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A Dean's Secret Success Tip for College Freshmen -- and No, It's Not 'Follow Your Passion'

Thomas Kruczek | Posted 03.18.2013 | College
Thomas Kruczek

It may be good advice, but it's premature. Most of them have yet to discover just what it is they are passionate about, since up to this point their "passion" has simply been to graduate from high school and be admitted to their top pick college or university.

Ruining Our Children: The Scourge of College Admissions

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

Sometimes love is far worse than indifference. Parental love powers the frenzy over college admissions, but in the process it distorts every ideal of higher education while it robs adolescents of dignity and even of selfhood.

Higher Education: The Revolution That Really Matters

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 03.14.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

The promise of online learning is already beginning to show holes, only a year or two after it was held up as the panacea that will make higher education available to all. The problem is money.

Making a Mistake Is NOT the End of Your College Career or Your Life

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 03.11.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Walk yourself back from the brink and look at the salvage options. When there is a plan B things usually work out. Be sure to have a plan B. Mistakes can be overcome if you know the tricks of the trade.

U.S. College Students Feel Super Special About Themselves, Survey Finds

Posted 01.08.2013 | College

College students in the United States think they're brilliant snowflakes now more than ever before, according to new research. The findings come fr...

How My Mother Helped Me Transition To An Empty Nest

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 03.02.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

And so here we are, on the eve of the New Year -- a year that will be all about saying goodbye to the old way of doing things and hello to our new stage of life. A year in which I need to accept that the traditions that revolved around my children can evolve and yet still be meaningful and intimate.

Florida Republican: We Needed To 'Keep College Students From Voting'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

A Florida state representative said this week that he had to change local voting laws in order to prevent college students from voting, the Miami Hera...

9 Tips for Turning Freshmen Blues Around

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 02.19.2013 | College
Rebecca Joseph

If students want to transfer, there are things they must do to maximize their chances of success in transferring and ideally finding happiness at their current college.

Gifts for Your College Student: From High-Tech to Practical

Jodi Okun | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Jodi Okun

Looking for the perfect gift for your college student? It's not too late to give them a gift that's thoughtful, fun or just plain practical. Let's f...

Another Tragedy and Another College-aged Shooter

Ross Szabo | Posted 02.17.2013 | College
Ross Szabo

There have been wide scale efforts to educate students and families on other public health crises. It is now time to create effective programs to help young people and everyone involved in their lives learn about mental health.

Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Caring

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 02.12.2013 | College
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

The desire to create a more relevant and responsive university is what motivated me to pursue a career in higher education and to serve as chancellor at three different universities.

Embracing Final Exam Week

Beverly Low | Posted 02.11.2013 | College
Beverly Low

Few events influence the atmosphere on a college campus more dramatically than a week of final exams. It's stressful. You can feel it.

Social Enterprise 4.0 Is About Enlightened Self-Interest

Ben Mangan | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Ben Mangan

The latest iteration of social enterprise will lead to faster rates of deep social impact, and to an increase in the ways talented people can make structured contributions to social and economic change.

U.S. College Degree Holders Sliding Among Global Competitors: Report

The Huffington Post | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education

President Obama has made it a priority for the U.S. to regain its position as the leading producer of college graduates by the year 2020 — a goal th...

The Obama Era: A New Age in American Politics

Brandon Hill | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Brandon Hill

Folks, it is a new day in America. There is a new kind of rhythm in the streets. There is a new kind of voice in the fray. There is a new kind of optimism in the wind. Welcome to the Obama Era.

Homeless for the Holidays

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Well, Turkey Day is over and the malls were packed on Black Friday, and through the weekend, with shoppers trying to catch those quickly vanishing best bargains of the year. But, what does the holiday season really mean to us and to people living on the streets?

11 Famous College Transfer Students

Maureen Elinzano | Posted 01.29.2013 | College
Maureen Elinzano

It's a sad, but true fact that a lot of people don't get into their dream school -- the first time around.

John Celock

'Trying To Find A Problem That Doesn't Exist'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker in Montana is pushing legislation to restrict voter identification in the state to driver licenses and tribal ID c...

How to Be Alone

Vanessa Willoughby | Posted 01.28.2013 | College
Vanessa Willoughby

STEP ONE: Remember that an empty house does not make your skin crawl. In fact, it makes you feel finally free.

The Rise of College Alternatives

Dan Schawbel | Posted 01.20.2013 | College
Dan Schawbel

Today, a college degree comes with both student loans and career uncertainty. We used to count on college as the answer to the job market, but now we have to count on ourselves to take responsibility for our careers.

Government Should Prioritize Slowing the Rise of the Cost of Education

The Swarthmore Phoenix | Posted 01.17.2013 | College
The Swarthmore Phoenix

A heavy tuition burden, especially at public schools, means that many students who would otherwise attend college cannot because of affordability. State governments have adopted the wrong attitude toward budget distribution.

SHOCKER! Colleges Student Pregame Before Going To Bars & Keggers!

Posted 11.16.2012 | College

Last week, the Los Angeles Times discovered college students pre-game -- or as they called it, "pre-funking" -- before going out on weekends. They ...

The Nightmare of Achieving Accuracy in Student Attrition Studies

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

When it comes to identifying how well an institution is doing on student success, even the most basic data element is difficult to define. Indeed, how does one define "student?"

The Virtue of the Noisy College Student

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 01.12.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Making noise, finding your voice is an essential life strategy. Students today claim to be communicating more than any generation before using technology. But the technology of texting, Facebook, and Twitter is silent.

Growing a Generation Who Doesn't know How to Fail

Andy Braner | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

Parents: We are not there to make life easy on our kids. It's our job to help them grow up with the skills to become successful adults.