Category Archives: college life

Curating Your College List, Writing the Application Essay, College as Work, and Wondering About Colleges’ Effect On Society: New Forbes Entries

Some college application advice and some commentary. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Colleges and Politics

My latest entry at cautions everyone not to paint colleges and universities with too broad a political brush. Check it out at

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Class of Luxury

Have I just become an old crab or does the thought of a college dorm (sorry, residence hall) with a “heated pool, a hot tub, a sand volleyball court and four tanning booths” make you kind of cranky? Today’s Chicago … Continue reading

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