College Blog Roundup: University Crisis, High School Applications, Dumbest Generation

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As always, here is my latest weekend round up of my college blog posts that I wrote for

Guess Who the Dumbest Generation Is

Are teenagers dumber because they spend so much time on iPods, cells phones, and other electronic devices? An English professor at Emory University suggests that teenagers aren’t developing critical interpersonal skills because they communicate via these gadgets.

What High School Seniors Dread the Most
For high school seniors it’s crunch time. They need to be writing college essays, filling out applications and making last- minute visits to colleges. I wrote about a survey that explains what these teenagers dread the most about the college application season. As we speak, my son is grappling with the Common Application.

Surviving the University Crisis in California

I wrote this post about the financial crisis at the University of California and Cal State systems. With state support continuing to drop, fewer students are able to attend these universities. At the same time, the University of California campuses are trying to attract more out-of-state and international students to pay the bills.

Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution.

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