Executive Order on Immigration

Executive Order on Immigration

President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27, 2017 making immediate changes to immigration policy in the United States. The provisions with direct impact on campuses across the country include the exclusion of all people from seven countries — Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan — for 90 days. At the end

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The empty nest isn’t

The empty nest isn’t

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I thought dropping my youngest off for her first year of college would feel a little like falling off a cliff, a jarring change in life both traumatic and inevitable. The downside would be an empty house filled with long delayed projects and no more excuses putting them off. The upside would be more free

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Talk about internships

Talk about internships

For many college students, the old-fashioned summer job (lifeguarding, scooping ice cream, mowing lawns) has given way to a broad range of work experiences lumped together under the heading “internships.” It’s a trend your student should jump right into. Recent studies find that students who’ve done internships are three times more likely to get a

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Study abroad benefits

Study abroad benefits

Taking my daughter to college, one semester was different from all the others. Instead of lugging suitcases and boxes into a dorm room, I dropped her off at an airport so she could fly across the ocean for a semester abroad. Leaving her there, even with other students going on the same program, felt both exciting

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  • I had several friends who got most of their general education courses out of the way through community college. They were then able to graduate from their 4-year school in 2-3 years, which ends up being much more cost-efficient!

  • Some students decide to stay on campus for the summer. An opportunity may come up — a position with the admission office or another department, a chance to do research with a professor, or they may want to work in their college town.