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Margo Wright: How an App Could Help Low-Income College Students Graduate

Significance Labs | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Significance Labs

Over the past two months, my team at Significance Labs has investigated how and why first generation community college students in New York City start to run into trouble. We confirmed that there are a plethora of barriers which prevent first generation students from earning a degree.

Education and Immigration: Why Keeping International Students Is a Good Thing for the Economy

Lauren Harris | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Lauren Harris

Some international students are turning to other countries because of their easier immigration policies that allow students to remain in the country once they graduate. But what's the problem with having these students leave once they graduate? Plenty.

Dropping the Needle: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

Is this an era of disruption? There can be little doubt that the constant barrage of infotainment influences how we perceive personal and societal circumstances. Do we have time to reflect on what we are learning from our families, our colleagues, our students and our research?

Student Debt and Higher Education

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

Student debt has been a hot topic of discussion in Washington, Albany, and all around the country. Graduates are losing lifetime wealth due to college debt. Although this may be true, it may not be the entire issue.

Engineers Are Not Smart

Vicki May | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Vicki May

Of course I want 'smart' students in my classes but not necessarily the ones who can memorize facts, pass tests, and regurgitate information. I want students who are willing to think critically, try new things, fail and learn from their mistakes.

College Textbooks Don't Need to Break the Bank: 10 Tips to Save You Money

Nicole Allen | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Nicole Allen

Even though textbook prices can be pretty outrageous, there are many ways to reduce how much you spend. Being smart about how you shop could save you hundreds of dollars this year.

College Football Needs More Student Athletes Like FSU's Jameis Winston

John A. Tures | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports
John A. Tures

Just a few years ago, Winston would be called greedy if he demanded more money for his likeness or signature. But it's refreshing to see someone of his generation, tabbed as self-centered, realize that a college education is, indeed a privilege.

4 Steps to Graduate from College Debt-Free

Michael Price | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
Michael Price

Since you lived at home with your parents for 18 years of your life, is 4 more years really going to kill you? Doing so would save you approximately $40,000.

We Can't Do That Here

Gary A. Olson | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

Knowing whether your proposed change would be governed by an institutional rule or a policy, or if it is merely a matter of procedure, is important.

Educating College Trustees

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It is almost impossible for those who live outside the academy to understand and appreciate how American colleges and universities govern themselves. ...

Higher Education and Rising Inequality

Harry Boyte | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

Higher education today embodies individualistic, hypercompetitive achievement norms which contribute to inequality in a number of ways. And it has enormous, if often unacknowledged, power shaping career plans of its students and helping to authorize "what counts" in the intellectual life of the nation.

Academics vs. Athletics: It's Not a Choice

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 07.18.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

Athletics has a place in our students' lives for the lifelong value it can bring. It should not be overinflated on a college campus any more than it should be sidelined.

Advising Students About College in This New Economy

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 07.17.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

We wouldn't dare give a young person who is just starting out the same advice today about bank interest rates or real estate values that we did ten years ago. So why are we still giving out the same old advice about college?

Creating Opportunities in the Aloha State

Mark Takai | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Mark Takai

As I watch and listen to recent national conversations about education reform, I can't help but think about my family. My youngest sister Nikki teaches math at Pearl City High School, my wife Sami and I are products of public schools, and we send our two children to public schools.

How to Make the Most of College as an Activist

Erin McKelle | Posted 07.17.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

When you're going into college (whether you're a freshman, senior, or somewhere in between) as someone who is, or aspires to be, an activist, the amount of preparation involved can seem overwhelming or even impossible to navigate. Believe me, I've been there.

Making the Most Out of Ch-ch-changes

Mark Steber | Posted 07.16.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

From getting married to having a baby or even getting divorced, use our tips to help keep more of your money in your pocket.

Will the Echo Boomer Generation Save Graduate Business Education?

John T. Delaney | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
John T. Delaney

The best answer to the debt question is that business schools will have made the appropriate adjustments in curricula, experience-based learning opportunities and theory/practice mix in order to give students the skills needed to command higher compensation premiums at work.

Competition Through Cooperation in American Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

By the end of the 20th Century, a number of American colleges and universities - often in close geographical proximity - began to look for ways to coo...

Doing Academic Time

Gary A. Olson | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

For those on the track leading to the awarding (or denial) of tenure, academic time plays a cruel joke: It can seem like a lifetime while simultaneously seeming like there are not enough days to complete all the projects you had hoped to.

How to Prepare for College

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

A student needs to develop the necessary skills to pursue a college degree, although in truth there are many kinds of colleges and some are far more difficult than others, both in terms of admittance and performance expectations.

Informal Learning Is Taking Over (Infographic)

David Blake | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
David Blake

In today's information age, an individual's ability to learn is more critical than ever. Education is becoming a lifelong pursuit and is following the trend of general media consumption.

Protecting an Integral Part of the Learning Experience

Molly Corbett Broad | Posted 07.11.2014 | College
Molly Corbett Broad

Different people learn in different ways. Some of us learn by reading, some by listening, some by watching, and some by doing. At colleges and universities, we want to reach all types of learners with all types of learning experiences--and internships are one way we accomplish this goal.

The Global Search for Education: Mind Work Life and Howard Gardner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

15 Lessons from a Festschrift Howard Gardner with Mindy Kornhaber and Ellen Winner To celebrate Howard Gardner's 70th birthday last July 11, 2013,...

Rethinking What a 'Traditional' College Education Entails: Five Misconceptions About the Online Learning Experience

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

While a few naysayers may remain, online learning models are here to stay and the quality debate between online and campus learning will continue to fade.

The Elite's Politics Are Squelching Everyone Else's Right to Culture

Jon Wisman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Education
Jon Wisman

This heist by the rich has finally drawn the attention of the media, academics and politicians. But the fact that their politics is also taking away the non-elite's access to culture has barely drawn notice.