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Friday, July 29, 2005

Here we go...

It's been one week of forgetting names, getting lost on campus (Grounds, excuse me) and being wilted by 8:30 AM. A week without seeing the ocean, eating a [good] bagel or seeing Red Sox highlights on the news.

But I like it here.

I'm the new Assistant Dean of Admission at the University of Virginia. I thought it might be interesting to record my experiences over my first year here. Feel free to comment, whether you're a student, colleague or just a random person who landed here through some surfing.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Admission/Higher Ed blogs

Admission Staff Blogs

Alfred University - http://www.alfred.edu/real_life/index.cfm?e=%23%2C%23'K%0A&fuseaction=diary.archives&site=3&u=%22%2C3%5C%20%0A

Arkansas - http://admissions.uark.edu/blogs/hogblog2.php

Babson College - http://www3.babson.edu/UG/blog/

Bryant College - http://admission.bryant.edu/admissions/counselorblog.asp

Bryn Mawr - http://www.brynmawr.edu/admissions/blog

Case Western Reserve - http://blog.case.edu/admission/

Chicago - http://uncommonapplication07-08.blogspot.com/

Colby - http://www.colby.edu/news_events/feeds/feed-home.cfm?feedname=Behind%20the%20Decision

Connecticut College (defunct) - http://admissionblog.conncoll.edu/

Cornell - http://cornellengineeringadmissions-jill.blogspot.com

Dixie State College of Utah - http://dsc-enrollmentservices.blogspot.com/

George Mason - http://wordpress.com/tag/george-mason-university/

Gustavus Adolphus College - http://blogs.gustavus.edu/admission/

Holy Cross - http://holycrossadmissionsblog.typepad.com/admissionsblog/

Illinois - http://blog.oar.uiuc.edu/

Illinois Institute of Technology - http://admission.iit.edu/blogs.php

Johns Hopkins - http://hopkins.typepad.com/

Juilliard - http://blog.juilliard.edu/

Lakeland College - http://www.lakeland.edu/admissions/counselors_blog.asp

LaSalle - http://blogs.chatuniversity.com/lasalle/

Michigan - http://www.si.umich.edu/applying/subscribe.htm

The MIT blogs (mix of styles ): http://ben.mitblogs.com/, http://daniel.mitblogs.com/, http://nance.mitblogs.com/, http://matt.mitblogs.com/

North Carolina - http://blogs.chatuniversity.com/unc/

Northeastern - http://nuadmissions.typepad.com/ronne/

Olin College of Engineering - http://admissionblog.olin.edu/

Oral Roberts - http://webapps.oru.edu/blog/index.php

Oregon State - http://oregonstate.edu/admissions/blog/

Oxford - http://oxblogster.blogspot.com/

Penn State - http://engage.shc.psu.edu/

Portland State - http://portlandstate.blogspot.com/

Providence College - http://blogs.targetx.com/providence/ScottSeseske/

Richmond - http://admissionsblog.richmond.edu/

Santa Clara - http://www.scu.edu/ugrad/blog/

Seattle - http://community.seattleu.edu/blogs/default.aspx?GroupID=3

Seton Hill - http://blogs.setonhill.edu/Admissions/

Skidmore – http://www.tbredtails.blogspot.com

South Carolina - http://uscbloggers.com/

Southern Utah University -http://www.suu.edu/prostu/reality/admissions/

Stevens Institute of Technology - http://stevensadmissions.typepad.com/

SUNY Stony Brook - http://sbuchris.blogspot.com

Swarthmore - http://www.swarthmore.edu/x15365.xml

Tennessee - http://www.lib.utk.edu/news/dean/

UCLA - http://blog.admissions.ucla.edu

Vanderbilt - http://vandyadmissions.blogspot.com/

Vermont - http://adms.blog.uvm.edu/

Virginia - http://uvaapplication.blogspot.com/

Virginia Commonwealth - http://blog.vcu.edu/ugrad/, http://blog.vcu.edu/iplittle/

Wabash - http://www2.wabash.edu/blog/admissions/

Student Blogs

Arkansas - http://admissions.uark.edu/blogs/hogblog2.php

Ball State - http://www.bsu.edu/reallife/

Beloit - http://www.beloit.edu/~admiss/contact/blogs.php

Bryant - http://admission.bryant.edu/admissions/studentblogs.asp

Carleton - http://admissions.carleton.ca/blogs/

Colgate - http://www.colgate.edu/DesktopDefault1.aspx?tabid=1357&pgID=5003

Colorado School of Mines - http://www.mines.edu/admiss/ugrad/FirstYearStudents/Blogs/index.html

