January 19, 2018

Graduate of the year


TAY THI NGUYEN is one of the mightiest people I’ve met, at 94 pounds. She has a towering presence, at a bit more than 5 feet tall. She is so strong that she probably could bench press 25 pounds. Three times Tay Thi has fainted while here at college, training to become an English teacher,… Read more

14 things I wish I knew before college

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By Hannah Flom I’ve been home for the past month, when I’m not binge-watching Netflix and stalking my college friends on Facebook, I’m helping my sister with the college process. The other night, we were doing the College Board search to help you determine compatible colleges, and I realized that there was a lot I… Read more

How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves

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By Francis L. Thompson My wife and I had 12 children over the course of 15 1/2 years. Today, our oldest is 37 and our youngest is 22.  I have always had a very prosperous job and enough money to give my kids almost anything. But my wife and I decided not to. I will share… Read more

Chinese students flock to US exams to chase college dreams

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Chinese students form the largest overseas group at U.S. universities and their numbers are rising as families spend a fortune in the quest for an American education to pry open the door to career and social success. For some parents, overseas education is also seen as a way to avoid China’s fiercely competitive national college… Read more

Are the Humanities dying? Not so fast

Despite the buzz that less undergraduates are signing up for Humanities majors like English and History, one New York Times writer takes a closer look. Read more Here is the piece that first spawned the discussion- The Decline and Fall of the English Major.

Where have all the English majors gone?

English major

English majors learn critical thinking, a skill that’s applied to any career.  So why are less college students taking English as a major?  Read more

Is It Time To Bring Back College Curfew?


By Harry Harrison Wow, am I suggesting a return to the 1960s where freshmen girls were required to be in their dorm by 9 p.m. and boys by 11?  Well, actually yes.  And here’s why: Since 1970, the rate of freshmen graduating from college has plummeted. Every study shows that there are more freshmen entering… Read more

Does College Put Kids on “Party Pathway”?

Hamilton’s work, and that of other researchers, demonstrates that we should all be concerned about the state of higher education in the U.S. today and that college students enjoying a four-year paid vacation courtesy of their parents are merely a symptom of a larger problem. Read more

Is College Binge Drinking Getting Better or Worse?

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Just as the internet surpassed bars as the number one place people now meet their mates, it is also beginning to shut down bars- college kids don’t gather as much there, but communicate via platforms like Facebook, which in turn actually drives binge drinking (consuming 5 or more alcoholic drinks in one night) down.  Although… Read more

Ditching College for Real-World Experience


The founder of PayPal is paying young people $50,000 a year to pursue their dreams but there’s only one catch: they may not be enrolled in college.  Read more about it