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How One Woman's Resilience Affected An Entire Community

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Within two months of Dr. Judith Rodin arriving at the University of Pennsylvania as the college's president, she was faced with the aftermath of a mur...

When Excellent Sheep Grow Up

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 10.15.2014 | Books
Aaron Zelinsky

Many have identified the weaknesses in Deresiewicz's jeremiad. In his forthcoming novel, Supreme Ambitions, David Lat, founder of the legal blog Above the Law, takes a different approach. What happens, he asks, to all those excellent sheep after graduation? His answer won't surprise many: The sheep get herded to law school.

Black University Student Leaders Push New Effort For Racial Equality

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices

The explosive wave of reactions to the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri hasn’t lost its momentum just yet. Blac...

Ellen Gives $$$ To Ivy League Bound Teen

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

In a time when college tuition can cost you an arm and a leg, one teen knows for sure that he can afford the Ivy League university of his choosing. ...

6 Reasons I'm REALLY Happy I Didn't Get Into An Ivy League

Tatiana Lanteigne | Posted 06.26.2014 | Teen
Tatiana Lanteigne

Although Ivies can get you great connections and opportunities, college does not define a person.

These Reddit Users Can't Understand How A Black Student Got Into 8 Ivy League Schools

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.03.2014 | Black Voices

Earlier this week the Internet met Kwasi Enin, a student who got accepted into all eight Ivy League universities. It’s an impressive feat for any st...

This Teen Is The Person You Wish You Were In High School

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

Washington D.C.’s Ward 8 may not be a neighborhood known for its affluence. But five of America’s most prestigious universities are fighting for o...

The Quest To Find Yale's First Black Graduate Gets More Complicated

The New York Times | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices

For Richard Henry Green, recently declared to have been Yale College’s first known African-American graduate, fame, or at least the certainty of his...

Do Students At Good Universities Have Better Sex?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 02.18.2014 | College

Are Ivy League "nerds" having better sex than the rest of the country? "I would argue that if you were the nerd and had a little bit less confidenc...

Bursting From the Pressure

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Jennie Shulkin

Maybe a culture that values over-achievement and pushing oneself to the limits is responsible for the high levels of stress, mental illness, and even suicide evident within highly competitive college communities.

What I'd Like To Tell 'Tiger Mom' Amy Chua

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

All the drills, punishments, screaming, fighting, and so on cannot make someone feel passionate about something.

Ivy League Quitters: The Costs of Being an Ivy Athlete

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Jennie Shulkin

The abnormality of the varsity athlete's college experience begins even before he or she moves into the freshman dorms. Sadly, I speak from experience.

2013: In the Shadow of Slavery

William H. Turner | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
William H. Turner

Many would say that we burden ourselves too much when we dredge up such dread and terror; but, without memory, a collective memory, we are less human and we are more likely to be less humane to each other.

College Grads: Go Forth With Your Future (But First Clean Out the Refrigerator)

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Bonni Brodnick

After the festivities of the celebration I looked forward to helping my daughter pack up her room in the house she had lived in with four other women during their senior year at college. "I'll help clean up," I said. "It's practically finished anyway," said the new graduate. Famous last four words.

Social Class and the College Choices of High School Valedictorians

Lisa Wade | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Lisa Wade

For the parents out there, it's a good idea to push past our own comfort zones when thinking about what might be possible for our kids.

Want To Have Sex In The Harvard Library? School Newspaper Gives Advice On How To Find A Partner

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.08.2013 | College

There must be something in the water fountains at Harvard University’s Widener Library, because the campus spot seems to make students want to have ...

Another Ivy League University To Cover Gender Affirmation Surgery For Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Yale University recently became the latest college to add gender confirmation surgery to its student health plan. A campus-wide email sent last Thursd...

Elite College Admissions Are Unfair, Sure... We Still Shouldn't Care

Daniel Luzer | Posted 11.29.2012 | College
Daniel Luzer

Since such colleges have far more applicants than slots for students, why not just admit most students (after rejecting those truly incapable of succeeding) at random?

The Asian-American Dream

Andrew Phu Quoc Nguyen | Posted 01.21.2013 | College
Andrew Phu Quoc Nguyen

Socioeconomic diversity is a good marker of a strong institution. However, social affirmative action pertaining to Southeast Asians has only partially fulfilled its legacy.

A Breed Apart: Why Our Elites Are So Disconnected

Rakesh Khurana | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Rakesh Khurana

A homogenous and self-perpetuating elite is a bad thing for any society, and particularly for the United States. Alone among nations the U.S. envisions itself as the place where citizens can and should rise as far as their combination of talents and hard work can take them.

I Don't Care Where My Son Goes to College

Cory Zacker | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Cory Zacker

There, I said it. He's only 13, so we have a few years before we even have to consider it, but I need to say it now. Learning should be a joy, not a stress-filled struggle.

Major Universities Attacked By Hackitivsts

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.04.2012 | College

Some of the top universities in the country were breached by hackers and had their student records dumped onto the internet a large attack being dubb...

Parents and College Admissions

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Nicolaus Mills

Great parenting begins with loving a son or daughter unconditionally. Great admissions decisions begin with a cool assessment of a student's strengths and weaknesses. The gap between the two could not be wider.

Student Heading To Harvard After Being Homeless, Abandoned By Parents

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.07.2012 | Education

When facing homelessness, bullying, and being abandoned by family, many people might be tempted to give up hope. But for 18-year-old Dawn Loggins, who...

25 Universities With The Best Internet Buzz

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.05.2012 | College

Which university has the best Internet brand equity? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the best Internet buzz , according to the Global...