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Abigail Falik

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In International Volunteerism, Structure Pays

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2011 | 1:26 PM

More than 10 years ago, I struck out on my own to spend a semester living and working in Salvador, Brazil -- an experience that did more to shape my sense of self, and role in the world, than any before or since.

I arrived with a backpack and...

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A Win-Win for Students and Colleges in the Admissions Arms Race

(8) Comments | Posted November 18, 2010 | 5:38 PM

"Do colleges really need 30,000 applications to find 1,500 great students?" asks Eric Hoover in his November 7 New York Times article, "Application Inflation: When is enough, enough?" But while Hoover presents a powerful indictment of a college admissions process that has spiraled out of control, he...

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