iOS app Android app

University

Keep Your Alumni Engaged: Create a VC Fund for Them!

Josh Cline | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Josh Cline

How can colleges increase engagement among graduates in such a tough financial environment? Obviously, ending tuition and paying off the student loans of all alumni is probably not feasible. One answer is to create or connect with investment funds such.

Fellow Law Students, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.

Yes Means Yes: Breaking Down Sexual Violence on UC Berkeley's Campus

Hannah Berkman | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Hannah Berkman

The California state legislature unanimously passed a bill this month requiring universities to redefine their official definitions of consent as an "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity." The bill's passing is an incredibly needed step in the right direction.

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

Mike Domitrz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

If we really want to reduce sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, the lessons of respect, consent and bystander intervention need to be instilled in elementary education through high school.

What College Rankings Won't Tell You

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

selecting a college is a complex conversation. Underneath it all, rankings are harmfully laser-focused on narrow, time-lagged numerical measures, have hotly debated methodologies and fail to convey a true picture of the collegiate experience.

Dutch Woman Fakes Trip To Southeast Asia, Surfaces Universal Truth

Ravishly | Posted 09.12.2014 | Travel
Ravishly

Doesn't dear Zilla's little project, instead of angering you, only serve to make you feel better about the global nature of this reality?

Strike Debt Takes on Student Loans! (It Must Be Occupy's Birthday Again)

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.08.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

After having raised over $700,000 in "People Bailing Out People" funds and then using a majority of these dollars to purchase -- and abolish -- upwards of $15,000,000 in personal medical debt, Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt is now stalking a more formidable quarry -- student debt.

The College Course Is Dead?

Dan Butin | Posted 09.04.2014 | College
Dan Butin

The college course is dead. Or at least that's the argument I make in an op-ed today about MIT's report. And if it's not dead, I hope that someone will soon kill it. By this I mean that most college courses are not structured for student learning; they're structured for professors teaching.

11 of the Princeton Review's Top Colleges Are in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.04.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

11 Illinois colleges were included among the Princeton Review's list of the best 379 colleges in the country for the 2014-2015 school year.

20 Reasons Why You Should Major in Journalism

College Magazine | Posted 09.03.2014 | College
College Magazine

Journalism will never die as long as the world has news to report and requires someone to report it. For those of you who have doubts about thrusting yourself into the wild and wonderful world of journalism, look no further to end your questioning.

4 Back-to-School Myths About College Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

As students and families begin the school year, let's take a second to dispel some myths about college textbooks. Before we debunk some myths around ...

So Empty Is My Nest

Bushra Alvi | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Bushra Alvi

A parent's love for a child is the strongest and purest bond of all humanity and for this reason one of the hardest things for a parent to do is to wave goodbye as their child leaves for college.

Attention, Freshmen: Here's What to Expect

Lori Janjigian | Posted 08.28.2014 | College
Lori Janjigian

Don't be scared. You will struggle and you might even fail a course or two. You might even break down and cry a few times. But if you work hard and stop second-guessing your every decision, you will get through it all and succeed.

What Your Business Degree Won't Teach You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The ability to sell proves your attitude, critical thinking and soft-skills. Every other business discipline is just semantics. You have no marketers, accountants, lawyers, managers or HR people on staff if you have no sales. Businesses put a premium on people that can generate revenue.

Why College Music School Rankings Are All Wrong

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
J Nelson Aviance

Having gone through several music programs and with friends still attending music programs, I can tell you that these ranking systems absolutely fail to address what is important as a developing musician seeking to make a career as a performer.

WATCH: The Hilarious Truth About Being A College Student

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.24.2014 | College

There are a lot of college guides out there featuring easy, surface-level instructions like how to pack for your big move, and how to get along with (...

An Encore Professor

Jay Halfond | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jay Halfond

The choice to reinvent rather than retire is both exhilarating and daunting. Perhaps unique to academe, I can embark on this new career somewhat seamlessly within my own institution, within familiar surroundings.

10 Great Options If You Didn't Get the College Course You Wanted

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Education
Ruairí McKiernan

Didn't get that college place you wanted? Don't stress, you have options, lots of them. Now might not be the right time for college, and you may need more time to figure out what you want to do.

Merging Art and Business in the College Curriculum

John M. Eger | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
John M. Eger

Clearly something is happening in universities across the country. This week San Diego State University is launching a Music Entrepreneurship and Bus...

Illinois' Top Colleges See Tuitions Going Up and Up

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.28.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Recently Forbes came out with its 2014 top 100 colleges list, which includes four Illinois schools in its Top 75. From Forbes' rankings, which covered more than 600 schools, we pulled out the top 15 Illinois colleges.

10 Biggest Tuition Increases at Illinois Universities for the 2014-2015 School Year

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.28.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

We went through Illinois private and public four-year universities to find which schools have the biggest tuition increase, by percentage, from 2013-14 to 2014-15.

Women Veterans Look Toward Furthering Their Education

Barbara Mujica | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Barbara Mujica

America's two million female veterans are looking toward the future, and many are improving their employment opportunities by enrolling in courses. What issues do women veterans confront when they return to school?

U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University

Otto Scharmer | Posted 08.14.2014 | Education
Otto Scharmer

Summing up the problem: higher education is overpriced, out of touch, and outdated in both curriculum and purpose. The solution? The solution is beginning to emerge in many places today.

What Are the Best Colleges in Illinois?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.11.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

We pulled out the 15 highest-ranked Illinois schools. The top two both placed in the top 25 overall. The rankings of seven of the Illinois schools are below, with their national rank in parentheses.

10 Confessions To My College-Bound Child

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Alexandra Rosas

With only weeks until my firstborn child leaves for college, I struggled late into the night, taking notes on all the ground I wanted to cover before he left.