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 ...


Grad School and Career for 50-Something?

Question: I am a 53-year-old history student. I have just been accepted into the McNair Scholars Program and am scared, as most of the recipients are in their 20s. If I do go to graduate school, I wonder if anyone will even hire me, as I will be 58 by the time I finish. As ...


Finding Philosphy or History Internships

College admission officials are often more impressed when a student pursues a passion independently than when he or she joins an organized program. So don't be afraid to strike out on your own.