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‘Tis the season for college visits

A fleeting memory now–the beautiful brick building lettered with BOTANY over the main doorway.  It was on my right-hand side as I looked out the car window.  Why didn’t I ask my parents to stop? For families with rising high school seniors, summertime can mean college visits.  Parents pack their offspring in the car and … Continue reading

Welcome to engineering school…if you’re male

It was a light-hearted reception during college freshman orientation.  More than sixty new engineering students assembled to shake hands with the professors who would teach and guide them for the next four years. “Hi!”  I looked into the eyes of the first stranger. “Welcome to _______,” he smiled. The line moved. It was a small … Continue reading