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Freefalling (Possibly)

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 12.03.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of September 27th, 2011 One of the reasons Boston University was so attractive to me was that they had several clubs related to astronomy and ...

Jon Stewart and the Kids

Ming Holden | Posted 12.01.2011 | Home
Ming Holden

Jon Stewart came to Indiana for my birthday. Well, okay, on my birthday. When I was a college freshman in 2002, we used to gather in the basement o...

America's Early Childhood Education Crisis

Michael Yarbrough | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education
Michael Yarbrough

The fact of the matter is that early childhood, ages three to five, is not only an ideal time to build a solid foundation in literacy and critical thinking abilities, but a crucial one at that.

At Solar Decathlon, College Eco-Stars Reveal True Future of Solar

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.30.2011 | College
Brian F. Keane

Solar Decathletes are students who, instead of partying at the beach or making money at temporary jobs, decide to help design, engineer and assemble solar-powered homes in their spare time.

Wall Street Protest Supporters 'Occupy' Tumblr

Turnstyle | Posted 11.30.2011 | College

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Guide to Studying for the GRE

Uloop | Posted 11.29.2011 | College

If you haven't taken the GRE already, it may feel overwhelming to think about studying for it. There's a lot of material to cover. But don't despair: if you start reviewing now and do a little practice every day, you should feel calm and confident once it's time to take the test.

Hayley Miller

Top Harvard Official Rakes In $6.4 Million A Year | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top-level college executives are enjoying rising pay packages, often exceeding $1 million annually, even as students are facing ever-hig...

New Federal Aid Targets Community Colleges, Hispanic-Serving Schools | Posted 11.29.2011 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration made major cash infusions to community colleges and Hispanic-Serving Institutions on Monday through grant...

A Context for Cheating: Great Neck, USA

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Carol Smaldino

Anyone who lives in this neck of the woods, the "great" neck so to speak, knows just how huge the competition and pressures are to get into college, let alone the college of one's choice.

Maybe Engineers Should Run Colleges

Jeff Selingo | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

When we think of solving complex problems, we normally turn to engineers. And higher education is facing some tough issues. So what if engineers tackled those problems?

Latino College Enrollment Hits Record High -- But Will It Continue?

Roberto Ramos | Posted 11.28.2011 | Latino Voices
Roberto Ramos

Our strategy should be loud and clear, communicating that without significant Latino educational progress, we will all receive a failing grade.

How to Get All the Value of a Harvard Education at 1/8th the Price

Paul Freedman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education
Paul Freedman

Because of the rising cost of college tuition, many people have been looking for new and creative ways to 'hack' education and reduce the price of a h...

Dining Hall DIY: Bruschetta

Small Kitchen College | Posted 11.27.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

2011-09-27-Screenshot20110927at3.01.19PM.jpg While making the trip to Italy may not be presently in the cards, bringing Italy to you couldn't be easier.

In Someone Else's Words

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 11.26.2011 | Books
Isabel Kaplan

The number of writers who repurpose other writers' words and call it legitimate original artwork (not to mention the number of advocates for such a practice) is -- very disconcertingly -- on the rise.

Learning Tolerance in the City That Never Smiles

Ben Kassoy | Posted 11.26.2011 | New York
Ben Kassoy

A few months on the urban battlefield has turned me impatient. It must have to do something with the cacophonous volley of car horns smattered with profanity, or the time I saw one guy kick another in the chest at Two Bros. Pizza.

Be The Jew You Are: Can Young Jews Become More Jewish Without Much Judaism?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Samantha Perilstein is a bubbly hospitality major at the University of Delaware and deeply connected ...

Lucia Graves

Solar Decathlon Touches Down In D.C. | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy's biennial Solar Decathlon kicked off Friday, with hundreds of students from across the country -- and eve...

SAT Scores Decline and that Doesn't Matter

Daniel Luzer | Posted 11.23.2011 | College
Daniel Luzer

There are a number of things that are probably worthy of improvement at American high schools, but falling SAT scores don't indicate a problem.

College Brings New Freedoms -- For Parents

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Carolyn Bucior

"We're supposed to be making wild love in every room of the house," my husband said to me after our son went to college. I set down the crossword puzzle. He was right. It was time to party.

Why "Waiting It Out" Does No One Any Good: Today's New Class Of Workers Must Fight For The American Dream

Ladan Nekoomaram | Posted 11.23.2011 | College
Ladan Nekoomaram

In over 9 percent unemployment and graduations after graduations with more students clueless about what they're going to do next, people in my generation have started giving up.

Think Different? Not on College Campuses

Jeff Selingo | Posted 11.22.2011 | College
Jeff Selingo

What if higher ed lost its grip on the credential business? Perhaps then administrators and professors would be forced to think that there is more than one way to provide a college education.

Financing College In Tough Times Is No Easy Feat

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.22.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Robyn Gee We heard last week that the...

The Defining Moments of Dorm Life: Frazier, Simpson, and the Murder at Bowie State

Stacia L. Brown | Posted 11.22.2011 | Black Voices
Stacia L. Brown

When I heard about the likely accidental homicide of Dominique Frazier at Bowie State, then saw Alexis Simpson's mug shot and read the quote Alexis reportedly uttered before fleeing the scene, my heart divided its empathies.

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit Colleges Reaping Benefits From Veterans | Chris Kirkham | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

As veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan use billions of dollars in federal benefits to pay for higher education, for-profit colleges are captu...

How to Make Your New College Town Your Home

Uloop | Posted 11.22.2011 | College

Just as meeting people on campus will make you more comfortable at school, so will your getting acquainted with the surrounding area help you settle in for the next four years.