University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a college that doesn’t get nearly the attention that it should from out-of-state students, but with amazing programs across disciplines and a happy campus culture in the middle of rural Illinois, we have a feeling that is about to change. At least we hope so, as living and learning at UIUC exemplifies what many would deem to be the classic American college experience portrayed in popular culture. In fact, being on campus a this Midwestern public university has a retro feel about it that makes it pretty darn charming.
If you only have one more spot to fill on your college list and it comes down to University of Maryland College Park or Penn State University Park here are the factors you should consider before making the final cut.
Goucher College will soon start offering Bachelor of Arts degrees in American Studies at a Baltimore-area jail according to a December 8 announcement. The money to educate students within the jailhouse campus comes from the same fund that provides Pell Grants to students outside prison.
Now, when students complain about feeling imprisoned living without a car on Goucher’s campus, one will have to clarify if the students are referring to the Towson residential campus, which is sandwiched between the Baltimore beltway and some-time shooting gallery Towson Town Center, or the campus located inside an actual correctional institution.
What a time to be alive!
More: Goucher College to grant bachelor’s degrees behind bars, The Baltimore Sun (12/8/16)
Boilermakers have a lot of love for their school, and after visiting West Lafayette, Indiana, we can see why. It’s consistently ranked as one of America’s best research universities and the campus is great too. Purdue may not be as popular with “opinion elites” on the East and West coasts as its cousin two hours to the south (IU Bloomington), but after this visit we can’t explain why.
George Washington University has hired a former Islamic extremist to work at its center on homeland security — a man who once denounced the United States and made threats against the creators of the TV series “South Park” for depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit.
More at CNN.com (8/30/16)
Most of the loss comes from Mizzou’s incoming freshmen class of just 4,799, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which represents the smallest incoming class in nearly a decade, with a shortage of more than 1,400 students compared to last year’s class.
More at CampusReform.com (8/26/16)
University of Wisconsin has really come into its own. Once a perpetual bridesmaid to perennial bride University of Michigan, these days students in the the know have a hard time choosing between Michigan’s higher academic rankings in many – though not all disciplines – and Wisconsin’s increasingly alluring location right on a lake in an endearing small city. While Madison is magnificent in the late summer don’t let this video fool you; winters in Wisconsin are often wild and windy whiteouts.
Michigan State University may be sports-obsessed, but it is also much more: a big school that is easy to make small, a diverse school both academically and socially, and a school that is pretty down to Earth and chill, especially compared to its rival one hour or so to the southeast.
Real students. Real opinions. Real University of Michigan. Admissions Intel visits A2 (A squared, a.k.a. Ann Arbor), Michigan during the most beautiful time of year in America’s Upper Midwest in order to speak with current Wolverines about real life at one of the world’s most prestigious research universities.
Can a male student held responsible by a university for an alleged sexual assault successfully make the case that his fate was the result of sex discrimination against him? The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has opened the door to just such a scenario.
More in The Washington Post (8/1/16)