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Summer Vacation and College Admissions: Sand and Sun or Schooling?

Summer Vacation and College Admissions: Sand and Sun or Schooling?

The days are getting warmer and longer and the beach is beckoning.  But looming in the background is the challenge of college admissions with its seemingly endless demands for scholarship and social purpose clouding the summer’s promise. What to do; what to do? First, you are still a kid and...

Haste Makes Waste: The Scourge of Early Decision

Haste Makes Waste: The Scourge of Early Decision

In an old Newsweek column, using a novel titled, Acceptance, by Susan Coll as a backdrop, George Will mused about the college admissions “craziness”. The novel chronicles the pre-college world of a bright kid in a high-rent neighborhood of families where getting into the “right” college is nothing short of...

What’s in a Name? – College Prestige and the Quality of Life.

What’s in a Name? – College Prestige and the Quality of Life.

Many parents think that the end of the world is at hand if their children fail to get into an “elite” college.  A sense of parental inadequacy follows and college-related conversations at cocktail parties are avoided.  Malaise sets in; sadness is on the prowl. A few years ago, The Chronicle...

Sage Advice for College Freshmen

Sage Advice for College Freshmen

In an old Sunday issue of The New York Times, there was a full-page article offering advice for incoming college freshmen from nine distinguished scholars.  I’d like to share their thoughts with you. Stanley Fish, professor of law at Florida International University: Find the best teachers.  Ask upper class students...

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