Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

Is that college degree worth it? Read this, then write the check.

Is a college degree worth it? Don’t answer that. Not if you’re about to dive into the college admissions piranha tank. Pretend that you haven’t fallen for the hype. Pretend you haven’t been seduced into believing that Awesome U. is your ticket to the show. Take a deep, calming breath. And we'll answer the question for […]

Forbes "30 under 30":
Colleges they don't talk about.

Forbes "30 under 30" is an annual celebration of the United States' most incandescent twenty-somethings. An amazing group—inventors, artists, moguls, dreamers. Doers of the new generation. It's no surprise to find graduates of the world's most prestigious and competitive colleges within the ranks of Forbes' "30 under 30". (Forbes names 30 honorees under 30 years of age […]

Parisa Tabriz, Google's "security princess," talks about college

Parisa Tabriz is a hacker. She scales massifs of computer code, groping for cracks in the world's most complex software applications. She packs light: Sometimes, a laptop and a brilliant mind is enough to reduce the loftiest digital defense to rubble. Be glad that Parisa Tabriz is one of the good guys. Tabriz runs the […]

Isaac Kinde turned down Stanford and lived to tell about it

How many high school seniors turn down the chance to attend college at Stanford University for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County? At least one. Yes, Isaac Kinde turned down Stanford. He rejected a coveted admissions offer from one of the world’s great universities for a ticket to a mid-Atlantic state school. And if you’re thinking […]

Weebly CEO David Rusenko: Penn State tech titan

That gauzy publicity photo is pure Silicon Valley.  There they are, Weebly's co-founders, three college buddies with a clever idea and the right venture capital connections: They turned their dream, to help anybody build a website, into a company that has helped more than 15 million people build websites since its founding in 2006. Today, […]

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