Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
March 12, 2010
UC And Cal State Crisis Prompts Students to Look Elsewhere
The University of California and the Cal State universities are in serious financial trouble. This reality is finally resonating with teenagers, which is why more of them have applied outside the state instead of assuming that their Cal State or UC admission applications will be successful. With the UC And Cal State schools experiencing their biggest financial crisis ever, the...
July 24, 2009
What's Next? Cannabalism at the University of California?
Will the financial crisis that colleges and universities are experiencing lead to cannabalism? I started wondering that when I heard that most of the department chairs at the University of California, San Diego, wrote a crazy letter recently to the president of the 10-campus UC system. Twenty one out of 28 department chairs suggested that Board of Regents consider killing...
March 13, 2009
The Pros and Cons of A Double Major
A double major in college seems like a no brainer to many students today, who want to capture a competitive advantage in the work world. Some academics, however, argue that double majoring doesn’t necessarily provide that edge. Even worse, double majoring keeps many students from graduating on time. The double major issue came up when I was talking to a...