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If you’re anything like I was as a student, the idea of raising your hand and contributing something meaningful to class discussion can be fairly terrifying. You have to think of something insightful to say. Something that hasn’t been said...
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Defense mechanisms take all forms in teenagers; sometimes they masquerade, ironically, as the obvious.  I taught one girl several years ago at Taft, a hockey player, who, upon entering the class for the first time, announced loudly in front of...
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Selecting colleges is a critical piece of the college planning process. How not to select colleges: I’ve seen students who have built their college lists in a poor or even random fashion. Often they were unhappy with their subsequent college...
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With the numbers for the Delta variant of Covid trending upwards and the progression of the vaccine grinding along, the coming school year is likely to be again be fraught with unique challenges. While the vaccine is now available for...
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As we approach the fall and another college admission season kicks into full gear, we thought that we would share our eight favorite resources for those applying the colleges in the fall, in no particular order…. NACAC’s College Admission Status...
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That face is still burnt into my memory, a photograph that will never fade: Professor Judy Smith, her granite features nestled into the corner of memory cluttered with lessons learned. I had signed up for her Native American Literature class...
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Transitioning from high school to college is not easy for many young adults. Freshman year is full of many “firsts”. Not only are students navigating a new, more challenging academic environment, but they are also learning how to live with...
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Matt was a clean cut kid from an affluent suburb of New Haven I met during his junior year of highschool who had been playing lacrosse basically since he was in diapers. His father was very, very committed and even...
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Tom was an overgrown boy, with shaggy brown hair creeping out of the sides of the baseball hat he usually donned, and a soft-spoken demeanor.  He was intelligent in the analytical sense: he could readily solve a problem or a question...
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