Approximately 1,940 miles of farmland, mountains, forests and desert separate Gustavus Adolphus College and Stanford University. While Gustavus enrolls approximately 2,500 undergraduate students, around 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at Stanford. One of those 20,000 students is 2011 Gustavus graduate Kelly Broady.
Broady, a native of St. Louis Park, Minn., earned her undergraduate degree at Gustavus in biology and is now part of the Class of 2014 in Stanford’s renowned Master’s Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling. While genetic counseling has been around since the 1970s, it’s a field that many Americans know little about.
“Genetic counselors work with patients and families to help them navigate through the processes of understanding risks associated with genetic disorders, making decisions about genetic testing, and dealing with the implications of the information they receive,” Broady said. “We serve
1. The Great Unbundling of the University Read the article: theatlantic.com2. Remediation: Higher Educations Bridge to Nowhere Download the report: completecollege.org
3. The Story of the University of Phoenix Read the article: publicradio.org
4. 6 adult decisions delayed by the economy Read the article: cnn.com
5. Why College May Be Totally Free Within 10 Years Read the article: time.com
6. Backing Off on State Authorization Read the article: insidehighered.com
7. Enrollment Drops Again In Graduate Programs Read the article: nytimes.com
8. Old School: Colleges Most Important Trend is the Rise of the Adult Student Read the article: theatlantic.com
Written by Archer Dacomb on January 11, 2013.
Ive been asking visitors to my college blog and Facebook page this week to send me questions regarding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
I am sharing some of their questions and my answers today because I know other people are just as puzzled about aspects of these two financial aid applications.
If you have a financial aid question, please use the comment box below or head over to my Facebook page and ask there.
Please list any benefits to filling out the FASFA if a familys expected family contribution is very high.
If your EFC is very high, the reason to file would be to gain access to federal college loans. The federal Stafford Loan is only available to students who complete the FAFSA. Read more…
Written by Archer Dacomb on January 1, 2013.
It is immediately apparent upon entering Die Bierstube that Shultzy’s does not possess a monopoly on the U-District’s supply of German beer and food. This bar, located in the far-northwestern reaches of the U-District at 6106 Roosevelt Way NE, possesses something approaching Old World charm — in addition to its fine Bavarian fare — that is disappointingly absent from the other “pubs” in its neighborhood. The pub ambience manifests itself in Die Bierstube’s dark, wood-paneled walls, worn, wooden tables, German-style tap fonts, and a clientele with an average age well above their mid-twenties. This bar, in short, begs you to pull up a chair and order a beer.
Die Bierstube’s strong suit is, unsurprisingly, its beer. Like Shultzy’s,
Written by Archer Dacomb on December 29, 2012.
In the epilogue to Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages, Andrew Smith points to some of the more recent trends in Americans consumption of beverages namely, the popularity of bottled water and coffee.
Looking back at the history as well as pointing to recent trends, Smith also speculates on what the future might look like:
* Lacking a dominant beverage tradition, Americans have developed a taste for diversity and experimentation.
* Experimentation has led to a large number of small beverage producers, but the past century has seen consolidation of some industries, such as soft drinks, brewing, coffee roasting, water bottling, winemaking, and distilling. In each of these fields, just a few corporations now control most of the market.
* At the opposite end of the spectrum, a backlash against food industry giants has spawned a large number of smaller, often artisanal, competitors.
Written by Archer Dacomb on December 19, 2012.
Guest blogger:George Pappas
The ability of a child to learn when inspired cannot be beaten. Of course, one can teach a young person by rote but, but this by definition is counterproductive.
1: the use of memory usually with little intelligence
2: mechanical or unthinking routine or repetition
1: learned or memorised by rote
Though much emphasis has been placed on this way of learning in the past, choosing to teach in a way only useful for passing tests and completing exams does little for the overall education of a child.
A love of learning is something that should be impressed at a young age. It is a facility that will enable a child to get through more difficult areas of study, simply because theyre enjoying the process.