opinion Paul Mitchell Published 10:32 PM EDT Apr 7, 2019 Across the nation, millions of students await admissions decisions from colleges and universities while they and their families contemplate how they will afford the costs and what they will achieve from that education. A postsecondary education, whether university, community college or trade school, is one of the largest investments young people and their families will ever make – with long-lasting consequences. Yet the information available when making a decision about postsecondary institutions and education programs is terribly lacking. As the father of six – including one in college right now and three already graduated from college – I, too, have been forced to play this guessing game with my children. The lack of data regarding the outcomes of these programs is appalling given the costs to students, their families, and frankly taxpayers. Potential students and all taxpayers should readily be … [Read more...] about Opinion: Help students make informed college choices
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The national college admissions scandal that has rocked elite universities revived the discussion about whether where you go to college determines success and the role of privilege in that process.With actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman expected in court Wednesday to face charges, the conversation over college cred is particularly timely as colleges release their admission decisions and high school seniors and their families send off deposits by May 1 to secure a spot in the class of 2023.The Tribune reached out to some Chicago-area CEOs to ask where they went to college and what they got out of it. Many went on to earn advanced degrees at other institutions, but we found they put a lot of stock in their undergraduate experiences.Matt MaloneyFounder and CEO, GrubhubMichigan State University, class of 1998B.S., natural scienceMatt Maloney has a theory: It doesn’t really matter where you get an undergraduate degree.“There was no conscious decision to end up in … [Read more...] about With the admissions scandal in the news, we asked 10 Chicago CEOs: Does where you go to college really matter?
The realtor.com data team went out and found these top small towns in the country with the most to offer at a great price. Lance Lambert, provided by Published 3:00 am PST, Monday, March 4, 2019 Rock formations and the snow-capped Rocky Mountains as seen from Los Alamos, New Mexico. Rock formations and the snow-capped Rocky Mountains as seen from Los Alamos, New Mexico. Photo: Mabry Campbell/Getty Images Photo: Mabry Campbell/Getty Images Image 1 of / 22 Caption Close Image 1 of 22 Rock formations and the snow-capped Rocky Mountains as seen from Los Alamos, New Mexico. Rock formations and the snow-capped Rocky Mountains as seen from Los Alamos, New Mexico. Photo: Mabry Campbell/Getty Images 10 affordable small … [Read more...] about 10 affordable small towns where you’d actually want to live
Updated 10:43 am PST, Thursday, February 28, 2019 FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. Choosing a college based on price can save you from overwhelming student debt, give your parents a break and increase the likelihood of a return on investment in your education. less FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. Choosing a college based on price can save you from overwhelming ... more Photo: Ben Margot, AP Photo: Ben Margot, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at … [Read more...] about 3 reasons to choose a college based on price
In a difficult year with big-name closures in the Boston-area dining and drinking scene, plenty of inventive work went on in other local kitchens. Global flavors, hearty comfort food, and healthful creations (sometimes made by robots) pleased even the most sophisticated palates. Adding to the satisfaction were creative cocktails, painstakingly selected wines, and flavor-forward beers and spirits. Here are some of the most notable debuts since December 2017. 1. ALCOVE A greasy slice has its charm, but partaking of a civilized meal before a game or after work is nice, too. Thanks to industry veteran Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli, doing just that is easier than ever at Alcove, near the TD Garden. Chef Maxime Fanton is French and grew up in Italy, Schlesinger-Guidelli has roots in the agricultural area that stretches along Buzzards Bay, and the menu lands somewhere between New England and the Mediterranean: octopus with potatoes, olives, and chiles, say, or radiatori with braised duck. The … [Read more...] about The 37 best new restaurants in Boston and the suburbs