Bard College (NY): A Place to Think

Bard A Place to Think
News & Updates
Fall 2016
Image Women and Leadership Course Visits West Point  Bard’s Women and Leadership course, taught by Deirdre d’Albertis, visited the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where they met with Brigadier General Cindy Jebb, the academy’s first female dean.  more>>

Image Leading Business Journalist Andy Serwer Lectures on Journalism Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer presented a talk, “Journalism in the Age of Trump, Ailes, Buzzfeed, Gawker, and Facebook,” as part of the Lectures in Journalism Series.  more>>

Image Tristan Flores ’20 Performs at White House State Dinner Tristan Flores ’20 (second from right), played the violin at a recent state dinner honoring the prime minister of Singapore, attended by the President, First Lady, and other dignitaries. more>>

Image Hannah Arendt Center: “REAL TALK: Difficult Questions about Race, Sex, and Religion”  The two-day conference asked: How can college be a safe and inclusive space for asking hard and uncomfortable questions essential to our democracy? more>>

Image Dylan’s Time: Professor Luc Sante on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature Professor Sante observes the indignation around Dylan’s Nobel win, arguing that the writer deserves the award for using the power of words to change the time he inhabited. more>>

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Image Bardians Talk Watershed Preservation and Youth Engagement Staff and students visited Russia last week to exchange ideas about protecting waterways as part of a grant through the Center for Civic Engagement and the Environmental and Urban Studies program. more>>

Image Extraordinary Rare Book Collection Opens at Bard After five years of preparation, the Sussman Rare Book Collection will open in the Stevenson Library on October 29 with such treasures as a 1556 copy of the Magna Cartamore>>

Image Program in International Education 25th Anniversary Conference: Democracy at a Crossroads: Education, Politics, and Social Change   This conference considers our shared history and future, and reflects on Bard’s unique role in supporting democratic transition, education, and social change through the Program in International Education. more>>

Image Conservatory Weekends At The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts The Fisher Center presents the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra in concert at the Sosnoff Theater on Saturday, November 5 at 7 p.m. more>>

Image Angie Smith ’04 Photographs Refugees Making a New Life in Idaho Idaho is one of the most welcoming states in the Union for refugees, settling nearly 1,000 a year, mostly from war-torn regions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. more>>
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Babson College (MA) Fall 2016 Updates

Listed below are a few updates you might find helpful when sending applications to Babson.

Babson offers three application plans for first-year applicants:

Early Decision
Application: November 1
Notification: mid-December
Deposit: January 15

Early Action
Application: November 1
Notification: by January 1
Deposit: May 1

Regular Decision
Application: January 3
Notification: mid-March
Deposit: May 1

Babson College Class of 2020
This fall we welcomed 588 first-year students. A brief snapshot of the newest members of our community:

Percentage of Women 47%
Percentage of US Citizens that are Multicultural 42%
Percentage of International Students 29%
Number of Countries Represented 47
Number of States Represented 36
Number of Applicants 7649
Admit Rate 25%
SAT Middle 50% 1870-2130
ACT Middle 50% 28-31

Babson College educates entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value – everywhere.
Although we certainly feel one of the best ways to gauge whether we are successfully accomplishing our mission is through the achievements of our students and alumni, it is always gratifying to gain recognition from outside of the institution. Babson was recently ranked by US News & World Report as the No. 1 undergraduate school for entrepreneurship for the 20th consecutive time. In addition, Forbes recognized our commitment to global education by naming Babson the No. 1 college in the country for international students.

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Babson College

Goucher College (MD) Makes Commitment for Historic Zero Percent Tuition Increase

Goucher College

College is an expensive investment, one that every student deserves to experience. It is for this reason that I am sharing this exciting announcement from Goucher College:

For the first time in the college’s history, Goucher will not raise tuition for the upcoming school year (2017-18).

This decision was unanimously approved by our Board of Trustees and builds on Goucher’s long tradition as a leader in liberal arts innovation and in advocacy for access and equity in education. This tuition freeze will NOT impact the amount of financial aid that current students receive. We are just doing our part to help make higher education more accessible for everyone who wishes to experience how a liberal arts education can impact their future.

I shared this news with students, faculty, and staff and I hope you will share in our excitement by viewing the short video below.


Goucher’s historic zero percent increase in tuition is a natural course of action after new initiatives to increase access through our Goucher Video Application, a new curriculum for Fall 2017 (more information coming soon), and improving the opportunities for living-learning environments for our students. Together, these initiatives will allow more students to choose Goucher, graduate on time, and leave college with less debt.


