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You Must Have Brains To Be Eligible For This Zombie Scholarship

Everyone deserves to be able to further their education if they want. Even zombies. Who are we to discriminate? What? This is a “Zombie Scholarship,” not a scholarship for zombies? Well, I’m going to have to rethink this whole thing.


Here Be Dragons

You Can Take A Skyrim Class At A Texas University

We had one comic book course when I went to college and I didn’t even get to take it. Now one university in Texas is offering a course on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Maybe I need to go back to school… 


And So It Begins

Wanna Learn How to Find Aliens? Edinburgh University’s Got a Class for That

There are a ton of exceedingly odd collegiate classes floating around out there. I, for one, taught a class about the wonders of Harry Potter at my school before I even got my BA. Long story. Now Edinburgh University is joining the fine tradition of off-beat classes, and they’re doing it online and for free.


Imagine What You'll Know Tomorrow

Neil Gaiman Gives A Commencement Speech I Wish I’d Heard Ten Years Ago

Author Neil Gaiman recently gave the Commencement Address to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia chock-full of advice for aspiring artists of all kinds. He started his speech by admitting he never continued on to higher education and then talked about he simply started writing, wrote some more, and never stopped. Hit the jump to watch the speech in its entirety and find out why I’ll be directing aspiring writers to it in the future. 


Buckle Buckle Swash Swash

MIT Has Had a Secret Pirate Program This Whole Time

For the past 20 years, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — better known as MIT — has unofficially been offering a super secret athletic “program” for students who take a certain group of courses. Upon completing all of these course, they achieve a certain “scurvy-scum” status amongst their less inclined peers. Indeed, students who take and pass courses in “pistol, archery, sailing, and fencing” are deemed pirates. And while this was done by students just for kicks, MIT has decided not to ignore the swashbuckling that’s been going on and will now issue these students actual, physical pirate certificates.


Imagine What You'll Know Tomorrow

New Study Officially Debunks The Freshman 15

You’ve heard of the Freshman 15 before, right? It’s where freshman are supposedly doomed to gain around that much weight during their first year in college. Well a new study from Ohio State University says that’s far from the truth.