The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers Author Jacques Steinberg
ISBN-10 9781101200315
Release 2003-07-29
Pages 336
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In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times

You Are an Ironman

You Are an Ironman Author Jacques Steinberg
ISBN-10 9781101544310
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 304
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A New York Times bestselling author takes readers inside the Ironman triathlon. As he did so masterfully in his New York Times bestseller, The Gatekeepers, Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon-a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than seventeen hours. Steinberg focuses not on the professionals who live off the prize money and sponsorships but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby. Vividly capturing the grueling preparation, the suspense of completing each event of the triathlon, and the spectacular feats of human endurance, Steinberg plumbs the physical and emotional toll as well as the psychological payoff on the participants of the Ford Ironman Arizona 2009. His You Are an Ironman is both a riveting sports narrative and a fascinating, behind-the scenes study of what makes these athletes keep going..

How to Get Into the Top Colleges 3rd ed

How to Get Into the Top Colleges  3rd ed Author Richard Montauk
ISBN-10 9781101105351
Release 2009-08-04
Pages 640
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The ultimate guide for getting into the country's most elite colleges- with insider tips straight from admissions directors. Now fully revised, How to Get into the Top Colleges is the definitive resource for students determined to stand out in the crowd of applicants and join the ranks at the country's most prestigious schools. This book is an in-depth and targeted resource, which shows students just what it takes to make the grade at the nation's leading private and public colleges by taking them step by step through the entire application process. Includes exclusive, invaluable, and revealing interviews with the country's leading admissions directors.


Affluenza Author John De Graaf
ISBN-10 3570500268
Release 2002
Pages 415
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Entsage dem Getümmel, zieh' den Fernsehstecker, kündige deinem Internetprovider, stell' das Radio aus ... reise weniger, kauf' weniger Plunder, meide das Einkaufszentrum, schalte den Anrufbeantworter ab, wirf dein Handy weg, vereinfache dein Leben ... Diese Botschaft vermitteln der Wirtschaftsprofessor Thomas H. Naylor, der Kulturkritiker John de Graaf und der Umweltexperte David Wann auf unterhaltsame Weise, indem sie Ursachen und Wirkung des Konsumverhaltens als Krankheit (eben Affluenza) mit vielfältigen Symptomen (Stress, Überschuldung, Umweltverschmutzung, Bindungsverlust etc.) beschreiben. Basierend auf einem Dokumentarfilm im staatlichen Fernsehen der USA von 1997, werden die materiellen, psychischen und ökologischen Kosten unserer 'Überflussgesellschaft' belegt und Gegenstrategien (Therapien) entwickelt, wie man sich als Individuum dem Konsumdruck entziehen kann. Ein radikaler Ansatz zu einer anderen Lebensqualität, der manchen Lesern weltfremd, anderen doch recht lebensnah vorkommen wird.

The Chosen

The Chosen Author Jerome Karabel
ISBN-10 0618574581
Release 2005
Pages 711
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The author presents the findings of his survey of admissions at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, revealing a century of exclusion that cuts to the core of the American experience, while raising questions about the stratification of higher education in Americ

The College Admissions Mystique

The College Admissions Mystique Author Bill Mayher
ISBN-10 0374525137
Release 1998-01-30
Pages 228
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Demystifies the process of searching for the right college, locating financial aid, and managing family transitions during the admission process

Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management

Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management Author Don Hossler
ISBN-10 9781118819531
Release 2014-09-19
Pages 656
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Improve student enrollment outcomes and meet institutional goals through the effective management of student enrollments. Published with the American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management is the comprehensive text on the policies, strategies, practices that shape postsecondary enrollments. This volume combines relevant theories and research, with applied chapters on the management of offices such as admissions, financial aid, and the registrar to provide a comprehensive guide to the complex world of Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM). SEM focuses on achieving enrollment goals, and sustaining institutional revenue and serving the needs of students. It provides insights into the ways SEM is practiced across four-year institutions, community colleges, and professional schools. More than just an enhanced approach to admissions and financial aid, SEM examines the student's entire educational cycle. From entry through graduation, this volume helps SEM professionals and graduate students interested in enrollment management to anticipate change and balancing the goals of revenue, access, diversity, and prestige. The Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management: Provides an overview of the thinking of leading practitioners that comprise SEM organizations, including marketing, recruitment, and admissions; tuition pricing; financial aid; the registrar's role, academic advising; and, retention Includes up-to-date research on current issues in SEM including college choice, financial aid, student persistence, and the effective use of technology Guides readers creating strategic enrollment organizations that fit the unique history, culture, and policy context of your campus Strategic enrollment management has become one of the most important administrative areas in postsecondary education, and it is being adopted in countries around the globe. The Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management is for anyone in enrollment management, admissions, financial aid, registration and records, orientation, marketing, and institutional research who wish to enhance the health and vitality of his or her institution. It is also an excellent text for graduate programs in higher education and student affairs.

The Power of Privilege

The Power of Privilege Author Joseph A. Soares
ISBN-10 0804756384
Release 2007
Pages 238
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An examination of why acceptance into America's most prestigious colleges remains beyond the reach of most students except those from high-income professional families.

Leveling the Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field Author Robert K. Fullinwider
ISBN-10 0742514110
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 267
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Leveling the Playing Field examines the admissions policies of contemporary American colleges and universities in light of the assumption that enhancing the educational opportunities of lower-income and minority students would make American society more just. The book evaluates controversies about such issues as the nature of merit, the missions of universities, affirmative action, the role of standardized tests, legacy preference, early decision, financial aid, the test-prep industry, and athletics.

