A Higher Education

The sometimes risky road to college

Rising high school juniors and seniors are beginning to set their sights on the college admissions process—a long and winding road that typically includes web-based research, counselors, essays, and overnight visits to experience campus cultures.

Sounds good.

Yet, for too many students, these overnights include a different kind of education: underage drinking and intimate sexual behavior, in some cases for the first time.

New Protections for Private Student Loan Borrowers

How legislation and other actions are helping students make informed decisions

HEOA and the Life of an Aid Officer

What the impact of this new legislation will be for financial aid offices

A Considered Life

Helping students make deliberate career choices


The Face of Diversity

Everybody is talking about "diversity": communities, businesses, political leaders, and institutions of learning. It is the new buzzword used in the quest to raise socio-economic and political consciousness in a global society that must learn to live, work, and play together. But the effectiveness of diversity depends on the sincerity of its delivery.

Star Schools of Education

Launching pads for tomorrow's educators

Ode to the Modern Mariner

Sailing the seven seas of U.S. maritime education

Admissions Trends to Watch, 2007-2008

How today's admissions policies, procedures, and developments are impacting students, parents, and schools

Out of the Box Global Opportunities

International educational opportunities provide a wonderful point of departure for students and institutions to expand their horizons.