Monthly Archives: January 2016


Rethinking College Admissions

By Frank Bruni for the New York Times Over recent years there’s been a steady escalation of concern about the admissions process at the most revered, selective American colleges. And little by little, those colleges have made tweaks. But I get the thrilling sense that something bigger is about to give. The best evidence is a report to be released on Wednesday. I received an advance copy. Titled “Turning the Tide,” it’s the work primarily of the Harvard Graduate School [...]

2017-08-17T10:03:37+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Admissions|0 Comments

Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick?

By VICKI ABELES for the New York Times STUART SLAVIN, a pediatrician, and professor at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, knows something about the impact of stress. After uncovering alarming rates of anxiety and depression among his medical students, Dr. Slavin and his colleagues remade the program: implementing pass/fail grading in introductory classes, instituting a half-day off every other week, and creating small learning groups to strengthen connections among students. Over the course of six years, the students’ [...]

2017-08-16T16:06:48+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|Student Life|0 Comments