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…

We’ve heard many stories of what college and university classes are like: Heavy on the reading, wrote Chris, with assignments due all throughout the semester, added Mohammed, and a heavy emphasis on class participation and critical thinking. Lax in terms of classroom discipline, noted Anna, but with a real expectation that students take personal responsibility for…