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Manhattanville College

Manhattanville College (visited 8/12/14)

Manhattanville is 1 of only 6 institutions in the country with NGO status with the UN. UN ambassadors come up regularly as part of the Ambassadors Lecture Series, and one of the current Georgian students has an internship with the embassy through the UN. 784 more words

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CSU Channel Islands

CSU Channel Islands (visited 1/16/14)

The newest of the CSU campuses (it opened in 2002) – and also the 2nd largest in area (with 1800 acres) – Channel Islands had been a state mental hospital until 1997! 288 more words

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Vanderbilt Road Show

Last week, just as school started up, Vanderbilt University’s Road Show came through town. MM’s on their mailing list but hasn’t really expressed any interest (or disinterest) in the school. 499 more words


How I Fell Completely and Utterly in Love (with Something Other Than a Cat or a Character from a Novel) for the First Time

There comes a time in almost every young opportunity-filled intellectual’s life which is overflowing with more anxiety, torture, and sleepless nights than one could ever imagine: the college application process. 1,430 more words

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Bard Early College at Simon's Rock

Bard Early College at Simon’s Rock (visited 8/11/14)

Like “Big Bard” (aka Bard Annandale), Bard College at Simon’s Rock looks a bit like a camp. It’s in an idyllic setting on the outskirts of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a “destination town” in the Berkshires… 1,480 more words

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Local Colleges and Universities, Part One

Throughout the year, we do get the occasional family on their first collegiate rite of passage: the college visit trip. Families will pack the kids in with their college-bound child and trek around one entire corner of the country, checking out schools. 598 more words

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Olin College of Engineering

Olin College of Engineering (visited 4/14/14)

“Olin in a nutshell: students take ideas, develop them, share them, and improve the community.” Group work is highly valued here, and all students complete a minimum of 10 major group projects tackling real-life problems. 919 more words

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