Battlepanda: NPR blogging -- College admission frenzy


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

NPR blogging -- College admission frenzy

NPR is doing an excellent series on the attempts by students and teachers to rachet down the crazed admissions game where a large number of tremendously smart and qualified students scramble over a tiny number of slots at big name schools that might not even be the best fit for them. This story about students who are brave enough not to play the game is essential listening, especially if you know someone who is going through the college application process right now.

Other stories I heard on NPR:

Blogs Track Long Slog Out of Debt
: Have you read those blogs that document an individual's attempt to get out of debt? It's curiously fascinating, and inspiring, reading.

Dallas DA to review Decades of Convictions:
Outsourcing of evidence analysis to a private company lead to all crime scene tissue samples being kept rather than routinely destroyed.