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#1585: College Admissions During COVID | The Best Of Our Knowledge
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One thing we all learned last year is that the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically shifted the college experience.

This week on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to the editor of the Princeton Review about his new book that explains getting into college during a global pandemic.

This is where our friend Rob Franek comes to the rescue. Franek is the editor in chief at the Princeton Review and the author of the new book College Admissions During COVID – How to Navigate the New Challenges in Admissions, Testing, Financial Air and More. In the book, he frankly outlines all the changes that students and parents should know about as they begin choosing and applying for a college. I spoke to Rob Franek about the book and I asked how the coronavirus pandemic has affected college admissions.

With the pool of qualified recruits shrinking, the Army is asking 17-to-24-year-olds one question: “What’s Your Warrior?” This marketing campaign communicates that there are many ways to be a warrior and, through Army service, soldiers can both contribute to something greater than themselves while improving who they will become. Company Sargent Major Zachary Lee Bowman leads, teaches, and mentors Army Green Berets. Bowman joined the army when he was 19 and has served 15 deployments across the globe. He has been awarded one Silver Star, one Purple Heart, and three Bronze Star Medals.  He spoke with The Best of Our Knowledge’s Elizabeth Hill about why he joined the military and why he feels the “What’s Your Warrior?” campaign is so important.

How has the pandemic transformed the way we live in and think about cities? That’s the topic of today’s Academic Minute.

Photo courtesy of the Princeton Review.