Graduate School Admission

Did you know that obesity can have an impact on graduate school admission? It may seem utterly outlandish but a study published in the journal “Obesity” indicates that applicants who are overweight have a more difficult time getting into graduate schools than do their non-overweight counterparts. As reported in an … 

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Harvard Graduate School

There’s an article in “Forbes” entitled “Do You Really Need A College Degree To Study At A Harvard Graduate School?” by Dolia Estevez. In the piece, Ms. Estevez hangs a lantern on the case of Alejandra Soto, spokesman to former Mexican President Felipe Calderón. It seems that Mr. Soto is currently … 

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B-School Admission

Applying for b-school admission? There was an interesting article yesterday in “BusinessWeek” by Louis Lavelle entitled “Colleges With Lenient Grades Get Six Times as Many Grads Into B-School.” We at Ivy Coach have been saying this for years but now there’s a great new study to support our findings. A … 

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Harvard Business School Application

The Harvard Business School application is changing. HBS announced that their application has been revised in order to attract a broader range of students and to better reflect the mission of the school. So what exactly has changed, you ask? There will be different stipulations for the recommendation letters and … 

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Applying to Med School

For those students considering applying to med school, there are some changes in the works at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai that they may want to know about. David Muller, Mount Sinai’s dean of medical education, has spearheaded the institution of a program that will allow college … 

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Med School Rankings

The “US News & World Report” 2014 med school rankings are out (even though it’s only March of 2013). From what we understand, “US News & World Report” publishes the rankings in 2013 but labels them for 2014 because students keeping track of the rankings that come out now will be … 

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Emory University Scandal

We previously wrote about the Emory University scandal — the one in which a former dean of the dental school at Emory (between 1948 and 1961) discriminated against students on the basis of their Jewish faith. During this time, Jewish students at the dental school were “flunked out” (even though … 

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Emory Dental School

Did you know that the Emory dental school has a history of anti-Semitism? A “New York Times” piece by Samuel G. Freedman sheds light on the horrific tenure of its former dean, John E. Buhler, who served in this position from 1948-1961. During this time, the anti-Semitic Mr. Buhler ruined … 

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Wharton San Francisco

When you think of Wharton, you likely think of the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton, after all, is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton, founded in 1881 from a donation by Joseph Wharton, was the world’s first collegiate business school … 

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Business School Admissions

Business school admissions could stand a boost of diversity, according to “The Wall Street Journal.” If you look at the minority statistics at various highly selective business schools, you might think that business schools don’t have any issue in securing minority graduate students. But there’s an old Mark Twain saying … 

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