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5 Credit Card Rules for New Grads

Credit.com | Posted 07.14.2012 | Money
Credit.com

If you just graduated, you might be looking forward to managing money on your own. Certainly, it's deliciously liberating. But it can also be tricky.

College Beauty Tips for a Fabulous Summer

Uloop | Posted 07.14.2012 | College
Uloop

Sweltering temperatures tend to make hair frizz, makeup melt and skin peel. It's any girl's beauty nightmare. Here are a few ways to keep you looking fresh during break and how to use the warm sun to your advantage!

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Obama's Barnard Remarks Fall Flat With Some Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.14.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama's commencement address Monday at Barnard College was filled with moments reminiscent of the 2008 presidential camp...

New Grads Choose Job Security Over Start-up Opportunity

Gautam Godhwani | Posted 07.14.2012 | College
Gautam Godhwani

If the idea of beginning your career at a start-up makes your palms sweat, then you aren't alone. According to a recent survey, only 4 percent of 2012 graduates said a startup would be their ideal place to work.

Financial Knowledge Can Be Economic Destiny

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Knowledge is power, and in the case of financial education, knowledge is economic power, perhaps even economic destiny. Individuals, families, employers, communities and schools all have roles to play in ensuring that a secure economic destiny is available to all.

10 States With the Most Student Loan Debt Per Graduate

InvestingAnswers | Posted 07.14.2012 | College
InvestingAnswers

Collectively, college graduates now owe more than $1 trillion in student loans. Here are the top 10 states that held the most student loan debt per graduate at the end of the 2010 school year.

The Grace in Saying Good-Bye

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder | Posted 07.11.2012 | Education
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

This season of graduation reminds us that reexamining the past is necessary for us to begin afresh. Like the Sankofa bird, there is something productive about using the past to propel us forward.

Six Pieces Of Wisdom And Advice For College Grads, Inspired By And Borrowed From Norman Lear

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Caty Borum Chattoo

So much of my "wisdom" or, more accurately, just "stuff that I say," comes from the actual wisdom of the great mentor of my life, the incomparable Norman Lear. Graduation season is the perfect time to share Norman's "Norman-isms."

It's Time to Solve the Student Loan Crisis

Adam Levin | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Adam Levin

The time has come for the re-creation of AmeriCorps, and the rethinking of the government role in borrowing for education. Specifically, the country needs to address three major problems.

Raising Interest Rates? But Students Are Already in Debt

Kaitlyn Ridel | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Kaitlyn Ridel

I am a college student who is really tired of hearing Congress argue about college. This week Senate Republicans rejected a bill preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling July 1.

Top Five Things to Know When Applying to Colleges and Universities

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.10.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Parents often ask, "How can I get my son or daughter into the best, highest ranking college?" From 20 years of working with student applicants, I have learned that this is the wrong question to ask.

Can Kate Miltner Haz 'A' For Her LOLCats Dissertation?

Posted 05.10.2012 | College

Whoever said LOLCats were mindless might haz the wrong idea, according to Kate Miltner, who wrote her London School of Economics masters dissertation ...

Are The Pleasures of Drinking All In Your Head?

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

Is it the wine that's making me feel good, or is it the positive associations I have with the ritual of drinking?

The Real Me

Sarah McBride | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Sarah McBride

For my entire life, I've wrestled with my gender identity. It was only after the experiences of this year that I was able to come to terms with what had been my deepest secret: I'm transgender.

Life as a Transfer Student

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Hilary Sheinbaum

Is it a choice I would recommend? It's a tough, personal and likely uncomfortable decision to make -- especially for those who drive around town with the mascot of their former school plastered across their car's license plate (just saying). It's not for everyone.

An Irish Touch

Peak Johnson | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
Peak Johnson

The theme of Irish literature is filling the hearts and minds of a few Community College of Philadelphia students and professors as they step out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Blogger Fired For Calling Black Studies 'Victimization Claptrap'

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices

The Chronicle of Higher Education dismissed one of its bloggers after outcry over a blog post she wrote questioning the legitimacy of black studies as...

International Education: So Much More Than Study Abroad

David Harrison | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
David Harrison

For prospective students and parents looking for the most international education possible, I recommend considering the following areas.

Romney Should Pick Jindal, Not Rubio

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

While Jindal may help the Republican Party among Asian American voters (Jindal's parents emigrated from India), I think he would also help with gaining support among highly-educated voters, which is another group that the GOP has been having problems with.

4 Life-Changing Courses All Universities Should Teach

Brazen Life | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
Brazen Life

Should those degrees we spend tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars on should maybe focus less on forcing freshman to take sex ed and Bio 101 and instead provide us with courses on how to do our taxes?

Parents and College Admissions

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Nicolaus Mills

Great parenting begins with loving a son or daughter unconditionally. Great admissions decisions begin with a cool assessment of a student's strengths and weaknesses. The gap between the two could not be wider.

Iowa Student Denied Gay Scholarship Recognition At Catholic High School

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 07.08.2012 | Gay Voices

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A gay student in Iowa says his Catholic high school is refusing to allow a foundation that promotes gay rights activism to pre...

Goodbye J-School, Hello World

Anna Hiatt | Posted 07.08.2012 | New York
Anna Hiatt

Our whirlwind friendship began what seems like a century ago. It was before the moment that New York became "home." "It shall be a carnival of the liver," he said.

My Struggles With Anti-Intellectualism

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

"Can do" pragmatism was the fuel of America prosperity. But that pragmatism was reinforced with an abiding respect for knowledge and critical thinking. It's hard to do anything in a place devoid of new ideas, a place where dreamers are discouraged from dreaming.

Grading Time: I Give Up, You're All Exceptional

Rebecca Schuman | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Rebecca Schuman

It's that magical time in collegiate life when the sum total of a student's achievement is quantified in a series of letters. And these days, those letters are usually A's.