Interviewed by author Melissa Blake

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I am honored to be a part of Melissa Blake’s ongoing series interviewing women writers! Melissa Blake’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle and many more. Her blog, “So About What I Said” explores disabilities, relationships, lifestyle and pop culture. Check out what I had to say.

My thoughts on the Scholastic Awards at GOOD magazine

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Going to the 2017 Scholastic Awards ceremony in NYC felt like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But even better, I got to write about the experience for GOOD magazine! Arts education is such an important part of the K-12 experience, and I believe no matter what a student goes on to do for a living, knowledge of the arts and training in … Read More

Point of View Consulting is off to NYC!

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Point of View Consulting is off to NYC! I am flying to New York City for the National Scholastic Art and Writing awards to support one of my long-time clients in winning a Gold Award in Flash Fiction! I am so excited to see the winning art, hear some of the winning writing, and of course, watch the awards ceremony … Read More

…and you get a Beyoncé scholarship!

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Beyoncé recently announced the first four colleges that will be participating in her Formation Scholarship program. (Aptly named after her famous “Formation” song/video). Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Spelman College, and Parsons School of Design will each award one scholarship per year to female students studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies. The goal of the scholarships … Read More

Scientist tracks the data of his tenure-track job applications

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Ever since my undergraduate days, I’d heard the stories of how much harder it is to get a tenure-track job. From hiring freezes to budget cuts to people holding off on retirement to some universities relying more and more on part-time adjunct professors. Post-doctoral student Jeremy Yoder decided to track the data of two years worth of applying to tenure … Read More

New York public colleges start free tuition program

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As a former New York State resident, I was initially excited to see the headlines of a free tuition program starting for the SUNY and CUNY schools. However, this New York Times article pointed out several aspects of the program that are important to note. While any reduction in the overall cost of college, public or private, is good, always … Read More

Activist student accepted to Stanford after writing #BlackLivesMatter as his essay

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Students and families often ask me what risks are worth taking in their undergraduate application essays. My advice is always to be genuine, and know that there is always the possibility that the most sincere experimental essay will not be approved of by every reader. Admission committees are human (yes, real people!) and, at least in my experience, we could … Read More

Congratulations to National Scholastic winners!

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Last week, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards announced their national medalists via the online submission form. Students across the country won gold and silver medals in multiple writing categories and artistic categories. Being a part of the Scholastic experience as an educator and a judge has been a truly rewarding experience, and I would encourage any teenager to be … Read More