Out This Week

On a college visit trip in New England with my son.  We will be at Cornell, Amherst, Williams, Dartmouth, Bowdoin, Colby, Bates, Brown, Yale, Princeton.  If your best friend is admissions director or the baseball coach at any of these schools and is desperately searching for smart kids from Arizona who blog and hit for power, you are welcome to email me :=)


  1. Noah:

    Too bad your kid can't get a decent education west of the Hudson.

  2. Jerry:

    I'm from Maine and have had friends that went to Bates, Colby and Bowdoin colleges but unfortunately, I do not know the admissions director or baseball coach at any of the places.

  3. Jim:

    No trip to Middlebury?

  4. rob sama:

    You do understand that two of those schools are not in New England, right?

  5. DrTorch:

    ASU...Oxford of the West! And great baseball...

  6. Ignoramus:

    Bowdoin is a great college, as I know from personal experience.

    You've got four Ivys, and five NESCAC (New England Small College) -- there's a gap between them in baseball competitiveness -- as I'm sure you know.

  7. morganovich:

    i went to brown. if you son has political beliefs in the same neighborhood as yours, i'd recommend NOT going to brown.

    take a look at williams though. great school, hugely underrated.

  8. Scott B:

    WPI provides a unique experience. http://www.wpi.edu

  9. bob sykes:

    Lacrosse is the prestige sport at those schools. Get your son a racquet make him do some wind sprints.

  10. stan:

    Davidson College. Play a better brand of baseball. Get a better education. He won't freeze his ass off. Very important for baseball players in the pre-season. And live with a real honor code that makes a difference.

    Here's a take from an Az State professor. http://cronkite.asu.edu/mcguireblog/?p=73

    "I remain enthralled by the impact the honor code had on the campus, students and faculty. The pledge to live by the code radically changes the culture. I saw countless examples of how the honor code positively affected the campus."

  11. chuck martel:

    New England? Why? Stay west of the big river.

  12. Smock Puppet, Head Coach, Whatsamotta U. Baseboru Team:

    >>> for smart kids from Arizona who blog and hit for power

    OOP, sorry, we're just looking for those who blog for power directly... We don't believe in any of this third-hand stuff.

  13. Coyote Little Sis:

    Davidson, Duke, great schools in NC... But too close to his Auntie Me?

  14. gadfly:

    Then of course there are the Hillsdale Chargers ranked seventh among all Division II schools in 2009-10 in NCSA College Power Rankings.

    Hillsdale College with 1,300 students schooled by about 130 teachers, is as libertarian as you will find. The school accepts zero federal aid.

    The College values the merit of each unique individual, rather than succumbing to the dehumanizing, discriminatory trend of so called "social justice" and "multicultural diversity," which judges individuals not as individuals, but as member of a group and which pits one group against other competing groups in divisive power struggles.

  15. Aaron:

    Strangely enough, my uncle (Jeff Brenzel) is Dean of Admissions at Yale. Even stranger, he's done some writing for the Huffington Post on this very topic: see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-brenzel/an-imaginary-commencement_b_577492.html and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-brenzel/college-admissions_b_517125.html for instance. Let me tell you, it was awkward back when I was in high school and rejection letters came to some of my friends with his signature on it. I didn't apply to Yale to spare myself the potential embarrassment. Given how many of those letters go out a year, Uncle Jeff will probably be the biggest celebrity our family ever produces.

  16. assessment:

    Go for the Davidson because its the best among these. Your son will get better grooming there.