Joshua Radin: New Album Hits #1
Joshua Radin is enjoying tremendous success as a passionate singer/songwriter who - less than five years ago - was a starving artist in New York City. Fueled by heartbreak and encouraged by friend and actor/director Zach Braff, Radin is now set to release his third album, Simple Times (recently declared the #1 download on iTunes) and head off on a world tour.
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Keeping the faith - I have never thought of myself as the “odd Jew out.” As a youngster, I went to Sunday school at my local synagogue, a Jewish day school for five years and was very involved in the Jewish Community Center. At any moment someone could yell out, “Who’s Jewish?!” and get at least three hands in the air. But that changed when I left home to start college. Read full story >>
God on Campus: Religious Leaders Discuss the Spiritual and Religious Challenges Students Face in College - Rabbi Yonah Schiller, executive director of Hillel at Tulane University, New Orleans, was interviewed on the Web site Busted Halo.
Hillel's Guide to Jewish Scholarships - With the rising costs of college tuition, this guide is intended to help Jewish students find scholarships or other funding sources that may help alleviate the burden of paying those large college tuition bills.
College Applicants, Beware: Your Facebook Page Is Showing - High-school seniors already fretting about grades and test scores now have another worry: Will their Facebook or MySpace pages count against them in college admissions? Read this Wall Street Journal story to find out >>
Facebook sabotage? - The Chicago Tribune also reported recently that some parents and students are trying to sabotage their peers by writing anonymous letters to college admissions officers urging them to check out certain applicants' questionable Facebook pages. Read The Chicago Tribune story >>
Jordan Goldman, Creator of Unigo.com - Jordan Goldman used every resource he had to get his idea off the ground. The 2004 Wesleyan grad and former Hillel activist with no business training and $20,000 in savings started his own company, Unigo.com, a Web site with student-submitted video, pictures and reviews of the colleges and universities they attend. Read Jordan's story and about Unigo here >>
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Hillel Sends Democrat and Republican Students to National Conventions - With help from generous funders, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life was recently able to send two Hillel students, one Democrat and one Republican, to their party's national conventions in Colorado and Minnesota.
Dating, Friendship Important to Faith - Members of the University of Georgia Hillel Center lit candles and talked about interfaith dating in honor of the Cohn Shabbat Dinner - one the largest annual events for the University Hillel Campus Center for Jewish Life.
Jewish, Muslim student leaders at UCI visit Holy Land together - Jewish and Muslim student leaders from UC Irvine traveled together throughout Israel and the Palestinian territories for two weeks, meeting people whose children had been killed by parties on both sides of the conflict.
Green Rating Honor Roll -- Top11 Greenest CollegesPhoto by Flickr user rogue3w / Creative Commons
Can you guess some of the 11 schools that received a 99 (the highest possible score) in The Princeton Review's green rating honor roll? Harvard and Yale are on there representing the Ivy League schools. Other lesser-known schools such as Bates College (Maine) made it, too, because it spends 28 percent of its food budget on local, natural, and organic purchases as well as having a bicycle and car share program to reduce pollution. Is your dream school on here?