Blog Search Results: November 2013

Cheating in University

Recent surveys have shown that upwards of a quarter of students in college are cheating, causing the education system to lag behind in catching them.

U.S. Colleges Butting Out On Smoking

On the third Thursday of November each year, the American Cancer Society hosts “The Great American Smokeout” (GAS). And now, colleges and universities across the country are kicking in with their own efforts.

Using Athletics to Pay for Your Degree

If you’re on of the thousands of student-athletes attending college, you already know that sport can be a handy way to help pay for your degree

Giving a Voice to the Silent

Mental illness is on the rise in college students, with at first two possible reasons: there’s actually no rise from the previous generation, just an increased awareness of it; or, to put it colloquially, there’s “something in the water.”

Path to Professionalism

When people think of law or med school, common responses to “What undergraduate degree is best?” are prelaw and the sciences, but that’s not always the case.

Foreign Students at American Schools at an All-Time High

For decades, foreign students have viewed getting their degree at an American college as a ticket to success. But what does it mean for the American education system?

Is Changing Your Degree or Major a Good Idea?

Sometimes, what looks like the worst-case scenario in college happens: you’re halfway done, and realize you’re in the wrong program. Do you switch, or keep going and finish?

Black History in Ivy Towers

When the names Harvard, Yale, Williams, Princeton or Rutgers are mentioned, it’s usually with the association of intelligent minds and deep pocketbooks. But Massachusetts Institute of Technology American history professor Craig Steven Wilder has unearthed another image, the relationship between slavery and university.

American Students are Graduating with More Debt than Ever Before

Although the recent tuition hike of 2.9% was the lowest increase in almost 30 years, the amount of debt students are graduating with is at a crippling high of almost $1.2 trillion, leading to lower life quality and later retirement.