Purdue University, founded in 1869, is a public institution that is ranked among the best colleges in the United States. It is a land-grant university that is recognized for its research in science, engineering and technology, especially its renowned School of Aeronautics and Astronautics within the College of Engineering. The campus at West Lafayette is made up of twelve schools and colleges that serve both undergraduate and graduate scholars. [Read More]
There is no formal definition of a liberal arts college but most schools define it as an undergraduate education where at least half of the degrees awarded are for study in the field of liberal arts. Liberal arts colleges emphasize undergraduate study in the liberal arts and the sciences. Generally, students matriculated in these colleges major in a particular discipline while also studying a wide range of academic subjects, such as those in the humanities as well as the sciences. [Read More]
Bard College, founded in 1860 as a private institution, ranks among the top schools in National Liberal Arts Colleges, according to U.S. News. Located in Annandale-on-Hudson in upstate New York, the secluded campus boasts of surrounding scenery, as well as views of the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River. As a smaller college with a 10:1 student to faculty ratio and 77% of classes consisting of fewer than twenty students, Bard College is known for offering students opportunities to work closely with faculty and staff.
Adolescence is a unique time during a young person’s life. It is a time of self-discovery and identity development but also a time when they are more susceptible to peer influence. This distinct period is also characterized by contradictions: teenagers seek individuality yet desire peer acceptance, they behave as if they know everything yet they lack life experiences; they feel invulnerable yet often times, feel self-conscious and insecure; some adolescents thrive on challenging authority whereas a few may even become self-destructive. [Read More]
Students can be tough critics on their teachers. Teachers can be too nice or too mean, too involved or too detached, too communicative or too aloof, or their classes may be too easy or too difficult. As your child prepares for a new school term, your involvement and approach to the situation can make strides in mitigating or resolving the issue. [Read More]