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Admissions Committee—Not a Joke

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Yesterday we started the long process of Admissions Committee. This process is when all of our counseling staff (yes, a dozen of us) spends days at a time in the same room coming to final decisions on applications. These days are long but productive, and we try to lighten the mood as we go since […]

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Happy Birthday Adam

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Monday, April 19, 2010

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Yesterday was my birthday. You may recall that last year some of the interns in the Admissions Office decided to wrap my door and many of the objects in my office in plastic wrap. Not to be outdone, this year some students came into the office early this afternoon, sat me down, made an announcement, […]

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Six More Weeks of Winter at WPI

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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By now I’m sure you have heard the news: the notable groundhogs of the world saw their shadow this morning. Yes, folks, sight of a shadow is said to bring with it six more weeks of winter. Personally, I am ecstatic about this news. Winter is my favorite season, and I’ll gladly take another twelve—let […]

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FIRST meets xkcd

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Friday, January 15, 2010

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This morning I looked at xkcd as I do every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. I almost always get a kick out of xkcd, and today was no exception (after all, I work at WPI and I graduated from here so xkcd is right up my alley!) Today, however, the the comic resonated with me […]

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Guest blog: A Three Step Process

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Friday, 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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Reading Status: March 10

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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So I skipped a week of giving you my status update. That’s because I was working so hard to read files I didn’t even have the chance to update… errr… something like that. We’re getting down to the wire! March 10: 512 files read, 31 to go. February 24: 370 files read, 179 to go. […]

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Reading Status: February 24

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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I made some good progress this past week; my official file count doesn’t reflect applications that I have reviewed that have yet to be entered into the system. That total is probably around 35. February 24: 370 files read, 179 to go. February 17: 345 files read, 220 to go. February 11: 308 files read, […]

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Reading Status: February 17

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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I posted last week about my progress in reading my share of applications. We’re getting down to crunch time, so you can track my progress weekly. February 17: 345 files read, 220 to go. February 11: 308 files read, 257 to go.

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WPI at 34,000 feet

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

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Over the past several weeks I have taken several flights on one of my preferred and favorite airlines, Southwest. I’m not a regular reader of airline magazines (you know, those glossy publications contained in the seat pocket in front of you along with the safety information card), but I think I’ll start paying closer attention! […]

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Vote!

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

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If you are of legal age to do so, please vote and let your voice be heard next Tuesday, November 4!

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