Questions and Admissions

Questions and Admissions Author Jean H. Fetter
ISBN-10 0804731586
Release 1997-07-01
Pages 292
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Written in a lively and accessible manner by a former Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford University, this book will enlighten prospective college applicants and their parents, teachers, and guidance counselors about many of the practical, fundamental, philosophical, and ethical issues involved in the selection of any college freshman class.

Reif werden zum Tode

Reif werden zum Tode Author Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
ISBN-10 3426776502
Release 2003
Pages 351
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Reif werden zum Tode has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Reif werden zum Tode also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Reif werden zum Tode book for free.

Universale Offenbarung

Universale Offenbarung Author Werner Zager
ISBN-10 3374032982
Release 2013
Pages 194
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[Universal Revelation? The One God and the Great Number of Religions] In the course of the globalization more and more people with different cultural and religious origin and imprint make contact with each other. In this connection the interreligious dialogue is of vital importance for the mutual comprehension. If you don't want to make absolute your own religion and her claim to truth in such dialogue, and to dismiss the other religions as misbelieve, a universal (world-wide) revelation is debatable on a religious point of view. That is - from a Christian perspective - the question, if God has revealed or reveals himself, except of Jesus, in the context of other religions. Thereby it is necessary to reconsider the already given answers, not only the ones from the Christianity, but also from the other religions. Furthermore in this publication will be developed continuative theological perspectives.Im Zuge der Globalisierung kommen immer mehr Menschen unterschiedlicher kultureller und religioser Herkunft und Pragung miteinander in Kontakt. Fur deren gegenseitiges Verstehen wird der interreligiose Dialog immer bedeutungsvoller. Will man in einem solchen Dialog nicht die eigene Religion und deren Wahrheitsanspruche verabsolutieren und die anderen Religionen als Irrglauben abtun, stellt sich vom religiosen Standpunkt aus die Frage einer universalen (weltweiten) Offenbarung, also - christlich gesprochen - die Frage, ob sich Gott ausser in Jesus Christus auch im Kontext anderer Religionen mitgeteilt hat oder mitteilt. Dabei gilt es, bisher gegebene Antworten zu bedenken - und zwar nicht nur solche aus dem Christentum, sondern auch aus anderen Religionen. Daruber hinaus werden in dem vorliegenden Band weiterfuhrende theologische Perspektiven entwickelt. Mit Beitragen von: Martin Bauschke, Wolfgang Pfuller, Andreas Rossler, Perry Schmidt-Leukel, Werner Zager und Wolfram Zoller.

Black Cherry Blues

Black Cherry Blues Author James Lee Burke
ISBN-10 9783955303556
Release 2014-01-03
Pages 400
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Deutscher Krimipreis 2015 in der Rubrik International für James Lee Burke! "Burkes Stärke ist die pure erzählerische Wucht. Schon die Schilderung einer schlichten Autokreuzung kann ihm zum kleinen düsteren Meisterwerk geraten." (Andreas Ammer, ARD) Expolizist Dave Robicheaux führt nach dem gewaltsamen Tod seiner Frau ein zurückgezogenes Leben in den Bayous, bis plötzlich seine Vergangenheit in Gestalt des abgehalfterten Musikers Dixie Pugh wieder vor ihm steht. Gegen seinen Willen wird Robicheaux in Pughs Geschäfte mit einer undurchsichtigen Ölfirma hineingezogen und muß in Montana seine Unschuld an einem Mord beweisen. "Niemand erweckt Schauplätze so gut zum Leben wie James Lee Burke, und niemand beschreibt emotionale Konflikte so perfekt wie er." Elizabeth George 3. Band der Reihe um den Ermittler Dave Robicheaux

Der riesige O Brien

Der riesige O Brien Author Hilary Mantel
ISBN-10 9783832187682
Release 2013-10-04
Pages 254
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Man schreibt das Jahr 1782, und Charles O’Brien flüchtet vor dem Hunger aus Irland nach London. O’Brien ist nicht nur von außerordentlich großer Gestalt, er ist auch ein Barde, ein Mann der Balladen und Geschichten, der von den alten Mythen erzählt, von Königen und Feen. In London, so verspricht ihm sein Freund und Impresario Joe, wird er eine Sensation sein. Als »der riesige O’Brien« lässt er sich von den sensationslüsternen Massen begaffen. Unter den Schaulustigen ist aber auch ein Mann, dessen scharfer Blick O’Brien Angst einjagt – es ist John Hunter, Anatom und Sezierer, berühmt für seine Experimente und fieberhaft auf der Suche nach dem Geheimnis des Lebens. Als O’Brien eines Tages entdeckt, dass er erneut zu wachsen bginnt, weiß er, dass er nicht mehr lange zu leben hat. Und wieder erscheint Hunter.

College Board Review

College Board Review Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121752690
Release 2002
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College Board Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from College Board Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full College Board Review book for free.

Business Week

Business Week Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105113270677
Release 2002
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Business Week has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Business Week also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Business Week book for free.

The Best Northeastern Colleges 2008

The Best Northeastern Colleges 2008 Author Robert Franek
ISBN-10 0375766197
Release 2007-08
Pages 577
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Profiles over two hundred colleges in New England and the Middle Atlantic states, discussing academics, student life, admissions, and financial aid.