Arieh Smith

CONTRIBUTIONS

Lessons from Beijing

Study abroad reveals similarities, not differences.

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October 2, 2009

Expensive waste

When it comes down to it, elite private colleges aren’t worth the tuition dollars

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April 14, 2009

Language barriers

The craze to learn Chinese is ill-founded and will provide no benefits in job market.

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February 24, 2009

Bus disservice

By decreasing foot traffic in the neighborhood, students hurt community, selves

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January 9, 2009

A democratic mandate

The basic problem with voluntary voting lies in the concept known as self-selection bias.

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November 25, 2008

In defense of the U.S. News rankings

They're not perfect, but they're a useful compass for families navigating through the college search.

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October 24, 2008