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University of Denver

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A lifelong learner, Laurie Kiguchi values education for herself as well as her students. She actively pursues her interest in educational counseling, higher education issues, and college exploration. Below are examples of items coming across her desk.


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What's new in higher education and career planning?

Sweeping Changes to SAT and ACT Accommodations
Jed Applerouth provides an overview of the changes in the accommodations approval process for college admissions testing
applerouth.com/blog

President Obama's Advice to His Daughter on Heading Off to College
Video of President Obama responding to a question asking for his advice to his daughter Malia as she heads off to college
facebook.com/WhiteHouse/videos

College Reality Check – an interactive tool to compare college costs across institutions
By the Chronicle of Higher Ed and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
collegerealitycheck.com

How to Choose a College
Marty O'Connell, Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives, discussed "How to Choose a College" on Get Connected with Nina Del Rio on 106.7 Lite-FM, New York's Sunday morning Public Affairs Show. Topics covered the college search and application process and include advice about how to choose a college without having a major in mind and questions to ask to find the best college fit.

What is College Good for? (Hint: More Than Just a Job)
By Charles Dorn, Professor of Education and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Bowdoin College

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education
By James Engell, Gurney Professor of English and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University

Why is choosing a college major so fraught with anxiety?
washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point

Who’s No. 1? As College Rankings Proliferate, It Depends
washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point

Advice From a Dean of Admissions on Selecting High School Courses
thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com

Beyond Study Abroad at the University of Pennsylvania
insidehighered.com

Let's Bring Clarity to Undergraduate Admissions
chronicle.com

Tip Sheet: A Family's Lessons From the College Tour and related articles
thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com

Ditching Boys — Why Attending a Women's College is a Great Idea
http://www.cbsnews.com

In Choosing a Job, Don't Ask "What Are You Good At?" Ask Instead "What are You Willing to Get Good At?"
calnewport.com/blog



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University of California Irvine


Straight from the source - news feeds from higher education

Inside Higher Ed Quick Takes – news tidbits from higher education:

The Chronicle of Higher Education – The Ticker – what's being talked about in higher education:

Grade Point – news and opinion on higher ed from The Washington Post bloggers:

The College Solution – financial aid news and advice:


Whitman College
© Laurie Kiguchi

Whitman College



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