Posts tagged "college"

“You Are All Nerds”: Mindy Kaling’s Harvard Law School Commencement Address

I love Mindy Kaling. I really do. But her commencement address at Harvard Law School was rather … Mindy Kaling-focused … to put it politely. I don’t understand why she was invited…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2014 - 12:30 pm

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Graduated College

Now that your undergraduate days are over, it’s time to step out into the big, bad world of adulthood. Jobs! Money! Real Men Who Don’t Smell Like Stale Beer and…

Katie Oldenburg and Sophie Leon | May 27, 2014 - 9:00 am

What I Would Say If Someone Asked Me To Give A Commencement Address (Which They Won’t)

The other day I saw clickbait on the Internet called something like “10 Things You Find In Every Graduation Speech.” I didn’t click, but the headline stuck in my mind.

Jessica Wakeman | May 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

#WorseCollegeClasses Is The Hashtag Of Our Nightmares

Comedy Central’s game show @Midnight features a segment called Hashtag Wars and this week’s topic was #WorseCollegeClasses. To honor finals week and remind students that it could be worse, each…

College Candy | May 22, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Shocker: The Job Market Isn’t Looking Too Rosy For Graduates

According to Time and a survey by consulting company Accenture, this year’s college graduates are about to be faced with a big reality check regarding their professional future. I find this totally confusing,…

Claire Hannum | May 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Harvard’s Government School Orientation Will Now Have A “Check Your Privilege” Session

Last week, the dean of Harvard University’s prestigious Kennedy School of Government agreed to include “power and privilege training” for every new student at orientation.

As NYmag.com notes,…

Claire Hannum | May 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

List Of Alleged Rapists Turns Up In Columbia University Bathroom

Last week, a list of alleged rapists turned up on a bathroom wall on Columbia University’s NYC campus. The list was scrubbed off almost immediately, but the same names…

Claire Hannum | May 13, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Surprise: Going To An Ivy League Won’t Make You Any Happier As An Adult

This one is for everyone who freaked about the colleges they got into, if they were privileged enough to get into college at all: a Gallup-Purdue University poll found that…

Claire Hannum | May 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Who’s Trying To Save Students Buried Under Mounds Of Debt

Student loan debt in America currently totals $1.2 trillion, and is rising quickly. As graduation day approaches, the class of 2014 might be feeling less than hopeful about…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 7, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Frisky Rant: Hey Graduates, Please Don’t Try To Be A Special Snowflake At Commencement

Graduation is a big deal. Plenty of people like to see it as the total culmination of a young person’s character and dedication. As the greeting cards say, “You Earned…

Claire Hannum | May 7, 2014 - 10:00 am

“Tuition,” A Cover Of Beyoncé’s Song “Partition” About Student Loans, Is Beyond Real

Beyoncé may have already sung about someone “callin’ like a collector” but she’s probably never wondered “if I owe Sallie Mae or I owe the mob.” That’s what Chanel Carroll…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Cindy Crawford Was Judged By Her Calculus Professor Because Of Her Looks

OK, so it’s a little difficult to feel tons of sympathy for the genetically blessed amongst us. But everyone has their struggles in life and when you’re a person who…

Claire Hannum | April 2, 2014 - 5:30 pm

This Student Got Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old from Long Island, has a whole lot of options for his college career. This time of year usually brings handwringing for high school students as decision letters…

Claire Hannum | April 2, 2014 - 11:00 am

Harvard Student Pens Open Letter About The School’s Non-Reaction To Her 2013 Sexual Assault

A Harvard student penned a heartbreaking open letter in the Harvard Crimson newspaper addressed to university administrators about the sexual assault she suffered nine months ago by one of…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Study Finds Female Students Are More Resilient Than Males

A study by Leeds Metropolitan University tested 1,500 students on their academic abilities and how they performed during their first year of university. What they found was that female students were more resilient…

College Candy | March 17, 2014 - 4:45 pm

“Princeton Mom” Appears On “Today,” Offers A Wide Variety Of Archaic Bullshit Advice For Women

Susan Patton gained attention and the moniker “Princeton Mom” nearly a year ago, when the Daily Princetonian published a letter to the editor from the Class of ’77 grad called, “Advice For

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 11, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Brace Yourselves: RingBySpring.com Exists

If you attended a “ring by Spring” college like myself, you know that soul-crushing pressure to find your one and only during your four-year stint of higher education. And if you thought…

Pop Sugar | March 6, 2014 - 5:45 pm

How Rape, Accidents Persist At Frat Houses

Frat-house accidents and sexual assaults are getting so common they’re impossible to ignore—but how did it get this bad, and why does it keep happening? In an extensive Atlantic piece,…

Newser | February 26, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Boston University Feminists Want Robin Thicke Concert Cancelled

It costs approximately $360,000 and one gold doubloon to attend NYU and we never got any sort of concert. Anyway, Boston University students are petitioning to have a Robin Thicke concert cancelled…

College Candy | February 24, 2014 - 6:45 pm

RIP Society: South Carolina Wants To Pull Funding From Colleges For Teaching “Gay” Books

South Carolina legislators are trying to “punish” two colleges in the state for assigning books they don’t approve of. The College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate…

Claire Hannum | February 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm
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