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Choices and Changes in Western Culture

During the few months between accepting an offer of admission to a college or university and actually showing up for freshman orientation, incoming students receive an absolute barrage of information from their school.  These days, much of this information – dining plans, housing plans, orientation schedules, immunization requirements, summer reading programs, financial aid offers, tuition payment options – comes via email, with links and online forms and whatnot. When I was headed off to college, all of these notices came via U.S. Mail.  Yes, I am that old. Long ago, I threw away most of those mailers — this was, Read more