Arieh Smith


Lessons from Beijing

Study abroad reveals similarities, not differences.


October 2, 2009

Expensive waste

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


April 14, 2009

Language barriers

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


February 24, 2009

Bus disservice

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


January 9, 2009

A democratic mandate

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


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.


October 24, 2008