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College Affordability: Damned If You Go, Damned If You Don't?

José Cruz | Posted 03.21.2012 | College
José Cruz

We can make it not only possible, but probable that the growing numbers of low-income students can rise to the middle class, paving the way for less inequality and more social mobility in America.

Chris Kirkham

After New Regulations, For-Profit College Executives Change Course In 2012 | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

Four years ago, during the last presidential election, James "Bill" Heavener, CEO and co-chairman of the for-profit Full Sail University, served as a ...

The Critical Connection Between Higher Education and the American Dream

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

The American Dream is built on the promise that individuals from all walks of life can find success and prosperity here. That dream has taken some hit...

Teaching Real Law for the 99 Percent

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 08.14.2012 | College
Oliver R. Goodenough

The legal profession isn't the only sector of our society that has focused excessively on the needs of moneyed power, but it can help lead the way to redressing the balance.

Let's Get Physical

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.19.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Even though I was recently edged out by Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper as People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, I am proud to say that, for a guy with an AARP card, I still have a boyish figure.

The Best 4 Years of Your Life... Are Over: 5 Financial Steps for 20-Somethings

Justine Rivero | Posted 03.18.2012 | College
Justine Rivero

Now is the time to finally stop making excuses and start being "growed up" with your finances with these five steps.

An Alarming Trend at University of Montana

Katherine Redmond | Posted 08.06.2012 | College
Katherine Redmond

After the Penn State scandal broke, I was asked if this was finally the tipping point. Would colleges now take sexual assault seriously? Doubtful. And a new case of a university run amok has emerged to serve as evidence.

Why America Needs Good Teachers

Mary Ann Rankin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Mary Ann Rankin

An increased emphasis on good teachers who can provide high quality math and science education should be a top priority for America's educational community and our political leaders.

Trash Television and the American Youth: Irresponsibility Overload

Bethany St. James | Posted 03.17.2012 | TV
Bethany St. James

For far too long, we have shirked our responsibilities as adults and allowed the television to take the reins.

Champions of the Green Movement

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

When Dr. King was assassinated, it was 1968. President Obama was 7 and EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson was 6. Many of the African-American leaders who now carry the torch of justice that King lit were young when he died.

Chris Kirkham

Mitt Romney's Rationale On For-Profit Colleges Is At Odds With Reality | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business

Along the campaign trail during the past month, Mitt Romney has been offering up his answer to the soaring costs of higher education and student debt:...

Insider's View of For-Profit Colleges, Race, Class and Education Justice

Tressie McMillan Cottom | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Tressie McMillan Cottom

Kaplan's assertion that students' fears and pain should be used to motivate them insinuates what many of us suspect to be true of the people who end up at for-profit colleges: they are lazy and stupid. But the students I worked with were not lazy, unmotivated, or stupid.

Why I Stopped Watching TV, and Why You Should Too

Uloop | Posted 03.14.2012 | College

Have you ever tried fully focusing on a task? That means no TV, no Facebook, and no texting -- just you and the task at hand. Well, it's awesome.

Chris Kirkham

Kaplan University: Preying On 'Pain' And 'Fears' Of Low-Income Students Is Not 'Remotely Deceptive' | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

"Boiler room" sales tactics at some for-profit colleges have attracted unprecedented government and law enforcement scrutiny over the past two years. ...

The Value Gap

Jeff Selingo | Posted 03.13.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

For the vast majority of colleges, the time has come to prove their worth if they have any plans to continue the price increases of the past several years.

Proposed D.C. Law Could Make College Applications Mandatory

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.12.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo Kwame Brown, Chairman of Washington DC’s City Council, is the youngest chairman in the history of the city. As a result,...

Suze Orman Answers Your Questions

Posted 01.11.2012 | College

Are you struggling with the fine print on your loan package? We've brought you the expert herself. Suze Orman, host of The Suze Orman Show, is a pe...

10 Ways to Have the Best Interview Possible

Her Campus | Posted 03.11.2012 | College
Her Campus

Interviews are stressful. And awkward. And intimidating. They also happen to be that one thing standing between you and your dream internship or job. ...

The Ideal Student Loan Situation, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

Finance expert Suze Orman describes the ideal situation for student loan payments. Get Suze's FREE download to The Money Navigator enter the gift cod...

Prepaid College Plans: Shrinking Options, Rising Risk

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2012 | College

(Repeats to wider audience without changes to text) * Funding gap for prepaid college plans unsustainable * Many have cl...

A 2012 College Graduate Guide to Employment

Scott Janssen | Posted 03.11.2012 | College
Scott Janssen

There has been plenty of coverage of America's economic downturn in recent years but there has been one glaring hole: the perspective of the recent college graduate attempting to wade through such uncertainty.

Academia's Emerging Role In Entrepreneurship Policymaking

Robert Strom | Posted 03.10.2012 | Small Business
Robert Strom

While the mounting interest in entrepreneurship in the government and at our universities is encouraging, it is hardly enough to create the kind of broad understanding and policy support that we need to foster new business creation in a meaningful way.

The Benefits of a January Term

Uloop | Posted 03.08.2012 | College

For those who attend a school with an interim program, January means returning to school. Those of you who are still at home, basking in the laziness of a longer hiatus, may be wondering what exactly a J-Term entails.

Sam Stein

Santorum Accuses Obama Of 'Hubris' And 'Snobbery' | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

The most animated exchange of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's Saturday morning event in Manchester, N.H. came when he called out President Ob...

My Post-Academic Year

Amanda Krauss | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education
Amanda Krauss

If being "post-academic" means doing things not printed on your transcript, we're all post-academics. Applying knowledge to new situations is the point of an education, or at least it used to be.