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3 minutes | May 24, 2013
Students Propose Tuition Increase for Faculty Raise
Whether a college is a good value depends not only on what students pay, but also on what they get for their money. For that reason, a student group at the University of Washington led by Michael Kutz has proposed increasing tuition to support faculty raises?unless the state comes through with more funding.
3 minutes | May 6, 2013
After Genocide, Helping Rwandans Tell Their Story
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3 minutes | Apr 15, 2013
A 'Third Culture Kid' Heads to College, by Way of Botswana
Maisha McCormick, a senior from Clark University, serves as the institution?s Third Culture Kid (TCK) student coordinator, reaching out to students who, like her, grew up interacting with several different cultures.
3 minutes | Mar 25, 2013
Free Kisses for Good Luck at Brigham Young U.
Kathleen Smith gave out 64 kisses for St. Patrick's Day as part of a video students hoped would go viral.
3 minutes | Mar 4, 2013
In Kansas, a Young Investor Navigates the Stock Market
John Regier, a junior at McPherson College, is enrolled in a class in which students invest $100,000 of the college's endowment in the stock market. He says he has learned to invest with his heads, not his hearts.
2 minutes | Feb 11, 2013
Hyping Online Dating for 'Overburdened' Students
Patrick Guimarais, a sophomore at New York University, is ambassador for the online-dating service DateMySchool. As its campus representative, he says he has to be "charismatic" to promote online dating for busy students.
4 minutes | Jan 21, 2013
A Business Owner and Father Hits the Gridiron
Daryl Andersen, 30, is a junior at the University of Redlands. He owns a construction company and is a tight end on the university?s Division III football team. He describes how the sport has changed his career goals.
4 minutes | Jan 21, 2013
Father of Three, Economics Major, Tight End?
Daryl Andersen, 30, is a junior at the University of Redlands. He owns a construction company and is a tight end on the university's Division III football team. He describes how the sport has changed his career goals.
3 minutes | Dec 21, 2012
How a Student?s Passion for the Environment Shaped His Path to College
4 minutes | Dec 3, 2012
How to Get a Degree With Free and ?Laundered? Credit
In this episode, we hear from Richard Linder, who, determined not to take on any student debt, cobbled together an associate degree for $3,000 with academic credit transferred to Excelsior College from an array of sources.
3 minutes | Nov 12, 2012
Mom Goes Back to College, at 1980s Tuition
Joy Wildes, a 43-year-old student at Lipscomb University, enrolled through the institution's Turn Back Tuition program. She's paying the same rate as when she first enrolled in college, in 1987--and studying alongside her daughter, Sara.
3 minutes | Oct 22, 2012
A Psychology Student Fights the Stigma of Mental Illness in Kuwait
In this episode, we hear from Alaa Alhomaizi, a senior at Northeastern University. Along with her twin sister, Dalal, Ms. Alhomaizi started a project called Standing for Psy?cho?log?ical Edu?ca?tion and Aware?ness in Kuwait, or SPEAK, to combat misunderstandings about mental illness in their home country.
3 minutes | Oct 1, 2012
A Swimmer Captures Paralympic Silver in London
Anna Eames, a senior at Gustavus Adolphus College, was born with fibular hemimelia, a leg-length discrepancy. But she has competed in the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics, winning medals in each. She tells us what it's like to stand on a podium while the nationa
3 minutes | Sep 10, 2012
A Vietnam Vet Goes Back to Study Abroad
Jim Lachman, who served in the Marines in the Vietnam War, is also a junior majoring in social work at the State University of New York College at Brockport. Mr. Lachman recently returned to Vietnam to learn more about the people--and to come to terms with his own experiences.
3 minutes | Aug 20, 2012
A Student Newspaper Editor Leads a Staff Walkout
In this episode, we hear from Polina Marinova, editor-in-chief of the Red & Black, the student newspaper at the University of Georgia. Ms. Marinova and a group of senior editors quit the paper in protest last week after a nonstudent was given full editori
3 minutes | Aug 6, 2012
A Student Brings Speech Therapy to Life
Jack McDermott, a student at Tufts University, has stuttered ever since he started speaking. Years in speech therapy helped him--and gave him the idea to create a smartphone app, called Speech4Good, that aims to make the therapy more effective.
3 minutes | Jul 29, 2012
A Platoon Sergeant, a Mother, and Now a Student
Kristen Luevanos, a 47-year-old mother of three who served 22 years in the Army, is about to begin her second year at the Women's College of the University of Denver.
3 minutes | Jul 24, 2012
Coming Out at a Christian College
Ally Vertigan, a recent graduate of Elmhurst College, tells us what it was like coming out to her parents -- and to people at her college, which is affiliated with the United Church of Christ.
3 minutes | Jul 9, 2012
A Speech Champion Gets His Message Out
Jacoby Cochran, a senior at Bradley University, has won seven national championships with his speech team. He tells us how growing up in the rougher parts of Chicago has given him a competitive edge.
4 minutes | Jun 26, 2012
Making Art Out of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Alyssa Lomuscio, a recent graduate of Temple U., has struggled with the disorder since she was a child. In college she hid the condition from friends?until she directed a film whose main character is obsessive-compulsive.
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