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From small town USA to college

By | Mar 3, 2011

So, how many of you left small towns to attend college and swear that you would never, EVER, return back home? Yeaaahhh, me too. But it turns out that we’re not alone.

Religion, sexuality and education

By | Feb 28, 2011

Chestnut Hill College, a Catholic institution in Philadelphia, fired an adjunct after learning he was in a same-sex relationship. While the college claims the instructor, the Rev. James St. George, hid his 15-year relationship from them, St. George and his students have said that he has always been open about his sexuality. But whether St.…

Another year, another increase

By | Feb 24, 2011

OK, we know the drill. The economy is still hurting. Private colleges are losing money. So, tuition at Ithaca College must increase. Yeah, it’s only a 4.7 percent increase — let’s not forget the smallest since 2002 — but an increase is still an increase. And that means, next year’s tuition and room and board…

Here’s looking at you, TJ

By | Feb 23, 2011

I fell in love in the 2nd grade. It was at the Scranton Public Library, and I was reading a book titled “Meet Thomas Jefferson.” I have this vivid memory of looking at a painting of Jefferson sitting by a fireplace, studying from his law books, and thinking, “wow. hot.” (or something similar to what…

Higher education crisis

By | Feb 21, 2011

We’ve been hearing for a few years now that there’s a crisis in higher education. Everything that I’ve heard has dealt with enrollment numbers, demographics and the recession. President Obama recently said that the push for more college graduates is this generation’s “Sputnik moment,” but will our country really be any better if we’re getting…

Kudus to Sewanee College

By | Feb 17, 2011

As private colleges, including IC, talk about hiking tuition, one liberal arts college is cutting tuition by 10 percent for students.

Alumuni create controversy at Christian college

By | Feb 16, 2011

I just saw this on the Chronicle of Higher Education, and I’m really interested to see how it pans out.

Now onto foreign languages 101

By | Feb 15, 2011

My Gram grew up on a farm outside of Scranton as one of nine children. Whenever we go back to visit her childhood home, she always point out the one-room school house that she attended from first to eighth grade (she had to drop out of school after that to work on the farm). Needless…

Lay off the Pell Grants, man

By | Feb 14, 2011

I am positive that I’m not the only college student who relies on the Pell Grant to help pay for my education. So, when I saw that the Republicans unveiled a plan that would cut millions from the Pell Grant program, I was pretty annoyed (and then I remembered that in a few short, glorious…

Shortcuts to book buying

By | Feb 12, 2011

I’m currently sitting in Cornell’s library because 1. not only am I so much more productive over here but 2. They also have a book I need to read for my history seminar that I don’t feel like buying. I have become the biggest slacker with textbook buying. It all started first semester freshman year…

In support of the Dream Act

By | Feb 11, 2011

Check out this well-written article on the New York Times about college students who are illegal immigrants.

LGBT box for the Common App?

By | Feb 9, 2011

The Common Application recently rejected a proposal to add a box that would identify students’ sexual orientation. The proposal was created in hopes to send a powerful message to high school students who use the Common Application. More than 400 institutions use the application.