Category Archives: first generation-college students

Ten Questions for Annie Reznik

As we begin a new school year with a new way to apply to college, several questions remain about the rationales that led to the formation of the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. Some of the mechanics of applying … Continue reading

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Needy Students Need Action, Not Reports, to Increase College Attainment

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has published two superfluous reports on college access. They should promote action instead. Continue reading

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Micro-/Macro-Access and $100M in Pocket Money

“Access” in the college admission world has long been a term repeated so often it’s lost its meaning. The College Board has used it for years to characterize a test that helps colleges weed out applicants (although its original intent was … Continue reading

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New Year’s Plans: College Admission Reform Just Beginning

More and more college counselors oppose new and more complex admission efforts proposed by “elite” colleges. Continue reading

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The $100 Million Prestige**

Brown University has just decided to spend $100 million dollars on itself over the next ten years to combat racism and foster diversity. Good for them. However, considering that Brown educates a minuscule number of students in the overall pool … Continue reading

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Getting to the Deep End

Crabby recommends some books for a busman’s holiday… Whether you’re a college admission officer or a high school college counselor, it’s important to have knowledge of the field of college admission beyond the viewbook or your students’ GPAs. In the … Continue reading

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Sharing the Wealth to Widen College Access

Crabby takes on Mr. Burns… An article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education documents a banner year for college endowments and also features a report about the $101 million gift to Northwestern University from Warren Buffet’s sister, a 1954 alumna, the largest gift … Continue reading

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