December 28, 2015

The Best Choice of State Universities is in…

I’m entering the fifth year of operating EducatedQuest. On this continuing journey I have had the opportunity to visit the flagship state universities as well as other fine public options in 14 states. I hope to add a few more in 2016, starting with schools that are of interest to […]
December 28, 2015

A Message For the ‘Public’ that Grumbles About College Costs

The U.S is about to head into the presidential election cycle, so I found it timely to repost this piece from over two years ago. Personally, I am tired of the extremes proposed on both sides, though I more resent the attacks that politicians make on college costs and financial […]
December 22, 2015

The Three Most Misused Terms in College Admissions

As we head into the holiday season, then the presidential primary season, I would like to discuss three terms that you might hear often that are tied to college admissions: College Accessibility, College Affordability and College Readiness. I’m bothered by how these terms have been misused by the current mix […]
December 16, 2015

My Time On Campus: The Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University was the last school that I visited when I traveled through the Baltimore-Washington area at the beginning of November. I have visited Stanford this year, as well as Ivies on past travels. But I had never been to Johns Hopkins, a foolish oversight on my part, […]
December 16, 2015

My Time on Campus: Trinity College (CT)

In early October I made a trip to visit five New England colleges. Trinity College, located in Hartford, was the last on my trip. It was also my shortest visit, so my impressions will be briefer than most. I made a Pinterest page as well.  Founded in 1823, Trinity College […]
December 14, 2015

Food for Thought About the College Dining Hall

If you come to this site and you went to college you might remember the first meals that you had on campus. You might remember those meals in the college dining hall fondly–or not so fondly. But the meal choices and settings for dining in today’s college dining hall are […]
December 9, 2015

My Time on Campus: Howard University

I visited Howard University on the same day that I went to American. I spent only three hours there, but I gathered some interesting information and impressions. I also made a Pinterest page using some photos that I took and some taken by others. Founded in 1867, Howard came into […]
December 8, 2015

My Time on Campus: American University

I spent a week in November to catch up on campus visits to schools in the Baltimore-Washington area. American University was a school that I was anxious to visit. As Georgetown, George Washington (GW) and the University of Maryland-College Park, among others, have become more selective universities, American’s popularity is […]
December 7, 2015

My Time on Campus: Columbia University

The afternoon following my visit to Barnard, I went across the street to take a tour of the main campus of Columbia University. I did not spend enough time there to get more than some initial impressions. But I learned a few things that were worth of reporting and made […]