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College Debt: Where's Our Bailout?

Todd Sussman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Todd Sussman

I know there has been talk in Washington about helping us "student debt-drowners," but I watch politics go on as usual and it leads me to believe that there will be no help for thousands like me. Where's our bailout?

Graduates' College Debt Becomes Major Determining Factor In Career Choice

Syracuse.com | Michelle Gabel / the Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

But as Simpson visits job fairs and works on her resume, she's wondering if her initial dream of working for a nonprofit organization is still possibl...

Wanted: College-Educated Male Leaders (Is That Too Much to Ask?)

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Emily Bennington

What's going on with boys today? The American Council on Education reports that women are holding steady at 57% of college enrollment.

The Inconvenient Truth About ADHD at College

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 02.20.2010 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

In reality, there's very little dispute that medication helps kids master tasks -- like performing better in school -- that are critical for success and happiness in later life.

Bradley Cooper on The Hangover 2, Meeting President Obama, & His New Killer Body

Graham Bensinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Graham Bensinger

In an interview, Cooper discusses The Hangover 2 plans, success, his awkward meeting with President Obama, visiting Guantanamo Bay, and working with Julia Roberts,

Why Tuition Always Goes Up at American Universities

Bob Samuels | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Bob Samuels

The reasons why the numbers never add up in higher education is that universities and colleges use a false and misleading method to determine the cost of undergraduate instruction, to the detriment of us all.

Screwing Up is Not the Same as Flunking Out

Dennis Bruce | Posted 02.10.2010 | College
Dennis Bruce

Screwing up in college is one of the most uniquely exciting, vividly engaging experiences possible in one's lifetime. But it is not an easy task.

Pursuing Racial Justice: A Primer for Young People

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mikhail Lyubansky

Here are four simple ways students can effectively contribute to the building of a racially just society.

Nevada Budget Crisis: State Considers Diaper Rations, No Gloves For Caretakers

AP | SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada officials on Tuesday outlined drastic cuts to the state's Medicaid program that include plans to ration adult diapers...

What I Meant to Say

Daniel Haarburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Daniel Haarburger

Weary headed and recovering from the flu, I walked into a foundation meeting. Clad in business suits and briefcases, the board was to interview me for the final round of a prestigious college scholarship.

Dartmouth Slashes Staff, Lobbyists Thwart Student Loan Relief

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a dramatic move to reduce its $100 million deficit, Dartmouth College announced a plan to increase tuition, reinstate student loan programs and lay...

America's Student Loan Providers Object to Being Cut Off at the Public Trough

Anya Kamenetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anya Kamenetz

A bill, which would save the public as much as $80 billion over 10 year by canceling public subsidies for banks making student loans, has caused bankers to spend tens of millions of dollars lobbying against it.

The Heart of Teaching and Learning: Bronx Trailblazer Uses Arts Education to Reconnect With Her Roots

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Quarfordt

In the movies, the credits roll right after the kids get their college acceptance letters. For Denisse Polanco, college is just the first act.

Not Just Numbers: The President's Budget and Real Life

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The President's budget came out on Monday. I've been awash in the fine print for a couple of days, and what's starting to emerge out of all the pages...

Masochism, or, Taking the SAT as a Grownup

Alex Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Henry

Two Saturdays ago, at the unaccustomed hour of 7:45 a.m., I found myself near the end of a long line of seventeen-year olds--and one alarmingly bearde...

Harriet Richardson Ames, 100, Gets Degree From Keene State College One Day Before Dying

AP | KATHY McCORMACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

CONCORD, N.H. — It was Harriet Richardson Ames' dream to earn her bachelor's degree in education. She finally reached that milestone, nearly thr...

Educational Crisis Faces Minority Males

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

If the current trajectory continues, especially among men of color, the overall education level of the overall American workforce will slowly but steadily decline.

No Room at College: What to do When You're Closed Out of Your Courses

Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman

Public universities in economically-distressed states simply don't have enough available spots in many classes to accommodate a student population growing at 4.5 percent each year.

Continuing the Coal-Free College Push in 2010

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Nilles

Last Friday I had the pleasure of visiting Cornell University for the announcement of the school's new combined heat/power gas plant. The school built...

What Move Your Money Means to College Students

Drew Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Drew Singer

Joe Student may not have much money to his name, but his banking decisions now will likely impact the rest of his life.

Ritually Devaluing MLK, Institution Style

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

MLK would have been dismayed at best at the glaring failure of too many American institutions to sincerely educate their staff on the values that King strove so hard to engender in our society.

Brockport Shooting: Shots Reported Near New York State University, Forces Lockdown

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — Police say an upstate New York man firing shots from his second-floor window injured a neighbor and a responding police office...

Addiction: Defriending Facebook

nytimes.com | KATIE HAFNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Facebook will not reveal how many users have deactivated service, but Kimberly Young, a psychologist who is the director of the Center for Internet Ad...

The Philip Roth Reader: Hanging On To "Letting Go" for as Long as Possible

Karen Stabiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Stabiner

The story is such a familiar, valiant mess, or better, a sprawling but disciplined rendering of a mess; 661 pages, and I am starting to regret that it will end.

How Do You Treat Empty-Nest Depression?

World of Psychology | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Several mom friends of mine have lately come down with a bad case of "empty-nest depression" -- moms who just dropped off their youngest offspring to ...