José Antonio Bowen

José Antonio Bowen

1021 Dulaney Valley Road • Baltimore, Maryland 21204 • USA • telephone 410.337.6000

High Point University (NC) Application Deadline Reminder

Students want to make a difference in the world. They want to lead a life of success and significance in a highly competitive market. They want to be extraordinary.
The key? High Point University. Consistently ranked as the #1 Best and Most Innovative Regional College in the South by U.S. News and World Report, HPU innovatively prepares students for their future.
Our application deadlines are quickly approaching. More than 85 percent of the Class of 2021 will apply through the Early Decision or Early Action plan. Apply today at or at
If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to working with amazing student(s)!
Warm regards,
D. Andrew Bills
Senior Vice President for Enrollment


HPU Admissions Office Contact Information:
Toll Free: (800) 345-6993
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

Bucknell University (PA) Faculty Stories and Application Deadlines

We hope that application season is going well for you and want to share some stories about Bucknell’s faculty, who inspire us during this busy time.

Our accomplished teacher-scholars are passionate about their fields of interest, and value teaching and mentoring undergraduates above all else, making exciting connections like these:

Human Behavior and Computer Science
Chris Dancy – Computer Science
“I want my students to understand why they are developing programs and how the solutions impact the world around them.”

Legal Issues and American Literature
Mai Linh Hong – English
“I want to give my students the tools to critically analyze anything they encounter.”

Single Crystals and Mountains
Mary Beth Gray – Geology & Environmental Geosciences
“This is the first time many students are exposed to geology and it’s a privilege to open their eyes to earth processes that have such an impact on their lives.”

Peasants and Scientists
David Rojas – Latin American Studies
“An interdisciplinary approach helps students explore conflicts and collaborations between diverse groups who build the worlds in which we live.”

Visit Faculty Stories to learn more about Bucknell’s faculty members.

As  a reminder, our upcoming application deadlines are: Early Decision I – Nov. 15, Early Decision II and Regular Decision – Jan. 15. Feel free to contact us with questions at or 570-577-3000.


Robert G. Springall
Dean of Admission

The University of Arizona SALT Center (Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques)

SmartNews Oct 2016 – Fall Issue
Struggling Student Succeeds with Techniques Learned at SALT Center
FOREVER GRATEFUL:Former student, Todd Hartley, describes how he succeeds professionally with techniques learned at the SALT Center.
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Faculty Fellow Joins SALT Center Team

This fall, the SALT Center welcomed Dr. Lisa Elfring, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, as our new Faculty Fellow. Lisa is eager to engage with students, faculty, and staff from other disciplines to learn more about their experiences and challenges. She also looks forward to expanding her own knowledge and understanding of how students learn.

What is the Faculty Fellow Program, you may ask?  It is a group of 45 UA faculty dedicated to promoting student engagement and success by creating a supportive environment on campus.  You can learn more at:

Here are some fun facts about Lisa:

  • She has been with the UA for 18+ years.
  • She is continually looking to learn new things.
  • She enjoys Jazz music and Led Zeppelin.
  • She likes camping off the beaten path in the mountains.
  • She recharges by spending time with her family.
  • She is fascinated by the stories of women who were peripheral in the stories of famous men throughout history, such as Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, etc.
  • She would like to learn to scuba dive one day.
  • She dreams of visiting Africa to observe the animals, the people, and the geography, as well as experience the culture.

Lisa can be found engaging students in the SALT Center Student Lounge during peak hours.  Students are encouraged to stop by and say hello.

We also congratulate Lisa on her recent appointment to the position of Assistant Vice Provost for the Office of Instruction & Assessment.

Building Community – Summer Retreat Recap

 One of the four salsa competition teams pause for a photo with the judges, Janos and Enrique.  From left to right: Paul Bastedo, Jessica Stansel-Clark, Dr. Roxana Samaniego, Janos Wilder, Sarah Sampe, Rebekah Sieker, and Enrique Feldman. 

For one exciting day each summer, all of the SALT Center’s professional team members come together at a site off-campus to plan for the upcoming school year, make progress on special projects, learn new strategies for success, rejuvenate, and strengthen camaraderie.

This year’s staff retreat started off with an early-morning ride on the streetcar, which took our team from the UA campus to downtown Tucson’s Carriage House, an event space owned and operated by renowned Chef Janos Wilder. This historic red brick venue, which doubles as a cooking school, proved to be the perfect setting for the occasion.

