When Thanksgiving is incipient, there are familiar sights and sounds in our area: brightly-colored leaves swirling about, the whiff of fireplaces ablaze in the morning, and our oven is baking fruit crisps and pies. I also sometimes remember some great memories from college: the Harvard-Yale football game, hyperbolically known as The Game. It’s the one day
If you watch the news on TV, you’ll recognize Paula Ebben. She’s one of the news anchors at WBZ, the local CBS affiliate. She recently gave a funny and touching commencement speech. It’s summarized here. I feel very fortunate to be friends with her and her husband, Bill. Both of our sons were in the same
I didn’t know Don Nakanishi. But, I wish I did. I received this morning a heads up that Don has passed away. I didn’t know anything about him, and so, I hit a link to read more. Here’s what I learned: When he arrived [on campus] in 1967, approximately 1,000 men (Yale was all-male until his junior
Yes, indeed. Video below. Happy Friday, everyone.
Wow, many Brown University graduates feel life is going well for them. Many Harvard College graduates feel the opposite. With teenagers in the house, college admissions has become a fairly regular household topic. I’m a big believer in due diligence. Comes with my job. I assume that all the pretty college web sites, school tours,
I find that one topic at fancy dinner parties really gets people going: “preferences” in the college admissions process. Legacies vs. non-legacies? Race-based or “color blind”? Accommodate athletes or not? I’ve found that most people’s opinions are highly driven by their own situations or their children’s application profiles. So, I read with interest a recent New