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Hunger Is Everywhere: Perspectives From a 30-Hour Famine

William Lambers | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Even when her friends use the expression, Kelly reminds them "No, you are not starving." There are people in the world who really face starvation, struggling to find food every hour of every day. "Hunger is everywhere" as she puts it. This cruel condition is one no one should go through.

Grading the New SAT: A Timely Course Correction

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.07.2014 | Education
Preetam Kaushik

The urge to act on the SAT though has come after being outscored in popularity by a rival test, the ACT.

Inequality on Campus

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 02.23.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Some of the nation's poorest people work at higher educational institutions, and many of them are members of the faculty. Oh, yes, there are still faculty members who receive comfortable middle class salaries. But most faculty do not.

Show Me the Money: Higher Education and the Workforce

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 02.17.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor's degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly half a century.

Diamonds in the Rough: Illinois' Top Ten Liberal Arts Colleges

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.02.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Let's just call them the diamonds in the rough of higher education. And Illinois is home to some solid schools. We picked out the top 10 based on U.S. News and World Report's list of the top liberal arts colleges across the country.

'Preferred' Pronouns For Genderqueer Students Gain Traction At US Colleges

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 01.31.2014 | College

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian,...

Thanksgiving Thoughts for Parents of Pre-College and College Kids

Jodi Okun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Despite all of the hustle and bustle, parents need to find a few moments to sit down and have a conversation with their near-adult children to make sure everything is going well. Here are a few topics you might want to cover.

Institutions Need to Manage Change to Ensure Future Success

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Dr. William J. Carroll

There once was a time when students attended a particular university to study under a particular scholar. This hearkens back to a long ago time when teachers were itinerant with their students in tow. Those times are no more.

America's Fittest Colleges 2013

The Active Times | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Ahhh, college. Aside from the esteemed honor of earning a university diploma, higher education tends to conjure up images of all-nighters, buffet-sty...

How College Students Can Help Feed Syria

William Lambers | Posted 12.25.2013 | College
William Lambers

Right now you have a whole generation of children growing up in the Middle East with little food, health care or education. Your community, even if far away from this crisis, can make a difference.

We're Losing Ground on the Title IX Front

Ken Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The battle for equal opportunity in sports is far from won. In fact, the situation is getting worse, not better. Consider this sobering statistic: Since 2004, the gap in the number of sports participation opportunities between males and females has expanded, not decreased.

The Best Colleges for Food in America for 2013

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.24.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If food is your priority, make sure you keep those transfer forms handy after reading these picks for most outstanding campus dining.

Colleges and the Hotel Business

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Let's agree to deepen the social contract that governs the teachable moments beyond the classroom. But, for goodness sake, let's not break the bank when available resources are better placed with faculty and students.

Standardized Testing for Colleges: A Necessary Evil?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.21.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Standardized testing in K-12 education is a perennial hot button issue. Proponents feel that measuring knowledge in these rigid ways helps lift the en...

Are Colleges and Universities Ready for a Sea Change in Their Alumni? They Better Be!

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Marybeth Gasman

When we talked to alumni of color, some told us that they are often not asked in a manner that is respectful of their cultural background. Others mentioned having had negative experiences on campus that have remained unaddressed.

University of Arizona Helps Transgender Studies Take a Bold Leap Forward

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

For me, a transgender writer and thinker, this represents the core gain of a distinctly trans field of study: its ability to center trans people as active agents in defining their worldviews, rather than as the objects of others' research or criticism.

Community Colleges in the Spotlight

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

Students all across the country are electing to take their first two years of college education at community colleges and transfer the credits to an upper-level institution, saving tens-of-thousands of dollars.

Diverse Conversations: The Benefits of an Online Education

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Over the past decade, the number of online colleges and universities has grown exponentially. This has led to many debates over the efficacy and overa...

LOOK: The Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges And Universities

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Campus Pride, a nationally-recognized organization dedicated to making colleges and universities safer, more inclusive spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexu...

Master Planning Writ Large: The Campus and the Community

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.14.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

In a global economy, universities must plan for the world beyond their gates. They must see their regions much as regions must see them-as an unparalleled asset that can drive their collective future.

Resetting the Relationship Between States and Public Higher Education

Daniel J. Hurley | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Daniel J. Hurley

At stake is our collective ability to maintain college affordability and to maximize the transformative effect that America's public colleges and universities have on individuals' lives and on the very economic and social fabric of our communities, states, and nation.

America Is the Greatest Country? Look at Our Health Care -- and Weep

William Astore | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
William Astore

America, land of the free! But not free health care. Pay up, you moocher! And if you should lose your job or if you're one of the millions of so-called underinsured ... bankruptcy.

When Education Is a Business

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 08.23.2013 | College
Lawrence Wittner

To what extent is education corrupted when it becomes intertwined with profit-making businesses?

Colleges in the Real World

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.30.2013 | College
Gloria Duffy

On college campuses across the United States, controversies are brewing about sexual assault and harassment. At Amherst, the University of North Carol...

So How Much Will It Cost to Send Your Child to College This Year?

Jodi Okun | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

Even experienced parents who have been through the college process before are trying to figure out the sequester's effects on financial aid, but for those parents who are sending their first child to college, the process can be overwhelming.