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)
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.
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.
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>
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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