Congratulations, seniors. You made it. Cheers to you for getting through the arduous process known as college admissions, culminating in a stack of acceptance and rejection letters each spring.
The controversy over race and admissions at elite educational institutions is heating up. Harvard University is under pressure to stop discriminating against Asian-Americans, who make up a smaller percentage of its student body (22.2 percent) than their grades and test scores would warrant.
Mental-health problems among college students have been climbing since the 1990s, according to the American Psychological Association. And with services increasingly stretched at campus health centers, students have been taking action themselves through peer-run mental-health clubs and organizations.
When we think about “the arts,” often we go huge: the Louvre, Broadway, Swan Lake, Picasso. Perhaps without even realizing it, though, many parents instinctively know the value of the arts and incorporate them into our children’s lives in much smaller ways. Otherwise, why would we give our toddlers that first pack of crayons?
Crossing the campus at the university where I teach, I often pass groups of bored-looking high school students taking a tour with their over-interested parents. My school has outstanding student tour guides, but I find it unnerving that many of those visiting high school seniors and juniors will choose a school based only on a carefully designed tour of the campus’ high points.
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences—it’s more likely known as Aultman College these days—has greatly enlarged both its identity and its programs in the last decade.
Walsh University draws students from 40 countries and from 40 states in the U.S. While much of the university’s student body is from Northeast Ohio, Walsh attracts out-of-town enrollees for its specialty majors—such as museum studies—and its sports programs.
The University of Mount Union wants you to know that it isn’t your typical small-town private college. “I think it somehow manages to do something a lot of schools don’t do,” said President Dr. W. Richard Merriman Jr. “It maintains a family feeling. There’s intimacy. ..."