With the new SAT coming out this March, a lot of students are feeling the test prep crunch even more than usual. The College Board has made some s...
It may seem like there's very little you can do while you wait, but if you're still in line for an interview at one of your top choice schools, this is one area where you can truly set yourself apart.
The state of Oregon has offered us nearly two weeks of a 21st century governing challenge. One that has demonstrated a durable, resilient democracy among American citizens.
New York City scored a major coup when it successfully lured Cornell University to build a campus for Cornell Tech, its applied sciences program, on Roosevelt Island, smack in the middle of the East River.
Photo credits: Grace Marcelo-Ramírez, student at Cornell University. The picture shows Cornell University stud...
Every year, a group of 80 students congregates to discuss difficult topics affecting the Latinx community in the U.S. However, instead of discussing how our communities can become empowered in the future, we were forced to reckon with the reality that the struggles of our past still plague our present.
Testing is compromising the future of many of our able students. Today's testing comes at the expense of validity (strong prediction of future success), equity (ensuring that members of various groups have an equal shot), and common sense in identifying those students who think deeply and reflectively, rather than those who are good at answering shallow multiple-choice questions.
There's entre nous. There's entre' cote. And then there's entre-preneur. Just like the intimate just between us (entre nous) phrase and the succu...
When William B. Provine died earlier this year, I lost my last mentor. Since I'm 61 years old, I shouldn't complain. But I can mourn, which is just what I was doing on a Sunday morning a few weeks ago when I walked to the beach in Delray to go for a long swim in the ocean.
Colleges don't want essays that are set exclusively in the past. Colleges want to know who applicants are now, especially about their leadership, initiative, resilience, and passions. Colleges do not award admissions decisions or scholarships to kids who only look backward.
We often talk about what colleges are doing wrong and where they're falling short. From sexual assault to mental health, the consequences can be tragic when student health isn't prioritized - high drop-out rates, life-long trauma, even death.
I was a junior in college before I knew you could cook chicken any way but two. My mother's, which was salted, sprinkled with a touch of pepper, and t...
Seniors, is this you right now? You sit down to work on the Why Do You Want to Go Here questions for your college application essays, and they all come out a little too perky and vanilla.
Sometimes life gets in the way of our best laid plans. It's been awhile since our family has been able to take a vacation. We finally got away for a few days and I'm eager to tell you about a place that's not only beautiful and accessible, but also restorative for the soul.
Cornell was home, and it always will be home. It felt good to be home, even for a brief weekend. I've been to every reunion, every five years, since I graduated. In many ways, I can mark the milestones of my adult life by those reunions.
We sat down with Risa Mish, Professor of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Leadership at Cornell University, for Spartan Up! The Podcast to find out how to maximize our own critical thinking.