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John Boehner Uses Taylor Swift GIFs to Warn America About Obama’s Community College Plan

John Boehner apparently has a stockpile of Taylor Swift GIFs, and they finally seem to have come in handy. On his website this afternoon the […]

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Obama’s Community College Plan Would Be a Total Disaster

Obama’s dream plan to offer free community college tuition to students across the nation could work. The key word here is “could.” It would require […]

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University of Delaware to Offer All-Gender Housing Option

The University of Delaware (UD) is kicking off a pretty cool new policy starting in the fall semester of 2015: all-gender housing. The plan, according to […]


University of the Sciences President Resigns

The president of the University of the Sciences has resigned after just two and a half years on the job. Helen F. Giles-Gee announced her […]


College President Offends Faculty With Photo Alongside “Hawthorn Hotties”

And the ESU Hawthorn Hotties greeted us next! — PresidentWelsh (@PresidentWelsh) December 9, 2014 In our latest edition of What People Are Offended About […]

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Swarthmore’s “John Doe” Settles Assault Case With College

As the epidemic of campus rape continues to flare up — see fraternity, University of Virginia — so do lawsuits from male college students expelled for sexual assault. One […]

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Hate Speech Messages On Swarthmore Campus Target LGBT and Asexual Communities

This Monday night, in honor of LGBT History Month, some students at Swarthmore College got together to write some pro-gay messages on sidewalks around campus. […]

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Will This New “Sex App” Clear Up College Sexual Assaults?

In his eloquent paean last week to watching porn, Daily News scold Stu Bykofsky equated the practice to stopping by the watercooler to chat with […]


2 Students at Bryn Mawr College Put Up a Confederate Flag

The campus at Bryn Mawr College isn’t exactly the type of place you’d expect to see students hanging the Confederate flag. But the women’s college […]


Where We’re Eating: Forno Antico

’BURBS Suburban restaurants are often doomed by the difficulties they have to overcome: lack of foot traffic, low customer counts, competition with the big-box chains […]

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Penn Named Best College in the Country

Do you know what the best college in the United States is, per a website called College Factual? That’s right: Philadelphia’s own University of Pennsylvania. […]

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Which Philadelphia Colleges Will Survive?

Last spring, a week before commencement at Saint Joseph’s University, faculty in the business school voted 27 to one in favor of a resolution rebuffing […]

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The Easy Way to Cut Your College Tuition in Half

A neighbor of mine is sending her son to a well-respected New England liberal arts college. A friend of one of my kids is starting […]

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Why Am I Paying $110,000 a Year in College Tuition?

There are some jobs I would love to have. Professional baseball player. Writer for Saturday Night Live. U.S. Congressman. With the exception of baseball (I’m […]

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How to Skip College — and Thrive

The lecture hall is packed. The elephant-gray room is set up like a mini-arena to allow for maximum capacity and good acoustics. It’s new but […]