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Serious Mental Health Needs Seen Growing At Colleges

nytimes.com | TRIP GABRIEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Rushing a student to a psychiatric emergency room is never routine, but when Stony Brook University logged three trips in three days, it did not surpr...

The Most Flexible Colleges

Her Campus | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Her Campus

Do you wish you had been given the ability to design your own major in college? While there are colleges and universities that have rigorous curriculu...

Performance Funding: No College Student Left Behind?

Christine Brandel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Christine Brandel

Recently Teresa Lubbers, Indiana's Higher Education Commissioner announced that colleges and universities should expect more funding to be tied to per...

California Embraces Open Source Digital Textbooks

Edutopia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

California schools have cracked the spine on open source, free digital textbooks in an attempt to save money and to make educational resources easier ...

Engaging Students in the Election -- 45 Ways Faculty and Administrators Can Still Make a Difference

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Loeb

Where they once hoped to be part of a transformational change, many students may now doubt that our elected leaders can successfully tackle any of our major national problems. Here's how to fix that.

U.S. Colleges' 5 Best Eco-Professors and Green Classes

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Avital Andrews

Recently, we scouted university catalogs nationwide to patch together a dream team of all-star teachers and sure-hit courses. Here are the academic picks for which we'd shell out private-school tuition:

Rather than Race to the Top, We Should Have Started Fixing Education There

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian Ross

The Obama Administration launched a barrage of carrots under Race to the Top, when they should have started with a stick to beat America's Colleges an...

If Rappers Were Colleges: Analogies You WON'T Find on the SAT

Charlie Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Charlie Alderman

Try explaining your college in a few words to someone who isn't in-the-know. It's a delicate business. Why not do the obvious and compare your institution of higher learning with a popular rapper?

PHOTOS: 10 College Campuses To Visit, Even If You're Not A Student

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

It's back-to-books time at college campuses across the country, but you don't have to pass the entrance exams to enjoy an enriching visit to these bra...

America's Greenest Colleges: Did Yours Make the List?

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

How (and why) Sierra came up with its list of America's greenest campuses Intercollegiate rivalry is a long and hallowed tradition. That was the ope...

Peach Trees, Pressure and College Admittance

Jessica Yorkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jessica Yorkin

Resorting to manipulative tactics is only natural for many who are desperate for that sublime liberal arts education. It's just sad how things have changed so drastically in a few decades.

The " Untouchables" of American Higher Education

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Pablo Eisenberg

American universities and colleges are riddled with a caste system that violates our societal sense of fairness, justice, and decency. Contingent teachers (or adjuncts) are the "untouchables" of our college system.

Are For-Profit Colleges Peddling Subprime Education?

Anya Kamenetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Anya Kamenetz

Some argue that these colleges are peddling yet another false promise of the American Dream (in this case, the college diploma part of the dream, rather than the homeownership part) to those who are truly not qualified to take advantage of it.

'Soul Of A Citizen' EXCERPT: 'From Drunken Party Girl To Climate Change Activist'

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

"I started out just an apathetic drunken party girl, with no clear path in my life," Angie said. "Now I'm implementing our campus sustainability plan. People change and even massive institutions can change."

Banks Paying Colleges For Students Who Rack Up Credit Card Debt

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

By Ben Protess and Jeannette Neumann Some of the nation's largest and most elite universities stand to gain millions of dollars from selling the name...

Unpaid Internships Investigated: 'Mostly Drudgery' Means Employers Must Usually Pay, Say Regulators

New York Times | STEVEN GREENHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Convinced that many unpaid internships violate minimum wage laws, officials in Oregon, California and other states have begun investigations and fined...

Interview With Futurist Thomas Frey on the Future of Colleges and Universities

Brett Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brett Greene

Thomas Frey predicts that an upheaval that is about to take place on college campuses as the forces of the economy and the Internet begin to bear down on it.

College Educator or Immigration Police?

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Azadeh Shahshahani

Allowing educational access to undocumented students is a legitimate policy choice by the state and permissible under federal law.

Most UNUSUAL Colleges (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Why go to a staid state school when you can go to...Hamburger University? And yes, it's all about earning a McDegree. Or go to school for free at Coll...

Virginia Governor Overrides AG's Order To Withdraw Universities' Protections For Gays

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has directed state agencies not to discriminate against gay people, essentially overriding the state...

Think You Know What a 'Green Job' Is? Think Again

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

With America facing a new race to dominate the high-tech fields of the 21st century, the federal government will ultimately need to secure massive investments to keep the nation's competitive edge.

Census 2010: Universities, Colleges Push To Get Students Counted

AP | CHRIS WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

ST. PAUL, Minn. — It was 5 p.m. in the lobby of the library of Metropolitan State University, and Clara Ware was sitting behind a table covered ...

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...

Red Hook To House College Dorms?

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Developer Joe Sitt dropped a bombshell idea at yesterday's Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable: bring college dorms to Red Hook. "Ask any university, the...

Christian Creationism And Intelligent Design Gain Foothold In Turkey

Washington Post | Marc Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With direct and indirect help from American foes of evolution, similarly-minded Turks have aggressively made the case that Charles Darwin's theory is ...