YCBK 128: UC Regents Declare Support to End Race-Blind Admissions [Transcript]
Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

YCBK 129: Williams College Cuts Tuition and Fall Semester Sports

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (15:22) : In this week’s news segment, an article from Forbes, “Williams College Cuts Tuition 15% and Cancels Sports for Fall Semester”, by Anna Esaki-Smith. The prestigious liberal arts institution announced a reduction in fees related to tuition and room and board costs for the 2020-2021 academic year. President Maud Mandel also added to the announcement that sport competitions are not happening in the fall and that they are moving forward with combined online and in-person classes. (Length 9 minutes)


Chapter 129 of 171 Answers (24:16): and we finish a 2-part discussion on private scholarships – how and where to find them.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 18 minutes)

This week’s question (42:11) is from Claire, a student from Chicago, who wants to know if it’s worth the strenuous process of selecting colleges.

(Length 11 minutes)

This week’s interview (53:47) is with Gil Villanueva, Dean of Admissions at University of Richmond and he shares advice for under-resourced students when applying for college.

Gil Villanueva
(Length 10 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:03:48) A fantastic blog full of tips on how to win private scholarships: https://how2winscholarships.com/scholarship-blog/ (Length 12 minutes)

College Spotlight (1:15:47): Carnegie Melon University (https://www.cmu.edu/) (Length 26 minutes)

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