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Using public dorm shower booths barefoot

So this is 5~10 years ago but I used to get into dorm shower booths barefoot. I'd thought that if you wear a flipflop in the shower, that the flipflop(I wore a really cheap one back then) would become the harboring ground for bacteria itself. Now I'm in a university environment again and came to think about how to manage my slippers -- I found out that you need footwear in the shower. Even so the shower floors were cleaned by the janitors every day; I always washed my feet with soap and then wiped them with towels before wearing my flipflops outside -- how much bad fungus do you think I would have picked up? I seldom had any symptoms of foot disease during college as far as I can remember, although during work I had less luck and my formal shoes were worse places for athlete's foot and foot itches. Now I wear plastic, thick slippers around and will buy Crocs soon (although I'm sharing a bath with only four people now).
posted by red_alert_3 on Oct 22, 2016 - 13 answers

Masters Programs Like the European Graduate School

I'm looking for other programs like the European Graduate School that involves giant(s) of continental philosophy offering a moderately expensive Master's degree on continental Europe. [more inside]
posted by R.F.Simpson on Oct 1, 2016 - 2 answers

Casual SAT question from a Brit

Reading Stephen King's End of Watch recently (no spoilers!) reminded me of a question I've had for a while regarding SAT scores. In the book, the girl is worried that she's only going to get x score (400 perhaps?) on the Maths test. If this happened, would her chances of getting into college disappear? Or would it affect which sort of colleges she could get into? If she happened to be a genius at everything else but sucked at maths would that mean no Ivy League for her? Bonus question: could you retake them endlessly? [more inside]
posted by threetwentytwo on Sep 30, 2016 - 15 answers

Help me learn about HBCUs, please!

Can you recommend books, movies, or other media about historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the USA? [more inside]
posted by cadge on Sep 26, 2016 - 11 answers

Did your kid take a gap year?

I'm looking for advice on gap year experiences (between HS and college) [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Sep 24, 2016 - 28 answers

How weird was this interaction in my undergrad lab today?

I had an interaction with my lab partner that I thought was weird today, but I'm having trouble parsing exactly how weird it was (if at all!) and if I should do anything about it. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Sep 20, 2016 - 36 answers

First Time Using Post 9/11 GI Bill...Having Problems

Does anyone know or have experience using the GI Bill? Especially regarding payment obligations to the university? Do I ever have to pay up front? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Sep 19, 2016 - 5 answers

Talking to myself won't help my GPA, and all of my friends are imaginary

I'm a lone rhino in an online Communications survey course. The prof wants us to discuss conversations that we have. In short, I converse with no one. Whaddo I do? [more inside]
posted by JulesER on Sep 12, 2016 - 26 answers

Can you help me wrap my head around organic chemistry synthesis?

I took the first half of organic chemistry and really struggled through synthesis. I have to take the second half this spring and I am really scared. Do you have any tricks/magical methods to help me beat it into my head? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Sep 12, 2016 - 9 answers

Unintentionally Going on a Date with my TA

I'm a senior in college who recently started talking to "Kyle" on Tinder. We scheduled a coffee date for this weekend and, in the ensuing conversation, we established that he is the TA for a music performance elective I just signed up for. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by that silly white dress on Aug 30, 2016 - 34 answers

What do the People think of University of the People?

I am wondering if anyone has taken courses through University of the People. www.uopeople.edu? [more inside]
posted by LilithSilver on Aug 20, 2016 - 2 answers

Can I salvage my college career in my final year?

I'm about to enter my senior year of college as a Computer Science major with pretty much the worst profile possible: a just-above-being-kicked-out GPA, no internships or relevant experience, no extracurriculars, no well-developed skills. Is there any way I can make myself employable in the next 10 months? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2016 - 15 answers

World history telecourse from the 1970s? Later on PBS...

I took a telecourse on world history at a community college in the 1980s and I think I'd like to take it again but I forgot the instructor/lecturer's name. [more inside]
posted by cda on Jun 9, 2016 - 3 answers

Turns out I really like math...

How can I continue to study it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2016 - 9 answers

Career in IT and Computer Programming with zero knowledge?

I'm fascinated with computers, robotics, and photography. Yet, there's something captivating about IT and Computer Programming. I'm almost finishing up my Social Science bachelor's degree (Sociology), which is pretty worthless from a marketable angle, little job offers. I would like to learn more about IT (Support Services for software) and Computer Programming as well, but I have no background in these two fields. Should I pursue a degree in either of these fields if I have no experience with math and computers? [more inside]
posted by RearWindow on May 28, 2016 - 15 answers

How do I find out if a UK college is reputable?

I'm wanting to go back to studying briefly for the sake of a planned change in career, but my understanding of the UK education system is limited, so I can't figure out if the college I'm looking at is reputable. [more inside]
posted by sailoreagle on May 26, 2016 - 12 answers

Summer blues

I hate being home from school so much that I have spiraled back into depression and panic attacks. Help! [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on May 16, 2016 - 11 answers

College Advising for Adults on the 12-Year Plan

How do I choose a degree and a school as an adult? I'm comparing a BA with a BBA at two regional schools. [more inside]
posted by piedmont on May 15, 2016 - 5 answers

Books to get students excited about college?

