Colleges and Universities

December 13, 2017

‘Where Out-of-Town Girls Could Come Feel Safe in New York’

At a recent event for the very active alumnae of Finch College, the genteel Upper East Side women’s school that dramatically closed its doors in 1975, […]
November 24, 2017

Modern Love: Winning the College Contest Means Everything Is Rosy, Right?

Advertisement Modern Love has held four college essay contests over the last 10 years. We checked in with two winners to see how telling their stories […]
June 1, 2017

Social Q’s: Parents Won’t Pay for Harvard After a Year Off to Help the Poor

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES I am a high school senior who got into Harvard. I want to go, but I would like to take a […]
May 19, 2017

Modern Love: Not Friends? Then No Benefits

Modern Love By EMILY DEMAIONEWTON My friend Nathan and I were walking to a picnic when we passed a woman named Xenia. I stopped to say […]
April 28, 2017

Modern Love: The Physics of Forbidden Love

Modern Love By MALCOLM CONNER You can blame it all on Percocet. I was three days post-hysterectomy and a little loopy on painkillers. After five years […]
December 10, 2016

Future Tense: The ‘H-Bomb’ Fizzles: The Harvard Brand Takes a Hit

Future Tense By TEDDY WAYNE There exists a species of person — typically a well-groomed overachiever — who, when asked where he or she went to […]
September 9, 2016

Social Q’s: My Son Seems Happy at College. But Is He?

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES My husband and I have one son, who started college last month. We’re both surprised that he has come home every […]
April 9, 2016

When a Feminist Pledges a Sorority

By JESSICA BENNETT April 9, 2016 It was a Thursday evening on the Columbia University campus, and a group from the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority was wedged onto […]