Northeast Edition | MidWest Edition | Archive | Sponsoring | Last Week's HS CouselorWeek |      June 8, 2006
About HS CounselorWeek - weekly email
This weekly email searches main media outlets finding stories that may be of interest to high school counselors, college admission officers and related organizations, with links to the original stories. It is published by de facto, inc., publishers of other e-newsletters.
Back to top of newsletter

College Admissions - Larger Picture

The Importance of Critical Mass
Inside Higher Ed, DC - Jun 7, 2006
Some selective institutions go to great lengths to recruit talented minority students and to make sure they graduate, but less attention is paid to how well ...
US colleges are envy of the world
Pioneer Press, MN - Jun 8, 2006
As millions of Americans attended college graduations recently, their minds probably drifted during platitude-laden speeches and long recitations of names. Probably few reflected on how our diverse, decentralized system of higher education contributes to U.S. prosperity...
Affirmative action back to top court
Chicago Tribune, United States - Jun 6, 2006
By Gail Gibson, Tribune Newspapers: Baltimore Sun; Tribune news services contributed. The divisive debate over affirmative action ...
Back to top of newsletter

College Admissions Process/Strategies

Study suggests strategies for Ivy League wannabes
Washington Times, DC - Jun 4, 2006
Cheerleading or writing, swimming or civic-mindedness -- which competitive, brainy or virtuous extracurricular activity is the ticket to those ivy-covered halls? After analyzing the trajectories of about 9,000 students, a pair of Harvard University researchers have ranked the affects of youthful extras on the college admission process, which they deemed "increasingly mysterious to students, parents and guidance counselors alike." ...
A boot camp for the college-bound
Albany Times Union, NY - Jun 5, 2006
Pop quiz. Which of these really irritates college admissions officers? (A) Giving them e-mail contacts like or
Rose Rennekamp: Take time and research when picking a school
Huntington Herald Dispatch, WV - Jun 6, 2006
You may have seen one of the many news stories this spring about what a tough year it was for college admissions -- how more students were denied admission or wait-listed than ever before...
Students go the extra mile for college acceptance
Houston Chronicle, United States - Jun 4, 2006
This summer, Mini Reddy, 17, will guide tours at the Health Museum and follow doctors and medical students around the Texas Medical Center. The internships do not pay, ...
Back to top of newsletter


SATs spark varied responses
Corvallis Gazette Times, OR - Jun 2, 2006
As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, so do all of the wrap-up activities that come along with it. Senior students prepare to leave high school and enter college or the workforce, while other students think about preparation for the upcoming summer and the school year to follow...
Most Colleges Still Want SATs
13WHAM-TV, NY - Jun 8, 2006
Kristen Miranda (Henrietta, N.Y.) Starting with the class that enters in fall 2007, Hobart and William Smith Colleges will no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores ...
Back to top of newsletter


Lost Summer for the College-Bound
New York Times, United States - Jun 2, 2006
TO listen to Craig Nadler, you might wonder when it stopped being fun to be a teenager. Maybe it was during this school year. Craig, 18, has been juggling five Advanced Placement classes with a spot on the varsity tennis team, the presidency of the school's Safe Rides program and his work as a mentor to freshmen...
Students Focus on Summer Programs to Enhance College Applications
AACRAO Transcript, DC - Jun 7, 2006
In an effort to enhance their college applications, students across the country are enrolling in academic camps, visiting foreign countries as missionaries and ...
Heller: No more lazy, hazy days of summer for kids
Austin American-Statesman (subscription), TX - Jun 5, 2006
Parents want children to enjoy a memorable summer children do, too with experiences they can access for years to come, though this becomes harder by the season. Camps are specialized beyond recognition. There are lacrosse camps and basketball camps and baseball training sessions, which sound suspiciously like creeping pre-professionalism ...
Back to top of newsletter

Western News

ACT testing spreads to Hillsboro, Forest Grove districts, OR - Jun 8, 2006
HILLSBORO -- Starting next school year, the Hillsboro and Forest Grove school districts will pay for students to take some form of the ACT college entrance test ...
Local colleges cope with widening gender gap
North County Times, CA - Jun 5, 2006
NORTH COUNTY ---- College classrooms across the nation were dominated by male students for many decades, prompting schools to recruit females any way they could ...
Community Colleges of Spokane lowering out-of-state tuition
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Jun 6, 2006
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- A Spokane, Wash.-based community college is lowering its out-of-state tuition, hoping to poach students from neighboring Idaho as the ...
Back to top of newsletter

High School - Pranks & Cutting

Study: 1 in 5 students practice self-injury
CNN - Jun 5, 2006
CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Nearly 1 in 5 students at two Ivy League schools say they have purposely injured themselves by cutting, burning or other methods, a disturbing phenomenon that psychologists say they are hearing about more often...
Teen pranks no longer seen as child's play
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX - Jun 4, 2006
When a high school senior delivered marijuana-laced muffins to a group of hungry teachers last month, sending 19 people to the hospital, teenage logic stumbled into the path of a society short on tolerance. ...
Back to top of newsletter

Popular Trends

Survey: iPods more popular than beer in colleges
WWMT, MI - Jun 8, 2006
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Move over Bud. College life isn't just about drinking beer. In a rare instance, Apple Computer Inc.'s iconic iPod music player surpassed beer drinking as the most "in" thing among undergraduate college students, according to the latest biannual market research study by Ridgewood, N.J.-based Student Monitor...


Big Picture
HS Pranks/Cutting
Pop Trends



Space Available

Freshman, Transfers,
FinAid, Housing

Click on logos for web sites

To view pages in PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Click the icon for a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader:
Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

(Acrobat and the Acrobat logo are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated)

About This E-Mail
You received this newsletter because you registered your name and email address requesting HSCounselorWeek, or because you are a member of a cooperating organization. To unsubscribe, change delivery options or your e-mail address, see  

Suggestions and feedback are welcome at

How to Advertise
For information on advertising in e-mail newsletters or other advertising opportunities with HS CounselorWeek, contact or visit our sponsoring page.

Send all correspondences to de facto, inc. PO Box 602 Bedford MA 01730 . Neither the US Government nor any agency, nor de facto, inc, nor any of the contractors, subcontractors, advertisers, or employees makes any warranty, expressed or implied including any warranty of completeness, or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for any party's use or the result of such contents of the newsletter. In no event will de facto's liability, if any, exceed the value of the weekly charge for the information provided giving rise to such liability.

Copyright 2005 - 2006 de facto, inc.