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Relearning the Art of Learning


Modern college and university students are faced with a difficult reality: simultaneously developing their tenuous sense of self while trying to establish their life goals in a society that is evolving at exponential speed. Although the millennial generation believes in the necessity of higher education in their professional development, they place more importance on the directly applicable real-world professional skills…

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Let’s Get Social! Improving Student Retention Through Social Media  


Student retention is a pressing issue for almost any higher education institution –and it’s easy to see why. Retention is both a measure of quality, as well as a financial concern, and something that is of the utmost importance to colleges and universities across the world. In fact, according to recent national surveys of college presidents, retention is routinely listed as…

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What Could a Sobriety Movement in 2017 Mean for Student Engagement?


Whereas the offer of a mocktail or non-alcoholic-anything may have once elicited eye-rolls among most partygoers on a Saturday night, sobriety has recently gained some attention as a possible wellness trend in 2017. While the obvious question associated with this trend is why people are opting to cut down or abstain from drinking altogether, I find myself asking what seems…

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The Chutes and Ladders of Free Community College


Although widely-supported, the proposition of free community college in the U.S. has also been met with its fair share of criticism since receiving a big push from Obama’s administration in 2015 through the America’s College Promise Act. While the current administration’s stance on this movement remains unclear, individual states are launching their own initiatives in pursuit of increased accessibility in…

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