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Frank Bruni: "A Generation Of High School Kids Throws Darts At The College Dartboard"

An overflow crowd filled the Westport Library yesterday, to hear Frank Bruni talk about college admissions.

Go figure.

The award-winning New York Times journalist — who has covered presidents and popes, served as chief restaurant critic, and now writes a wildly popular Sunday column — was here to talk about his new book. 613 more words


From College Guides to College Guide Apps: A Review

When I think back to the onset of my college search process I remember feeling one thing, overwhelmed.  There are thousands of institutions of high education in the U.S. 938 more words

Welcome to New Readers + Updates

Welcome, new readers! If you liked my resignation letter, I have other posts on discrimination at America’s colleges and universities here and here. Next week, I’m going to have more posts on higher education and taxes. 563 more words


Do You Need a College Admissions Counselor?

Every year we hear dizzying statistics about the college admissions process. Thousands of students apply to colleges with single digit acceptance rates, and often it feels like a lottery ticket to get accepted. 963 more words

College Acceptance Rates

Parenting Your High School Senior During College Decision Time

How to offer guidance without taking control.

By Anne Vaccaro Brady

With at least a couple of college acceptance letters and financial aid packages in hand, your high school senior knows decision time is looming. 721 more words


Class Bigotry at Washington University in St. Louis: A Resignation

I just sent the following open letter of resignation to Mark S. Wrighton, chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis.

Dear Chancellor Wrighton:

I’m Chris Pepus and I work in the university’s Film & Media Archive. 1,928 more words


Frank Bruni's Article Has Struck A Chord

Last week, Frank Bruni wrote a book entitled “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be.”  As the title suggests, the book claims that all the stress that parents and students put themselves through during the college application process is for naught.   632 more words