 | College
Patrice Bendig

It would have made a world of difference if my curriculum focused on more practical working skills rather than just industry fundamentals and core classes. Here are a few classes I wish were on my roaster during college.

Hope, Voting and Creating the World You Want to Live In

Paul Loeb | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Loeb

We live in a contradictory world. Dispiriting events coincide with progress for human dignity. Bombs fall on children. The gay rights movement makes unimaginable gains. But when change occurs, it's because people find ways to act even in demoralizing times or when all the doors seem closed, and open up new possibilities by doing so.

Return on Performance in Higher Education

Joseph Urgo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Joseph Urgo

Return on Performance: let's be honest with students and their families when they are choosing a college. Tuition does not purchase a degree. Tuition purchases the opportunity to learn how to succeed.

A Purchased World of Distractions

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 09.12.2014 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

It is my responsibility as a president to remind our students that our portable devices should never derail building relationships or limit the experiences that are the hallmarks of an in-person, on-campus higher education experience.

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.

This Is How These College Students Are Defending Their Right To Party

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.04.2014 | College

Just a couple of weeks after Syracuse University was named the No. 1 party school in America, large celebrations at one of the school's most popular s...

To The Lonely Freshman: Your Isolation Is Not Permanent

Matt Camarda | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Matt Camarda

Your isolation may feel permanent; it may become hard to imagine a future in which you've found your place. It may feel like cold comfort to hear that adjusting takes time, but it's the truth. I've been there.

How Everybody Knows You Must Be A College Freshman

Pixable | Posted 09.03.2014 | College
Pixable

We try not to judge because we all started out as freshmen, but we can't help ourselves from laughing when we see a group 18-year-olds still sporting their high school t-shirts heading towards the dining hall like a hungry pack of wolves.

Five Dos and Five Don'ts for College Seniors (From a Point Scholar Who's Been There)

Jacob Tobia | Posted 09.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Jacob Tobia

I want to pass along a bit of advice about life. Because I'm a recent graduate, the triumphs and tribulations of senior year are still fresh in my mind, and with all the infinite wisdom that is conferred upon me by three months out of college, it's a big deal that I'm passing along my sage advice to you.

The Truth About Going to College and Getting Into Debt

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could make your own decisions by meditating and listening to that small still voice that whispers, 'Don't go to college; you're not ready yet. Save your money instead.'

Dr. Aaron Bruce Urges Students of Color to Prepare to become International Leaders

Monica Medina | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Monica Medina

Studying abroad contributes to global, regional and national economies in a significant way. It opens up doors for international trade, commerce and understanding, as well as for peace building, communication, and national security.

The Best Answer To The Question, "What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?"

Alicia Jessop | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Alicia Jessop

As a sports law professor, I realize that only 15 to 25-percent of my students have any interest in going to law school. Thus, I need to create value beyond the in-class material for the rest of my students.

The Overachiever's Guide to Junior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

Identify a second faculty mentor for research. Meet at least once a semester with both of your faculty mentors to explore research opportunities, including paid summer experiences. Also, if you plan on applying to graduate school, request letters of recommendation.