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Empty Nest Pt. 3... See You In November!

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents
Lorraine Devon Wilke

So the boy came home after nine months away. He arrived with bags and boxes, too much facial hair, a bonsai that survived the dorm, and a big, fat smile that told me how happy he was to be home.

Why Can't We Educate for a Job and an Education?

Jeff Selingo | Posted 12.19.2011 | College
Jeff Selingo

Employers and politicians need to learn that if colleges provide training only for jobs that need to be filled now, those workers will probably be useless in about two years, given the rapid pace of change in most industries.

Cheers to the Last Time We Do This

Sebastian Martinez | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home
Sebastian Martinez

Cheers to the year of "the last time will ever do this," cheers to the list changing and to the box breaking and cheers to the unexpected!

The Importance of Political Beliefs in College

Uloop | Posted 12.16.2011 | College
Uloop

College is the place for you to figure out yourself and your future. Keeping up on the politics of today can help you get a job, as well as make decisions that will impact your lifestyle.

Punishment Not Effective In Motivating Students

Emily Thorp | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home
Emily Thorp

Even though my mom didn't punish me for getting a C on my test, there are plenty of parents that do. Some students get paid $50 for getting straight A's and some are punished for getting B's.

Connecting the Dots

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 12.18.2011 | College
Brian Rosenberg

If we do not support and preserve the segment of American higher education that provides instruction in the liberal arts we will be reducing the likelihood that we will continue to be global leaders in innovation.

Studying Conversion: What Stories Count?

Neil J. Young | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion
Neil J. Young

I've been thinking a lot about change recently because of the course I'm teaching this semester, which looks at the experience of conversion from historical, sociological and anthropological perspectives.

Colleges Use Social Media, Technology To Recruit Prospective Students

| Ryan Lytle | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

Each fall, the recruiting season seems to be the same process for colleges and universities: send recruitment mailers to prospective students who sign...

Your Favorite School Books

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 12.17.2011 | Books

Thinking about the bookshelves back at school brings up so many memories. The first time you stood by yourself at the library desk and handed over...

Web Startup Tackles Student Debt 'Crisis'

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2011 | Small Business

(By Jon Cook) - Sue Khim was in her third year of medical school, $50,000 in debt and wondering if she would ever dig herself out. Instead of simpl...

#OccupyEverywhere: University of the Streets

Anya Kamenetz | Posted 12.14.2011 | College
Anya Kamenetz

College debt has emerged as one of the major issues of the Occupy protests, and the young people involved are discovering two things: that education can be free, and that they can educate themselves and each other.

Facing An Empty Nest? Cheer Up And Rejoice

The Huffington Post | Evan Allis | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

You love them, sacrifice for them and root for them when no one else will -– it’s the unspoken promise of parenthood: “You are my child and I wi...

Chris Kirkham

With Goldman's Foray Into Higher Education, A Predatory Pursuit of Students and Revenues

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

Education Management Corp. was already a swiftly growing player in the lucrative world of for-profit higher education, with annual revenues topping $1...

The In-Between

Kristin Lesche | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Kristin Lesche

School has barely started, and I've still never been more stressed in my entire life. All I have to look forward to this semester is busting butt and getting bare-minimum amounts of sleep.

For Colleges, Location Matters

Jeff Selingo | Posted 12.12.2011 | College
Jeff Selingo

I'm not sure when a club of some 60 elite universities got the authority to set the research agenda for the country or for individual universities.

Is It Better That No One Can Define 'Hooking Up'?

Posted 10.12.2011 | Women

How do you define "hooking up?" A recent study of how social networks lead college students to define, perceive, and participate in “hooking up...

'Mom, Dad: I'm Undecided'

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 12.11.2011 | College
Michael J. Hunt

The Chair of the Iowa Federation of College Republicans ... offers a tip to any Republican who is listening: a strong Republican candidate with a strategy to curb unemployment could sway many of the same people who voted for Barack Obama last time around.

Creating a Nontraditional Care Package for Your College Student

Katie Campbell | Posted 12.11.2011 | College
Katie Campbell

You can go the easy route and ship your student their favorite snacks along with a letter and a forgotten memento, or you could amp it up and send them a nontraditional care package. Here are a few "non-"categories with suggestions for each to get you started.

The Most Vegan-Friendly Colleges

Ryan Huling | Posted 12.11.2011 | College
Ryan Huling

From the sweet and sour vegan meatballs at the University of California-Irvine to the vegan gyros at Georgetown to the dairy-free pumpkin cheesecake at Brown, students are gobbling up vegan meals like never before.

Next Stop: College

Arva Rice | Posted 12.10.2011 | College
Arva Rice

I am really pleased and proud to bring a resource to all the moms, like mine, who will stand on college campuses for the very first time with their children.

Graduating Millions Faster and Cheaper

Anya Kamenetz | Posted 10.10.2011 | College
Anya Kamenetz

If colleges weren't so provincial, the education system could become a lot more productive and stop wasting so many peoples' time and potential.

Many For-Profit College Executives Got Their Start At The University Of Phoenix [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

Todd S. Nelson arrived as chief executive at Education Management Corp. in 2007, after a two-decade career at the University of Phoenix. Altogether...

7 Things the Amanda Knox Case Taught Us About Studying Abroad

Perry Binder | Posted 12.09.2011 | College
Perry Binder

As I prepare to teach in Italy next summer, here's a short list of items that students should know before leaving the States to their study abroad country.

From #OccupyWallStreet to #OccupyCampus?

Dan Apfel | Posted 12.09.2011 | College
Dan Apfel

Students are rightfully angry at what is going on in this country where they can spend $200,000 on college and still be unable to find a job. It's about time for institutions of higher education to rethink their role in our economy and our society.

College Changes Course on Censorship of 'Firefly' Poster

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 12.07.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

While I am excited to see Stout offering to educate the community about the First Amendment, it is not the university community that needs educating. It is Sorensen, Police Chief Lisa A. Walter and their fellow administrators who need it.