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Providing "LEADs" to Financial Independence

Marc Ostrofsky | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business
Marc Ostrofsky

Blue Phoenix Media runs a slew of websites that connect students with potential colleges and schools (both online and on-the-ground) based upon the particular background of each student.

Steve Aoki, Mac Miller and MGK Discuss 'The Woodie Awards'

mtvU | Posted 05.07.2012 | College

By Maggie Hollander "We see the story time and time again: college audience knows about what's going to break big way before everybody else does. If ...

Why We Marched in Sacramento

Chucho Mendoza | Posted 05.07.2012 | College
Chucho Mendoza

The headline in this week's news, "Harvard Now Cheaper Than Cal State," may have shocked many across the country. But for California's families and students, it reflects the reality of millions who have struggled for years with the rising cost of higher education.

Of Vacations Past and Future

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 05.06.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Only one week of classes stands between Boston University's student body and spring break, and the halls are ringing with the ever-popular question, "Where are you going?"

Too Personal Statements: Too Outside the Box?

Liz Davis | Posted 05.06.2012 | College
Liz Davis

How do future generations of college applicants make their essays stand out? Be part of the five percent: the cream of the crop, the monotony-breakers or the next Hemingway.

Watsonville, CA: Helping 'Dreamers' Succeed | Posted 03.06.2012 | College

"Talk about what motivates you. What do you plan to do? What are your hopes?"...

The Power of Hello

Sam Sommers | Posted 05.06.2012 | College
Sam Sommers

Happiness isn't a prerequisite for smiling; sometimes smiling is what makes you happier. By the same token, remind yourself to say hello and you actually contribute to a friendlier and more inclusive climate.

Party On: The Top 10 Spring Break Destinations For 2012

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 03.06.2012 | College

This year's Spring Break "Top 10" list starts and ends with, oh-so-appropriately, MTV. College students may remember MTV's The Real World: Cancun, a p...

What You Should Be Listening To Right Now: Upper West, Our Favorite New Frat Boys

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 03.05.2012 | College

No, "West Side Stories" is not a musical. It's the new mixtape by Upper West, an emerging hip hop duo that includes college freshman Doug Gleicher,...

College Kills Religion Santorum Says

Nigel Barber | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

That is what Rick Santorum claimed in a This Week interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired on February 26. Intrigued by the Santorum claim, I did a little fact checking.

'What's Chauvinism?'

Jayanti Tamm | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women
Jayanti Tamm

An uncomfortable silence filled the classroom. No one had started writing a response to the question I had written. Finally, one student raised her hand."What does 'chauvinist' mean?"

Americans Hold High Opinion Of Colleges

Posted 03.02.2012 | College

Americans across party lines have a pretty high opinion of colleges. In a new Pew Research Center poll, only small businesses and technology compan...

VOTE: 15 College Students Changing The World Compete For Huge Award

Posted 03.02.2012 | Impact

When it comes to rewarding those who are combatting the nation's most pressing issues, President Barack Obama is looking to the freshest of faces -- c...

Delayed Gratification in the Career Search

Jennifer Langione | Posted 05.01.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

Like many of my friends, I don't have definitive post-graduation plans. Amidst all this uncertainty, though, I am confident that if I stick to the fundamentals -- relentless positivity, dedication and persistence -- my years of hard work will be rewarded.

Where's The Best College For Video Game Design?

Posted 03.01.2012 | College

So you want to design the next Halo or Final Fantasy? Maybe the idea of having the same job as the main character of Grandma's Boy is your dream caree...

Joe Biden: It's Santorum Vs. America

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.01.2012 | College

Vice-president Joe Biden doesn't think there's anyone who agrees with presidential hopeful Rick Santorum when it comes to higher education. Biden, ...

New Plan to Cut College Costs? Been There, Done That

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Asking colleges and states to take on more of the cost of reforms will lead to bigger tuition increases, not smaller ones. Something must be done, but experienced educators will tell you this "new" plan isn't the way to go.

Jason Cherkis

Santorum's Frat Brothers Perplexed By Claims Of Cultural Oppression | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

David Vondercrone doesn't remember sharing his fraternity house with a besieged conservative student. He remembers his former Penn State frat brother ...

Celebrating Greatness: Jerry Hildebrand

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact
Saul Garlick

On Feb. 16, 2012 one of the most important people in the world turned 70 years old. He is not a household name, but the ripples of his influence have ...

Controversy Embroils Texas Student Government Elections

Posted 03.01.2012 | College

Students at the University of Texas are upset with student government election rules they helped write. Student presidential candidate Madison Gard...

There's No Place Like Home Once I've Moved Away

Nicolas Schmidt | Posted 05.01.2012 | College
Nicolas Schmidt

I don't recognize myself in the landscape of Princeton. Although it is often incredibly beautiful, I feel removed from its beauty, as if I were looking at a postcard.

"Fighting Sioux" Denied Invitation to University of Iowa Track Meet

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 03.01.2012 | College

The North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" will not be fighting at the University of Iowa anytime soon, thanks to UI's strict policy about Native American masc...

What You Should Be Listening To Right Now: Good Bands With Bad Names Edition

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 03.01.2012 | College

With kickass live performances and albums that sound so perfectly raw, Dr. Dog is as though your local favorites all of a sudden got famous in the bes...

Does College Make You Liberal -- or Do Liberals Make Colleges?

Chris Mooney | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science
Chris Mooney

Rick Santorum is absolutely right that higher education is a liberal and secular force in our society at present. But he's also highly simplistic in his view that it creates liberals or atheists -- or that it intentionally discriminates against conservatives or the devout.

College Affordability and The Latina/o Student: Some Advice

Charlene Collazo | Posted 05.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Charlene Collazo

A possible increase in community college tuition could be negative on the access of higher education, especially Latina/o students who are more inclined to attend these colleges because of its affordability and closeness to home.