Here's your one-stop list for stories related to college and grad school, including recent remarks from the president of Harvard on the value of a college education, the most impressive university libraries in the nation, and how to choose which schools to visit and apply to when your family is on a strict budget:
With College So Expensive, How Do You Choose Where to Visit and Apply?
- Related: See my own take on this topic, "Carrots and ROI"
The Case for College
- College opens doors you did not even realize were there. It challenges you to think. “Thinking” is a word that can get forgotten, trammeled in our rush to communicate faster and more often, left behind as our brains struggle to keep up with our devices. In the onrush of emails and texts and tweets and images, we may fail to recognize that simply “processing” information is not the same thing as genuine reflection. We may scan a headline without delving into the story, or glance at an email without reaching the end. This is not a path to a deeper understanding.
Athletics Advisers' Ethical Dilemma
- Did you hear about what the investigation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill revealed? Academic advisers are under an enormous amount of pressure to help (and sometimes cover for) college athletes who are struggling to make the grade and keep their eligibility.
The 16 Coolest College Libraries In The Country
- I've only seen two of these! Although I think they left Harvard's Widener Library off the list - it's very Hogwarts.
New college hires don't last more than a year: Survey
- Ok, but I can't say I blame someone, new hire or not, for taking an opportunity to advance when it presents itself.
The Look Of Power: How Women Have Dressed For Success
- Fun look at how professional looks for women have evolved in the last few decades.