YCBK 124: Brown University Cuts 11 of Its Varsity Sports

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (21:49) : In this week’s news segment, an article from Providence Journal, “Brown University Will Cut 11 of Its Varsity Sports”, by Bill Koch. 150 student athletes and 7 coaches will be impacted by Brown’s decision to cut 11 of its varsity sports for the 2020-2021 academic year. The decision will result in roughly $500,000 to reallocate to the university’s budget. Mark and Dave discuss multiple reasons why Brown may have been prompted to make this decision. (Length 18 minutes)

https://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20200528/brown-university-will-cut-11-of-its-varsity-sports

Chapter 124 of 171 Answers (39:02): Mark gives 15 reasons why the Federal Direct Loan is unquestionably the best loan that almost all students are eligible for.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Mark and Anika go one by one and briefly discuss all 15 of these reasons. (Length 26 minutes)

This week’s question (1:05:15) This week’s question is from Brendan in Atlanta and he wants to know if it ever makes sense to ask a college faculty member at a school that you are applying to, to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

Question
Mark answers this question but he also shares some other ways to tap into a faculty member you may know at a school you are applying to. (Length 13 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:18:34) Mark kicks off his interview with Vanessa Didyk, CEO of Zeemee, a company that let’s students share their stories and connect with college communities./p>

Vanessa Didyk
Zeemee is an incredible service for prospective students and current students. (Length 11 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:29:35) The book, “The College Stress Test” (Length 20 minutes)

College Spotlight (1:38:44): Union College in Schenectady, NY (https://www.union.edu/) (Length 33 minutes)

 

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