For many college seniors it is a season of disappointment. They didn’t get into the college that they had dreamed of attending since, well, since the madness of college-mania swept the country a couple of decades back. New York Times’ columnist Frank Bruni wrote today on one of the drivers of the disappointment: colleges’ desire for the reputation of selectivity which results in their driving up applications only to drive down acceptances and thus lever ever higher their reputation for choosiness. Bruni is also the author of the very timely, and increasingly necessary Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, now out in a new, extended paperback edition:
Bruni will join me in the third hour of today’s show.