College Experience

This posting is the second of a three part series on What parents need to know about Advanced Placement (AP). . . but didn’t know to ask! In last week’s posting, we addressed the #3 Most common response about AP. Now, for this week, we provide 2 tips to address the #2 Most common response […]

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According to my campus tour guide, there’s “no such thing as bad weather [at Colgate] only bad clothing!” That’s important for families to hear because many students may overlook this wonderful campus because of its location/weather. Besides . . . there are tunnels to connect the buildings. Reasons to attend Colgate Colgate has a lot […]

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New students at Hamilton College get 2 things – an adviser and a reference librarian. These two people are important to the Hamilton student’s success because Hamilton is a school with no course requirements. In short, students can take courses that interest them.Students must, however, take 3 writing-intensives which is similar to most other colleges. […]

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Two years in office for a district superintendent may be acceptable. When it comes to a University President, however, two years is really no time at all. The last president of University of Virginia-Charlottesville held that office for 20 years. Dr. Teresa Sullivan, the new female president who came into office in 2010 with such […]

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My dear friend from high school attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has always spoken very highly of her college experience and its life-changing affect. In my visits to Smith over the years, I have come to realize as well that it is indeed a special place for many reasons. Occasionally, I have talked […]

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Every day I speak with parents of college bound students. They have questions and concerns about all things related to education. Through their questions,  I learn so much about what’s on their hearts and how I might be able to help them answer their question. I received an interesting question recently related to Jewish life […]

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One of my students recently returned home from school due to a concussion which occurred during wrestling practice. I was somewhat surprised to hear a) that a tall guy like him was wrestling and b) that he suffered a concussion in this sport, rather than football (his Fall sport)! We often associate concussions  with football, […]

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When I visited Olin College of Engineering a few years as, I was struck by the close-knit, creative community on this small campus adjacent to Babson College. The focus is engineering but the creative, out-of-the-box thinking seemed different from your typical engineering school. The opportunities for students to engage in research projects infused the campus […]

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On a cool night like tonight, it’s nice to be reminded that Spring Break is only a few short weeks away. Whether you have one week or two weeks for your spring break, it is a great time for high school sophomores and juniors to do a few campus visits. The campus visit is one […]

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