8.43 Who won the Nobel Prize in Economics?

So many students today tell me they plan to major in economics–and so few can tell me anything about what’s new in economics today! So quick, now: Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for 2017? And why should you care? It’s on amazon.com at:...

8.42 Romeo and Juliet

Do you think you can write a better love story than Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet? Don’t worry: that prompt has yet to make it to the Common Application! So why am I bringing it up? Right about now, some of you are wracking your brains for an original...

8.41 Fall Break? Vocabulary To Go!

You can’t drag 100 pounds of books with you on fall break! Try this instead. Spoiler alert! Writing asinine sentences will not help you! And if you don’t know what “asinine” means, please look it up! Athena Advises No one can learn 500 words in a night—but...

8.40 NYU vs. Columbia: Which is better?

I was recently up at Columbia, showing the campus to a visitor. Yes, Columbia has a campus. From the steps of Low Memorial Library, the statue of Alma Mater looks serenely–or is it longingly–across the green at Butler Library, uniting with her gaze the two...