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Tyler Kingkade
Tyler Kingkade is a Senior Editor and Reporter at The Huffington Post, based in New York, covering higher education and millennials. Prior to this role he covered politics for The Huffington Post and The Iowa Independent, and worked at the National Journal and for the CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa. His work has earned him national recognition by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Collegiate Press, and the University of Georgia. Keep up with him on Twitter: @tylerkingkade.

Entries by Tyler Kingkade

College President's Widow Uses Husband's Passing To Remind Grads About Resilience

(3) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 11:43 AM

"The greatest honor a community can pay a fallen leader is to move forward on the plans they made together."

The widow of the Ursinus College president shared these words speaking at the Pennsylvania school's commencement address on May 15.

Ursinus College President Bobby Fong died suddenly...

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Lena Dunham Offers Support To Emma Sulkowicz After Posters Attacking Both Women Appeared In NYC

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 1:41 PM

Actress Lena Dunham took to Twitter to show support for sexual assault activist Emma Sulkowicz after posters accusing both women of lying about being raped appeared Wednesday around New York City.

When Sulkowicz graduated from Columbia University this week, she also concluded an art project -- in...

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Posters Near Columbia Accusing Emma Sulkowicz Of Lying About Rape Get Ripped Down Fast

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 3:00 PM

NEW YORK -- Posters were discovered Wednesday morning near the campus of Columbia University that accused graduating senior Emma Sulkowicz and actress Lena Dunham of being liars about rape.

Images of the posters began circulating on Twitter around 5 a.m. Wednesday from the account @fakerape and...

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Campus Rape May Be 'Worse Than We Thought,' Study Shows

(169) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 3:00 AM

Nearly one in five college women were victims of rape or attempted rape during their freshmen year, with the most falling prey during their first three months on campus, according to a new study.

The study, published online Wednesday in the Journal of Adolescent Health, surveyed 480 female freshmen at...

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A Number Of Colleges Are Under Scrutiny For Sexual Harassment, But You Wouldn't Know It

(6) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 5:10 PM

A little over a year ago, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights began disclosing which colleges and universities were under Title IX investigations for potentially mishandling sexual violence cases. When the Education Department first released the list, it said it was...

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Mitt Romney Reminds Grads To 'Live A Large Life,' But Not By Seeking 'Fame And Fortune'

(80) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 1:15 PM

Mitt Romney encouraged graduates at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire, on Sunday to "live a large life."

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate, was quick to note that living a large life didn't mean getting rich and famous, however. He reminded graduates during...

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A College Grad May Have Student Debt And No Job, But They're Still Very Lucky

(11) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 11:42 AM

Lisa G. Szarkowski encounters a lot of heartbreaking situations in her job. But she wants to make sure graduates of Wheaton College, her alma mater, understand that even with graduating with student debt and no job, they are far more advantaged than most of their peers in the world.


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Student Loan Repayment Can Be Confusing, So Nonprofits Are Creating A Hotline To Help

(4) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 6:39 PM

Student loan borrowers struggling with confusing information from the U.S. Department of Education will get help from a new website and hotline being launched by activists and labor unions.

Natalia Abrams, who works with activist group Student Debt Crisis, said the hotline and website are designed to assist...

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Purdue Takes A Stand For Free Speech, No Matter How Offensive Or Unwise

(27) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 12:47 PM

Purdue University has become the first public institution of higher education to adopt a free speech policy called the "Chicago principles," condemning the suppression of views no matter how "offensive, unwise, immoral, or wrong-headed" they may be.

The board of trustees passed a measure endorsing those principles on Friday. Purdue...

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Kennesaw State Student Told That Waiting For An Advisor Is 'Harassing'

(337) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 5:52 PM

Kennesaw State University is looking into a video circulating online of a staff member threatening to call security on a student who said he was waiting to speak with an advisor.

Kevin Bruce, a student at Kennesaw State in Georgia, posted video Wednesday night of his interaction with Abby Dawson,...

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LSU Faces Dramatic Budget Cuts While It Builds An Expensive Lounging Pool

(50) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 5:25 PM

Louisiana State University is currently facing the prospect of a $55.5 million state funding cut, even as it's building a large so-called lazy river in the shape of the school's initials as part of an $84.75 million overhaul of its recreation facilities.

The university is quick to note...

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Rape Survivor: Working On A Sexual Assault Documentary Helped Me Heal

(1) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 5:42 PM

Ari Mostov says she was bitter that she felt pushed out of her "dream school" in 2013, after campus officials didn't take her report of rape seriously.

Now, the 22-year-old is channeling her energy into "It Happened Here," a documentary about campus rape -- work she said...

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Denzel Washington Tells Grads, 'Just Because You're Doing A Lot More, Doesn't Mean You're Getting A Lot More Done'

(47) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 1:11 PM

Actor Denzel Washington gave graduates of Dillard University four pillars of advice on Saturday during his commencement address.

Washington's speech had heavy religious overtones, and was well-received among those in attendance at the historically black university in New Orleans. He broke his speech into four takeaways:

  1. Put God...

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Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Tells Grads Why He Didn't Feel Like A Failure When He Lost Patients

(22) Comments | Posted May 9, 2015 | 10:17 PM

Dr. Kent Brantly explained to graduates of his alma mater on Saturday what makes doctors so unique: "When everyone else is running away in fear, we stay to help, to offer healing and hope."

Brantly was the commencement speaker for Indiana University School of Medicine, which he graduated...

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Sexual Assault Victims Complain About Loopholes In Their Attackers' Suspensions

(7) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 8:09 PM

Loophole No. 1: The University of California, San Francisco, punished a student found responsible for sexual assault with a yearlong suspension that started one month after he had finished all his classes for his degree. Loophole No. 2: He's still allowed on campus -- a fact that the victim says...

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Complaint Claims University Where Student Was Killed Failed To Act On Relentless Yik Yak Threats

(191) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 6:04 PM

Editor's note: This story contains graphic language that some readers may find disturbing.

The University of Mary Washington's campus in Fredericksburg, Virginia, was hit by a spate of violent threats against a feminist student group for months leading up to the alleged murder of a group member in April. Documents...

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Decade Of Change For College Students: Less Religious, More Diverse And Lonely

(71) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 7:43 AM

America's college students have become less religious, more stressed and overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality over the past decade. Campus life has grown more complicated, with soaring complaints of sexual violence and students so captivated by social media that they're hanging out less with friends. And, with many students...

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Ending Campus Rape Won't Be Easy, But These Activists Aren't Going Anywhere

(12) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 5:16 PM

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Left: Annie E. Clark speaks at the Women In The World Summit in New YorkCity in April. Right: Andrea Pino speaks at the Inher Circle on Rape & Sexual Assault on College Campuses event in Beverly Hills, California, in April.


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The Education Department Has A Huge Backlog Of Sexual Assault Investigations That's Still Growing

(7) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 9:48 PM

Two new reports show the U.S. Department of Education has been hit with a massive increase in complaints about schools' handling of sexual violence over the last few years. Meanwhile, the number of staff in the department's Office for Civil Rights has been dropping. The predictable result: a growing backlog...

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UCSF Let A Student Accused Of Sexual Assault Finish His Classes Before Punishing Him

(23) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 4:37 PM

The University of California, San Francisco, asked an alleged sexual assault survivor to allow a dean access to her medical records, then dragged out the investigation for so long that the accused student was able to finish his classes before the school suspended him.

The alleged sexual assault victim, who...

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