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From Idea to Patent to Product: A Young Entrepreneur Takes on At-Home Fitness

Carol J. Carter | Posted 12.16.2014 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

As a student at University of Maryland, Obidi Orakwusi needed a summer job but couldn't find one without a car. He decided he would create a job for himself and sketched the first concept of the Mega Bar on the back of a job application.

What to Do If You Are Deferred

Jeannie Borin | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

A deferral means that you are qualified and that the admission officers will take another look at your application file during their regular admission period. So, what to do?

With Liberty and Justice for All

Joyce Kim | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Joyce Kim

Regardless of our identities, what is irrefutable are the sheer number of bodies that are coming together to protest this injustice.

A Hard Lesson From the UVA Sexual Assault Crisis

Scott D. Gerber | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Scott D. Gerber

The UVA administration's approach to Jackie's allegations is, regrettably, an unfortunate example of an all-too-predictable response by academic administrators across the country who seem to be concerned far less with doing the right thing than they are with keeping their own jobs.

Desk Job Blues: Rethinking Middle-Skill Jobs

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

The perception about blue-collar careers won't change until students are better informed about the opportunities, and the truth, about what awaits them in the workforce.

Colleges as Agents of Change -- The Public Work Approach

Harry Boyte | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

There needs to be much wider knowledge about the "democracy's college" tradition, its public work approach to creating change, and its differences with the politics of protest.

It's Time for Phase II: #BlackLivesMatter Needs a Political Agenda

David Cahn | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
David Cahn

Initial protests in the aftermath of the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown created awareness about widespread racial discrimination in law enforcement and excessive police violence. Recent protests, however, have taken on a more cynical, counterproductive tone.

2 Men Who Are Doing Great Work on Campuses

Elaine Williams | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Elaine Williams

I had the privilege of speaking again at St. Joseph's College in Long Island in November. I really love this school and their commitment. The staff is committed to dealing with sexual assault prevention and response head on.

Walking the Deferral Tightrope

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 12.12.2014 | College
Rebecca Joseph

While getting deferred is disappointing, the students are still under consideration. The deferring college just wants to look at them in the regular admission pool. While chances of ultimately getting accepting are somewhat less than regular admissions, they still have a chance.

At Tiger Inn, Women Are the Punch Line

Alexandra Scheeler | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Scheeler

Women shouldn't be a punch line, and I don't want TI to be a punch line when we talk about sexism at Princeton.

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: 3 Things We Need to Talk About

Hammad Moses Khan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Hammad Moses Khan

As medical students, health care professionals, and supporters all across the country come together for #WhiteCoats4BlackLives demonstrations, we do so with the understanding that the status quo is not acceptable, that the path we are headed down is not sustainable, and our lack of discussion on race in this country is not healthy.

What Not to Say to College Students

Susannah Keogh | Posted 12.12.2014 | College
Susannah Keogh

Oh, you know, writing a couple of 1,000 word essays a term with barely any contact time is just a walk in a park. Seriously. A college degree isn't meant to be easy -- come on people.

What Sitting in a Salon Chair Teaches You About Life

Unwritten | Posted 12.11.2014 | College
Unwritten

As you sit in the salon chair with the picture that took you weeks to pick out, repeatedly telling the hairdresser exactly what you like about this haircut, you realize that you are seconds away from either the best or worst decisions you may ever make.

Back to School at 30?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Tinatin Japaridze

With a manic week of review sessions, study groups and final exams to follow, accompanied by endless supply of free pizza, stale coffee and overpriced veggie juices, one fact remains undeniable, day in and day out: This was the best spontaneous decision I ever made.

10 Vital Pieces of Advice Every 20-Something Needs to Hear

Unwritten | Posted 12.11.2014 | College
Unwritten

From one disheveled, stressed out twenty-something to another, you are not alone. Step back and enjoy this time of your life -- it may seem overwhelming, but these years fly by. Don't take any of these experiences for granted.

8 Reasons To Take A Year Off Before College

| Posted 12.11.2014 | Teen

As college acceptance letters come pouring in and your classmates get more and more excited about this next chapter, you’re feeling a little more an...

What Your College Application Decisions Won't Tell You

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.11.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Applying to college is a big deal, and there are a lot of people who love you for who you are. They hope it all works out for you when college decisions are announced. Whether it works out or not, they'll still love you for who you are.

Why LGBTQ Scholarships Are Crucial: One Gay Man's Personal Story

Tommy Craven | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Tommy Craven

As a young gay man in conservative southern Indiana, I had lots of reasons to argue that LGBTQ scholarships were indeed very necessary. I dreamed of going to college in NYC where I could express myself freely. However, with my mom's very low income the idea of affording college in NY seemed an impossible dream.

The College Completion Imperative: Public Higher Ed Steps Up

Muriel Howard | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Muriel Howard

Accountability is a hallmark of public higher education. In our commitment to student success, we will need more accurate and comprehensive measures of student progress--both as a yardstick for institutional improvement and to assure external accountability.

Why We Need Affirmative Consent on College Campuses

Madeline Diamond | Posted 12.11.2014 | College
Madeline Diamond

It is fair to say that virtually all college students are aware of sexual consent from a "no means no" perspective. However, understanding the importance of obtaining definitive consent is necessary, especially within the social cultures of college campuses, many of which revolve around an alcohol-fueled hookup culture.

Show Me The Talent!

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

By all accounts there is an increase in gifted applicants to performing arts college programs, and an increase in the level of preparedness. This speaks well for the students themselves, and the families who support them in pursuing their dreams of a career in the performing arts. Good work!

The Powerful College Application #Selfie

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Please use the rest of December to help seniors finalize their college applications essays and apply for scholarships by helping them promote themselves powerfully. Use their selfies, tweets, and videos as starting points for powerful celebratory essays.

Why You're Wasting Time Binge Watching Shows Online

Unwritten | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Unwritten

That's when you really need to think to yourself: why are you staying in? Is it because you need to spend this time getting your homework done, or you're not particularly fond of the people across the hall?

8 Ways to Raise Kids With Grit

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

When I was in graduate school we were taught that individuals are either born with the magical quality of resiliency or not. These days we have learned that resiliency or the ability to bounce back from difficult situations and even how to handle tricky situations can be taught. Here's how...

10 Steps to a Better College Application Essay for the Procrastinator

Dori Jones Yang | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Dori Jones Yang

The reality is this: For many high school students, writing a college application essay is intimidating. The stakes are high. At the very least, it will influence where they will spend the next four years of their lives.