Over the summer, I meet with students who are about to start college. This year, I would like to email them a list of novels about college that they can read while they're waiting to start. I'm looking for fun books, not study guides or non-fiction tomes about the perils of binge-drinking. Ideally, I would like books that give them some sense of what college in the US is like, but in a format that won't feel like homework. [more inside]
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious on Apr 30, 2016 - 12 answers

How do I fix my life?

I am about to graduate college with a business degree, a mediocre gpa, and very little experience. I have not made a single friend in college or been in a relationship. I lived with my parents for the whole entire time in college and they expect me to be married before leaving the house. I tend to succumb to extreme laziness and procrastination. I can spend 8 hours daily on the internet instead of doing homework. This procrastination has seeped into my job search. Am I ever going to be prepared for life? [more inside]
posted by sheepishchiffon on Apr 26, 2016 - 15 answers

Appropriate Gift for a Professor

Please recommend an appropriate gift for a professor from an auditing (ie, non-credit and ungraded) student. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Apr 26, 2016 - 19 answers

Advice for a New Law School Instructor

What advice and resources would you give someone teaching at law school (or the university level in general) for the first time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2016 - 9 answers

What do colleges look at for dance major admission and scholarship?

If someone wants to major in dance and even try for a scholarship, what are they looking at most? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 8, 2016 - 6 answers

Sexual Assault Prevention

What can/should I do to draw attention to a creepy professor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2016 - 12 answers

Is it OK to take a break from my education?

Mental health issues are derailing my education. I feel extreme pressure to stay in school. Logic is telling me I should take a break but I have no idea what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2016 - 17 answers

Am I not cut out for computer science?

I'm not sure if I'm lazy or if things will never "click" for me. So, how do I stop comparing myself to Joel freakin' Spolsky? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2016 - 46 answers

Should I go to school for speech pathology?

Hello. I am currently a 23 year old female. I am currently considering going back to school (I have an Associate's) for speech pathology (which requires a Master's) but am very tentative considering my current situation and how hard it is to get into the Master's program. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by anon1129 on Mar 15, 2016 - 12 answers

Where is a good small city with decent weather for happening couple?

We are looking for a small city without cold winters that has a large body of water - no inland towns for us- and is vibrant, cultured and intelligent. We have lived in LA, NY and Miami and are now in Durham, Nc - finding it too woodsy and land locked and way to hot in the summer here. We both work and are in our early sixties.
posted by privatechef on Mar 14, 2016 - 18 answers

UMass Lowell for undergrad in engineering?

My daughter was accepted to Northeastern University and UMass Lowell honors program both for engineering. Both schools seem good but Lowell is much, much cheaper. She plans to go on to get her masters so does it make a difference which school she chooses for undergrad? Should she graduate debt free with a bachelor's degree from Lowell and spend the money on her graduate work? Would doing so impact future employment prospects?
posted by GernBlandston on Mar 7, 2016 - 16 answers

Where can I find art school briefs or assignments?

Years ago, I did an introduction to art and design as a precursor to design school (which I later did). It included assignments such as, draw what the inside of your mouth feels like, or create a sculpture using only found objects. I found it really helpful in inspiring me. Where can I get similar briefs as prompts for creating art today? Ideally they will be actual assignments from art institutes and point me in different directions for making interesting things. I've had little luck so far finding similar things for college students online.
posted by Jubey on Mar 6, 2016 - 6 answers

Good news: I know I want to teach. Bad-ish news: Which route do I take?

I am an editor and writer with a BA and an MA. I've been accepted to at least one of the PhD in rhetoric/communication programs I've applied to—and fully funded (albeit with a limited stipend, but that's to be expected). If I decide to go, I start this fall. However, I can't shake the feeling that maybe I want to be teaching high school language arts. But do I really? [more inside]
posted by gypsyhymns on Mar 2, 2016 - 14 answers

What do new CS/IT grads lack (that I can add to a CS/IT program)?

I've been tasked with designing a new course for students nearing the tail end of my college's (2-year) CS and CIS/IT curriculum. The goal is to incorporate skills/experience that are otherwise lacking in a vanilla CS and IT curriculum, and which would be useful for students who are aiming for employment or internship very shortly. We already have all the standard courses in basic programming and algorithms, data structures, pre-architecture, discrete math, networking, Unix-y scripting, some security topics, etc. [more inside]
posted by anarch on Feb 24, 2016 - 23 answers

What do I do with my life?

I'm 22, I have an AA degree, and I'm currently substitute teaching and tutoring, but need a long-term, higher-paying job. I have bounced from idea to idea (schoolteacher, tutor, professor, pharmacist, accountant), but no careers seem to fit me and/or be reachable. Here is what I have tried and discovered so far: [more inside]
posted by drd on Feb 22, 2016 - 12 answers

Can I really write a paper with only one reference?

