Weekly College Madness Links
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More Small Women’s Colleges Opening Doors to Men (New York Times, Sept. 21, 2006)
Small liberal arts colleges for women are increasingly struggling against financial pressures to win applicants in an era of unbounded choice.
Unfair Advancement (New York Times, Sept. 21, 2006)
The Head of the Wilbraham & Monson Academy, a college preparatory school in Massachusetts, says that colleges and universities should return Advanced Placement courses to their original purpose, which was not college admission, but as the name says, advanced placement.
Too Few Overachievers (Washington Post, Sept. 21, 2006)
In an editorial, a Washington Post writer says that academically stressed students are not the country's norm.
Choosing A College, With Help From the Web (New York Times, Sept. 20, 2006)
As the college application process has become increasingly available through the Web, many companies are offering search engines that help students build a list of colleges to consider.
Columbia Plans to Shift Some Aid From Loans to Grants (New York Times, Sept. 20, 2006)
Columbia joined the growing number of universities that are improving financial aid for low- and middle-income students.
Six Reasons to Keep Early Admission (Washington Post, Sept. 19, 2006)
The greater problem in admissions is not the one Harvard addressed, too many students allowed to apply too early, but the one many people are still ignoring, too many students starting to pay attention too late in the process.
An Eerie Quiet at Duquesne After 5 Students Are Shot (New York Times, Sept. 19, 2006)
Just another recent example about violence and safety problems on colleges campuses.
Any College Will Do (Wall Street Journal, Sept. 18, 2006)
Nation's top chief executives find path to the corner office usually starts at state university.
A College Savings Plan With One Less Worry (New York Times, Sept. 17, 2006)
A new law eliminated the 2010 sunset provision for tax-free withdrawals from the popular Section 529 tuition savings plans.
Debate Grows as Colleges Slip in Graduations (New York Times, Sept. 15, 2006)
A debate is raging nationwide about who is to blame when college students fail to graduate in a reasonable period of time, or at all.
Princeton to End Early Admission
Link to press release on Princeton website.
Harvard to Eliminate Early Admission
Link to press release on Harvard website.