By Nigel Telman
There’s something about the American higher education system that grants it a unique culture among the global populace. Shows and movies centering on the “typical” college experience are all too common (think Blue Mountain State or 22 Jump Street), and anyone who knows anyone who has gone to college has heard the rose-tinted tales of university days past. I have grown up hearing stories of the “traditional college experience” from my parents, who could not speak more highly of their times chatting up professors, partying, and even studying with their friends. Interestingly enough, when my parents spoke of studying, they seemed to fondly recall paper cramming and all-night sessions before big exams....