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"A Smith College initiative called “Failing Well” is one of a crop of university programs that aim to help high achievers cope with basic setbacks. ... Last year, during fall orientation at Smith College, and then again recently at final-exam time, students who wandered into the campus hub were faced with an unfamiliar situation: the worst failures of their peers projected onto a large screen." ...
"A little less than a month and a half from now, on August 1, my college admission colleagues and I will ring in the new admissions year with the launch of the 2018 Common Application, which nearly 1 million high school seniors will use in the coming year to apply to more than 700 colleges.
My son will be one of them.
(Full disclosure: I passed out after having written that.)
As a college admissions professional who, for more than two decades, has been dispensing advice to parents of college-bound students, I now find myself in the strange position of wondering whether I will follow my own advice.
It all started easily enough with one of those low-hanging advice apples I’ve dangled for years: 'College websites and brochures are nice, but there is no substitute for a college visit to determine whether a college fits you.'
That sounds sensible, so we started there, and have visited a bunch of colleges already. ..." ...
"With a crowd of 13,000 filling the Boston Garden, the premier Boston sports venue before TD Garden, Harvard hockey goalie William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 wowed the crowd in 1965 with 43 saves amid a disappointing first round Beanpot loss to the Boston College Eagles.
'The Eagles' great speed and size enabled them to overpower the Crimson defense, but [Fitzsimmons] rarely failed to hold his ground,' The Crimson wrote at the time. 'Fitzsimmons was perfect.'" ...