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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...

Women in Business: Robin Goldberg, Chief Experience Officer of the Minerva Project

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.01.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Robin Goldberg is the Chief Marketing Officer of the Minerva Project, a groundbreaking venture to reinvent the university experience for the world's brightest and most motivated students.

Crime Stats for Illinois's public Universities

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.29.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

College campuses are meant to be places safe for learning and discussion. Most Illinois public universities are typically very safe for their students, but violent crimes still take place. Women are especially at risk.

Is Mark Cuban Right About Student Loans?

John A. Tures | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
John A. Tures

The smarter thing to do is perhaps focus on where loan defaults are occurring, not on how much the loans are.

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

I am by no means qualified to suggest an institutional fix for our country's socioeconomic inequalities. I am, however, suggesting that we be grateful for those whose hard work is not intellectual and acknowledge the social constructions behind our presumptions of labor.

Don't Ask About Your Kids' Grades in College

Robert Shireman | Posted 10.23.2014 | Education
Robert Shireman

Instead of asking about grades, we ask our adult children to occasionally share with us something they do for a class, an artifact of their college experience.

Highest-paid Illinois College Football Coaches

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.17.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While football might not be as big in Illinois as it is in the South, particularly the Southeastern Conference -- where University of Alabama Head Coach, Nick Saban, made $5.4 million last year -- coaches at Illinois' public universities are still earning six-figure salaries.

Why College Is One of the Most Crucial Times in Your Creative Career

Jinna Yang | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Jinna Yang

You don't have to have all of the answers to the questions that will come along the way. You just have to start, and college is the perfect time to use your resources to help you do just that.

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education from Vala Afshar The commercial and private use of drones is soaring. The devices are capturing news vide...

7 Perspectives From International Princeton Students

Sam Maron | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Sam Maron

While it is important to be well-read and keep up with the news, it can be equally important to make sure the news stories mean something to you personally.

Assessing the Pervasiveness of Sexual Assault on College Campuses: The Importance of Data

Kevin Eagan | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Kevin Eagan

The increased media attention and new regulations raining down on institutions from local, state and federal policymakers necessitate that colleges and universities better realize the prevalence of the issue on their campuses.

We Need the Humanities As Much As Science to Solve the World's Problems

Paul_Smith | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Paul_Smith

Scientists and artists -- there are no two cultures. There's one human culture with myriad manifestations. Let's get it together, approach the world as one and see that world in a grain of sand once more.

College Students Stun Pizza Deliveryman With $1,200 Tip To Show The Impact Of Kindness

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News

This university practiced what they preach when they surprised a deliveryman with an incredible act of generosity. Keith Newman, Indiana Wesleyan ...

One Practical Benefit of a Liberal Arts Education: Knowing What You Know

Keith Wade | Posted 10.08.2014 | College
Keith Wade

"Why doesn't a philosophy professor need an umbrella?" went the old campus joke. "He can just presume it's not raining." Funny on campus; less so in the board room.

National Alliance Vows to Increase Degree-Attainment for Low-Income Higher Ed Students

Daniel Greenstein | Posted 10.08.2014 | Education
Daniel Greenstein

Co-authored by Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University The U.S. is facing substantial performance gaps within higher education. High-income...

UGA Football Overshadows Yom Kippur

Madeline Hill | Posted 10.04.2014 | College
Madeline Hill

On Sept. 30, myself, along with four other students at the University of Georgia came together to write a letter on behalf of the UGA Jewish community in response to the University scheduling Homecoming on Yom Kippur.

The Most Beautiful and Ugliest College Campuses in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.03.2014 | College
Reboot Illinois

When choosing a school, things like academics, finances, location and student activities often take a front seat. But what about the way colleges look?