The Practical Mom's Guide to Outfitting Your Student for College: Dorm Life

Have you gone to your student’s college orientation yet? What’s the number one thing on your mind? If you’re like us, it’s not about the variety of programs the university offers, how fancy the rec center is or how to pay bills -- a subject close to college administrators hearts. No, the real questions most moms have are mom questions. ...more

Last Fall I moved my son and daughter (twins)into the dorm. It was a night and day experience. ...more

Most ACT test takers not really college ready

Only 23% of 2009 ACT test-takers were ready to earn a C or higher in the four core subjects of English, reading, math and science, according to a recent study by the American College Testing Service (ACT).  By looking at the ACT scores of presently enrolled college students who are earning As, or Bs, or Cs, ACT determines a minimum ACT “college readiness” score.  Students who achieve the college readiness score have a 50% chance of earning a B or better grade and a 75% chance of earning a C or better grade....more

Is Miley Right to Skip College?

Miley Cyrus says she’s not interested in attending college anytime soon, “I’m not gonna go to college right now,” Cyrus told told Q100’s Bert Show Monday morning. “I’m a firm believer that you can go back at any age you want, because my grandma went back to college at 62 years old.” And her sister went to college too. But is Miley right to skip college? I can’t say that I blame her. How many 17-year-olds do you know are making millions and are heading to the top of their game?...more

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DIY U - Thinking About Open Education

Anya Kamenetz understands the waves of change that are going to impact higher education students and the society as a whole. ...more

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I came out to my roommate...

I live in a university owned townhouse (there's two bedrooms, basically like an apartment) and recently had a female roommate move in.  All of my friends' immediate reaction was "You HAVE to tell her your a lesbian!"   I was against this at first because I believe that I shouldn't have to explicitly come out to her and make a big deal out of it.  I am comfortable with who I am and figured that if it ever came up I'd just be honest. Seemed like a good plan... ...more

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Step Sing anyone?

Alright, so who knows anything about Samford University's Step Sing CHAOS??...more

When Violence Strikes a University

It's almost unheard of for a woman to go into a workplace or a school and shoot people.  Profiles of workplace shooters do not even involve the idea that a woman would kill her co-workers, but it happens....more

Should men receive preferential admission to college?

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is investigating whether selective colleges have been discriminating against women applicants by admitting less-qualified men in an attempt to maintain a gender balance on campus.  According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, The investigation is being undertaken at the request of commissioner and law professor Gail Heriot, an opponent of affirmative action....more

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Student loan bill clears U.S. House

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 (SAFRA), which does away with taxpayer subsides to private lenders in the student-loan business, saving taxpayers $87 billion, according to Congressional Budget Office calculations. ...more

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Dear college students & parents: Find a reason

In today's post I offer a bit of advice to young college students heading off to school, and to whichever parents or guardians or loved ones are watching and worrying (and taking out loans). Dear incoming college student and parent(s), I'm addressing this letter to both of you, because college is much more of a partnership than many families realize going in. There's going to be drama, unexpected drama, good and bad, even from the most even-tempered and high-achieving students, and I just want to give you both a head's up. ...more