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24

Jun

How to send a kid to college by age 126 home-schooled siblings demonstrate the power of motivation. (And their 4 younger sisters and brother aren’t too far behind.)

How to send a kid to college by age 12
6 home-schooled siblings demonstrate the power of motivation. (And their 4 younger sisters and brother aren’t too far behind.)

03

Apr

hpinsults:

How cool would it be to study HP in college?!
MNN writes: Can genetic engineering explain Fluffy the three-headed dog? Could antigravity research produce a flying broomstick? A class at Frostburg State University in Maryland tries to answer these questions and more.
In the Science of Harry Potter course, students analyze magic by applying concepts of physics, biology, chemistry and engineering, and they take a look at everything from the latest teleportation research (“apparating”) to Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans and the science of taste. Physics professor George R. Plitnik says the class isn’t all fun and games; however, he has been known to dress up as Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore.

Has anyone taken this course before? Or encountered any magical bullies at the school who need to be put in their place?

hpinsults:

How cool would it be to study HP in college?!

MNN writes: Can genetic engineering explain Fluffy the three-headed dog? Could antigravity research produce a flying broomstick? A class at Frostburg State University in Maryland tries to answer these questions and more.

In the Science of Harry Potter course, students analyze magic by applying concepts of physics, biology, chemistry and engineering, and they take a look at everything from the latest teleportation research (“apparating”) to Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans and the science of taste. Physics professor George R. Plitnik says the class isn’t all fun and games; however, he has been known to dress up as Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore.

Has anyone taken this course before? Or encountered any magical bullies at the school who need to be put in their place?

24

Feb


 Should young Americans take a gap year? 



Maybe going directly to college is hurting young Americans. Taking time off can offer perspective and education of a different kind.
Maybe going directly to college is hurting young Americans. Taking time off can offer perspective and education of a different kind.

29

Dec

10 greenest dorms in the world

07

Dec

10 of the best college environmental programs in the U.S.These colleges offer a range of environmental programs and some even incorporate sustainability into all aspects of their curriculum, regardless of major.

10 of the best college environmental programs in the U.S.
These colleges offer a range of environmental programs and some even incorporate sustainability into all aspects of their curriculum, regardless of major.

02

Oct

The greenest college campusesFrom LEED-certified buildings to programs in sustainability, these campuses make the grade in environmental awareness.

The greenest college campuses
From LEED-certified buildings to programs in sustainability, these campuses make the grade in environmental awareness.

15

Sep

4 wasteful college football traditionsFrom couch torching to extreme toilet papering, these college celebrations flunk sustainability 101.

4 wasteful college football traditions
From couch torching to extreme toilet papering, these college celebrations flunk sustainability 101.

20

Aug

Home improvement items every college student should ownCarpenter Kevin Stevens has a master’s degree, which means he went to college not once but twice. College students should heed his advice.

Home improvement items every college student should own
Carpenter Kevin Stevens has a master’s degree, which means he went to college not once but twice. College students should heed his advice.

College binge drinkers happier with their social lives, study findsStudents feel compelled to have one too many drinks in an effort to fit in with the ‘cool kids’ at college.

College binge drinkers happier with their social lives, study finds
Students feel compelled to have one too many drinks in an effort to fit in with the ‘cool kids’ at college.

12

Jun

10 most impressive college farmers marketsIt’s not every market that offers free bike tune-ups or pork sliders. Feast your eyes on these campus standouts.

10 most impressive college farmers markets
It’s not every market that offers free bike tune-ups or pork sliders. Feast your eyes on these campus standouts.