These days, some colleges are offering more than your typical sociology or public speaking electives.
August 17, 2011 Ever wanted to learn gender politics in black satire, based on a Dave Chappelle skit? How about earning credit for watching and discussing The Wire? The Root takes a look at quirky college electives offered at colleges across the nation.
College students aid a colleague as he performs a keg stand in this file photo. Princeton Review released its new list of top party schools in America Monday.
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August 1, 2011 For the second year in a row, two universities in towns named Athens are at the top of the Party Schools ratings put out by the Princeton Review. But this year, Ohio University topped the University of Georgia for the No. 1 spot.
With the advent of e-textbooks come challenges — like keeping highlighted notes intact.
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July 28, 2011 Amazon just made its debut in the burgeoning e-textbook market, by offering up to 80% off titles that can be read on the Kindle and other digital platforms. Are students — and publishers — ready for the change?
June 27, 2011 More on the rising wage gap between high school and college grads. Also: What's a better investment, stocks, bonds or tuition?
June 22, 2011 In terms of both unemployment and earnings, the gap between high school and college grads keeps getting wider. But people keep questioning the value of college.
May 25, 2011 Peter Thiel thinks college is overrated, and he wants to to help talented teenagers become entrepreneurs.
May 24, 2011 A new report breaks down earnings for college graduates by major. The range is huge — from $29,000 for counseling/psychology to $120,000 for petroleum engineering.
May 3, 2011 College students have 30 days from the end of their student health plan to get on their parents' insurance plan. Under the new federal health law, young adults can stay on their parents' plan until age 26.
May 2, 2011 What kind of economic good is college: An investment? A luxury good? An expensive insurance policy?
You'd be surprised what activities on an application would serve as deal breakers for admissions officers.
March 14, 2011 Prospective college students are anxiously awaiting acceptance letters from the schools they applied to. Although the relief typically comes in a big, stuffed envelope, those receiving the thinner ones wonder what happened. The Daily Beast lists 9 of the craziest college rejection reasons.
March 3, 2011 Fallout from a couple's after-class demonstration of the use of a motorized sex toy has roiled the campus of Northwestern University. After initially defending the professor who allowed students to view the demonstration, President Morton Schapiro now says he's "troubled and disappointed."
November 17, 2010 A man who calls himself Ed Dante works for an online company that provides individualized papers to students who are willing to pay. And these aren't just basic book reports on Wuthering Heights.
September 13, 2007 We'd packed the family minivan to capacity, with clothes, a mini-fridge, and extra-long sheets. After a 12-hour, 600-mile haul up I-81, we were in remote Ithaca (Gorges!), with several-thousand other families
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