Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
August 4, 2010
Buying Stuff for A Dorm 2,050 Miles Away
How do you outfit a dorm in advance when you can’t load the car with stuff and head off to college? That’s the dilemma that a lot of college students face if they are attending school far from their homes — my son included. His school is 2,050 miles from our house in San Diego and airline baggage rules are...
October 27, 2009
Cut College Costs: Be a Resident Assistant
Want to lower the cost of college? How does eliminating all your child’s room and board costs sound? It’s possible if your child becomes a resident assistant. A resident assistant serves as a surrogate mother hen to the kids in the dorms. RAs help settle disputes and make sure kids aren’t doing dumb things like hauling beer kegs into their...
February 3, 2009
Living in a Palatial Dorm
When I think back to my dorm days at the University of Missouri, what I remember most vividly is getting scalded in the shower. I lived in Johnston Hall, which was named after a woman Latin professor when it was built right after World War II. The girls’ dorm was known for being centrally located and for its decrepit plumbing....