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January 29, 2021

Talking Up Clarkson University (NY)

Clarkson University is up there–as in way up north. Located in Potsdam, New York, Clarkson has 3,100 undergraduates. Drive 90 minutes further north from this campus and you are in Canada. This is one of the few US universities where a current passport should be part of your educational costs. […]
January 28, 2021

What Should You Learn About Greek Life?

Greek life is an important part of the campus culture at many schools. I have visited schools, Miami University of Ohio and Union College (NY), among others, that host “mother chapters” of national fraternities. Ideally, students should be free to choose their friends and social setting, as long as they do […]
January 21, 2021

Talking Up The University of New Mexico With ‘Gary B’

Gary Bednorz, aka ‘Gary B’, represents the University of New Mexico. He has got to be the ultimate college presenter. I’ve gone to many college information sessions, some quite good, some not so much. An alumnus of the school that he touts, Gary can tell you everything that you would […]
January 19, 2021

The Last Autumn: A Novel of a Princeton University Senior

Want to know what it might be like to go to Princeton? Read The Last Autumn  by Daniel Scavone. I met Dan at Rutgers when I was a freshman and he was a senior. He went on to earn an MBA and a law degree at Penn and sent his children […]
January 13, 2021

Beloit College Is Proactive-And Might Be Affordable, Too

The oldest college in Wisconsin, Beloit College is one of the Colleges That Change Lives. It has been so for nearly 30 years. I hope that you will listen to my conversation with Erin Guth, Director of Recruitment to learn more. Beloit College is a small school with less than […]
January 5, 2021

Here’s A Plug for Student-Athletes

Over 175,000 college student-athletes compete in NCAA Division I sports. Most compete at a  lower profile than the basketball and football players who get the most press. But that does not mean that their sport means less to these student-athletes, especially those who compete over long seasons. Matthew Lepine is […]
December 22, 2020

Food for Thought About the College Dining Hall

You might remember meals at your college dining hall fondly–or not so fondly. Back in “my day” at Rutgers I was greeted at the entrance to the dining hall with a sign that said: ‘Come Early, Avoid the Lines.’ I never thought that I would spend several of my post college […]
December 18, 2020

Colorado College, A Selective Liberal Arts College On Blocks

Colorado College, like Cornell College, uses a block plan schedule. However, Colorado College has about twice the number of students (just over 2,000), is less isolated, but far more selective. Located in Colorado Springs, this school is 40 minutes from Denver. One can easily imagine that a small college with […]
December 17, 2020

St. Olaf College Offers ‘Minnesota Nice’ Surprises

It would have been tough to get to St. Olaf College (MN), one of the Colleges That Change Lives, for a visit, COVID or no COVID. I’ve been to Minnesota twice on business and visit family, and winter feels longer than it does in New Jersey. St. Olaf College is […]
December 16, 2020

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, An Undergraduate Oriented STEM School

Engineering and the hard sciences are very demanding subjects at any school. But some, like Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) stand out as great schools to learn them. I tend to like smaller schools when it comes to STEM, and I have visited a few where undergraduates get the lions […]