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

Could the University of California System Go Test Optional?

The University of California System is one of the more interesting, and educationally successful experiments in public education. Most recently, a task force for the system investigated the possibilities for its schools to switch from test mandatory to test optional admissions. . The task force report advised against going test optional […]
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 […]
January 13, 2020

Is a Law Degree Worth the Costs?

Like many American presidents Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer.  But he never earned a law degree. Back in his day, all he needed to do was “obtain a certificate procured from the court of an Illinois County certifying to the applicant’s good moral character.” Lincoln appeared before the Illinois Supreme […]