Archive | July, 2011

Institutionally Speaking ….

As your child prepares for college, you prepare for a new relationship with that college. Even if you’ve already sent a kid or two off to college and feel somewhat prepared for the transition, you need to remember that you’ve got a steep learning curve. Each college has its own way of handling financial aid, […]

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Helicopters vs. Umbrellas

During the DePaul orientation, they introduced a new term – umbrella parents – hoping to influence the 90% ‘first kid off to school’ group of parents they were working with that day. Umbrella parents only come out when it rains. They walk beside their child – not in front, not behind – and let them […]

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Twin XL or Twin; that is the question!

Dorm room shopping … yikes! You drop them off with what you hope will see them through their first 10 weeks and as you unload it (and prepare to get it up to the sixth floor) realize it would probably last the average human 100 weeks! DePaul provided a very nice start on a list […]

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Warm weather is afoot!

According to Wikipedia,  Flip-flops, thongs, or jandals (as they are often brought out in January – named for January sandals) are an open type of outdoor footwear, consisting of a flat sole held loosely on the foot by a Y-shaped strap, like a thin thong, that passes between the first (big) and second toes and […]

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A New Company … Built on an Established Foundation

At Beyond Graduation, our sum is truly greater than our parts. Mike Fischler, architect of the Beyond Graduation concept and team, brings over 20 years experience selling into colleges and leading the premiere eStore for student-priced software, JourneyEd. Journey grew through partnerships. Working directly with colleges, as well as college partners like Follett and Barnes […]

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On writing … and reading …

One of the reasons I love the Internet is that, for this Alice, it is the rabbit hole I fall down time and again. While I don’t see furniture going past me as I fall, I often see similar topics spoken of from different perspectives. Today was not exception, starting with the Chicago Tribune. The […]

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