Category Archives: Informed Opinions

Why Not Going to College Immediately After High School Might Be a Decision to Consider

Would you rather win the silver or bronze medal at the Olympics? Most people select the silver medal. But did you know that research studies of the faces of silver and bronze medalists indicate that bronze medalists are much more … Continue reading

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Worried that Your Desired College Might Close? Don’t Be.

This article was published in a similar format by Road2College on August 9, 2020. The News on Colleges Has Not Been Good Recently The past few months there have been a number of stories predicting the closure of many colleges. … Continue reading

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Should We Believe Scott Galloway’s Predictions of Soon-to-Perish Colleges?

What Did Scott Galloway Do on July 17? On Friday, July 17, in an article on his website titled USS University, Scott Galloway published a list of 89 colleges that would perish and 129 colleges that would struggle in the … Continue reading

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Colleges Must Adapt or Be Left Behind

(this article was also published in a shortened format in University Business) Integrating the use of online video to improve and expand education was the focus of “The Greatest Shift in Learning Ever?” (my last article you might want to … Continue reading

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The Greatest Shift in Learning Ever?

What do the following companies have in common: General Electric, Disney, Microsoft, Netflix, Airbnb? They share the same thing in common as Texas A&M, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, Georgetown University, and Brigham Young University. All these companies … Continue reading

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The Second Wave is Coming and the Amplifier Could be Our Colleges

Is It Really a New Normal? Our nation has been dealing with COVID-19 for three months now and the nation-wide quarantine has been lifting one state at a time. As of the end of May, all fifty states have had … Continue reading

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Why Social Distancing for College Students is Not Going to be Easy

College students are known for making decisions without fully understanding the impact of the long-term consequences. The first table below provides evidence to back up this claim. The second table demonstrates why the lack of good decisions for many students … Continue reading

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Top Resources for Reopening Colleges in Fall 2020 (as of May 22)

Organization Title Date Length Webpage Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education 21-May 5 pgs https://bit.ly/2TpRFIk National Association of Independent Schools Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Schools 21-May Long https://bit.ly/2WSxxRx National Association of College and University … Continue reading

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Our Universities are Ships and We’re in a Raging Storm: COVID-19’s Impact on Colleges Told through an Analogy

On May 14, Steven Dubner shared the newest episode of his podcast, Freakonomics, titled, “418. What Will College Look Like in the Fall (and Beyond)?” In it, Dubner interviewed three university presidents, including Michael Crow, considered one of the top … Continue reading

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There is One Secret Not Being Explored In Order to Secure the Fall 2020 Class

Incoming Students Crave Connection to Each Other Graduating from the college in the early 1990s, I remember thinking (more like mourning) that almost all of my college friends were married within a few years out of college. Working within universities … Continue reading

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