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The Role of Higher Education

Dec 29, 2017
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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (Sept 7th); no calls will be taken.

Is a bachelor’s degree worth the money?  What role should humanities play in higher education?  And do colleges and universities actually contribute to the common good? We discuss the book For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America, by Charles Dorn.

Guest: Charles Dorn, Professor of Education, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Associate Affirmative Action Officer. Dorn's research into the history of education investigates the civic functions adopted by and ascribed to centers of early childhood education, public elementary and secondary schools, and colleges and universities in the United States.

Surviving the First Year of College

Aug 18, 2016
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College freshmen are about to leave home for their first year of college or university.  We’ll get advice on how to help freshman navigate their first year of college.

Guests:

Dr. Sarah Cunningham, Chief Student Success Officer, Unity College

Corey Pelletier, Director of Alumni and Career Services, Thomas College

Malcolm Gauld, President of Hyde School.  Author of "College Success Guaranteed: 5 Rules to Make it Happen" and "College Success Guaranteed 2.0: 5 Rules for Parents."

College Counseling

Feb 15, 2016
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Why now is the right time for high school juniors (and sophomores) to start thinking about planning for college – navigating the application process, FAFSA, CSS and more. Guests: Anne Richardson, Kents Hill School's Director of College Counseling and Past-President of New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC)   Jared Cash, Vice President for Enrollment at University of Maine, Farmington, formerly at the George MItchell Center for Research and Bates College   Mila Tappan, College Access and Outreach Manager, Finance Authority of Maine

HARTLAND, Maine — More states are increasingly turning to children's savings accounts as a way of promoting a "college-going" culture and reducing student loan debt over the long term.

Maine is recognized as a national leader on this front.

But getting large numbers of families in the state, especially low-income ones, to save for their youngest members has been a challenge.

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Experts offer strategies on how recent college graduates can find a job.

Guests:  Lisa Miller, Founder & Chief Career Catalyst at C2C College to Career

Meg Springer, Assistant Director of Career Planning at Bowdoin College

David Ciullo, President, Career Management Associates, Host of the HR Power Hour Radio Show, President of Lincolnshire International

'Go to college'… 'get a job'… 'enlist'… 'learn a trade…' These are some of the likely things graduating high school seniors have heard over the past few months. Today we learn what options are available to graduating seniors - from heading straight to college - to taking a gap year - or finding an apprenticeship.

'Go to college'… 'get a job'… 'enlist'… 'learn a trade…' These are some of the likely things graduating high school seniors have heard over the past few months. Today we learn what options are available to graduating seniors - from heading straight to college - to taking a gap year - or finding an apprenticeship.  

Our guests:  

Genevieve Morgan - author of 'Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning after High School'

Portland high school guidance counselor Doug Drew

  The University of Maine is unveiling a program to get adults who didn't finish their college degree to get back to school.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

University of Maine chancellor James Page 

University of Maine at Augusta president Allyson Handley 

Student John Miller

Getting into College

Oct 28, 2013

  College and high school counselors help to demystify the college application process.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Leigh A. Weisenburger, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Bates College

Beth Doane, Yarmouth High School guidance counselor 

Dee Gardner, Senior Associate Director of Admission for University of Maine 

Cathy Latvis, Education consultant and former Director of College Guidance at North Yarmouth Academy

  Adolescents today face many of the same challenges all teens have - first jobs and first kisses, career choices and college applications. The advent of social media presents new pressures for today's teens.

Host Irwin Gratz was joined by:

Dr. Doug Robbins, Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center

Caroline Levy, Falmouth HS senior

Mike Masic, Portland HS senior

  The hefty cost of college—how can families pay for today’s rising tuition rates? It’s the season for that big decision about which college to attend, and financial aid plays a major part in that decision. How should families decipher the aid packages, and what other options make college costs more manageable? How to pay for college?

Getting into College

Jan 19, 2012

  Has the college admissions process gotten too complicated? Our guests discuss the latest in what colleges and universities look for in applicants.

Host Keith Shortall speaks with: 

Whitney Soule, Bowdoin College director of admissions

Jon Henry, who works in the admissions office at the University of Maine-Augusta

and Robin Lary, director of placement at Scarborough High School.