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The Truth About Going to College and Getting Into Debt

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could make your own decisions by meditating and listening to that small still voice that whispers, 'Don't go to college; you're not ready yet. Save your money instead.'

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

The Power Behind a Gesture

Todd Felderstein | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Todd Felderstein

Alberto was a remarkable human being who will be missed by all who embraced his commitment to change the world.

College Students Helped End the War in Vietnam; Can't They Stop Rape on Campus?

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

These high achievers who are committed to academic excellence, community service and leadership are the dreamers who imagine what they want society to look like and will put in the time to create it.

Gourmet Climbing Walls and the Wolves of Old Main: Why Higher Ed May Need a New Rating System

Steven Conn | Posted 08.02.2014 | College
Steven Conn

If the college was once modeled on the monastery, over the last two decades or so many campuses have transformed themselves into versions of Club Med.

Making Sense of Senseless Violence

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

While I haven't commented on every episode of violence, I do feel compelled to observe incidents that occur near or on school grounds and college campuses -- places that should be safe and fun as they help us develop the promise of our youth and those seeking to better their lives and those of others. Instead they've become all too often a setting of tragedy and a reminder of the fragility of life.

10 Things to Do in College (Probably) More Important Than Going to Class

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

For incoming freshmen, here's some advice. Sometimes ditching is important, in the same way that learning to manage your time wisely is important, and although painful, failing is important, too.

The Streamlined Life

The New York Times | David Brooks | Posted 05.07.2014 | World

Every year researchers at U.C.L.A. do a survey of incoming college freshmen. These surveys, conducted over four decades now, show how the life cycle h...

How an MBA Helped Me Redefine Failure and Success

Nisha Asher | Posted 06.03.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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.