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What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything)

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:53:18 GMT

The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.

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10 Things to Know About Getting Into Your Dream College

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:05:31 GMT

There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but here are some lessons from a longtime observer to help you navigate the process.

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Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 13:20:19 GMT

Not all philosophy majors wind up as baristas, and not all engineers get rich. Here’s what you need to know before making this big decision.

The Paradise Papers: Endowments Boom as Colleges Bury Earnings Overseas

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:36:46 GMT

Texas Christian University, which invested in an oil, gas and coal partnership established in the Cayman Islands, a tax haven.American universities are using offshore strategies to swell their coffers, skirt taxes and obscure investments that could spark campus protests.

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No Wild Parties, No Pledging as Universities Crack Down on Fraternity Excesses

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:02:05 GMT

Investigators at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., after a student died in a fraternity hazing incident in September. L.S.U. is one of a number of universities restricting or banning fraternity activities.Amid worries about hazing, sexual assault and a spate of deaths, universities are imposing campuswide restrictions on fraternities and sororities.

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Can Kindness Be Taught?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:26:07 GMT

Prekindergarten students at P.S. 212 in Jackson Heights, Queens, observe their “belly buddies” — stuffed animals placed on their stomachs — as they rise and fall with their breath. The lesson is part of the Kindness Curriculum.A program prompted by a challenge from the Dalai Lama is bringing kindness training to the classroom. Research suggests it helps.

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‘Where Out-of-Town Girls Could Come Feel Safe in New York’

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:19:11 GMT

Abbie Hoffman, second from right, and Grace Slick outside the White House in 1970.Alumnae of the women’s school Finch College, which closed in 1975, still gather regularly to reminisce about high jinks and distribute scholarships.

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On Campus: Roy Moore Drowns Us Out

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:30:21 GMT

He is a symbol of the way injustices fester and grow.

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On Campus: It’s Pretty Crazy to Be a Young Woman in Roy Moore’s Alabama

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:45:25 GMT

Supporters of Roy Moore praying at a campaign rally in Fairhope, Ala.I’m shocked to see friends and relatives support a credibly accused sexual predator, all because he’s a Republican.

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A Nation Answers a Sobbing Boy’s Plea: ‘Why Do They Bully?’

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:54:16 GMT

A still image from a video that Kimberly Jones shared of her son, Keaton.After his mother shared a video of him, Keaton Jones received a flood of support from football players, actors and thousands of other well-wishers.

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