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September 12, 2011

Why the First 6 Weeks of School is So Important

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Phew! Take a deep breath and congratulate yourself, your student has made it through the first few weeks of college classes. The semester started strong, but you may start to see signs that motivation is waning or disappearing altogether. Do you intervene? It’s hard to believe, but the first few weeks of college can often […]

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September 5, 2011

Of Plumbers, Philosophers, and the Dignity of Work

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I’ve long been taken by this observation: “The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.” John W. Gardner, the founder of Common Cause, and […]

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August 24, 2011

Student Success: Carlos Rodriguez Pursues Passion for Helping People

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Carlos Rodriguez, a native of Mexico City, grew up wanting to be just like his parents – his father is an emergency room physician and medical examiner and his mother is a general physician. Carlos pursued his bachelor’s in biology at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, but ultimately decided to forgo…

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August 22, 2011

How Do I Apply to College?

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You don’t apply to college very often, so it can appear a daunting task, even if you are applying to a community college where no admissions essay is required. Many people are the first in their family to apply to college. Others applied once – 20 years ago. Still others, out of high school for […]

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