Campus Life

10 Top Tips for Surviving College

Make no mistake, going to college or university for the first time is sure to fill you with a whole bunch of different emotions. These will probably include a mixture of excitement, anticipation, nerves, fear or even downright terror! After all, going to college isn’t the same as school.You’ve officially ceased to be a child [...]

10 Great Online Tools and Resources for College Students

The internet has changed the way that we learn. Whether you are taking online or classroom college courses, these resources can help. Check out a few today. Happy studying! 1. Grammar Girl - Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing ( When do I need to use a comma? Should I use its or it’s in [...]

5 Ways College Students Can Prepare for Finals

College finals week can throw even the most seasoned of college students for a loop. No matter how many times you've been through it, finals week is still a major pain in the brain. What is supposed to be the last lap of the semester often turns into a sleep-deprived, caffeine-fueled, stress-inducing cram fest. While [...]

The China Conundrum

Dozens of new students crowded into a lobby of the University of Delaware's student center at the start of the academic year. Many were stylishly attired in distressed jeans and bright-colored sneakers; half tapped away silently on smartphones while the rest engaged in boisterous conversations. Eavesdropping on those conversations, however, would have been difficult for [...]

College costs climb, yet again

Although more Americans are getting help from scholarships and tax breaks, the net cost of college is eating up a higher share of the typical family's income in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday. The sticker price of studying and living on campus at the average public university rose 5.4% for in-state students, or [...]

Decolonising our universities: time for change

In late July we posted an entry (‘Decolonising our universities: another world is desirable‘) that profiled a conference statement reflecting significant unease regarding the dominance of the ‘Western’ model of higher education, including the university. A few weeks later, Ben Wildavsky posted a response (‘Academic Colonialism, False Consciousness, and the Western University Ideal‘). In our minds [...]

Start Your Own Business in College

Texas Tech University junior Daniel Vitiello is pulling in more than $25,000 per month off other people's pain in the tech. Vitiello, a self-described "household handyman," founded an iPhone repair business in July 2010 after a friend dropped her device and begged him to fix it. He checked local shops' prices and charged less, advertising [...]

Nanotechnologists Are Targets of Unabomber Copycat, Alarming Universities

A package bomb that injured two professors at a university here this month is the latest in a string of attacks by a new terror group inspired by the Unabomber. Its violent actions have put campuses across Mexico on alert and caused nanotechnology researchers worldwide to take precautions with their mail. Read more...

Universities Get Advice on How to Avoid Ghostwriting Scandals in Research Articles

Universities have been struggling for years with the problem of researchers who let industry-financed ghostwriters draft biased summaries of their work for publication in medical journals. They're now getting some blunt advice on how to stop it, including from perhaps the most qualified experts: the ghostwriters themselves. In a pair of articles published Tuesday by [...]

Golden Gate U. Instructs Foreign Students in the Language of Business

When Erdenetuya Bat-Erdene found out that her score on an English-proficiency exam was too low for her to enroll in a graduate business program at Golden Gate University, she was crushed. But rather than reject her application outright, admissions officials at Golden Gate, a Bay Area institution, offered Ms. Bat-Erdene, a 29-year-old from Mongolia, an [...]