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YCBK 127: The End of Colleges as We Knew It? [Transcript]

YCBK 127: The End of Colleges as We Knew It?

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (11:36) : In this week’s news segment, an article from The New York Times, “The End of College as We Knew It”, by Frank Bruni. The public is skeptical that courses of study like the humanities and social sciences lead to jobs. This is making colleges drop these courses because the demand is just not there. We discuss the deleterious impact this will have on society because these subjects are foundational for us to live in a more humane society where we understand each other. (Length 19 minutes)

Chapter 127 of 171 Answers (30:39): We discuss whether paying for college is the student’s responsibility or the parent’s.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 19 minutes)

This week’s question (49:20) is from a college counselor in North Carolina and she wants to know how Mark advises his students to answer the new question on the common application about COVID-19.

(Length 18 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:07:53) is with Vanessa Didyk, CEO of Zeemee, a company that let’s students share their stories and connect with college communities.

Vanessa Didyk
(Length 8 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:15:44) Recommended resource: The Book; “Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions”, Jeffrey Selingo (Length 10 minutes)

College Spotlight (1:25:44) : Morehouse College (Length 30 minutes)

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