College Central

The Era of Not Knowing

By Gabrielle Leung | May 6, 2017

I know enough about myself, and what I tend to write, that this final, end-of-the-semester piece will be reminiscent of this school year. I’m no longer the freshman who can write about the conflicting feelings of dorm life and the realization that everyone struggles, but never wants to leave Cornell. And I’m not a senior,…

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Greta Donahue | September 11, 2016

Click here to see how particular universities stack up in their gender equity in sports programs.

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College Links

By Alden S Blodget | September 11, 2016

Check out our Links page for some sites that will help you with the college process. Scroll down to “College-bound links,” where you will find directories of colleges and universities (both 4-year and community colleges, private and public), information on digital badges (an alternative to traditional colleges), and help on navigating financial aid.

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Company or College — Corporate Connections – Mutual benefit or Moral Corruption

By Elaine Shen | September 11, 2016

Students are questioning universities’ practices and their relationships with corporations. In a Nov. 1 New York Times article that became a popular topic of discussion on campus, reporter Karen Arenson described Columbia’s ascendancy in the following words: “As much a business as an ivory tower…” A business? In the most traditional sense, schools are not…

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College Admission – Failed Rite of Passage

By Michael Thompson | September 11, 2016

What are the psychological implications of college admission for both parent and child? The college admission process is seen as a testing ground of fears about incomplete or inadequate child rearing, and its impact on parents of separation from their children. Of all the normal separations in life in our culture, departure from home is…

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College Central

By Michael Thompson | September 11, 2016

FENCED IN BY DELUSIONS: Parents & College Admissions – Fall, 1996   Parents can be confounded by playing the college admissions game. Common pleas made by parents are explored, and alternate roles for parents are discussed. How much impact can a parent have on the future of a senior high school student? Independent School, Vol.…

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