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College Admission, Hogwarts, Harry Potter, and a Lesson in Marketing

An editorial in today’s New York Times is written by a prospective college student, Lauren Edelson, who laments that every college in America is now comparing itself to Hogwarts. And she’s right: they do. For two reasons. First, today’s college students grew up with J. K. Rowling, just as I grew up with Dr. Seuss. […]

Hermione Granger's College Search: From Hogwarts to the Ivy League?

Actress Emma Watson is embarking on a new adventure:  the college search.  Apparently she is considering a liberal arts degree from one of the Ivies.  She was spotted this week visiting Yale University, Harvard University, and Brown University. While it was difficult for her to maintain a low profile amid the throngs of Harry Potter […]