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YCBK 202: Universities can’t dodge ethics [Transcript]

YCBK 202: Universities can’t dodge ethics

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (13:18) : In this week’s “In the news segment, an October 3rd, 2021 article by Ron Daniels of “The Atlantic”, “Universities are Shunning Their Responsibility to Democracy” This scholarly article is written by the current president of Johns Hopkins university. Mark and Dave discuss the salient points from this article in what will be part 1 of 2 (Length 16 minutes)

This week’s question (29:26) Mark was asked in our questionnaire what trends he is observing for the future concerning college admissions, Mark and Lisa discuss 14 different observations Mark has made in Part 1 of 4.

They discuss the first three trends in Part 1 (Length 32 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:01:10) Mark interviews two financial aid experts: Michael Ireland, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Courtney Hatch Blauvett, the Director of College Counseling at Miss Hall’s school and the former financial aid officer at four different colleges. Michael and Courtney answer 13 questions that listeners to YCBK sent in over the last three months on all topics related to paying for college, financial aid, scholarships, etc. This is part 1 of 5.

Michael Ireland & Courtney Hatch-Blauvelt
Preview Part 1 – (1) Courtney Hatch and Michael Ireland both give us their backstory and they share what they enjoy about financial aid and counseling, (2) Question 1-My son is interested in out of state public schools but it is going to be expensive for us to pay for out of state tuition for all four years, how can I find out exactly what we have to do to pay “in-state” tuition at his “out of state” school? I have heard it varies from one school to another, (3) Question 2-How can we tell if a private college has decent financial health? Where do we do our digging to get info on this? (Length 25 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:14:00) Our recommended resource for episode 202 is “The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between” by Nora Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey. This book provides sage advice about how to successfully transfer from high school to college. It covers topics like: academics, roommates, mental health, money, social life, etc.

College Spotlight (1:26:32) : Our College Spotlight is Appalachian State in Boone, NC. Lisa just spend three days in Boone and she gives us a breakdown on App State. Part 1 of 2 (Length 14 minutes)

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