Photo’s help tell the tale at UCLA

Visit UCLA, as I did today with my youngest daughter, and you will find that the photo's you take could lead to an interesting story. For me, it started with the construction cranes, ubiquitous as we walked through the otherwise pristine campus. Without a formal tour on Presidents' Day, we relied on an old friend … Continue reading Photo’s help tell the tale at UCLA

Follow me and my daughter on a California college tour!

My youngest daughter and I leave this Sunday for an eight-day/eight-college California trip—first stop Los Angeles!  In addition to visiting colleges, we will be doing all kinds of fun things, like touring a chocolate factory and taking a ferry from San Francisco to Berkeley.  Best of all, we will get to see wonderful people from … Continue reading Follow me and my daughter on a California college tour!

A tale of two visits: Swarthmore College and McGill University

Two college visits that I made this year seemed like a study in contrasts.  In February, I visited Swarthmore College, in leafy, quiet Swarthmore, Pennsylvania – a suburb of Philadelphia.  In April, I visited McGill University in Montreal, a bustling, cosmopolitan, and bilingual city in Quebec Province in Canada.  I love both schools for different … Continue reading A tale of two visits: Swarthmore College and McGill University

Barnard College: Robust Liberal Arts for Women, with Columbia University Right Next Door

Two ideas stayed with me after my visit to Barnard College last Friday: (1) Impressive educational opportunity, and (2) Empowerment for women.  Barnard has taken a creative and thoughtful approach to what and how they want their students to learn.  Young women who enroll there benefit not only from the college’s relationship with Columbia University (more … Continue reading Barnard College: Robust Liberal Arts for Women, with Columbia University Right Next Door

Occidental College: A Great West Coast School with a Mid-January Deadline

Occidental ("Oxy") gives you lots of reasons to love it, from academics, to financial aid, to location—even to its food!  The school's mid-January regular decision deadline gives students a chance to add it to their lists after the early January application rush.  If you and your child will consider a California liberal arts college, Occidental … Continue reading Occidental College: A Great West Coast School with a Mid-January Deadline