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8.7 Jokes of the Ivy League: Columbia

Stand, Columbia! “Alma mater” also refers to a school’s song, often sung at commencement, as the newest class is “graduated,” or entered into the ranks of the university. To make it a little easier for our Athena Mentor students to part...

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8.6 Ivy League Jokes: Yale

8.6 Ivy League Jokes: Yale At this time of year, when waiting for admission decisions may be getting some of you down, we could all use some perspective on the terrifying odds against admission to the Ivy League. We need jokes. Athena Mentor will now introduce you to...

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8.5 Did Columbia admit you by accident?

Uh oh. It happens. Last week, Columbia University accidentally notified 276 applicants that they had been admitted. Seventy-five minutes later, a second email informed them that there had been an error. Read about it in the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/2lCWvjt It...

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8.4 Business Career?

Are you thinking that the best preparation for a career in business would be a bachelor’s degree in business? The Washington Post disagrees A prominent U.S. newspaper, The Washington Post, explains why a bachelor’s degree in a traditional academic field is...

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8.2 The 2017-18 Common App prompts are here!

The 2017-18 Common App prompts are here! Will you be applying to college in the United States this fall? Are you thinking, “Yes, I’ve heard that I will have to write, err, a personal statement for the Common Application. But hey, that’s months from...

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8.1 Had enough Holly? On to the Ivies!

The Holly and the Ivies We hope you are enjoying the winter break. By now, you’re probably rested and have had some fun visiting friends and family. Some of you are feeling a bit . . . bored. If you’ve had enough holly, it’s time for the Ivies!...

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7.10 Lunch for five thousand schoolchildren

Lunch for five thousand schoolchildren In the name of our dear students, family and friends, Dr. Corcoran has donated five thousand school lunches to the children of schools served by Steve Peifer in Kenya.The national drop out rate in Kenya is near 75%. When Steve...

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7.9 It’s time for some quick wins

Are you a college applicant facing a mountain of applications? We know: everything takes longer than you thought it would. Actually, some of us knew this already last summer, but that was then and this is now. So what can you do to rev up your courage? It’s time for...

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