YCBK 255: Under big demand, UC aims to grow by 33,000 seats

In this week's episode you will hear

Mark and Vince discuss two different articles that appeared in the LA Times that address the number of students at the nine University of California schools. Both articles were written by Teresa Watanabe. The first article Mark and Vince discuss is that UC’s break a record for the most California students that have been admitted but they intentionally have cutback on the number of of out of state students. Mark and Vince talk about why the UC’s are talking less out of state students; is this a good or bad thing? This article was written on August 10th, 2022

In the News (32:00) : Next Vince and Mark discuss a July 23rd article by Terese Watanabe entitled, “Under Big Admissions demand, UC Aims to Grow by 33,000 seats” Vince and Mark talk about the pros and cons of the UC’s adding this many students. They also ask, who are the students that are going to get these 33,000 seats. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-10/uc-admits-record-number-of-california-first-year-students-narrows-entry-to-nonresidents https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-23/under-big-admissions-demand-uc-aims-to-grow-by-33-000-seats (Length 17 minutes)

This week’s question (49:15) For our question from a listener, it is bonus content time.

Question
Lisa leads Mark with a discussion about what parents can do if their own child is feeling devalued because they may not be admitted to an elite college. This is a two-part question that will be answered on episode 255 and 257. (Length 26 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:15:08) Our interview is with Heath Einstein, the Dean of Admissions. In Part 2 of 3, Mark and Julia discuss the following: Preview of Part 2 - (1) Tell us about your core curriculum and how it impacts a TCU education?, (2) How does Greek life impact the TCU experience and culture?, (3) Is TCU a conservative college?, (4) Let’s talk about some of the programs that TCU is known for, I will mention the program and take a couple of minutes to tell us about what makes TCU special, (5) Career services, (6) Your Honors college (include admitted student profile),

Heath Einstein
(7) Business, (8) Communications, (9) Nursing, Pre-Med, Biology and Health Sciences, (10) Fine arts, Dance and Theater. The TCU interview with Dean of Admissions, Heath Einstein will also serve as our college spotlight. (Length 15 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:30:10) The recommended resource is the book Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays Gen and Kelly Tanabe. (Length 21 minutes)

College Spotlight: See the interview above

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