How a college degree can change your relationship with your family

Sep 24, 2019
Heather Cantua Phillips owns more than both her parents combined, and that's put a strain on their relationship.
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Mount St. Mary's president resigns in the wake of "bunnies" comment

Feb 29, 2016
The university was roiled by a gaffe that compared struggling students to "bunnies" that needed to be drowned.
Students at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md., where about a quarter of students don't make it to sophomore year. From left: Patrick Collins, Aimee Solano, Molly McShalley, Stephen Witkowski and Vrunda Patel.
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Vassar president on the high cost of income inequality

Sep 8, 2015
Catharine Bond Hill says top colleges should enroll more low-income students.

Helping low-income college students feel at home

Sep 1, 2015
After criticism, Vassar College tries to become a more inclusive campus.

How small financial setbacks can derail college plans

Oct 1, 2014
Many low-income students don't have the luxury of making even minor mistakes.

Navigating the many firsts of freshman year

Feb 10, 2014
Going away to school is an adjustment for nearly every student, but when you're the first in your family to go, the transition can be even harder

Meet the modern guidance counselor

Jan 16, 2014
President and First Lady Obama met with more than a hundred college and university presidents and leaders from business and nonprofits to talk about helping low-income students finish college. One solution starts well before college, with high school guidance counselors.

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