Sam and Shana have gone to look for America, starting in Philadelphia.
On the front page of the Business section of today's Boston Globe, there's a story on the John Bates Clark Medal being awarded to MIT Economics Professor Daron Acemoglu. The Clark Medal is awarded every two years to an American economist under the age of 40 for making a significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. Of the 29 Clark medalists to date, 11 have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.
A few thoughts on last night's episode of the reality television show "The Scholar"...
Student House presents a great residence option for students for whom money is tight!
Bigfoot asked a few weeks back, "Will you be posting an omnibus soon, Matt?" Yes, here it is (finally!).
I am often asked what we admissions officers do during the summer. Frequently, people assume that we get a several month long summer vacation like students do. But that's not the case; admissions is a year-round job, and while we're not doing any admitting over the summer, there is still a lot of work to be done.
On Friday, the MIT Class of 2005 graduated! It was a beautiful day on Killian Court for the MIT Commencement ceremonies.
Yesterday, new father Ben and I did a presentation on blogging for the annual conference of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), hosted by Boston's Northeastern University.