Princeton, and Princeton's campus buildings themselves, matter more in Fitzgerald's non-collegiate fictions than critics have noted. The influence of the place didn't end with This Side of Paradise. Its echoes in Gatsby are physical and profound.
Many of us act as though we all see the same reality, yet the truth is we don't. Human beings have cognitive biases or blind spots.
Princeton had a minor dust-up this week when a middle-aged alumna named Susan Patton wrote a letter to the school newspaper advising female students t...
Susan Patton set up a class war with her piece: Princeton graduates vs. the rest of the world. In truth, the class war in divorce and marriage isn't in the university you attend. It's in the company you keep and where you want to go in your life.
Where are the op-eds encouraging men to find their wives in college? Or the op-eds advising men to "be nicer," because the last thing they want is to graduate at 22 sans girlfriend? Those articles, my female friends, don't exist. The very idea of those articles sounds laughable.
The essay lessons in Admission echo the same advice from real college admissions officers.
It's not a dating jungle out there, Mrs. Susan Patton. It's a university.
Current Princeton women, please, do not fail yourselves, and do not take for granted the opportunities that people (like me) never had the chance to experience. Find a Princeton man. Make him yours.
Look, I don't know why you went to law school, but I went because I didn't have the calves to be a model and medical school seemed way too long. After missing my shot at a ring in undergrad, what was I supposed to do? Get a "job" and "support myself"?
I will be forever grateful that no one ever offered me such advice when I was a freshman, or sophomore, or senior at Princeton.
Charming. A refreshing topic and setting for a romance between opposites. Tina Fey plays by-the-book Princeton admissions officer Portia Nathan. Pa...
You can count on one hand the number of good romantic comedies in any given year. Not that people aren't making them -- they just don't do them very well. Which is why Admission is such a treat.
Take the risk, find the allies, seek support. It works over and over. Try. Just do what Justice Sotomayor did.
The concept of "effortless perfection" is the constant pressure felt by college women to be "smart, accomplished, fit, beautiful and popular," all without "visible effort." The price of such a lofty goal, however, has far-reaching consequences.
Film: Admission (2013) Cast includes: Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man), Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Lily Tomlin (Nine to Five), Nat Wo...
Speaking out, taking risks and being willing to rock the boat is what distinguishes campus leadership. In an information economy, a woman's skills will not be enough; her inner resume -- the personal authority and confidence to advocate for herself -- are essential.