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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...

15 Celebs Who Went To Ivy League Schools

Posted 04.03.2012 | College

Before Elizabeth Banks had a starring role in 30 Rock and the The Hunger Games, she was a sorority girl at the University of Pennsylvania. Rachel Drat...

TEEN REPORTER: 'Why Ivy League Schools Are Overrated'

| Victoria Snare | Posted 08.29.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from The Saxon Scope, the student-run newspaper of Langley High School in McLean, Virginia. A “good college” sh...

Ivy-Leaguers Behaving Badly

Posted 01.31.2012 | College

Ivy League bad behavior has been in the news of late. The recent scandals at Yale and Dartmouth have dominated the web (well, college websites especia...

The Investment Banking Profession As We Know It Is Over

Bloomberg | William D. Cohan | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

We are witnessing the decline and fall of the investment-banking profession as we have known it for the past 40 years. The evidence is everywhere. ...

The Debate Over Elite Schools and Elite Jobs

Robert Teitelman | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

If you accept the research that higher socioeconomic status is the single greatest factor in academic performance, then Rivera is outlining a process that not only bakes in inequality, but deepens it over time.