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7 of the Best Overall Top Colleges in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.23.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

When students are looking for their best fit in a university, there are dozens of metrics to consider, such as specific academic programs, sports teams, location. But it's good to have an overall picture of the best schools too--the whole experience

Mindful Final Exams?

Judith Simmer-Brown | Posted 12.21.2014 | Education
Judith Simmer-Brown

In the context of the "Mindfulness Revolution", mindfulness has been introduced to many college and university campuses as an element of classroom activities, student clubs, and offerings from wellness centers.

Give High School Students the Same Freedom as College Students

Blake Boles | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
Blake Boles

Real learning thrives when students have real choices. Give high school students the same freedom as college students, and we'll take education a step in the right direction.

America's Oldest Black College Could Face Financial Collapse

Reuters | David DeKok | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec 17 (Reuters) - The nation's oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, is on th...

The Hidden Student Loan Debt Problem

John T. Delaney | Posted 12.18.2014 | Education
John T. Delaney

I am not saying that student loan indebtedness should be ignored. It is a problem, but it is less serious than other related problems. It is a symptom of a vicious cycle: State governments have reduced funding for higher education, which pushes tuition higher.

Students and the Right to Cheat

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.17.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

There is a new and robust sense of entitlement among the emerging generation globally. Several college students from around the world are protesting those who accuse them of wrongdoing when they cheat -- explaining that it is their human right.

A Hard Lesson From the UVA Sexual Assault Crisis

Scott D. Gerber | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Scott D. Gerber

The UVA administration's approach to Jackie's allegations is, regrettably, an unfortunate example of an all-too-predictable response by academic administrators across the country who seem to be concerned far less with doing the right thing than they are with keeping their own jobs.

2 Men Who Are Doing Great Work on Campuses

Elaine Williams | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Elaine Williams

I had the privilege of speaking again at St. Joseph's College in Long Island in November. I really love this school and their commitment. The staff is committed to dealing with sexual assault prevention and response head on.

Thought the 'Rolling Stone' Article Was Bad?

Francesca Bessey | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Francesca Bessey

In light of these facts, in light of my own rape and the rapes of too many of my friends at the hands of their peers, I do wonder: Whose credibility is really to be doubted here? Jackie's, or the public peanut gallery that has diluted sexual assault down to a number and a date?

Online Education, With Great Investment, Can Provide Extraordinary Opportunities for Students and Faculty

James Goldgeier | Posted 12.09.2014 | College
James Goldgeier

In recent months, news has emerged from universities around the country indicating that a significant level of skepticism remains about online education.

Revisions to Higher Ed Act Could Cost Taxpayers More

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 12.09.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

As students and families continue to financially recover from the lingering economic downturn, federal student aid remains key to providing access to higher education for low- and middle-income students.

Grade Inflation, Academic Rigor, and College Graduation Rates

Bill Destler | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
Bill Destler

I am deeply troubled by this misuse of graduation rates as an indicator of academic quality when in fact they could indicate, in some cases, exactly the opposite. The notion that a graduation rate near 100 percent is a sign of academic quality is simply nonsense.

A Brain Implant That Registers Trauma Could Help Prevent Rape and Violent Crime -- So Why Don't We Have It Yet?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

All things considered, the trauma alert implant sounds like a sensible and impressive thing. So why don't we have them yet?

Three More Flaws in Harvard's Sexual Harassment Policy

Stephen Henrick | Posted 12.02.2014 | College
Stephen Henrick

It would behoove Harvard administrators to include meaningful protections for accused students and consult in advance with those who might identify due process problems before the policy goes live.

Higher Education in Hawai'i

Geoffrey Bannister | Posted 11.26.2014 | Hawaii
Geoffrey Bannister

Education can have an invaluable impact on individuals, families and communities. Our university was founded on the idea that the people of Hawai'i should have higher education alternatives available.

Why Kids Feel Like They Are Starring in 'The Hunger Games'

Tanith Carey | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Tanith Carey

We are creating a generation of kids who are folding under the pressure. After all, by definition, most people who take part in competitions lose. As the testing starts earlier, this also makes for divided classrooms. Children who don't do well right away tend to write themselves off early on.

I Really Love My University, Which Is Why I'm Going on Strike

Meaghan Emery | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Meaghan Emery

This university administration has an amazing opportunity to make an even better workplace for the amazing and diverse graduate student body it employs, but it seems to need a little bit of a push in that direction.

Dr. Adjunct or: How I Learned to Stop Suffering and Love Collective Bargaining

Tracy Strauss | Posted 11.18.2014 | Education
Tracy Strauss

If university administrators continue to cling to Wall Street principles of financial greed, then faculty unions are essential for the survival of teaching and citizenship. We must work together, in solidarity, to get back to the substantive heart of higher education.

Critical Thinking Skills: Higher Education Must Lead Business to Maximize Full Value of Employees

Bill Destler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Bill Destler

Substantial long-term research and comments from employers suggest that a large portion of college and university graduates lack critical thinking skills.

Inclusion Gone Too Far: Cal State and InterVarsity 'Derecognition'

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 11.13.2014 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

In the massive California State University system, as at some other universities, new anti-discrimination rules for student groups mean it can no longer be required that the president of the Christian student fellowship is Christian.

Consequential Boards: Strengthening College and University Governance

Richard D. Legon | Posted 11.13.2014 | Education
Richard D. Legon

Just as corporate board members have a fiduciary duty to shareholders, college and university trustees have a duty to us all. We call upon these boards to add value where it matters most and engage in truly consequential governance.

What Veterans Have Taught Me About Teaching

Briallen Hopper | Posted 11.11.2014 | Education
Briallen Hopper

Just as much as students need concrete academic help, they need us to notice their drive and their struggle. We can do this by making sure that we acknowledge the work they're putting into the class, whether it's showing up in their grades or not.

Is College Really Worth The Money Anymore?

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 11.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Over half of U.S. grandparents currently contribute or plan to donate to their grandchildren’s college funds, accor...

8 Reasons My College Town Is Better Than Your City College

College Magazine | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
College Magazine

The rolling green hills scattered with students on blankets, strumming guitars and singing "Kumbayah." The lines of campus-wide tailgates, fraternity mansion parties and college town traditions. These college career staples you could never find on a city campus.

10 Hottest Technologies in Higher Education

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.03.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Ten Hottest Disruptive Technologies in Higher Education from Vala Afshar The annual EDUCAUSE conference is where innovative higher educatio...