While there, we were treated to an engaging series of activities facilitated by Enrique Feldman, the founder of the Tucson-based nonprofit, Arts-Mind Education Foundation. Enrique helped us explore the relationship between our competencies, perspectives, and biases through interactive discussion and physical exercises, pushing our minds and bodies to their limits. These were followed by a friendly southwestern cook-off. We competed to make the best salsas and guacamole using apples, walnuts, fire roasted corn, or pineapples as our surprise ingredients. They not only provided a unique flavor to the final product, but the act of including them represented untraditional perspectives about how we work with each other as team members, and how we support students who learn differently. The results were all so delicious that the contest ended in a tie.

In the afternoon, we divided into three different teams to plan some important projects. One team worked on the development of a social activities committee to help provide students with opportunities to make friends, strengthen interpersonal skills, and have fun. The second team helped spearhead the expansion of support groups for students struggling with emotional issues and college transition. The last team worked on the creation of a success course designed as a resource for students placed on our waiting list. The course will help them learn to self-advocate, identify their strengths, take charge of their lives, and much more.

Overall, the 2016 SALT Center staff retreat was a great opportunity for us to fortify the relationships of our team members, brainstorm, share ideas, and plan for our amazing students. We are all so thrilled about the community we get to work with at the SALT Center, and the exciting opportunities on our horizon.

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The Haven at College Introduces the Mentoring & Monitoring Program

Is it just partying or is it a problem?

The Haven at College introduces Mentoring and Monitoring:
The Missing Link in Addressing Substance Misuse
on College Campuses

Mentoring & Monitoring is an innovative program developed by the Haven at College leveraging recent findings from a Harvard University study which indicate the connection between peer support and positive recovery outcomes (Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, May 2016).  This twelve-week program, based on a harm reduction model, is designed to change unhealthy behaviors, improve student conduct, and allow students to take a hard and informed look at their substance use patterns.

We at The Haven at College are dedicated to providing the solutions to the problem of substance misuse on college campuses.

Mentoring and Monitoring Components

Disrupting Addiction on College Campuses

Currently available in • Los Angeles • Philadelphia
San Francisco • Santa Barbara • Redlands

For more information: Tel 310 822 1234
All communications are confidential.

Updates from Sewanee: University of the South

Emmanuel College (MA) Admissions Newsletter


Hello from Emmanuel College in Boston! We hope you are having a productive fall season. We are writing with an admission deadline reminder, an invitation to visit us and recent Emmanuel news.
  • Deadline Reminder: Our first Early Action deadline is coming up soon on November 1!
  • Open House: Encourage your students to visit us on Saturday, October 29, for the Emmanuel College Open House.
  • New “Go All In” Video: We’re proud to introduce a new Emmanuel College video that showcases the spirit of our campus community. Watch it here.
The Office of Admissions
Emmanuel College
400 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

Simmons College (MA) Admissions Newsletter


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The Simmons PLAN: A Unique Learning Experience

You won’t find our innovative curriculum anywhere else.

At Simmons, our general education requirements aren’t just a bunch of boxes that students check off to complete their degree. These are real-life experiences that get students out of the classroom and immersed in new and exciting topics. As a first year, they’ll dive right in with the following courses:

  • The Boston Course: During the fall semester, students choose a course that helps them engage with the city of Boston through an area of interest, such as “News@Boston”, “Food is Love,” or “What the Health is Going on?” It’s a great way to develop friendships and learn about the surrounding area.
  • The Leadership Course: Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, and this course helps students define what leadership means to them. Whether they study female comedians in “Leaders in Laughter” or strong introverts in “How to Lead Quietly,” they’ll be challenged to find their own leadership style.
  • The Simmons Course: College can be a difficult adjustment for some, and this course helps support students in the transition to college life. They’ll learn how to manage their time, engage with the college community, and navigate the next four years.

If you’d like to learn more about this exciting four year curriculum, check out the Simmons PLAN website or watch “The First Year” video.

Our Early Action I Deadline is November 1, so we encourage students to apply early for priority scholarship consideration.  

Learn more:
> How to Apply
> Majors and Programs
> Requirements and Deadlines

Simmons PLAN Video

Read about Professor Zuckerwise’s PLAN Courses:

Professor Zuckerwise's PLAN Courses

Your Moment. Your Move. Your Simmons.

Simmons College
Office of Undergraduate Admission

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

T: 617-521-2051