YCBK 172: Ex-Dean may go to jail for changing rankings [Transcript]
YCBK 173: Covid is causing depression and anxiety with students [Transcript]

YCBK 173: Covid is causing depression and anxiety with students

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (13:24) : In this week’s news segment, an article from Brennan Barnard of Forbes. The article entitled, “College Admissions: Do you belong”. The article looks at the ways in which the pandemic is creating widespread problems like loneliness,anxiety and depression. Mark and Dave discuss the social impact of the pandemic on students but they spend most of their time talking about what can be done about this? (Length 25 minutes)


This week’s question (38:06) is from a mom named Elizabeth who lives in California.

She wants to know how west coast liberal arts and science colleges that offer merit money like Williamette, Occidental and Puget Sound compared to east coast colleges. (Part 1 of 2) (Length 16 minutes)

This week’s interview (54:20) Mark interviews Vince Garcia and they look at why the University of California colleges were so difficult to get in this year.

Vincent Garcia
(1 of 3) (Length 23 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:05:40) Recommended resource: The Character Collaborative. An attempt by an almost 300-member organizations to change how admissions is done. They want to see character count more in admissions (https://character-admission.org/)

College Spotlight (1:17:43): North Carolina A & T, (https://www.ncat.edu/) (Length 37 minutes)

Don’t forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: questions@yourcollegeboundkid.com

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