Harvard

Back to The Sixties!

This, being the first day of the New Year, inspires both a forward look and a glance in our rearview mirrors. I’m feeling a bit nostalgic today, having just watched (for the 84th time, it seems) the classic 1973 college-flavored love story, The Way We Were, with Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand. I always enjoy ...

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What Are “Smart” Colleges?

Those of you high school juniors (and maybe sophomores) who are in the hunt for possible college candidates are being bombarded by what I call “roundup lists.” You’ll see “Best” or “Most” (or this or that) listings for Party Schools, College Value, Best Food, Hottest Coeds and Guys, Most Jocks, Best Weather, Hardest Academics, etc. ...

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Dealing with ED/EA Results Part 1

T. S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month.” When it comes to disappointing Regular Decision (RD) college application results, that certainly can be the case. However, for Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED), December can be quite sadistic, too. For those of you who applied early to a college (or multiple colleges), ...

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Optimizing Your Test Skills

Why is it that some high schools and colleges choose to hang the Sword of Damocles over students’ heads during the holidays? I’m talking about tests. Finals, and in some cases even mid-terms, looming right after year-end holiday break can cause the acid to churn in students’ stomachs. Things have gotten better recently for some ...

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Good “ROI” Colleges

“ROI,” for those of you unfamiliar with the term, means Return On Investment. Concerning the world of higher education, every year, various publications come out with their “rankings.” You’ll see biggest party schools, top-ranked universities and liberal arts colleges, best food (I mentioned those schools a while ago), best teachers, best grad programs, most expensive, ...

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