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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]

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]

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]

Wit and Wisdom from Commencement 2013

Robyn Tellefsen | May 23, 2013

Each spring, colleges send their newly minted graduates into the world with some parting words of wisdom, often from a speaker of distinction. But we all know that at this point in their college careers, most students are just tuning out until they can grab their diploma and get out of there.

So in case you missed it, we’ve rounded up some of the best advice and quotables from the 2013 commencement speaker circuit. Trust us – these pearls are worth paying attention to. [Read More]

What Tina Fey's new movie gets right - and wrong - about the admissions process.

We’re huge fans of Tina Fey, and with her new movie, “Admission,” she enters into the college-bound world, portraying an admissions officer at Princeton University. But Hollywood’s version of the college acceptance process has some inaccuracies.

Here’s a look what is real versus movie-madness in “Admission.”

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The holiday season is a time for giving, and college students often are the best examples of that spirit. At CollegeBound, we often hear about college students being leaders and finding ways to involve other students in a cause. [Read More]

Olympic Swimmer Races to College

Robyn Tellefsen | November 30, 2012

Missy Franklin became a household name this summer as we watched her swim her way to four gold medals at the London Olympics. Not only did we love the wins, but we also loved getting to know this fun, down-to-earth athlete.

Since then, of course, offers have been flying fast and furious, urging the 17-year-old to forego higher ed and turn pro. So what does the Colorado girl who’s been swimming since she was 5 decide to do? She chooses college. [Read More]

Ryan Lochte and other college Olympians

The talented group of U.S. athletes competing in the London 2012 Olympics aren’t just showing their American spirit. Collegiate spirit is a big part of their lives, too.

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