But you take a four-year state college, with a broader range of admission, and what happens during those four years may be an even greater value-added educational experience. I don’t know.
I am a firm believer in education and have worked very hard to tell young Latinos that they must go to college and that, if possible, they should pursue an advanced degree. I am convinced that education is the great equalizer.
Don’t ever dare to take your college as a matter of course – because, like democracy and freedom, many people you’ll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.
I guess I hit a point while I was in college when I realized I would have to do something with my life!
In 1948 I was appointed to a Lectureship in Physics and in 1949 elected to a Fellowship at Trinity College.
I wasn’t the high-school play queen or anything. And my parents would let not me act until I graduated from college.
I went to college for one semester, and I took every subject I could, and I ended up failing. So I thought to myself, Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved expression – and that’s when I started thinking about acting.
Willie Mays was the best ever. When I was in college I once made a catch like the one Mays made over his head. Sometimes when I’m lying in bed at night I think about it. It still makes me warm.
Both Christians and religious Jews are finding it increasingly difficult to practice their faiths through college groups on so-called mainline campuses in the United States.
My undergraduate education, at the City College in New York, was made possible only by the existence of that excellent free institution and the financial sacrifices of my parents.
I thought I would set the world on fire when I got out of college. I had done quite well in a field that was growing. Unfortunately, we got hit with a recession in 1981.
For me, college wasn’t a breeze. I had 8 o’clock classes, I worked from 3 to 11 at the Settlement House. On weekends, if Northwestern Bell needed me, I’d troubleshoot for them, and I had a steady girl. God!
I had too much respect for the game to leave it behind or to make it my second or third sport in college.
I went to the Westminster College for Men in Missouri, which is what it was called back then, and transferred to the University of Denver where I ultimately got my degree.
When I was younger it was twice a day with a game on the weekend. Then when I got older, three times a day everyday in college and on the national team.
We kinda look at this as the second or third chapter of our lives. After college, most people figure out what they want to do with their lives. But we already know what we want to do in the future and that is to continue to further our business goals.
If I had to give one piece of advice to incoming college freshmen, I’d say always be true to yourself.
It is one thing to take as a given that approximately 70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college, but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college.
I have always been making art from an early age but for nearly forty years did computer programming to earn a living. I bought a house and put my wife and three children through college. Now that diversion is over so I can finally paint full time.
At the art college in Edinburgh someone arranged for some London groups to come up and play. I was in a supporting band, with Bernie Green I think. Derek Bailey was one of the visiting musicians. He seemed to like my playing and asked me to come down to London.
And my father didn’t have money for me to go to college. And at that particular time they didn’t have black quarterbacks, and I don’t think I could have made it in basketball, because I was only 5′ 11″. So I just picked baseball.
As I went to college, I went into radio and television. Now I suppose most people think that’s one step ahead of basket weaving as a major in college, but it was part of the journalism department.
No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls.
I teach at USC, and it’s obvious to anyone who teaches college students that they don’t cover much modern history and certainly not the modern presidency.
We have such a high drop-out rate from musicians, said the head of the college. He was right – I dropped out before I even dropped in. Months later they were still asking what had happened to me, not realising that I was on a UK tour.
I realized that I would have some very tough sledding, and I was very discouraged because I didn’t see much hope of getting into the field I wanted to get into with no college education.
I was a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder, and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school as a first-round draft pick in 1981. I turned them down to go to college.
I wanted to be an actress. In college I was a serious feminist and very political. I was determined to get one thing out of my career and that was respect. I didn’t want money. I didn’t care about fame.
The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups. I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers and book groups from a couple of churches.
My family was very supportive of my acting. They didn’t really have a choice because I got jobs acting before anyone could really say anything. It paid my way through college and helped my family out.
I come from a modest background. I put myself through college and law school and a postdoctorate program in tax law.