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Weekly College News Roundup, April 15-19

By Becca Huntting on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:19 AM

Schools Across the Country Raise Money for Families of Boston Marathon Victims, Corporations Offer Credit-bearing Courses for Employees  

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:  

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Giving Back in College

By Becca Huntting on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:39 AM

Schools With Service Learning Programs

While community service is required during the admissions process, does not need to stop for students when they attend college. In addition to individual service projects and organized days when student bodies volunteer in their communities, some schools incorporate service learning into the core curriculum. Service learning usually encompasses classroom discussions and lectures that are conducted simultaneously with hands-on projects so that students are able to directly apply new knowledge to helping their communities. Students who are passionate about community service should consider finding a school with a pre-established program that weaves service learning in with other core classes.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, April 8-12

By Becca Huntting on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 @ 11:53 AM

UNC Expected To Announce School's First Female Chancellor, Louisville Wins NCAA Championship

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week: 

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Researchers Find Mindful Meditation May Increase Test Scores

By Becca Huntting on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 02:53 PM

Mindful Meditation Helping Students Focus, Test Better

In addition to decreasing stress and increasing focus, new research from the University of California-Santa Barbara suggests that mindful meditation may also help students increase test scores and retain information better.  

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, April 1-5

By Becca Huntting on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 @ 10:17 AM

Rutgers Fires Basketball Coach After Tapes Reveal Verbal and Physical Abuse, Ivy League Acceptance Rates Hit Record-Lows

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:  

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Best College Pranks in History

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @ 11:40 AM

Happy April Fools' Day!

College students have conducted some of the best pranks in history. Rival schools, politicians, school administrations, and fellow students have all fell victim to elaborate and harmless pranks. A lot of technical planning, crafting, and attention to detail was put in to these projects so they would go off without a hitch. 

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 25-29

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

A Princeton Review Survey Reveals the Biggest "Hopes and Worries" in Admissions, Ivy League Schools Release Decision for Class of 2017

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education.  

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UChicago Sees Record Applications for Class of 2017

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 @ 10:03 AM

IvyWise Counselor and Former Assistant Director of Admissions at UChicago, Victoria, Comments on the School's Record Year

The University of Chicago is hot, hot, hot.  I have always been a fan of UChicago and as an alumna of the college and a former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions it has been no surprise to me that the college remains a highly attractive option for students. While I saw the increase in popularity of the college first hand, I am still astonished at the rate at which the college's application numbers and popularity have increased.

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Inside Higher Ed Survey of Parents on College

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 @ 03:10 PM

Parents most concerned about cost of college, ability of grads to gain employment

Inside Higher Ed and Gallup released a study that shows parents are most concerned with financing college in the college decision-making process, and believe getting a good job is the most important reason for pursuing higher education.  

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College Campuses Where Movies Were Filmed

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 01:01 PM

Lights, Camera, Action!

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