Author Archives: Kerin E. Coughlin

Great article for new (and not-so-new) students!

Hi, here is a terrific article from today’s NY Times by my favorite opinion writer that offers great advice, maybe you’ve seen it: How to Get the Most Out of College.  From the introduction: “We overwhelm teenagers with advice about choosing a college. Go big. Go small. Put prestige above cost. Do the opposite. . . . And then? We go mum, mustering less urgency and fewer words for the subject of actually navigating the crucial college years to best effect. It’s strange. And it’s stupid, because how a student goes to school matters much, much more than where.”

I plan to share it with students attending my department orientation this week, and with my classes, and probably others.  I hope you enjoy it!

Kerin Coughlin