No Such Thing, Episode 60: "College Admissions - Beyond Headlines"
Listen to this episode to hear two sides of the college admission stories -- high school seniors and college counselors.
Listen to No Such Thing: Episode 60
My guests are experts in this space that you wouldn’t have seen quoted in recent coverage but maybe should’ve.
Davin Sweeney is an independent college counselor with Collegwise who worked for ten years as an admissions counselor at the University of Rochester. He also hosts a podcast called “The Crush” featuring interviews with people who have interesting perspectives to share on the college and college admissions landscape. Leia Petty is a HS Guidance Counselor of ten years and social justice activist living in Brooklyn, NY. And Luke Nonas-Hunter is a high school senior in NYC's High School for Math Science and Engineering, recently released from the arduous process of college admissions - he'll be a freshman at Olin College in September.
Links from this episode:
- Doug Webber on The Crush: https://www.crushpodcast.com/doug-webber-2/
- Mark Moody, The Myth of Fit: https://msquaredcollegecounselor.wordpress.com/
- What was that test in China? The Gaokao: https://www.businessinsider.com/sample-questions-from-chinas-gaokao-one-of-worlds-toughest-tests-2018-6
- Dr. Wayne Au: https://www.uwb.edu/education/about/faculty/wayneau
- Fairtest.org - list of test-optional colleges: http://fairtest.org/
- John Bockenstedt - Higher Ed Data Stories: https://highereddatastories.blogspot.com/
In the News:
- Link, New York Times: Operation Varsity Blues
- Link: HuffPost Stanford Accepts No One: Just to be clear: Bruni’s column was satire, a jokey riff about how colleges and universities take outsize pride in trumpeting how many applicants they reject. In reality, Stanford announced last week that 2,063 high school students have been admitted to the class of 2020, giving the Bay Area school an acceptance rate of 4.69 percent — not zero percent.
About No Such Thing
The show is about learning with technology, the realities and exciting potential, but it’s also about youth and the practitioners who support them –- youth developers, museum educators, teachers, mentors, counselors, parents–as they grow their identity, and journey forward.
The show’s first episodes were produced in partnership with City University of New York's Masters Program in Youth Studies at SPS. Learn more on the School of Professional Studies website.
Shows are made possible with support from Mouse, a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good.
Already a subscriber? Please rate and review, and tweet the showpage —https://shows.pippa.io/nosuchthing — to your network with #nosuchthingpodcast.