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Can Women Have It All? A New Model

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

It took me years to realize how destructive the pursuit of perfection really is. Thinking you have to do things perfectly and/or be perfect is like carrying around a heavy weight on your back, and it absolutely crushes happiness.

HBCU Launches Effort to Connect & Mobilize Millennial Alumni

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

The first degree-granting historically black university in America, once known as the black Princeton, is aiming to harness its millennial alumni in order to generate more activism and create a network of change agents.

Future Value of College Educations - ROI (Real or Implied) Credentials

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Not long ago, the term Return on Investment was used mainly by bankers, stockbrokers and portfolio managers. Now it has made its way into higher education.

Is It Worth It?

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Do our students think that their liberal education proves valuable in regard to their careers and finances in later life? A purely economic indicator seems to show that their answer to that question is Yes.

Universities and the Public Good

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.29.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Behind all of the arguments about the need for training to fill the millions of unclaimed jobs that will require advanced training, there is an even deeper and more fundamental truth. As we prepare our workers, we must educate our citizens.

Completing the Degree, Reviving the Workforce

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Many adults who attended college at some point but ended up leaving come to regret their decisions. And many still have the desire to go back for their degree, sensing the importance of possessing one in the present and future job landscape.

Eliminating the Silos in Education

John M. Eger | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
John M. Eger

The debate over STEM or STEAM, while intense, only marks the beginning of what needs to happen in education.

5 Students Earn Nation's 1st Degrees In Philanthropy

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact

As a sophomore studying anthropology at a college in southern Indiana, Mark Lighthizer took a spring-break trip to build houses in the Dominican Repub...

Diane Ravitch Calls Herself A Voice For Teachers, In A Cruel Reform Movement

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Professor Diane Ravitch is a big voice in education policy and a huge critic of No Child Left Behind. Yet, as former Assistant Secreta...

Why A College Fund Is An Essential Part Of Your Divorce Settlement

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.11.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Include this life line in your divorce settlement. On June 29-30, 2011, President Bill Clinton brought together over 750 CEOs, NGOs, Nobel Prize wi...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Summertime Blues: Recent Grads Pound Pavement To No Avail

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 09.14.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Leah Fightmaster is growing restless. After graduating last month from Ohio University, Fightmaster, 22, moved back in with her parent...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Struggling Grads: Don't Fret, College Ultimately Worth The Cost

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.27.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Creighton Olsen routinely questions the wisdom of his college investment. Specifically, whether his struggle to secure a decent-paying ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Calling All Petroleum Engineers: Your College Major Is More Important Than Degree Itself

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.24.2011 | College

With student indebtedness rising and a dearth of decent-paying jobs for recent graduates, many are asking whether a college degree is still worth the...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Recent College Graduates Not Only Move Back Home, But Stay There

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.22.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Ashley Moore never planned on moving back in with her parents. Nearly a year after graduating from college, Moore, 22, also never expe...

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

The Nation's Recent College Graduates Face Significant Labor Market Problems

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Andrew Sum

There is a critical need for policymakers to address the growing labor market problem among college graduates. During the January-August period of 2010, it's estimated that less than half of young B.A.-holders held a job requiring a college degree.

Adult Degree Completion Commitment

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jamie Merisotis

The Lumina Foundation is proud to announce a significant new commitment to advancing adult degree attainment.

Colin Carlson, Child Prodigy, Sues UConn, Claiming Age Discrimination

AP | STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

STORRS, Conn. — Even at 13, Colin Carlson believes he's running out of time. Colin is a sophomore at the University of Connecticut, seeking a b...