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
@YaleUGA Christelle is headed for Yale and we are so excited!! #Yale2020 pic.twitter.com/6RK83esAv5 — Bridge2Rwanda (@Bridge2Rwanda) December 15, 2015 I rarely blog twice in a day, but this day is an exception. I found on Twitter the tweet up top. It’s of a young lady in Rwanda, surrounded by friends and family. She is logging in
Two recent and very cool images below. First, a precious 10 minutes. I was back at my alma mater to speak with some students about the Top 3 Things I Wish I Knew in College. I stayed at my old residential college, Saybrook, in the guest suite. As I was settling in, I was greeted with the following
I just gave a talk. I feel as though I’ve waited my whole life to give it. I was invited to come back to Yale and address freshmen from low-income households. I met up with some of them ahead of time for a small-group dinner. I then met with a broader group. My topic: Top
It has been a busy August, and, today, I had an unusual day: many meetings, each of which was professionally interesting and personally rewarding. For example, I connected last autumn with a local high school senior, who was accepted Early Action to Yale. Our deal was that if he chose Yale, I’d treat him to lunch.