YCBK 348: Should a student submit the college’s own application to show interest
YCBK 348: Should a student submit the college’s own application to show interest [Transcript]

YCBK 349: Admissions Data Suggests Being Very Rich is its Own Qualification

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (12:52): Mark and Julia discuss an opinion article that appeared in, “The New York Times” entitled, “Study of Elite College Admissions Data Suggests Being Very Rich is its own qualification”. It was written by By Aatish Bhatia, Claire Cain Miller and Josh Katz. It was written on June 24th, 2023, Part 1 of 2 (Length 28 minutes)

This week’s question (40:40): Mark and Julia answer a Speakpipe question from Ashley, a counselor in Ohio who wants to know, “Can a student list reading as one of their activities if they are a voracious reader”.

(Length 9 minutes)

This week’s interview (49:33): We start a brand-new interview with Evan Mandery, a professor at the John Jay College in the Department of Criminal Justice and he is the author of the book, “Poison Ivy”. Evan challenges the myth of the meritocracy when it comes to elite colleges, and he exposes the hypocrisy of elite colleges. Evan has an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a law degree from Harvard, but he does not hold back what he thinks about how schools like Harvard could be doing so much more than they are doing to help society, but they often exacerbate social inequality. Evan Mandery is the author of eight books, including four novels, as well as the co-creator and executive producer of the TV series Artificial, for which he won Peabody and Emmy awards in 2019. Part 1 of 3 (Length 28 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:01:35): The recommended resource is a live application review of how the College of Holy Cross reads an admission file: Live Application Review of Holy Cross

College Spotlight (1:17:30): Lynda and Lisa start a brand-new interview as Lisa recounts her recent visit to SCAD in Savannah. SCAD is also known as Savannah College of Art and Design. Part 1 of 2

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