Sunday, March 18, 2007

2 article of interest

A fascinating article in the current issue of the Stanford Magazine that deals with how embracing adversity can be good for you.

Barry Schwartz, a professor at Swarthmore and author of The Paradox of Choice, has an op-ed in today's Los Angles Times that deals with selective college admissions and how the standards that are employed to judge applicants are unrealstic. He argues that a lottery system might be more equitable for all parties.

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