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
Last October, I returned to my alma mater and spoke on campus. It is hard to explain, but I felt that talk was one for which I’ve been preparing to give all my life. I took a risk in that session and just decided to speak to the students in an unfiltered way, unsure as