College application fees are a barrier to getting an education

This is the time of the year when senior high school students are furiously applying for college — a process that will decide where they will spend the next several years of their life, and shape their futures. And a lot of them will face a common problem: They have the grades to get into a particular school, but they… » 11/27/12 2:29pm 11/27/12 2:29pm

How to Get into the Most Prestigious Colleges in the Universe

If you're a high school senior beginning the college application process, you're being told that this is one of the most competitive college admissions years. You'll need top grades and great test scores. But that's nothing compared to getting into scifi's most exclusive academic institutions. If you want to study… » 9/25/08 12:00pm 9/25/08 12:00pm

College Course Teaches Students to Commune with ET

It's all well and good to go looking for extraterrestrials, but what are we going to say once we find them? A workshop at the University of Wyoming, "Writing for an Extraterrestrial Audience," asks students how they would explain the human condition to interstellar visitors. More on the pedagogy of cross-species… » 7/20/08 9:00am 7/20/08 9:00am