August 26th, 2014 | by BU News
You've gotten to college, unpacked the car, and said 'bye to mom and dad. Now's the time to learn how to do your laundry.
August 26th, 2014 | by USC
Freshman Amri Rigby says the device tells teenagers "what to say when you want to go to a dance but your grades are bad and your room isn't clean. It's very useful."
August 25th, 2014 | by Monique Patenaude
Anima Ghirmire jumped at the chance to do archaeology research in Bermuda. Her team's discovery sheds light on the history of slavery in the Atlantic World. "History in college isn't anything like it is in high school," she says.
August 22nd, 2014 | by Michigan State
"Many first-generation college students are students of color, like myself, and coming to a predominately white institution has its unique challenges," writes senior Patrick Harris.
August 21st, 2014 | by Caltech
Meet Bruce, a robotic submarine, and the students who built and optimized him to compete. To win, Bruce must complete tasks like parking between two poles, shooting torpedoes, and pulling a lever.
August 20th, 2014 | by Emory News
Psychology Professor Marshall Duke has 30 years of experience advising college freshmen and their parents. Here are his tips about move-in day, grades, and adopting new habits.
August 20th, 2014 | by Penn News
"The message is that it's okay to seek out help from people who have dealt with those experiences in the past and can show you the resources that you may not necessarily know of..." says Denzel Cummings.
August 20th, 2014 | by Stanford News
"In less than 10 weeks these students design and build a small unmanned aerial vehicle, write software to execute a search and rescue exercise, and follow an overall mission strategy," says Juan Alonso, an associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics.
August 19th, 2014 | by Penn News
"There are a lot of queer people of color in high school who don't have any role models..." says senior Diana Estrada Alamo. "They may not have anyone who says, 'You can make it to a university and you can succeed there.'"
August 15th, 2014 | by Duke Today
"This research is about seeing how dogs connect with humans in a unique way," says junior Ben Allen. "No other animal is known to understand communicative gestures in the same way as dogs."
August 15th, 2014 | by Penn State
"I needed to get more experience working with bigger animals and exotic animals, and this program exposed me to many things that I wouldn't have been exposed to had I just worked in the United States," says Morgan Brown.
August 15th, 2014 | by Stanford News
Eleven US military veterans are participating in a summer program designed to prepare them to transfer from community colleges to selective four-year universities.
August 14th, 2014 | by Brandeis
In this video, student researchers talk about their work on epilepsy, quasars, DNA, and more. "You can't really learn something until you have to do it yourself," says senior Adam Jones. "I see things that I've learned in biology class every day in the lab."
August 14th, 2014 | by Penn News
"Our volunteers are breaking out of the Penn bubble every week and making connections in elementary schools, becoming not only teachers but mentors," says senior Ariel Koren.
August 13th, 2014 | by Brown News
Harold Roth, professor of religious studies, explains the new major. "There are now thousands of articles on the physiological, neurological, and cognitive effects and the clinical impacts of regular contemplative practices," he says.
August 13th, 2014 | by Penn State
"Malicious, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate behavior is a huge problem in a variety of online forums," says Jules Dupont. As a freshman, he developed a way to visualize how "social media deviance" happens.
August 12th, 2014 | by U. Washington
"We spent a lot of time learning how to build it," says Nikola Whallon. "We ran out of some of the original parts that we were supposed to use, so we had to improvise."
August 11th, 2014 | by Duke Today
Mark Leary, professor of psychology and neuroscience, explains the origins of homesickness and how to fight it. "The only way to get over homesickness is to reintegrate in the new environment," he says.
August 11th, 2014 | by Penn State
"In classrooms, you learn about it through a textbook," says Kim Schmid. "It's cool doing it in person." She's part of a team investigating vernal pools—seasonal ponds that are critical to wildlife like birds, deer, and salamanders.
August 6th, 2014 | by BU News
Alumni and students respond to the question "What was the one thing you’re glad you brought to campus freshman year?"
August 6th, 2014 | by Penn News
The people who keep on-campus housing running smoothly—and who have seen many freshmen move in over the years—have some advice for adjusting to college. "You're moving from being a big fish in a small pond to being a small fish in a vast ocean," says Campbell Grey.
August 5th, 2014 | by Emory News
Not being able to chat with students from China was a growing problem for Professor Frank Maddox. He'll spend the fall practicing his modern standard Chinese. "You have to be careful or you can call someone's mother a horse," he jokes.