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Students Should Seek Balance of Solitude and Socialization

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 12.04.2014 | College
Gretchen Kuhsel

The key to achieving this solitude is to erase the stigma of being alone. I've learned to embrace the fact that just because I'm not surrounded by other people doesn't mean that I am necessarily lonely.

For college freshmen, Mental Health Help Should Come Early On

Sam Rivman | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
Sam Rivman

At fourteen, I began to notice a feeling of constant anxiety. It wasn't only that my emotions weren't lining up quite right with my thoughts; it was d...

It's Not Just Homesickness Anymore: The "Youthsickness" of College Students

Jacqueline Gualtieri | Posted 11.14.2014 | College
Jacqueline Gualtieri

This nostalgia -- the choice of spending a Saturday night watching Finding Nemo rather than sipping Yellowtail -- is nature. Homesickness is real occurrence, but so too is youth-sickness.

#TBT to My #FBF Our Generation's Obsession with Nostalgia

Megan Shuffleton | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Megan Shuffleton

I don't want to be showing off my embarrassing patterned leggings and ugly bangs, circa 2002. However, I do see the fun in it: There's something satisfying about hearing a song that brings you back to your carefree high school days.

From Students of Color, a Call for Cultural Competency Training

Willie Burnley Jr. | Posted 12.21.2014 | College
Willie Burnley Jr.

Every student desires professors that understand and respect them, and minority students only want the same: Instructors who are trained to deal with cultural issues when they arise.

The Impermanence of College Town Homes Deserves Special Appreciation

Hunter Harris | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Hunter Harris

Whether they are desolate college towns or bustling metropolises, the cities that serve as our college-town homes are only ours temporarily, a third place in between the cities with the homes we grew up in and the future meccas with the homes we'll build for ourselves.

Tyler Kingkade

Emerson College: We Have No Legal Duty To Protect Students From Rape

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.03.2014 | College

In a response this week to a lawsuit from a rape survivor, Emerson College claimed it had no legal obligation to prevent the student from being sexual...

Why Is Emerson College So Hip?

| Mallory Noe-Payne | Posted 09.10.2014 | College

On Emerson College's first day of classes, the corner of Boylston and Tremont streets swarm with students; students drinking coffee, students smoking...

Tyler Kingkade

Rape Victim Forced Out Of College Due To School's Response, Lawsuit Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.12.2014 | College

Emerson College's handling of a student's sexual assault case caused so much stress that she landed in the hospital and eventually dropped out of scho...

Why George Will Is So Wrong About Sexual Assault on Campus

Sofie Karasek | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Sofie Karasek

Recently, journalists from across the country have rushed to defend campus rapists and allowed men's rights activists to successfully infiltrate op-ed columns. For those of us who are survivors of sexual assault, we haven't been nearly as lucky.

One Key Takeaway From 2014 Commencement Speakers

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.27.2014 | College

In 2005, when Steve Jobs addressed Stanford University’s graduating class, he urged students, "You've got to find what you love." While love of ...

Jay Leno Will Be A Commencement Speaker

AP | Posted 04.22.2014 | College

BOSTON (AP) — Jay Leno is returning to his alma mater, Emerson College, to deliver the commencement address this spring. The small liberal arts col...

To Change in the Face of Change

Sheryl Kaller | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Sheryl Kaller

Growing up in a conservative middle-class Long Island community, it was easy to think that freewheeling traditions only existed in our showtune-singing, freeish-thinking, theater-invested home that fostered individuality.

Tyler Kingkade

Feds Respond To Complaints That College Botched Sexual Assault Reports

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Emerson College is facing an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights in response to three complaints filed in Octo...

Ron Burgundy Honored With His Own School

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

BOSTON (AP) — Emerson College in Boston has changed the name of its School of Communication for one day to honor fictitious television anchorman Ron...

College Naming Communication School After Ron Burgundy

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | College

BOSTON (AP) — It's kind of a big deal that Emerson College is changing the name of its school of communication. The college in Boston will rename t...

Tyler Kingkade

Student Landed On Academic Probation After Reporting Sexual Assault

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

Another student at Emerson College in Boston has come forward and added her name to a federal complaint claiming the private institution failed to ade...

Emerson Lays Out Response Plans To Federal Complaint

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

Emerson College will launch an internal review of its response to sexual violence on campus after a group of students filed a federal complaint agains...

Tyler Kingkade

Sexual Assault Victim Says College Told Her Not To Make A Big Deal Of Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

Emerson College administrators in Boston took months to begin investigating a student's reported sexual assault and told her she "shouldn't be making ...

Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians

Posted 08.12.2013 | College

There's hardly a university within the Princeton Review's latest ranking of the best colleges for hippies. The ranking, titled "Birkenstock-Wearing...

Boston, I Love You

Love Letters | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
Love Letters

It was another uneventful Monday lunch hour. I sat in the kitchen of my San Francisco apartment enjoying reheated leftovers while chatting on the phon...

Save the Children

Lee Pelton | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Lee Pelton

As horrific as the Sandy Hook mass killings were, they do not come close to telling the whole story about gun violence in our country, especially as it is affecting our children and young people.

Fraternity Raises Cash For Transgender Brother's FTM Surgery

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Members of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity chapter at Emerson College have helped raise money so a fellow brother can afford a female-to-male gender conf...

Is The Gun Violence Debate Even Possible On Campus?

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 04.13.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — On a Friday afternoon in December, Lee Pelton was driving home with his 13-year-old daughter in the passenger seat when radio reports o...

The 10 Most Gay-Friendly Schools

Unigo | Posted 11.10.2012 | College
Unigo

Students from these schools were far from shy about showing their pride in support of the LGBT community on campus. In one of our favorite list names...