Cornell - http://www.cornell.edu/studentlife/blogs.cfm

Creighton - https://admissions.creighton.edu/tabid/340/Default.aspx

Dartmouth - http://dartmouthstudentblog.blogspot.com/

Delaware - http://admissions.udel.edu/udblogs/

Furman - http://engagefurman.squarespace.com/

Georgia Tech - http://gatechadmissions.blogspot.com/

Illinois - http://blog.oar.uiuc.edu/

Johns Hopkins - http://apply.jhu.edu/hi/blogs/blogs.html

LaSalle - http://blogs.chatuniversity.com/lasalle/

Messiah - http://www.messiah.edu/admissions/blogs/

Michigan - http://www.admissions.umich.edu/blogs/

Minnesota-Morris - http://blog.lib.umn.edu/admisfa/prospective/

MIT - http://www.mitadmissions.org/blogs.shtml

Montana State - http://www.montana.edu/admissions/blog/

Mount Marty - http://www.mtmc.edu/admissions/meet/blogs.aspx

North Carolina - http://blogs.chatuniversity.com/unc/

Ohio State - http://undergrad.osu.edu/buckeyesblog/

Olin College of Engineering - http://studentblog.olin.edu/

Penn State - http://engage.shc.psu.edu/students/

Portland State - http://portlandstate.blogspot.com/

San Francisco (University of) - http://www.usfca.edu/acadserv/admission/blog/index.html

Skidmore - http://cms.skidmore.edu/student_bloggers.cfm

Smith - http://www.smith.edu/admission/blog20/prod/

South Carolina - http://uscbloggers.com/

Stephens - http://www.stephens.edu/students/blog/

SUNY Buffalo - http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/

Tennessee - http://tnjn.com/2007/nov/15/students-blog-about-life-at-ut/

Tufts - http://mumbojumbotufts.blogspot.com/

Tulane - http://www.admission.tulane.edu/about-us/bloggers.shtml

Valparaiso - http://www.valpo.edu/admissions/blogs/

Virginia - http://accessuva.blogspot.com/

Waterloo - http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/blogging/

Wesleyan - http://wesleying.blogspot.com/

Wheaton - http://wheatoncollege.edu/admission/blogs.html

Wisconsin Lutheran - http://www.wlc.edu/admissions/index.aspx?id=3653

Wright State - http://www.wright.edu/cgi-bin/admissions/blog/raider_reality.cgi?action=home

Yale - http://www.yale.edu/admit/freshmen/residential_life/blogs.html

Colleges with message boards

Bard - http://www.bard.edu/admission/inquiries/ask/

Carnegie Mellon - http://cmuchat.gotoextinguisher.com/bb/start/

College of the Atlantic - http://forum.coa.edu/tool/mb/coa_admissions

Columbia - http://messageboard.chatuniversity.com/columbia/

Creighton - https://admissions.creighton.edu/tabid/341/Default.aspx

Hopkins - http://z14.invisionfree.com/Hopkins_Forums

Quinnipiac - http://quinnipiacchat.gotoextinguisher.com/bb/

Rochester - http://enrollment.rochester.edu/admissions/messageboards/

Saint Michael's - http://www.smcmessageboard.com/home/

Counseling Blogs

College Wise (private counseling company) - http://collegewise.typepad.com Scott White (Montclair High School, NJ) - http://scottwhitesworld.blogspot.com/

Shaun McElroy (Shanghai American School) - http://www.internationalcounselor.org/

A Group Blog (part NACAC, part private counselor) - http://www.collegeadmissionblog.com/

Carolyn Lawrence - http://www.admissionsadvice.com/

Jeannie Borin (Private Counselor ) - http://college-connections.blogspot.com/

Linda Abraham (Private Counselor ) - http://blog.accepted.com

Bari Norman (Private Counselor) - http://mycollegecounselor.blogspot.com/

Tony Mortenson (The Pell Institute, Policy Analyst) - http://postsecondaryopportunity.blogspot.com/

Will Dix (University of Chicago Lab School) - http://collegeadvisor.blogspot.com/

Misc

The Chronicle's News blog - http://chronicle.com/news/

The Chronicle's Tech blog - http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/

EDUWeb Conference blog - http://eduwebbuzz.com/blog/