March 11, 2020

The Art and Science of Civil Engineering, an interview with Carmela Roberts

Civil engineering is an exceptionally demanding major, but it is also a major in high demand. Civil engineers design bridges, highways and many public spaces. If you live near a new housing development, the locations of the homes, roadways, sidewalks and driveways were not chosen or designed by an architect, […]
February 26, 2020

Can a Public University Drop Scholarship Intercollegiate Athletics?

I’ve always been a supporter of intercollegiate athletics under the right circumstances. Intercollegiate athletics offers opportunities for students to continue in their sport, and sometimes try a new one. They may also help to bond a campus community as well as town and gown. Four professors at Eastern Washington University […]
February 14, 2020

Student-Athletes Must Check Out A Coach’s Commitment

Student-athletes took a new stage this week as  New Jersey native and former Dallas Cowboy star Drew Pearson blasted Michigan State’s new head football coach, Mel Tucker, on Twitter. Pearson’s grandson, Toren Pittman, had been recruited to the University of Colorado by Coach Tucker. The coach had told Pittman, a […]
February 8, 2020

I Wish These Four Schools Got On More College Lists: 2020 Edition

Over 18 months ago I wrote a post where I suggested four schools that should appear on more college lists.  That’s been one of my more viewed posts. It’s now time to given props to four more schools that I have visited.  None of these schools are exceptionally selective. But […]
February 4, 2020

What Will It Take For College Graduates to Get An Entry Level Job? An Interview With Gerry Crispin

Gerry Crispin is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and thought leader. He seeks to understand how firms design and build staffing processes, the technology to enhance them and the systems to manage them. A founder of the CareerXroads Colloquium and The Talent Board, Gerry critically analyzes corporate recruiting issues, including […]
February 3, 2020

A Data Dive Into a ‘Basketball School’, Gonzaga University

I’ve recently finished a novel written partly around women’s basketball. While submitting the manuscript to publishers, I pay attention to colleges that call themselves a “basketball school.”  To me a basketball school has to have strong programs for the men and the women.  Looking at the top 15 men’s and women’s […]
January 31, 2020

Will ‘Test Blind’ Admissions Work at Northern Illinois University?

This week Northern Illinois University announced that admissions will be test blind for the Fall, 2021 admissions cycle. All applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher in a college preparatory program will be guaranteed admission with no need to submit standardized test scores. The exception: applicants to the Nursing program […]
January 27, 2020

Should You Check Out Schools with Assured Admissions?

Want to get into the major you want, but not go through the headaches of college admissions? You might want to consider a public university that openly promotes assured admissions. Assured admissions means that if you meet or beat certain numbers in college prep—GPA, SAT/ACT score, maybe class rank—you’re in. […]
January 20, 2020

A Data Dive Into Louisiana State University (LSU)

Last week, Louisiana State University, more popularly called ‘LSU,’ won the NCAA Division I National Championship in College Football. I cheered on the LSU Tigers this season, even though I have no personal association with the school, or any of their usual sports rivals. I could not help but root […]