I had a boss who once talked about “sending ideas out to the universe.” It’s poppycock, of course, if for no other reason than the universe doesn’t care. But that doesn’t mean it won’t work sometimes, I suppose. Yesterday, I tweeted this: And this morning, the Twitter-verse unknowingly responded with […]
There are very few people who understand that Enrollment Management is, at some level, an exercise in managing trade-offs. Even though the old Michelob Light commercial suggests that you can have it all, in fact, you can’t. And in reality, if you could, you wouldn’t be working in higher education. (Those […]
If you’re a visitor to this site, you know about DePaul University’s decision to become test-optional for freshman admission. With just a few days to go before our final, official count of freshmen (the fall census), the results from our first admissions cycle are interesting: About ten percent of all […]
Occasionally, I write about other things: Things outside the world of Higher Education. This is one of those times. Today, I’m writing about my favorite Bier style and a Dan Fogelberg song, and in the best tradition of John Donne and the metaphysical poets, I’ll try a little discordia concors as […]
Note: Although I’ve said it elsewhere on this blog, I want to emphasize that these opinions are mine. Ever since the Michigan cases, and now with the Fisher case before the Supreme Court, something has bothered me: The way the average person just does not understand how college admission is […]
I’m not going to clog up this site with details about my son’s college search, but if you’re interested, you can find it here.
The other night my wife and I were sitting on our deck with guests and long-time friends Nancy and Al Maly from Grinnell. Among us we have about 60 years of college admission experience, so naturally the topic tends to come up when we get together. That, and Al’s fascination […]