YCBK 185: Colleges split on requiring vaccine shots

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (16:40) : In this week’s “In the news segment”, a June 21st, 2021 article in the Washington Post by five authors entitled, “Colleges want students to get a coronavirus vaccine. But they’re split on requiring the shots” Dave and Mark discuss which schools are requiring vaccines and which ones are not. They discuss the pressure colleges feel when they are at odds with their governor and they discuss some creative work-a rounds some schools are using. Dave presents a powerful medical case for why there is no justification for vaccine resistance. (Length 26 minutes)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/06/23/colleges-covid-vaccine-mandates-divide/

This week’s bonus content It is bonus content week, every fifth episode Mark uses the question time to share something on his heart. This week continues a series that Mark and Lisa began on episode 175 when they discussed, what to do if your child is in elementary or middle school. In episode 180 they looked at what your child should do if they are in the 9th or 10th grade and this week they took 40 minutes to discuss what you should be doing now if you are in the 11th grade. (Length 40 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:22:52) This week’s interview is with a student, Kristen Mosley, a student at Spelman College. Student worked diligently to win 10 outside scholarships.

Kristen Mosley
In Part 2 of 3, Kristen discusses the following topics: (1) Kristen shares some other scholarships that she won and she shares why she feel that she won these scholarships, (2) We talk about looking at other high schools for scholarships, (3) We talk about whether Kristen used book and websites in her search, (4) We talk about workplace scholarships, (5) Kristen has a lot to say about deadlines, (6) Next we talk about the importance of recommenders, how to get them and how to be efficient with them, (7) Kristen tells us how many scholarships she applies to in total and every week. (8) Then we talk about whether Kristen used an accountability partner to help her with her search. (9) Finally, we talk about what Kristen is doing to win scholarships now that she is a student at Spelman (Length 11 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:33:30) Recommended resource: Hear from Eric Furda (former Dean of Admissions at U Penn) in his own words about his SiriusXM’s show, The Process, the monthly program serving students and families with valuable insight into the college search, can be heard on SiriusXM Stars (Ch. 109) on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as On Demand (Length 14 minutes)

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