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Lena Dunham or Grace Coddington, I'm Not Lost

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Evan Ross Katz

Lena Dunham or Grace Coddington, I had this dream last night and in it I was leaving for somewhere. Octavia Spencer was there, too, but when I asked...

California and the Battle for Public Higher Education

Christopher Haugh | Posted 12.31.2012 | College
Christopher Haugh

According to UC President Mark Yudof, imminent cuts mean a system-wide $2,400 fee hike, more hiring freezes, more layoffs, and even deeper cuts to academic budgets. In layman's terms, the system's tragic and quickening death continues. But why save the UC system?

A Reality Check on Academe's Adjuncts

Jay Halfond | Posted 12.31.2012 | College
Jay Halfond

Paying part-time faculty more is not only fair but leverage to raise expectations -- to make sure that they are providing a rigorous and relevant education, with high standards and expectations for their students.

Is Higher Education Even Worth It?

Jayson Boyers | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education
Jayson Boyers

Education is the single greatest catalyst for lasting change on our society. We must commit to obtaining our own, and helping others gain, access to quality education. It is the only way for sustained personal and professional success.

Saving Higher Education

Dr. L. Randolph Lowry | Posted 12.30.2012 | College
Dr. L. Randolph Lowry

Universities must be proactive to stay on top of the waves of changes facing them and work daily to create not only excellent institutions but those that are cost-competitive and relevant to the needs of students today... and tomorrow.

When Smaller Really Is Better

Donna Randall | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Donna Randall

At most liberal arts colleges, the majority of classes have fewer than 20 students. In this environment, faculty can guide students in sharing perspectives, debating ideas and making discoveries in ways that are just not possible when enrollments number in the hundreds or thousands.

After Winning Free Campus, Grand Canyon University Says 'No Thanks'

Religion News Service | G. Jeffrey Macdonald | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Five weeks after accepting a free, 217-acre campus in western Massachusetts, a for-profit Christian university has walked away from the gift. ...

New York University Course Asks Students To Hypothetically Attack The United States

Posted 10.30.2012 | College

New York University is deflecting criticism over its course on transnational terrorism, in which students were required to write a 10 - 15 page paper ...

The 'Voice Of The U' Gets A Boost

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.29.2012 | Miami

If you're one of those people too hip to listen to "mainstream" radio, your FM dial is soon to get a noticeable change courtesy of The U. The anten...

Before the Storm

Grown And Flown | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

While I trust you will be absolutely fine in your college dorm room these next few days with Hurricane Sandy heading toward shore, I cannot help but worry. You may be 22 years old, but my instinct to protect you and your sister will remain undiminished throughout my life.

Diary of a College Football Player -- Week 10: Against the Odds

Nate Leonard | Posted 12.29.2012 | Sports
Nate Leonard

My teammates and I are the one percent of the one percent. We are merely one out of 124 FBS teams and one out the many UTSA ultimately will have. However, right now, we are the team.

15 Famous Historically Black College and University Alumni (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 01.03.2013 | Black Voices

Many of pop culture's biggest names have their own remarkable origin story. A lucky break, a serendipitous career move, or the life experience and kno...

Back In College, For A Day

Next Avenue | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg The nation's most entertaining professors explain everything you need to know about their favori...

The College Student's Ultimate Midterm Survival Guide

Her Campus | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Her Campus

Now that you've aced your finals and taken the summer to recover, it's time to strut your (academic) stuff all over again -- with midterms!

Choices and Consequences: College and Beyond

Beverly Low | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Beverly Low

A lot of students will choose to drink alcohol at some point during their time in college. That's the reality. It's how they drink and how they value drinking that always gets my attention.

An Administrator's POV: Who Is Accountable for Student Success?

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

If institutions of higher learning are genuinely committed to increasing student retention and graduation rates, it is essential that they create and sustain a culture of caring, anchored by high expectations and accountability.

Foliage Follies

The Black Sheep Online | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
The Black Sheep Online

Folks, we are all guilty of taking photos of "fall" with wretch-worthy hashtags, but try to refrain. If for no other reason, they are getting in the way of the funny drunken photos that pop up on our feeds.

America Is Awesome

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.25.2012 | College
Michael Shammas

America has problems that should be fixed, but the fact is that in much of the world -- including the war-torn country my parents come from -- people would kill to have our problems.

Slowing It Down

Patrick 'Mac' Hart | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Patrick 'Mac' Hart

It's funny because when I'm busy with mountains of homework I always think how nice it would be to sit and relax but then when I actually get some time to relax, I don't know what to do with myself.

#FAILURE: Miami University's Stance on Rape Awareness

Becky Lee | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Becky Lee

The college did a commendable job investigating and finding the authors of the flyer, however, what now? Are they going to point the finger at themselves and ask, "how could we have prevented this from happening?"

The Instructor's Side of the Reading Covenant

Matthew McCluskey | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Matthew McCluskey

When we make sound pedagogical choices on reading, we can dramatically enhance students' abilities to work with all kinds of challenging texts. When we struggle, classrooms can become frustrating, unchallenging, or disorienting places.

College: Are Cell Phones More Fun Than Class?

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Christopher Gurrie

As I conclude my classes and leave to exit the building, I pass classrooms with open doors where I see the backs of students working on laptops. They're not taking notes; they're posting a status about how boring class is.

The Day I Shook the President's Hand

Uloop | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Uloop

I don't care what your party affiliation is -- seeing the President live in person is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.

Overcoming Common Travel Misconceptions

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 12.24.2012 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

After speaking with many of my fellow students, colleagues and friends, I've learned a lot about peoples' preconceived fears and stereotypes regarding traveling. The truth is, travel is neither difficult nor scary, even for young people. Here are some of the main concerns I've heard, and what you can do to overcome them!

Passionate Pursuits Series: The Nine Catalysts

Adele Scheele | Posted 12.23.2012 | GPS for the Soul
Adele Scheele

Some call it a hobby, in which you are enraptured by your enduring attention to something you can't or won't make your prime drive. Why not take it public and earn our livelihood through that which we love?