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Congratulations to this year’s Academy Award winners in the best acting categories. We’re equally impressed with their college smarts, too! See if you can guess the alma maters of Oscar’s 2014 winners… [Read More]

The CollegeBound Oscars

The CollegeBound Network | February 26, 2014

With the 86th Academy Awards airing this coming weekend, we thought it would be fun to hand out a few awards of our own — college-bound style! While there won’t be any pre-awards red carpet coverage or celebrities dressed in pricey gowns and diamond jewelry for our awards, we hope you’ll enjoy our show, which we promise will not keep you up past midnight.

And the awards go to…

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Introducing the Ron Burgundy School of Communications

Dawn Papandrea | November 18, 2013

I have to admit that when I scanned the headlines and saw that Emerson College was naming its communications school after Ron Burgundy — yes, that Ron Burgundy, the fictitious “Anchorman” portrayed by Will Ferrell — I was slightly annoyed. After all, as a former journalism student, there are so many amazing news professionals who actually deserve such an honor. And, to coin a phrase from the film, it’s “kind of a big deal” to have a school named after you. [Read More]

Will Your College Application Pass the Google Test?

The CollegeBound Network | November 13, 2013

We warned you over a year ago that social media #fails could have a direct affect on your college applications. This week, that warning has been confirmed by a new survey that has nearly one third of college admissions officers admitting to Googling their candidates to help narrow the playing field. Ask yourself this right now: If a college Googled you, what would it find? [Read More]

Financial Aid, The Musical? Yep!

The CollegeBound Network | October 23, 2013

I sort of love this, and since it’s “Wordless Wednesday,” I just had to post it… [Read More]

If you’ve been thinking of trying out an online class, here’s a wild one to take: “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.'” The University of California, Irvine is offering the course as a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), meaning it’s open to anyone. Think you’ve got the brains to earn an A in this ‘The Walking Dead’ course? (The zombies hope so!) [Read More]

Artistic Career Inspiration from the 2013 VMAs

Michelle Grossman | August 22, 2013

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards are just around the corner. Being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, August 25th, this will mark the 30th installment of this award show.

However, as we watch Rihanna accept the award (fingers crossed!) for Best Female Video for “Stay,” we might find our eyes fixated on something other than her always-fabulous ensemble. For the past 29 award shows, the VMA’s Moonman award has maintained the same look, but this year he will debut his extreme makeover, even more dramatic than Beyonce’s new haircut!

And behind the makeover? A tremendously talented artist aspiring art students can learn from… [Read More]

These Colleges Earn an “F” in Grammar

Robyn Tellefsen | August 12, 2013

2013 College World Series

We all make mistakes in our writing… but institutions of higher education are often held to a, well, higher standard. Students at the State University of New York at Geneseo have even set up a Facebook page to highlight the appalling grammatical errors found around campus. And when we discover typos emblazoned on college billboards, newspapers, and even diplomas, the errors are particularly egregious.

These college typos made us do a double take… [Read More]