Monthly Archives: July 2014

RoomSync App Makes Finding A College Roommate Easy

When dinosaurs roamed the earth, colleges would mail pre-freshmen detailed questionnaires about their personal living habits:  Do you smoke?  Study late?  Are you sloppy? Obsessively neat? Do you like loud, blaring music? Do you like the window open? This system was … Continue reading

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Campus Rape: Freshmen Women Beware

      The New York Times has recently printed a pair of detailed articles on an instance of campus rape, and its painful aftermath, at Hobart and William Smith College, NY. It is our sincere hope that readers of … Continue reading

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A Rebuttal To Frank Bruni, On The Essay In College Admissions

  To the Editor, New York Times:   While I agree with Frank Bruni’s basic premise (Naked Confessions of the College-Bound) that too many students resort to questionable measures in seeking admission to the “warped wonderland” of hyper-selective elite colleges, … Continue reading

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IES Letter To The Editor of the New York Times, Responding to “Reporting Rape, And Wishing She Hadn’t,” 7/13/14

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Smart Thinking About College Costs

How can parents determine whether a particular college or university will be a sound investment in their child’s future? While considering ranking, prestige, location, programs, and other key factors, we always look also at two key statistics, available in The … Continue reading

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