Professor wants the class to only use assigned readings to write papers, assigned readings are basically nonexistent. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by sharp pointy objects on Feb 10, 2016 - 27 answers

Disheartened and frustrated by job search.

I always feel like I keep hitting a brick wall after searching for jobs. Can I get some tips? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Feb 8, 2016 - 11 answers

I like to solve problems. How do I get paid to do that?

I've flip flopped on what I want to go to school for and/or what kind of career track I want to aim for. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by motioncityshakespeare on Feb 7, 2016 - 13 answers

SALE! 50% OFF! .... Tuition?

My daughter is headed to college in 2017. She's jumping into the big process of selecting/looking/applying, and I am jumping into finance/panic process. One thing I am seeing as we research schools: Many private schools, liberal arts and larger, are reported as being quite generous with grant aid. I need a reality check. [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Jan 21, 2016 - 41 answers

Best majors for international students in terms of job prospects?

Majoring in economics(with one or two finance courses thrown in it) at a prestigious(i.e. Ivy League, top 20) university, where finance/accounting majors are not offered OR Business/accounting/finance majors in 2nd tier(i.e. top50~top100) universities which is more likely to land you a job in say wall street or good firms? p.s. I chose the former(econ major at ivy) instead of a mid-tier business college(NYU stern, berkeley haas etc), chose to come back to my home country(I frankly failed in securing any high-paying job in the US and decided not to try to get jobs for very long), and then am now thinking about doing an MBA or DBA(doctor of business admin) to move out of my country again.
posted by red_alert_3 on Jan 15, 2016 - 13 answers

Borrowing from Federal Loans for college

I have a question about how much to borrow for federal direct loans/financial aid. Not sure whether or not I have enough for living expenses and college. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Dec 28, 2015 - 7 answers

Career avenues for one who wants to help the fight against anxiety?

I would like to help people, maybe specifically teenagers, avoid being trapped in their lives by anxiety and save them some of the regret and difficulties I accrued. I believe if I turned my self seriously toward learning about it I could do some good. What sort of career avenues are there for someone interested in helping with this? And what sort of schooling do I need to have for them? [more inside]
posted by TheRedArmy on Dec 19, 2015 - 6 answers

Feminist philosophy conceptual question

I'm trying to put together a reading list for an introductory philosophy of feminism class, and there's a concept that I can't articulate well enough to find any readings on! Recommendations? Concept inside, of course. [more inside]
posted by zinful on Dec 13, 2015 - 18 answers

Tell me this isn't limerence

I have been pretty sure I like this girl for a while now, and now that the issue has been raised and left unresolved, I'm in crisis mode and don't know what I'm feeling. [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Dec 13, 2015 - 12 answers

Taking out extra college loans to finance other types of learning?

I want to attend community college online, half-time to knock out some pre-reqs to enter a physical therapy assistant program. In addition to using financial aid loans to pay for 3 classes and books, I wanted to take out additional funds (about $2,000) to enroll in a beginning yoga instructor class—since this type of training isn’t covered by financial aid. Is this feasible? How do I go about doing it? (more details below) [more inside]
posted by caveatz on Dec 3, 2015 - 8 answers

How do I maximize this college entrance essay?

I'm applying to a (private) college as a transfer student and am absolutely -stuck- on the personal statement. The prompt has a handful of questions and topics to write about. Do I address them all? Pick one and go with it? [more inside]
posted by eggs on Nov 24, 2015 - 9 answers

Help us with her student loans!

My girlfriend attended a top US private university. In the middle of her undergraduate education, she suffered a stroke that left her with significant written and verbal communication difficulties. Medical and family problems compounded, and she ended up getting kicked out of school for poor grades. Now she owes the university a lot of money... [more inside]
posted by chickenandwine on Nov 22, 2015 - 11 answers

Schools for the English-class challenged?

My little brother, who, by all accounts, is brilliant at math, science, and especially computer engineering, has struggled with English classes his whole life. He is struggling in college and is falling behind. More details within. [more inside]
posted by massofintuition on Nov 17, 2015 - 26 answers

Will I be throwing my life away to major in music or writing?

I have been to around 6 different colleges and had at least 10 majors, been in school for 5 years now. I was thinking of giving up on trying to do a practical major and going for something I'm passionate for. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Nov 10, 2015 - 36 answers

Graduate Work in Progress

Due to some unexpected events at work (layoffs), I am job hunting. I am currently working on a second masters degree, and am wondering if I should list that on my resume, or just the one I have completed. I am not quite half way complete, and am part time. I estimate that finishing it will take me another two years. When would it be appropriate to list it with an expected graduation date? Thanks!
posted by LilithSilver on Oct 15, 2015 - 5 answers

Depression vs College Round 8077

I didn't want to admit it to myself but I have fallen into a depressive episode. The problem is I'm a second semester senior taking a heavy load and I need to graduate this semester. What can I realistically do? [more inside]
posted by hejrat on Oct 2, 2015 - 16 answers

Physics and Calculus not for Dummies

What are the best resources for a crash course in Calculus and Physics? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Oct 1, 2015 - 11 answers

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