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Grading is as easy as A-B-C

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August 9, 2010

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An article appeared on the front page of yesterday’s New York Times entitled “Little as They Try, Students Can’t Get a D Here.” I admit that—maybe like you—I don’t read the entire paper but instead scan the article titles and images and read what catches my eye. This title caught my eye because, as you […]

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Guest blog: A Three Step Process

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May 8, 2009

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My good friend William Herbert ’05 prepared a guest blog related to Commencement which will be held next Saturday, May 16. I thought it would be a nice change of pace from the usually Admissions related posts. To follow all things Commencement related, check out @WPICommencement on Twitter. Now that the last day of classes […]

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Accepted! What now?

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March 21, 2009

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As I mentioned yesterday, most of our decision letters have begun to hit the mail. If you’ve been accepted, congratulations, and this post is for you. By now you may have been admitted to several schools, or this may be your first offer of admission. You should first take a moment to sit back, relax, […]

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Carnival of College Admission: Welcome to 2009

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January 15, 2009

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Welcome to the eighth edition of the Carnival of College Admission! First, my thanks to Mark Montgomery for introducing me to the Carnival and allowing me to host this edition. Without further delay, let’s get into the carnival! In this first edition of 2009 we have submissions all across the spectrum. Why don’t you go […]

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Course offerings

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October 24, 2008

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You’re planning on taking some courses at college, right? You’ve probably heard of some cool courses offered at colleges you’re considering. Of course it’s great to enjoy what you’re learning, and hopefully it will also be fun for you! I was speaking with a student earlier this week about some specifics of our Mechanical Engineering […]

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Academic Visit Days

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July 28, 2008

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Here in the office we’re just catching our breath following the conclusion of Frontiers, and we’re gearing up for our Summer Academic Visit Days which kick off tomorrow and continue through next week.  If you have some time or have been meaning to visit campus, these days are a great opportunity to catch a campus […]

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More fuel in the SAT debate

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June 19, 2008

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The SAT continues to be a topic of much debate.  Just last week at the NEACAC conference, several sessions were devoted to the topic and about schools making the test optional for admissions.  An article in today’s New York Times discusses findings from studies conducted by the College Board regarding the SAT and its writing […]

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2008 FIRST Championship

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April 28, 2008

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The 2008 FIRST Championship event was held April 17-19 in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Dome. I was able to travel to the event along with several other colleagues from WPI. Team 190 with students from The Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science mentored by WPI students and faculty was also there to defend their […]

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Awards Convocation 2008

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April 22, 2008

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The 2008 Awards Convocation was held this afternoon at WPI. This annual event recognizes the most outstanding members of WPI faculty, graduate student body, and community in various categories. Congratulations to the 2008 award recipients! Sigma Xi Research Awards: Neil T. Heffernan, Yi Hua Ma, Neal Orman, Paola Pinzon-Arango, Kai Zeng Teaching Assistant of the […]

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Project Presentation Day

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April 15, 2008

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Today is Project Presentation Day at WPI which means no undergraduate classes are in session but students who have been working on completing their Major Projects are presenting their findings to their project sponsors and advisors, the faculty, other students, and the community. More than 250 project teams are giving formal presentations and poster displays. […]

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