Risk and Reward

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. The other night I went to a classical music performance and listened to a talented but rather odd cellist. He appeared to be wearing chef’s pants underneath his co…

Ivy League Games

Joining Harvard and the multitudes they hoped would follow, in 2006, Princeton eliminated its early admissions option. Now, with Harvard and the University of Virginia, Princeton has said it will retu…

Grade Bubbles

At the University of North Carolina (UNC), the average G.P.A. was 2.49 in 1967 and 3.21 in 2008. Are we 25% smarter? In a 2003 Washington Post article, one of the nation’s grade inflation expert…

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