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March 14, 2018

It's so common for college students to tell me that they feel "weird" when they try to network. There are as many meanings of "weird" as there are people, but frequently when I press them to articulate their reluctance to make connections, "weird" means some melange of...

February 22, 2018

Well-meaning instructors and parents frequently pressure students to sacrifice their well-being in pursuit of idealized academic and professional accomplishments, but it is possible for college students to build a balanced life while achieving things that matter to the...

January 30, 2018

In college, your classes appear to be completely discrete enterprises: one week's work will include lectures, discussions, and assignments related to five or six wildly different topics. Quick: can you find any links between 18th century British literature, world histo...

January 26, 2018

Walking through almost any campus building at any time of day, you can spot at least one tousled and bleary student hunched and staring at a shockingly expensive textbook while clutching a highlighter and grimacing. If you could read their mind, you would hear their fr...

October 4, 2017

A dorm room is a weird place. Even the nicest, newest ones aren't really a home. The walls, windows, closets, and even pieces of furniture are somehow imbued with the residual hopes, anxieties, conflicts, and celebrations of the anonymous young strangers who passed thr...

October 4, 2017

I’ll always remember the day a young woman, “Victoria,” slouched into my office and asked to shut the door. This was unusual for her. A bright student with a clear path to graduation, Victoria usually popped in cheerfully to say hello as she rushed between classes and...

October 4, 2017

When orientation ends, the real work of exploring begins. After the orientation group disbands ad the leader's responsibilities end, here is a complex new geography to master (Where is the dining hall? No, where is the good dining hall? And now how do I get back to my...

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