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College Admissions - Larger Picture

Admissions Revolution
Inside Higher Ed, DC - Jun 14, 2006
Even before Lloyd Thacker quit his job as a counselor in 2004, he had become something of a legend in the world of college admissions. His talks at meetings of deans and the rank and file of college admissions drew packed houses ...
Economic preferences in college admissions, or how to close the ...
U.S. News & World Report, DC - Jun 12, 2006
The debate over male affirmative action in Ivy League admissions is nonexistent because the ratio of male to female students at the nation's most prestigious institutions is nearly even. The (Manchester, N.H.) Union Leader recently reported Dartmouth's entering class is 50-50...
Washington View: US needs electricians, plumbers, machinists
The Columbian, WA - Jun 13, 2006
With millions of high school seniors graduating this month, many commencement ceremony programs will list the colleges and universities they'll attend and what they will study...
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College Admissions - Affirmative Action

Preferences Preferred
National Review Online Blogs, NY - Jun 14, 2006
Many conservatives view the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative with a sense of poetic justice three years ago, after all, the Supreme Court refused to rule racial preferences unconstitutional in a pair of cases involving the University of Michigan...
Why Race And Education Are Still Up In The Air
U.S. News & World Report, DC - Jun 11, 2006
After years of fierce legal battles, college leaders nationwide let out a sigh of relief in 2003 when the Supreme Court upheld the use of racial preferences in college admissions. But for conservatives, the narrow 5-to-4 decision that summer in favor of the University of Michigan ...
Male affirmative action?
U.S. News & World Report, DC - Jun 9, 2006
Gone are the days when many women went to college primarily to get an "M.R.S." Even if those days had not vanished due to a change in women's choices... ...
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College Admissions Process/Strategies

Key to elite colleges: Visit more museums
Daily Pennsylvanian, PA - Jun 15, 2006
By lara kobrin. In addition to employing SAT tutors and private college advisors, parents of Ivy League hopefuls should visit art museums, according to a Harvard University study.
Competition is fierce for college acceptance
Charlotte Observer, NC - Jun 15, 2006
As tough as it is for even high-achieving students to get into the colleges of their choice today, I shudder at the thought of what my child will need to achieve to get that precious acceptance letter or e-mail...
Shopping around for schools, IA - Jun 8, 2006
Ames, Ia. Jarrett Amedee, a recent high school graduate, visited Iowa State University last week knowing that his search for a perfect college is likely to stretch into summer. ...
Secular Colleges Present Faith Challenges, Opportunities
Christian Post, CA - Jun 13, 2006
Parents eventually come to a point that many fear the most their children leaving the nest for an independent and sometimes radical college life. And for Christian parents, the question that often arises this time of year is whether to send their kids off to a secular or Christian higher education institution. ...
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Small, unorthodox school has big results
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA - Jun 15, 2006
MetWest High School in Oakland is a rebel in the world of public education that thrives on breaking the rules -- and succeeds. Today, all 25 seniors -- among them a girl in foster care, an undocumented immigrant ...
Part-time profs to be sacrificed, again
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Jun 15, 2006
The Seattle Community College District, suffering from low enrollments, plans to solve its current fiscal crisis by offering fewer courses and laying off part-time faculty, while ensuring that full-time faculty will be protected. If the public feels reassured that college administrators are acting prudently by cutting ...
Colleges recruit in black churches
San Jose Mercury News,  USA - Jun 12, 2006
... After services, admissions officials distributed information about the CSU application process, financial aid and accomplished alumni, including politician Ron ...
San Mateo Co. hopes to bring college courses to high schools
San Jose Mercury News,  USA - Jun 13, 2006
A San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury found that community colleges should be considered invaluable tools for high school students looking to further their ...
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Private Counselors

What Price College Admission?
BusinessWeek - Jun 14, 2006
Parents are spending tens of thousands on advisers to shape their kids' game plans. Even valedictorians are finding it hard to land spots at the nation's most selective colleges...
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Summer Option for the College-Bound: Admissions Prep Camp
Yahoo! News (press release) - Jun 12, 2006
Kaplan and Education Unlimited Provide College Admissions Help to Meet Rising Summertime Demand ...
Summer school: Leg up to college
Modesto Bee, CA - Jun 13, 2006
... are just looking to see that a student is able to succeed," said admissions counselor Jonathan ... He said college-level courses won't make up for poor academics. ...
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MySpace & Facebook

You're 15: Who's Watching You Online?
CBS News - Jun 14, 2006
Sue Balz-Verzal, a Wisconsin mother of two, logs onto popular social-networking site Xanga every day. Naperville, Ill., police detective Rich Wistocki tools around MySpace during work hours, as does MIT professor Henry Jenkins....
The Many Faces of Facebook
Inside Higher Ed, DC - Jun 15, 2006
Social networking, event announcements, roommate vetting, law enforcement, and recently a bit of job browsing has an impressive array of uses...
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May SAT Scores are Here - What Do They Mean?
VillageSoup Belfast,  USA - Jun 14, 2006
Students across the nation have been receiving their SAT scores over these past couple weeks. Sounds of elation and joy have been filling the halls of schools and homes of many students, while other students wish they never looked on-line or opened their letters to see their scores. ...
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HS Computer Curricula

Lack of Computer Curricula Deemed 'Disastrous and Shortsighted'
PC Magazine - Jun 14, 2006
A report released June 7 by the Computer Science Teachers Association Curriculum Improvement Taskforce criticized U.S. high schools for not uniformly requiring students to take computer science classes...
Report: High Schools Fail To Meet Needs Of Tech-Driven World
InformationWeek, NY - Jun 13, 2006
Roughly a quarter of US high schools require students to take computer science courses, due in part to a misperception that computers are for video games and ...
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After College - Real World

Real World 101: Colleges Teach Wine, Taxes, Life
Los Angeles Times, CA - Jun 9, 2006
... because they spent their teens more preoccupied than previous generations with racking up the grades, SAT scores and activities needed to get into top colleges ...


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