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How an MBA Helped Me Redefine Failure and Success

Nisha Asher | Posted 04.03.2014 | Education
Nisha Asher

Along my journey, I also learned that I was not alone. At first, you think that you are.

7 Ways To Get Your Kid Over Their College Rejection

Julie Fingersh | Posted 03.28.2014 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Parents, you're up. You've got before you one of the most powerful teachable moments ever. And even if you think your teen would rather skin themselves alive than have this conversation with you, just know that you are singularly qualified to help them grieve, reframe and move forward.

Knocking on Opportunity's Door

Vanessa Dunne | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Vanessa Dunne

We all know the saying, "When opportunity knocks..." Well, why don't we change things up a bit and knock on opportunity's door? I have learned quite a bit during my college career about opportunity, and I want to share them with you brilliant millennial college students

Is It Time to Pay Student-Athletes?

Alexandra Rice | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

Today there are close to 500,000 student-athletes competing in the U.S., but only around 1 percent of them will ever go pro. Some would argue, though, that student-athletes are already professionals, and that the idea of amateurism is a misguided one.

The Drug From Limitless Is Available for Purchase on Your College Campus

Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
Eliza Sankar-Gorton

Although exaggerated for Hollywood, it's clear why students might be tempted to take a pill that might lend mental clarity and energized focus. I wondered, though ... how are people getting their hands on it?

Getting Real About Race on Campus

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 03.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jonathan Jacob Moore

I hope we become more resolute about telling our own stories to one another in our dorms and dining halls rather than relying on forums, diversity reports, academic speakers and the most vocal or verbose amongst our student body to do it for us.

America's Best College Towns

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Sure, big cities have their glitz, but it's this kind of understated charm, diversity, and affordability that draws visitors to cool college towns.

The Meaning of (Student) Life

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It's time to recognize the role that student life plays in American higher education. Students come to an institution to learn. They do so in the classroom but also in the thousand teachable moments that occur outside of it.

Back to School: Best Student Escapes in Chicago

Party Earth | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Party Earth

Most college kids dread the end of summer because it means trading back-to-back music festivals and spontaneous trips to the beach for billion-page te...

Back to School: Best Student Hangouts in Boston

Party Earth | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Party Earth

tudents in Boston have it easier than most because the city is jam-packed with places that were practically designed to encourage procrastination. The eclectic list of fun, easily accessible things to do in Boston offers something for everything student.

SWUG Life: The View From Harvard

Posted 04.15.2013 | Women

This article is presented in partnership with The Harvard Crimson In this special edition of "Listen Up!"—Flyby's weekly advice column, written b...

We Must Not Forget the Value of Learning by Doing

Kevin M. Ross | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
Kevin M. Ross

As much of the higher education industry continues to focus on the possibilities of MOOCs, we must be careful not to forget that learning by doing in real life situations brings a value that the online experience can not fully replace.

Begging for Death

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 04.01.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

As a Miami personal injury lawyer, I have investigated hundreds of cases where pedestrians have been injured just crossing the street. Allowing children to stand between a rush hour traffic jam, dodging drivers distracted by cell phones simply to raise money, is a tragedy in the making.

A Cheap and Fantastically Useful Tool for the New Semester

Matthew McCluskey | Posted 03.10.2013 | College
Matthew McCluskey

With all of the purchases and preparation that go into getting ready for the new semester, allow me a moment to make the case for a simple, affordable acquisition that I have personally seen make a significant academic difference for so many college students.

The Dangers of Perfectionism: More Than Dotting Your I's and Crossing Your T's

Her Campus | Posted 01.26.2013 | College
Her Campus

Perfectionism is more than just a need to dot your I's and cross your T's; it's a state of mind characterized by "all or nothing" thinking, holding your own actions to unreasonably high standards, focusing heavily on results and a fear of failure.

Recipe for a Non-Controversial School Year

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 11.26.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

It's possible our tone may be misinterpreted as overly stern by some readers and for that we apologize. We're simply making a statement of purpose. This letter is not meant as a threat. It's a teachable moment.

Advice for New College Students

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 10.31.2012 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

These years will change you in ways you can't even imagine; you will learn more and develop friendships unlike any you have ever had, or possibly ever will have again. Your time is what you make of it. Take it all in, be safe and enjoy it.

They're Ba-a-a-a-ck!: Students Have Returned... Have You?

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

There's a whole big world out there off-campus. But we student affairs professionals can easily fall into the trap of myopically only seeing the residence halls and campus centers before us.

Quarter-Life Crisis: Stuck on College

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Catherine Seraphin

I've been afflicted with a consuming disease for about two years now. What do I have? An extreme case of I-miss-college-way-too-much-for-my-own-good disease.

Grading Time: I Give Up, You're All Exceptional

Rebecca Schuman | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Rebecca Schuman

It's that magical time in collegiate life when the sum total of a student's achievement is quantified in a series of letters. And these days, those letters are usually A's.

Class of 2014: Wash U Application Rate Surges

Student Life | Alan Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The high school seniors arriving on campus this weekend for scholarship finalist weekend--the first of many visitation weekends--were admitted into th...

Wash U: Antibiotic Preserves Hearing In Mice

Student Life | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that the antibiotic Kanamycin (KM), which was previously believed to damage ears, a...

Wash U Student Develops Free Food Web Site

Student Life | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

While organizations across campus are busy trying to attract students to their events with free food, freshman Stan Rosenthal launched a Web site call...

STUDY: Most Students Stressed, Some Depressed

AP | NANCY BENAC and TREVOR TOMPSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Stress over grades. Financial worries. Trouble sleeping. Feeling hopeless. So much for those carefree college days....