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Things We Wish We'd Known About College

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Literally, Darling

Remember that college is for you. It's not for your friends. It's not for your family (though if they are helping foot the bill, you do owe them some respect). It's for you. Don't make so many decisions for other people that you forget to make them for yourself

The Real World

Mary Ellen Jukoski | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Mary Ellen Jukoski

You have likely heard people make a distinction between college and "the real world" as if campuses existed in some artificial, bubble dimension that insulates students and faculty from worldly concerns. To borrow a phrase from the vernacular: "Get real!"

Considering Leadership in the 21st Century: Storytelling, Responsibility and Credibility

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 11.07.2013 | College
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

One of the initial feelings I have on sabbatical is gratitude. Thankful for the support of my university and family, I am taking time to revisit the disciplines that inspire me: writing, music, film and leadership.

CollegeFashionista Finds One of a Kind Fashion at FIT

CollegeFashionista | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

On a typical day on the FIT campus, located smack in the middle of Chelsea, you will see a range of students from hundreds of countries all over the world, tall or short, brown hair, red hair, pink hair or sporting anything else that is out there and that most other college students wouldn't dare try.

I Might Not Send My Kids to College

Sarah Stewart Holland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sarah Stewart Holland

I'm sorry. I need to save $1,100 A MONTH to send my children to college almost 20 years from now?!? That is insanity.

Why the College Application Process Needs an Upgrade

James Werner | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
James Werner

What if you applied for a job and were told, "Sorry, your zip code, previous salary, and shoe size make you ineligible for this position?" You'd be angry, right?

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Stay Motivated After School?

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Learning how to motivate and pace yourself after school is a major adjustment and challenge. There are no more prompts, no more requirements, no one checking in on you. Without this framework, many recent graduates find themselves at a loss for what to do.

Go to Grad School

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

Lots of people have written about why you shouldn't go to grad school. I respectfully disagree. Grad school offers real benefits and, when done right, is an invaluable resource that can further your career.

Burden vs. Opportunity

M. Duane Nellis | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
M. Duane Nellis

While we can't hold tuition and fees at a standstill forever, we continue to study and explore cost-saving measures in other areas we can pass on to our students. At Texas Tech, this is an ongoing process, a year-round approach that keeps us ahead of this annual issue.

Are Sexual Assaults Being Dealt With Effectively on Campus?

Layla Haidrani | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Layla Haidrani

It's not something young college girls (or even college boys) think of when they're packing their bags and heading to college for the first time. Yet ...

College Graduates Building Meaningful Lives: Don't Measure Success by Your Paycheck

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Cynthia Huggins

A college education should also impress on students the importance -- the absolute necessity -- of a meaningful life in which they get to define success for themselves. Learn to play the clarinet. Read a Brontë novel. Coach a basketball team. Or just spend an hour walking a dog.

New College Success Strategies for a New Normal

Pam Flaherty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Pam Flaherty

Too many low-income families overestimate the cost of college and underestimate the financial aid available to them.

Diverse Conversations: College Life, Military Veterans, and Mental Illness

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Thousands of veterans are returning home each month and transitioning back to civilian life. For many, this includes going back to college or taking c...

Diverse Conversations: Supporting LBGT College Students

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or questioning (LGBTQ) students go through a period where they struggle to fit in or feel alienated by thei...

What I Learned During The First College Tour With My Son

Jessica Wolf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

During his junior year of high school, my son and I woke one Friday before dawn to make a flight from our New Jersey home to visit a college in the Midwest. We took a cab from the airport straight to campus, stashed our luggage, hurried to the quad and joined a 9 a.m. tour led by a girl with jet-black hair and worn-out red high tops.

Saving for College the American Way... By Shopping!

Chris Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Chris Wang

While this seems daunting, I will share an easy and painless way that I saved $2000 for Chloe in less than one year. You may expect me tell you to cut out your Starbucks, fine dining and travel, but I will actually tell you to do the opposite.

5 Things I Wish I'd Learned at University

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Rutendo Nyamuda

After many years at University I thought was armed with everything I needed to conquer the working world: vast knowledge of the history of the media industry, an understanding of media jargon and the ability to successfully regurgitate information I had read in my textbooks.

Students Challenge College Sexual Assault Policies

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Robyn Gee Sexual violence and sexual assault often go unreported on college campuses.  The  Center for Public Integrity reports that perpetrator...

The College Kid's Guide to Becoming an Entrepreneur (While You're in School!)

Justine Kay | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Justine Kay

The Social Network and are great movies to keep you motivated. Also using Twitter as a resource to quickly reference and read up on your audience, as well as beefing up your social media has been great for me, and my business.

Coming Out Strong

Donna Randall | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Donna Randall

Sometimes people are so busy doing the work in front of them that they don't take time to promote what they do. Sometimes people believe so deeply in ...

Roots and Wings

Michael Benson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Benson

Roots and wings -- these three words capture the inherent power of education to positively impact the lives of each of us.

Government Too Inconsistent, Contradictory to Run Higher Education

Joseph W. Bruno | Posted 12.31.2013 | Education
Joseph W. Bruno

Make no mistake, much good has come of the recent push to hold colleges responsible for assessing student outcomes, for controlling costs, and for graduating the students we admit. The national accrediting agencies have stepped up on this effort.

Kids Have To Think About Work-Life Balance Too

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. 20 year-old Jonathan Anabo takes on many ...

Layer on the Style

CollegeFashionista | Posted 12.31.2013 | Style

No matter what the weather decides to do, this Fashionista's outfit can accommodate it. The key to combat the weather in style is creating a neutral base that allows for exciting layers and accessories.

Small Liberal Arts Campuses: Protest Less, Listen More

Michael Restiano | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Restiano

Protesting is important in that it's the option to turn to when critical discourse is stifled. But protesting the opportunity to hear and engage critically with an ideology is damaging for both parties involved.