YCBK 126: Colleges Are Deluding Themselves on Safe Reopen

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (6:13) : In this week’s news segment, an article from The Atlantic, “Colleges Are Deluding Themselves”, by Michael Sorrell. The President of Paul Quinn College, Sorrell, makes the case on why colleges should not cloud their judgement on reopening this fall, based on financial and reputational worries. (Length 28 minutes)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/colleges-that-reopen-are-making-a-big-mistake/611485/

Chapter 126 of 171 Answers (34:33) : Mark discusses the repayment options for federal loans and why it is important to communicate with your loan service provider.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 15 minutes)

This week’s question (49:08) is from Larissa in Colorado.

Question
How important should the salary data for graduates be, when I am evaluating colleges? (Length 11 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:00:46) is with Vanessa Didyk, CEO of Zeemee, a company that let’s students share their stories and connect with college communities.

Vanessa Didyk
This is part 3 of 4 (Length 6 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:06:50) The website: https://joinpack.app/. This website lets you know what the fall re-opening plans are for almost 300 colleges. It is updated multiple times in one day. (Length 11 minutes)

College Spotlight (1:17:13): Virginia Tech University (https://vt.edu/) (Length 35 minutes)

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