Higher education institutions across the U.S. marched in support of science last weekend, including University of California, University of Chicago, Emory University, Florida State, University of Texas and numerous others. The protest was focused on proposed federal budget cuts to science-based agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health. A Stanford…

Student debt has grown to $1.3 trillion nationally in the U.S., according to the Center for Microeconomic Data. Seven in 10 seniors (68 percent) who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2015 had student loan debt. Each averaged $30,100, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. But one-third of college graduates leave school…

So you think poetry is: a) dull b) boring c) lucrative? Ask electrical engineering and computer science student Lilly Chin what she thinks after winning $100,000 on American television for knowing the poetry of Walt Whitman. (See below for “Who’s [Walt] Whitman?”) Chin, a 21-year-old who attends Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), won $100,000 for…

International Women’s Day (IWD), which recognizes the work and achievements of women worldwide, is celebrated Wednesday. The day also calls for attention and action to help push society towards gender equality. Women celebrate and march worldwide, including Aleppo (see video), Iran, India and the U.S. This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange. The theme calls for men…