Posts From the monthly archives: "March 2014"
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Finding the Fit

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The waiting game

Day 114 of my time in application purgatory. There is still no response from any school to which I applied. Every day is the same; I check my application portals and get disappointed by “Application Pending” messages. …

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A Beautiful Struggle

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Recently, I had the honor of working with The Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics to bring to the University of Southern California’s campus a powerful feature documentary concerning the state of Ethnic Studies entitled, Precious Knowledge. I first …

For the inaugural blog post, I thought I’d share a personal story that speaks to the theme of our profession. It took me a long time – years of helping students with general tutoring, writing coaching and test prep – …

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Finding the Fit: Lizzie Bennett

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Sometimes it seems like bad news, and good news, travels in waves. Extremely high emotional points can lead to periods of great sadness just a few weeks later. Life has a funny way of working itself out, and that’s something …

Jeff Morrow

My name is Jeff Morrow and I am a kindergarten art critic.  Wow.  I’ve got to admit that it feels good to get that off my chest.  Quick disclaimer: It’s possible that the next few paragraphs could make it seem …

You’ve heard it.  I’ve heard it. Maybe we’ve both even said it. “College is the best four years of your life!”  Lately, I’ve begun to question the validity of this statement, especially since it’s used in broad terms without much …

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As high school juniors enter the full swing of the college readiness season, counselors need to remind them to manage their social media presences. Last year, 31 percent of college admissions officers who participated in a Kaplan phone questionnaire claimed …

I’m waiting for the day that I can’t find a cat picture that correlates perfectly with my blog topic. I fear that day will never come.

Anyway, cheerio and welcome to another edition of ‘How to Be an Adult’, starring …

Potemkin Villages

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Another winter Olympics has come and gone. There was much talk about the preparation Russia went through on its way to hosting the games and in wanting to put its best foot forward as a world power.  I should qualify …

Dan Nannini

Own the Decision!!

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I know that I promised a part two to my position against community colleges offering BA/BS degrees, but that will have to wait for my April blog post.  I prefer to discuss how I help students make decisions and take …