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End Note


AMERICA'S COLLEGE HEALTH systems are gravely ill. Unless faculty and campus administrators address these coverage issues, students could be one disease or accident away from losing the education for which they are paying.


I've graduated a second time, this time from the school of life. My first degree, a bachelor's in English, was from <b>Franklin & Marshall College</b> in Lancaster, Pa. Back then, deciding to live more than an hour away from home was a gigantic step.

METHICILLIN-RESISTANT Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been receiving top-story media attention. About 25 percent of Americans each year are likely affected in some manner with staph infection. And it's predicted that some 20,000 will die from MRSA, a strain of staph that is resistant to numerous antibiotics of the beta-lactam family.

"THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE home," said Judy Garland as Dorothy in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. That simple statement is still used very often in today's society-especially among first-year college students.

WHEN THE ADMISSIONS offices in northeastern colleges make their final decisions on whom to accept or deny this year, they won't be able to rely on one of the most widely used criteria-class rank. That's because many high schools, especially those that are highly competitive, have stopped providing class rank information to colleges.