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College Graduates: Become Debt Free For Life

Scott Gamm | Posted 08.09.2011 | College
Scott Gamm

As college graduates across the country admire their hard earned diplomas they recently received, it's hard to forget about the burdensome student loan debt plaguing many graduates.

Feminist Art Collection Donated To Penn State

AP | Posted 08.08.2011 | Arts

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's library will be home to an art-education collection donated by noted feminist artist, author and educator Judy Chic...

Chris Kirkham

How For-Profit Colleges Aggressively Manage Statistics | Chris Kirkham | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

In an effort to maintain access to lucrative federal student aid dollars, some for-profit colleges have used aggressive efforts to manage the statisti...

Portraits of Commencement 2011: A Marriage Proposal and Some Notable Long Journeys

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 08.07.2011 | College
The Chronicle of Higher Education

With the ink barely dry on her bachelor's degree from Emory University, Anna Snyder is crossing the United States on a tandem bicycle with her boyfriend and raising money for pediatric cancer research in the process.

Taking a Vacation From Facebook

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology
Steven Crandell

I am proud of my son. He had the gumption to unfriend the Big Friend-making machine and detach on-line from his peer group.

What if You Can't Afford College Visits?

Unigo | Posted 08.06.2011 | College

Have no fear, use these tips to make college visits as affordable as possible, even if it means you never leave home!

An Interview With Alexandra Almore, Harvard University Class of 2012

Rahim Kanani | Posted 08.03.2011 | College
Rahim Kanani

I spoke with Harvard senior Alexandra Almore, who serves as the president of the multinational NGO, the African Development Initiative and director of the College Bound Mentoring Program.

Chris Kirkham

Despite Industry Complaints, For-Profit College Stocks Soar After New Regulations | Chris Kirkham | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Amid dueling assessments of the impact of new federal rules aimed at cracking down on abuses by for-profit colleges, the stock market deli...

Pomp and Circumstance: Young Women and the Future of Politics

Barbara Lee | Posted 08.02.2011 | College
Barbara Lee

Even though 57 percent of students enrolled in college are women, the gender gap does not favor women once they leave campus. We must invest in young women after they leave the classroom.

Chris Kirkham

White House Issues Rules On For-Profit Colleges | Chris Kirkham | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

The Obama administration on Thursday issued a series of highly anticipated regulations aimed at cracking down on for-profit colleges and other career ...

For Inspiration, Class of 2011 Should Look to Slovakia

Brian F. Keane | Posted 07.01.2011 | Education
Brian F. Keane

As you graduate here in the U.S., you each can be a part of your own revolution: an energy revolution.

Where Is the Value in a Four-Year Education?

Marian Salzman | Posted 08.01.2011 | College
Marian Salzman

In this era of "experts" younger than certain dresses of mine in areas such as social media, is a higher degree really necessary? Or do you need only a savant-like grasp on tech economy to ensure a prosperous life?

I Didn't Go To College and I Am Proud of It

Yashar Ali | Posted 06.26.2012 | College
Yashar Ali

When most people hear about a college-aged kid skipping college, they aren't reminded of Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. They think of an aimless eighteen-year-old who sleeps the day away and lacks real purpose.

Prom: A User's Guide

Emily de La Bruyere | Posted 08.01.2011 | Style
Emily de La Bruyere

What makes a perfect prom? Your parents will tell you it's about having fun. Your teachers will tell you it's about the milestone. Your friends will tell you it's about getting trashed. They're all lying.

The 5 Things To Do With Friends Before You Graduate

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 07.31.2011 | College
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Photo Credit: Small Kitchen College The last few weeks of every semester is a whirlwind. Weeks are spent in the library basement consuming copious a...

The Real Education Begins Now

NextGen Journal | Posted 07.31.2011 | College
NextGen Journal

College would do its tuition-paying customers a favor by not solely focusing on hard facts/skills. They are important, but an even greater need exists in helping students develop an understanding of themselves.

Are You Spoiling Your Kid Out Of Divorce Guilt? Read This

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.30.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

One of the downsides of divorce is the Disneyland Dad. It is a tempting and enjoyable way (for some) to spend "your weekends" with the kids, trying to...

Is the Military a Good Alternative for At-Risk Youth Looking to Get an Education

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 07.30.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

But for kids like me it can be the only path out of a bad neighborhood and into a better life.

Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Need Support in College!

Ruth Starkman | Posted 07.29.2011 | College
Ruth Starkman

Vets often need help not only with reentry into civilian life, but simply balancing all the extra commitments in their lives, re-orienting themselves to discussions and work, where they don't need to be on the edge ready for an emergency.

Uncle Henry Is Wrong. There's A Lot You Can Do With That Degree.

Steven J Tepper | Posted 07.27.2011 | College
Steven J Tepper

Popular wisdom is that there is an oversupply of actors, songwriters, violin players, novelists, potters and poets. Competition is fierce, wages are depressed, and only a few become "stars."

'Why Not To Pick A College Major Based On A Salary Chart'

Daily Finance | Loren Berlin | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

The numbers aren't surprising. Poets aren't known for their obsession with material wealth. Public school teachers don't secretly think they'll get a ...

Penciled-In Generation

Kelsey Ford | Posted 07.27.2011 | College
Kelsey Ford

Recently, I've been emailing with a friend from back home. "Job stability is for parents," he wrote. "And perhaps debtors." I don't think he's wrong.

Duke Ellington's Lost 1957 Performance At Kent State

Kent, OH Patch | Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts

One of the great stories of Kent, OH is in fact a long series of tales spanning three different centuries dealing with the great icons and musicians w...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

JOB WANTED: A Recent Grad Looks For Work On A Street Corner | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.26.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Fueled by equal parts desperation and frustration, Dianez Smith took to the street. During the peak of Washington, D.C.'s Wednesday mo...

Celebs' First Jobs: Why Your Next Gig Isn't So Bad

| Rachel Peck | Posted 07.25.2011 | College

First jobs and summer internships are notoriously bad; you're at the bottom of the corporate barrel and your "pay" (if it exists) barely covers subway...