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Let’s quit bashing the Ivies

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Apr 22, 2018 Bully Pulpit 0 Comments

I’m just going to say it. There is a wave of political incorrectness in dreaming for and aspiring to and admiring the Ivies. I read over and over again about how smaller and less selective colleges are better than the Ivies, how the Ivies aren’t worth it, how the Ivies are just about the rankings, [...]

Post college acceptance for my own baby

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Apr 22, 2018 Bully Pulpit 0 Comments

It’s New Years Eve, and I think I might be finally waking up from my collegeadmissions PTSD. My son Will is a senior who has just completed his sweet little college admissions journey. I am not sure that I always supported him in the best way possible during this process, but man, am I glad it is over! [...]

I miss the University of Chicago

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Apr 22, 2018 Bully Pulpit 0 Comments

I went to the University of Chicago info session here in Denver. I left oddly unsatisfied, and maybe even a little sad. It was interesting to me that the first thing the rep discussed, and these info sessions are orchestrated and purposeful, was the athletic tradition at the school. She joked about how they are [...]

What I’m learning from Duke. Oct 2017

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Apr 22, 2018 Bully Pulpit 0 Comments

I notice how some colleges are purposeful in their mission, forward thinking and innovative. Others seem to be stuck on their past laurels. It’s hard to know whether a particular college is visionary and fresh or whether it is riding on its ranking. I think it often comes back to the leadership of the college. [...]

Activities Essay: Debate

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Apr 22, 2018 Student Stories 0 Comments

I have a drawer stuffed to overflowing, as full as a drawer can be. Papers get stuck behind it, lodged in the sliding-gear of my dresser. However, I can always stuff in a few more sheets. Notes or “flow paper,” speedily jotted down by competitors in a debate round, is normally tossed when the tournament [...]

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