Campus Life

College Move-Out Day

Over the years here, we’ve discussed moving to college and how to decorate dorm rooms. What we haven’t addressed, if my memory of almost 800 Admit This! posts serves, is moving from college. So, let’s talk about that today. The major arc of college life seems to be that we take way more stuff than ...

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Practical Campus Transportation

A good friend of mine and his wife took their son to college late last summer. One of the first things they did when arriving on campus was to buy him a bicycle, since he was without one. At age 16 in high school, he had quickly evolved from his old, small BMX unit and ...

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One Price of Protest

This has been a period of upheaval on college campuses around America. Over the past year, it seemed as though every week we were reading about student groups making seemingly outrageous demands to college administrators. The administrators, in response, acquiesced to varying degrees, sometimes even resigning their positions in hopes of quelling student unrest. I ...

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Visiting Campus … Newspapers

There’s lots of excitement on the horizon over the coming months. College admission decisions will be issued. Along with those “fat envelope” (or should we call them “fat email”) verdicts comes another big decision: where to enroll. Even those of you who have already been accepted via Early Action have until May 1 to make ...

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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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Exclusive Inclusivity

‘Tis the season … Christmas is just a few days away and most, if not all,  college students are home for the holidays. It’s a welcome break after a semester full of hard work, play, and (for freshmen) new experiences. It’s also been a divisive start to the school year. As I’ve discussed in previous ...

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PC Counterpoints

The realities of global terrorism, which have affected Europe and the United States recently, have knocked the once-raging stories about bellicose college students’ outrage and associated demands off the top of the news. In case you’re unfamiliar with the substance of those demands, you can brief yourself here, in my recent post called, appropriately, “The ...

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“The Demands”

Unless you’ve been vacationing on Mars the past several weeks, you no doubt have heard about the demands college students have been making on their respective administrations and fellow students. With all the hoopla about the higher-profile schools, perhaps you have not seen or heard of the demands of students at schools relatively ignored by ...

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Is Your Dorm “Luxurious”?

When I went to college (Oh, no, not another wretched reminiscence !), we had one payphone located halfway between opposite ends of the dorm floor. The “common” room was a basement space with no windows that had a smallish TV bolted to the upper part of a wall. There were maybe a dozen or so ...

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Your New Collegiate Universe

If you’re about to leave for college or are already there as a first-year student, your experiential life is about to change … big time … especially if you’re going to school reasonably far from home. There’s no owner’s manual for first-time college students. Yes, maybe you have an older brother or sister who has ...

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