The silent film classic “The Freshman” opens by describing the fictional Tate University as “a large football stadium… with a college attached.” Indeed, college athletics are often maligned as an elaborate, and disproportionately large, fundraiser for colleges and universities. But behind all the glitz and marketing that swarm around college sports, they are also a… Read More


While you’re taking a break from classes, online or traditional, for the holidays, you’ve probably taken a minute to reflect on the year that’s about the end. And there was some much to love about 2013. Government intrigue between the White House, the NSA, and leaker Edward Snowden kept us on the edge of our… Read More


Sometimes we forget just how much technology has transformed over the last 20 years, especially in the way we get information about and communicate with the world. Twenty years ago, most people made calls on land lines, many used pagers to receive messages on the go, and only the wealthy had actual mobile phones. Today,… Read More


You have probably heard a lot about the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, since its online marketplace opened last month. Because of this new sweeping healthcare legislation, the number of Americans with health insurance is expected to increase by tens of millions. As a result, job opportunities in the medical field are on the verge… Read More


A recent article on NYTimes.com warns that the job market is still a tough place for law school graduates. With a shortage of positions for new attorneys, the decision of where to attend law school may be more important than ever. If you’re considering earning your JD, you may want to check out the US… Read More


Maybe it’s the late nights, the lack of sleep, or the tendency to abuse substances at traditional colleges and universities. Or you could write it off to students who clearly have too much time on their hands for their own. Or it could be, as many students and faculty believe, that the spirits of the… Read More


For the unaware, summer has passed and gone, and with the return of the crisp air and crackling leaves has come another NCAA college football season. So fans are wearing gear emblazoned with their favorite team’s logo. Tailgate parties are in full swing. And stadiums are quivering with din of the roars of hundreds of… Read More


Yep, it is that time again. Time for the U.S. News and World Report to release this year’s list of the best colleges and universities, based on such factors as retention and graduation rates. In a non-surprising moves, they scored Princeton and Harvard in the top two and Yale in its perennial number-three spot. But… Read More