College

Posters promoting white supremacy found on Emerson College campus

Seven posters promoting a white supremacist group were hung inside two buildings on the Emerson College campus this week. The posters were hung by the white supremacist group American Vanguard in an attempt "to spread its message and influence,” Emerson President Lee Pelton wrote in...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:07pm

TheDream.US offers DREAMers a chance at a higher education

One of the more alluring parts of the American dream has always been that our nation can be viewed as a place for people to come to and make a better life for themselves. But for many people, regardless of their country of origin, having the proper higher education is one of the only ways to have...

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 3:52pm

6 tips on how to ask a professor for a letter of recommendation

Recommendation letters have always been a big part of the graduate school application process. Along with your transcripts, essays and standardized test scores, these letters provide admissions officers a window into your academic interests, job performance, and, ideally, your personality....

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:45pm

Walsh announces scholarship to help Boston college students complete last mile of education

Mayor Marty Walsh aims to help financially-struggling college students who are close to graduation cross the finish line with the launch of a ‘last mile’ college scholarship. The Graduate Ready To Achieve Degree (GRAD) Last Mile Scholarship will award a maximum of $2,500 to students at...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:45am

UPDATE: Fraternity at one New York univ. put on probation for 'pig roast' sex contest

Updated September 5, 2018: Back in February, Cornell's Kappa Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT), was put on two years probation for partaking in a "pig roast" (i.e. sex contest) alleged in misconduct reports from 2017. Their national organization, ZBT National, conducted an external...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:03pm

3 celebrities share their best advice for freshmen

The transition from life at home to living on your own at college can be a scary move for new students. Whether it's dealing with annoying roommates or just keeping your dorm in order since mom and dad aren't around to clean up, all the responsibilities fall on your shoulders. As the back-...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:26am

Make a statement with these dorm décor tips from Dormify

Home sweet home is starting to look a lot like dorm sweet dorm. Well, that is if you’re heading off to college. Getting your stuff to college is one thing, however, decorating your dorm is another. Luckily, the folks at Dormify (the dorm-essential online mecca) have a few friendly decorating...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:09am

Find dorm room inspiration with these budget-friendly ideas

Recent high school graduates as well as returning college co-eds understand that dorm life can be tough, especially when you’re on a budget. After all, tuition, textbooks and meal plans really add up quick. Fear not, there are wallet-friendly ways to furnish your life and living situation...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:57am

How college students can cope with anxiety and depression

It’s that time of year again: Thousands of students across the country are getting ready to go back to school. But whether they’re heading off to college for the first time or returning to campus, they might be feeling some anxiety along with their excitement. Anxiety is one of the...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 9:55am

With students who identify as gender-fluid on rise, colleges are making changes

For many students, heading off to college or back to school can be a time of reinvention — or the first time many of those students, such as those who identify as gender-fluid, can truly feel themselves. As millions of students across the country head back to school this month, we take a...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 5:06am

The best ways to avoid the dreaded freshman 15

While many schools have their urban legends about hauntings in certain dorm halls or statues that come to life — looking at you University of Cincinnati — the freshman 15 is a curse that follows students from all over the globe. Basically, this term has been coined for students who gain...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 5:05am

Boston colleges with rich history of sports success

Boston is the king of pro sports in this country, having won the most major championships of any city in the United States since the turn of the century. But we’re not too shabby in the collegiate sports department either. Boston remains the top city in the country for men’s college...

Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 4:48pm

Dormzi app brings gig economy to college campuses

College students tend to be busy, that’s no big surprise. But what if they could outsource some of their more mundane tasks, like laundry or tidying up their long-neglected dorm room, for a small price? That’s the idea behind Dormzi, a gig-economy app just for college campuses. Co-...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 1:26pm

RentHop heat map shows the chaos of moving in Boston

Moving in Boston is a bit of a mess — residents who have been here through more than one Sept. 1 know that. A majority of the city’s leases turn over at the same time, plus you have students streaming into town for many college move-in days, as well. But what does that madness look like...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:48am

Introducing Tinder U: Tinder made just for college students

It’s that time in August when summer feels like it’s exhaling all at once — despite the fact that fall doesn’t officially start until the end of next month. Students are making their way back to the campuses they left behind. They come bearing textbooks and tales of summer...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:19am

Donte's Inferno: DiVincenzo stars as Villanova seizes third National Championship

The greater Philadelphia area is proving to be the greatest at sports recently. Not two months after the Philadelphia Eagles raised their first ever Super Bowl trophy, the Villanova Wildcats — pride of the Main Line (and Radnor, Pa) — raised their second national championship trophy in...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 11:30pm

Free stream NCAA championship Villanova Michigan March Madness

The NCAA will crown its national champion Monday night, with a 9:20 broadcast on TBS.  Villanova, seeking its second national championship in three seasons, is led by junior player of the year Jalen Brunson and NBA lottery prospect Mikal Bridges. A "homer" broadcast by Nova's...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 3:27pm

NCAA Championship preview: Math, momentum favors Villanova over Michigan

There’s any number of reasons Jay Wright has Villanova back in the NCAA championship game and going for its second title in three years against Michigan tonight, after the Wildcats disposed of shell-shocked Kansas 95-79 in the Final Four national semifinal late Saturday night in San Antonio...

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 1:44pm

Final Four preview: Villanova has many ways to beat Kansas

Moments after punching their ticket to the Final Four despite having the kind of bad shooting day that would’ve wrecked most teams, a Villanova player spoke about the reason the Wildcats were able to overcome that and still survive. “We knew we weren't shooting the ball well,...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:39pm

Sweet 16 preview: Villanova and East shaping up as toughest region

While brackets were being busted across the country and history was being made (when unheralded UMBC stunned Virginia became the first No. 16 seed to ever knock off a No. 1), the East Region was sticking pretty much close to form. Which is why even after finally getting out of its usual first...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 1:16pm