SmartCollegeVisit October 2010 Digest
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SmartCollegeVisit October 2010 Digest

Each month, an amazing group of students, parents, writers, educators, and consultants appear on SmartCollegeVisit. Though this web site is centered around our passion for helping people get the most from their college visits, we also explore topics that may be of interest to parents (and students) once their teens are enrolled in college.  Today, I want to thank everyone who contributed to our posts during the month of October....

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Smart Learning at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University

A business school after Aristotle’s heart “What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing,” said Aristotle (384-322 BC). If the Greek philosopher chose to study business today, he’d feel right at home as an undergraduate at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.  Experiential learning, aka “learning by doing,” is at the core of  Whitman’s bachelor of science programs in accounting, entrepreneurship and...

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Smart Learning at Alma College

Where Spring Term Knows No Boundaries Do you like to think outside the box? At Alma College, in Michigan, during the four-week Spring Term, students and professors together step outside the proverbial box—and across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. For example, they: Explore the rain forest and the indigenous communities along the Amazon River. Conduct archival research at the John F. Kennedy presidential library in...

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Lisa Warren

Lisa Warren worked in undergraduate admissions for eight years.  A graduate of the University of Richmond (Virginia) in English and journalism, she also studied at George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia) in the English Department for two years, once as an undergraduate and once as a graduate student.  Lisa lives in central Virginia with her teen-aged son, who hopes to play football for Virginia Tech someday, and her...

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