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Which Illinois Med Schools Are the Highest Ranked?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.09.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

U.S. News and World recently released its school rankings for 2015 -- ranking universities across the United States in categories like engineering, medicine, law and business.

Want to Earn an MBA? Consider One of These Top Business Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.27.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Deans and administrators of the programs, corporate recruiters, and administrators were asked to rate the schools, and other criteria, such as the mean starting salary of program graduates, were considered.

Letter to My Generation: 6 Reasons Why You (Just) Might Want to Reconsider Joining a Synagogue

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

If you make time each week to slow down, stop and reflect on the joys and challenges of the past six days, you live at a different, more modulated pace.

PhD or ABD?

Adele Scheele | Posted 02.28.2014 | College
Adele Scheele

Here are some strategies, not only for my seatmate but for all of you who are struggling with starting -- or finishing -- the dissertation.

Why I Love Libraries

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.28.2014 | Books
Gina Barreca

It's the weight of the book that calms me, the feel of the paper under my fingertips as I turn the page that grabs me. This pleasure is sharpened by understanding that what I love at this moment has only been loaned to me. I can possess it fully, but temporarily.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Choose a Field for Graduate School?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

While a school may ask you to choose a specific field, the truth is that many professional artists work fluidly in a number of fields.

A Graduate Program Works To Diversify The Science World

NPR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

There is a widespread narrative in higher education that goes something like this: Colleges and universities have always accepted the best and brighte...

Is the College Business Model Really Broken?

Stuart Dorsey | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Stuart Dorsey

My point: changing the pricing strategy won't change the fact that demand is falling. The business model isn't broken, the market is just tough.

Eleven Myths About Going to Seminary

Wayne Meisel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Law school? Don't like to read that much. Business school? Not very good with numbers. I kept coming back to the idea of seminary. I knew that I needed to find a way to sustain my commitment to the service and justice work I had done all of my life.

3 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Took on School Debt

Allison Vesterfelt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Allison Vesterfelt

If I had it to do over again, I would have given myself some context for how much money $20,000 or $30,000 really was. I would have spent some time thinking through each of my options, to weigh whether this was a worthy investment or not.

Go to Grad School

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

Lots of people have written about why you shouldn't go to grad school. I respectfully disagree. Grad school offers real benefits and, when done right, is an invaluable resource that can further your career.

Graduate Student Barbie™

Karen Zgoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Karen Zgoda

Graduate School Barbie™ comes out of the box with a big grin on her face that turns into a frown after two weeks or her first adviser meeting (whichever comes first). She also has adorable black circles under her delightfully bloodshot eyes.

15 Signs The Universe Is Telling You To Go To Grad School

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.24.2013 | College

For some, grad school has the mystique of summer sleep-away camp: Your friends who have gone have loved it, but you're scared it's too expensive or th...

Negative Capability

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

...Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and rea...

9 Reasons to Pursue a Master's Degree Besides the Paycheck

Uloop | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Uloop

Is grad school worth it? The debate rages, and the economic rewards or ramifications are compared ad nauseam. While I have weighed in on the debate already, I am yet to expand upon the non-financial reasons why graduate school is worth the money.

How to Prep for the Verbal Reasoning Section of the GRE

Chuck Cohn | Posted 12.14.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

The GRE is an exam designed for prospective graduate students in many liberal arts fields.So, is it time to start memorizing hundreds of words until your vision is blurred? No! This exam is about studying smarter, not harder.

Top 7 Master's Degrees for Making the Most Money

Uloop | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Uloop

With the cost to attend graduate school, students and educators are beginning to debate the necessity of a Master's degree. Nonetheless, here is a list of degrees which will almost certainly guarantee success in the fields to which they lead.

Investing in a Liberal Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

The separation of knowledge into categories frustrates the human desire for unity. Each of us is a student of the world, a whole individual trying to make integral sense of the world, and striving to make that world our own.

Career Guidance à la Heisenberg

David Cleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
David Cleary

Though Walt's pride -- or hubris, as many commentators have labeled it -- may have done more harm than good at times, I still can't help but aspire to find a passion and life pursuit which makes me feel "alive" in the same way running a drug empire did for Walt.

20-Somethings: Spoil Yourself With a Graduate Degree Abroad

Christina Kelly | Posted 11.22.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

There are plenty of reasons why you should pursue a graduate degree abroad.

Say No to School: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 09.08.2013 | College
Noah Kass

When you step away from shiny admissions brochures there's a real risk in taking yourself out of the job market. Essentially, there's no real guarantee of professional success post-graduate school.

Have a Little Faith in the Millennials

Marissa Lepor | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Marissa Lepor

If the baby boomers remain on their career path for a longer period of time, they should give the Millennials the same amount of time to enter the workforce.

Your Weight Affects What?

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.25.2013 | Women

Along with GRE scores and personal essays, something else might factor into your grad school acceptances -- your weight. Researchers at Bowling Gr...

Going Back to School as Adults: Wise Investment or Waste of Time?

VisualNews.com | Posted 08.14.2013 | College
VisualNews.com

Although once considered unconventional, returning to school as an adult is now en vogue, having become the fastest-growing demographic in colleges across the United States.

Grad School: Approach With Caution

Mark Gilman | Posted 08.14.2013 | College
Mark Gilman

Grad school doesn't always give you a better idea of what to do. Sure, you'll get to know a field of research better. But, unless you have a fire in your belly about what you want to study, real work experience will provide invaluable answers to life's more relevant questions.