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Transfer Waitlist Update

We Admit It!  Now that the deposit deadline has passed, it is finally time for us to provide a waitlist update specific to our transfer

Last Class of the Semester

I cried when I prepared for my last class of the semester. Well, not quite cried, maybe—I got choked up. I had some possible

Comfortably Disoriented in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Note: this post was written last September after the Fall 2015 Geology Department field trip, however it never got posted. As the Spring semester

Freshman Waitlist Update

We Admit It! May 2 has come and gone, meaning the next (and final) phase of the college admission cycle has begun: the waitlist

What We’ve Learned

The close of another academic year offers so much time for last-coffees, last-walks-around-the-Sunken-Garden, and last reflections with the students with whom I’ve had the

Of Beagles, Sweatshirts and Final College Decisions

I remember the exact moment when I made my final college decision. It was the day before the matriculation deadline, and I legitimately had

Rafting & Research: Frontiers in Discovery

I grew up river rafting out west. Aside from the excitement of big water, I loved the fact that when you’re on the river

4th Rock from the Sun: Human Exploration of Mars – the Planetary Geology Research Projects 2016

Forty years ago, in the summer of 1976, NASA placed two spacecraft in orbit around Mars and then safely got the Viking 1 and

Decisions, Decisions – Fall 2016 Transfer Edition

Admit It! You have been anxiously waiting for this moment since you clicked submit on your application. We Admit It! The moment is finally here. Transfer decisions are