June 15, 2020

College Search Considerations In a COVID-19 World

COVID-19 has upturned many lives. There’s no doubt this pandemic will affect decisions for college-bound juniors and senior. I raised a few questions, with answers to help. Please raise others. I will keep updating this post as I learn more, and will share more.  Are costs a major concern? Do not […]
June 14, 2020

Could Colleges Teach Everyone Online This Fall?

It is quite possible at some point this fall that colleges will need to teach everyone online. But colleges face will different issues than they did this spring. Colleges must offer more course sections and courses to accommodate them. . I’d like to share some issues and thoughts as to […]
June 12, 2020

What Do Colleges Do When They Don’t Have Space In Residence Halls?

Most recently many colleges have announced plans to reopen in the fall. Some of these plans call for residence halls to have fewer residents. Double rooms could become singles. Triples could become doubles. Quads could become doubles, too. College administrators have not faced a pandemic like COVID-19 before. But they […]
June 11, 2020

What is a Living-Learning Community?

The living-learning community was one of the topics that I covered during an interview with Dr. Cynthia Colon, host of Destination YOUniversity. No matter the size of the college, there will usually be more than one on campus. Rutgers, for example, has more than 70. So, what does a living-learning […]
June 10, 2020

College Football Recruiting: A Look Back at the Past

Right now college football recruiting is in a dead period.” But  college football recruiting is literally a second sport after football in many states.  I though that I would take a moment to show how it was done in the past. I picked up a biography of Harold “Red” Grange, […]
June 9, 2020

Can a College Own Your Intellectual Property?

There are brilliant college students. Then there are creative and brilliant college students who introduce entertainment and new products to the world. Do colleges hold a student’s intellectual property rights, or do the students? It depends on the school and the student’s work. The University of California system, as one […]
June 9, 2020

How Many Times Should You Take a Standardized Test?

Many college-bound sophomores, juniors and even seniors will be taking a standardized tests that counts for the first time. A few will score so well, they will not need to take that test again. Most others will likely need to take it at least once more. But how many times […]
June 8, 2020

Helpful Hints For A Student’s Look At College Housing

College-bound high school seniors and their families are at the home stretch where they must narrow down your short list to one school. Academics are certainly a consideration, so is comfort and fit. Part of comfort and fit is satisfaction with college housing. During this new reality of COVID 19 your […]
June 7, 2020

How Did Colleges Survive the Pandemic of 1918?

As colleges make their plans for the fall, I felt that it would useful to share information on how they handled pandemic conditions in the past. The Pandemic of 1918 stretched into two years, killing over 675,000 Americans. While scientists knew a lot less than they do today, many of […]