Understanding Millennials

Parents of Millennials may be interested in some new information. First, let’s define “Millennial”: Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to…

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Mid-Year Reports

Mid-year reports are sort of the “other shoe” of college applications, and they’re coming due right around this time of year. If you go to Google and search for the term “college mid-year report,” you’ll find this definition (for those of you unfamiliar with the term): The Mid-Year Report is an application form that a…

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How’s Your APPetite?

Being a Baby Boomer, with my stubborn clinging to “old school” ideas and approaches to things in general, I am constantly amazed at the onslaught of technology — for better or worse. I’m reading about the dire warnings of such august authorities as Stephen Hawking, who is concerned that our probing development of Artificial Intelligence…

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Prediction Tracking

It’s only the third week of the New Year and already I’m seeing signs that reflect on the second prediction in my post, Three Predictions for 2016. That particular prognostication is: 2. Political correctness on campus will reach the breaking point. Eventually, enough will become enough. I predict that at some point this coming year,…

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Innovative College Apps

I was doing some New Year’s file cleaning on my computer and stumbled upon this article from January 2013: The 21 Winners Of The Facebook, Gates Foundation Education App Contest Are Making College Easier. The competition originated as the College Knowledge Challenge, under, in part, the heavy-hitter umbrella of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Here’s…

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Waiting And Waitlists

Post-New Year’s January: Application hangover time. The late-December frenzy to get college applications in before the January 1st deadline isn’t all that unlike the massive crowd in Times Square, New York, waiting for The Ball to do its thing. There’s great anticipation, and for out-of-towners, it may have taken work and sacrifice to get there….

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