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 […]
May 29, 2020

TCNJ: The Emerging State College Goes Test Optional

For seventeen years I have lived near The College of New Jersey, aka ‘TCNJ’. TCNJ is to Rutgers-New Brunswick, our flagship state university, what the College of William and Mary is to UVa. or Virginia Tech. And like William and Mary, TCNJ has just announced that it will go test […]
May 7, 2020

Ten New Jersey Public Colleges Send A Message: Please Come Home

Ten New Jersey public colleges are collectively targeting a market for transfer students: residents who went out of state. With that in mind these schools established the New Jersey Scholars Corps.  The idea has good intentions. Some appear doable, including a streamlined application process and guaranteed acceptance of credits. Others, […]