WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Finding A College That Fits Tulane University, New Orleans, LA Schools that excel at developing students' potential First published by Penguin Books in 1996, Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College contin- ues to be a great resource for families looking for schools that "excel at developing potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking. " Written by retired New York Times education editor Loren Pope, the book dis- misses college rankings based on test scores and alumni giving as valid indicators of quality, and instead offers six characteristics critical to education: 1. LEARNING IS COLLABORATIVE, not competitive 2. THERE IS A DISCUSSION OF VALUES in the classrooms and elsewhere on campus 3. THERE IS A SENSE OF COMMUNITY and connection that goes well beyond 4 years of attendance 4. STUDENTS ARE THERE TO LEARN, not to just get a degree 5. STUDENTS WANT TO TELL THE STORY about how the college has changed them 6. ADMISSION IS HOLISTIC and the focus campus-wide is on the trans- formation between orientation and graduation, rather than on the accomplishment of admitted students FORTY SCHOOLS: Agnes Scott College, Allegheny College, Antioch College, Austin College, Beloit College, Birmingham-Southern College, Centre College, Clark University, Cornell College, Denison University, Earlham College, Eckerd College, Emory & Henry College, The Evergreen State College, Goucher College, Hampshire College, 60 Hendrix College, Hiram College, Hope College, Juniata College, Kalamazoo College, Knox College, Lawrence College, Lynchburg College, Marlboro College, McDaniel College, Millsaps College, New College of Florida, Ohio Wesleyan University, Reed College, Rhodes College, Southwestern University, St. John's College/MD, St. John's College/NM, St. Olaf College, Ursinus College, Wabash College, Wheaton College/IL, Whitman College Schools for students with learning disabilities Due to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), most colleges and universities provide some level of services and accommodations for WellesleyWeston Magazine | summer 2012 SCO TT KISSELL COURTESY OF MIAMI UNIVERSITY OF OHIO / PHO TO BY SCO TT KISSELL

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